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Lowndes inmates find a new path through GED program

Posted 9/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Joe Taylor is done selling crack on the streets. Now, after completing the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center's new Graduate Equivalency Diploma program, the 31-year-old inmate wants to become an electrician.

 

Heritage Academy student in critical condition after hunting accident

Posted 9/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 17-year-old Heritage Academy soccer player was in critical but stable condition today after accidentally shooting himself with a shotgun Sunday while dove hunting in Noxubee County.

 

 

VIDEO: Tennessee Williams Stella-Shouting Contest

Posted 9/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thomas Easterling, an English teacher at Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, won first place in the Tennessee Williams Stella Shouting Contest.

 

Community honors sacrifice of Lowndes first responders

Posted 9/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, first responders showed the nation the price of their service.

 

Problems at Columbus bars slowing, chief says

Posted 9/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Violent crime has been under a microscope in Columbus since a pair of murders in April and May shook the community. City officials hope to crack down on violence in all forms, but the type of business where one of those murders and several recent violent encounters occurred is of particular concern.

 

Press veteran joins Dispatch

Posted 9/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A veteran press expert with more than 30 years in the printing industry has joined The Dispatch as production manager.

 

'STELLA!': Competitors try to outshout each other (video)

Posted 9/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

UNSOLVED: As time passes, arrests in homicides more elusive

Posted 9/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The critical information in a murder case is gathered within the first 72 hours. From there, the case begins to get cold. As the years drag on, witnesses move or die; some evidence is not preserved. But an unsolved case is never closed.

 

Columbus bar owner says he's been a good downtown neighbor

Posted 9/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fuhgetaboutit owner Freddie Fields is willing to pit his word against anyone's that he's been a good neighbor downtown.

 

 

Columbus earns bragging rights

Posted 9/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus High School football team scored 25 consecutive points in the fourth quarter Friday night to beat New Hope 39-22 at Trojan Field.

 

Newly renovated Tennessee Williams home debuts

Posted 9/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The atmosphere was almost religious Thursday at the grand opening of the newly renovated Tennessee Williams Welcome Center in downtown Columbus.

United Way supporters kick off county fundraising campaign

Posted 9/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 100 volunteers and supporters gathered Thursday at the Trotter Convention Center to herald in the beginning of the annual 2010-11 United Way of Lowndes County fundraising campaign.

 

Area schools show improvement in accountability rankings

Posted 9/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Schools in many area districts showed improvement in state school district accountability scores released today, though some districts did not meet growth standards set by the state.

 

 

IT'S ON: Columbus, New Hope renew football rivalry tonight

Posted 9/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mike Halford is looking forward to tonight. Like many people who work in Lowndes County, Halford will be at New Hope High School at 7:30 tonight to watch the Trojans take on Columbus High in a highly anticipated football game.

 

 

Columbus police officer accused of rape

Posted 9/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus police officer has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of an investigation into an alleged rape in Lowndes County.

 

 

Three-vehicle collision on Highway 45 leaves one dead

Posted 9/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 29-year-old woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash Thursday in Lowndes County after she swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid hitting another vehicle.

 

 

Gas leak forces evacuation of Caledonia Elementary

Posted 9/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Almost 1,000 Caledonia Elementary School students were evacuated Friday after construction crews broke a gas line while working on an expansion to the school.

 

Mystery man spotted in downtown Columbus

Posted 9/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A mystery man was spotted in downtown Columbus on Thursday.

 

Memphis Business Journal: Renasant to open new location in Columbus (link)

Posted 9/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Port Authority signs on to support biofuels project in Columbus

Posted 9/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Port Authority board Wednesday approved a memorandum of understanding for a new KiOR biofuels plant to be located in Columbus, at the Columbus-Lowndes County Port.

 

 

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