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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.

 

MUW partners with Miss. Delta Community College

Posted 5/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thanks to a newly signed partnership with Mississippi University for Women, students completing technical programs at Mississippi Delta Community College no longer have to start back at the beginning to earn a four-year degree.

 

College Board to discuss MUW transition Friday

Posted 5/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Higher Education Commissioner Dr. Hank Bounds will meet Friday on the Mississippi University for Women campus to discuss the search of an interim president to replace retiring President Dr. Claudia Limbert.

 

 

Link CEO: New company to bring 240 jobs

Posted 5/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new company will be locating in Columbus, bringing around 240 jobs.

 

 

Experience Works celebrates older workers' impact

Posted 5/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Older American workers are "dependable, trainable, willing to learn" and "produce quality work, instead of just quantity," said Mangle Shanks, employment and training coordinator of Experience Works.

 

 

Arrest Report 5-27-10

Posted 5/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following felony arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office:

 

 

Group refurbishes school bus for oily journey

Posted 5/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Press release: College Board to discuss MUW president search in Columbus

Posted 5/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning will meet via teleconference at 11 a.m. Friday for the purpose of discussing the institutional transition at MUW.

 

 

Caledonia teens' charges reduced

Posted 5/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A letter from the Lowndes County School Board asking for leniency helped spare six Caledonia High School graduates from felony charges.

 

 

Columbus Memorial Day closings

Posted 5/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus and Lowndes County Memorial Day closings

 

Omnova: We want to keep pay competitive

Posted 5/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Driving along Yorkville Road this morning, Omnova workers still can be seen along the street, in Day-Glo vests holding signs announcing they are on strike.

 

Columbus police release crime stats for April

Posted 5/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department officers responded to 3,837 calls in April.

 

 

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