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Columbus boy dies of injuries in lightning strike

Posted 6/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus boy died Wednesday after being struck by lightning over the Memorial Day weekend.

 

 

State probes death at local bar

Posted 6/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Alcoholic Beverage Commission has opened an investigation into the death of a Columbus man Monday at Ruben's Fish House.

 

Limbert honored for 'extraordinary' tenure

Posted 6/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friends and coworkers said their official goodbyes to retiring Mississippi University for Women President Dr. Claudia Limbert Wednesday in the Claudia Limbert Assembly Room.

Young guns: Teens, 13 and 14, charged with armed robbery

Posted 6/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus juveniles were arrested and charged as adults with armed robbery Sunday.

Coroner: Man found in bar died after drinking game

Posted 6/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man found dead inside a Columbus restaurant early Monday had passed out after a drinking game with an off-duty employee, and the alcohol content in his body was well over lethal levels, Lowndes County's coroner said.

Turnout low in Lowndes, statewide

Posted 6/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Turnout was low in Lowndes County and other north Mississippi counties for Tuesday's 1st Congressional District race, voters and election officials said.

 

City Council OKs personal transporters for police

Posted 6/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday authorized application of a Justice Assistance Department grant, for about $16,700, to be used for the Columbus Police Department to purchase three two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicles, similar to Segways.

 

CVB spreads the word about events, sights in Columbus

Posted 6/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They tell the story of Columbus -- the sites, sounds and eats -- through magazines, newspaper and TV ads and good old-fashioned word of mouth.

 

Man dies in local restaurant

Posted 6/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was found dead at Ruben's Fish House early Monday morning.

 

 

Polls open today for primaries

Posted 6/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi congressional candidates face the challenge of attracting voters for party primaries that follow the long Memorial Day weekend.

 

 

Circuit Court 6-1-2010

Posted 6/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sixteenth Circuit Court judges Lee Howard and Jim Kitchens handed down sentences during the May term in Lowndes County.

 

Memorial Day's birthplace keeps holiday low-key

Posted 5/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Is it Columbus -- or Waterloo, N.Y.? Or Boalsburg, Pa.? Columbus claims to be the birthplace of Memorial Day -- but so do about two dozen other towns across the nation.

Monday Profile: Through service, Iraq vet learns value of Memorial Day

Posted 5/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local heroes are sometimes hard to spot. Days before Memorial Day, Sgt. Cataurus "Tari" Shields, a member of the 2-114 Strike Battalion out of Columbus and Ackerman, is unassuming in a blue polo and a pair of black-framed glasses.

Columbus brothers forge new military tradition at West Point

Posted 5/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School in Monmouth, N.J., the starting point for young soldiers on their way to America's premier military academy at West Point, Drew Lewis routinely spoke with students from "military states" like California, Texas and Florida who bragged about their states' military heritage.

 

Lowndes supes to negotiate for new hotel

Posted 5/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Friday approved a resolution stating the board's intent to negotiate with the city and developer for an inter-local agreement for a hotel project on Highway 45 North.

 

 

City cites health, safety violations at Columbus complex

Posted 5/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City officials Friday served a notice of violations on a Columbus apartment complex, located at 815 13th Street N.

 

In the interim, Brigham brings stability to MUW

Posted 5/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Allegra Brigham came to Columbus from Washington County in 1965 as a 17-year-old freshman at Mississippi University for Women.

Brigham named interim MUW president

Posted 5/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The College Board this morning named 4-County Electric Power Association CEO Allegra Brigham as interim president for Mississippi University for Women.

Local unit saw changes in Iraq between last deployment, one in 2005

Posted 5/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The past and present of America's military met Thursday at the Columbus Municipal Complex for a program welcoming home the Army National Guard 2-114 Battalion from a recent tour in Iraq.

 

Dispatch upgrades story commenting

Posted 5/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Visitors to The Dispatch's website, cdispatch.com, may have noticed upgrades to our story commenting feature in recent days.

 

 

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