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After community meetings, CPD consultant looks to citizen involvement, recruitment

Posted 3/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two months into an evaluation of the Columbus Police Department, police consultant K.B. Turner has heard public input and plans to turn his attention to getting the community engaged with the police through volunteering while recruiting more officers for the department.

Mayor breaks tie to allow Juneteenth beer sales

Posted 3/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council knotted on a vote to allow beer sales at the annual Juneteenth festival this summer during its Tuesday evening meeting.

MSMS students learn to 'think like a lawyer'

Posted 3/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a courtroom in Hinds County Saturday, Emily Shy stood before a jury.

 

Caledonia band director subject of investigation

Posted 3/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees is slated to accept the resignation of Caledonia High School band director David Chambers Friday, according to the board agenda published online Tuesday night.

 

'The most dramatic breakfasts I've ever eaten'

Posted 3/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

David Crews said he heard one of his favorite quotes in the early morning hours at a First Monday Trade Day in Ripley.

Supes approve funding for 50-plus job development

Posted 3/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors unanimously approved more than $1.7 million in grants and loans for a company to build a $7.5 million new facility on the Steel Dynamics, Inc. campus at the industrial park west of Columbus.

Deputies chase suspect off Highway 45

Posted 3/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two men are in jail following a foot chase involving Lowndes County sheriff's deputies on Monday evening.

Republican committee bars Columbus mayoral hopeful from ballot

Posted 3/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus mayoral candidate may have to sue to be on the ballot. The Columbus Municipal Republican Election Committee declined to certify Garthia Halbert, who attempted to qualify as a Republican candidate, for the mayoral election.

 

Rivers McGraw Act has area ties

Posted 3/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Macon woman and New Hope High School alumna is hoping state legislators will push through a bill requiring police officers to notify parents when someone age 18 to 21 years old is arrested for driving under the influence. Lauren McGraw, who grew up in the Golden Triangle and now lives in Jackson, said the Rivers McGraw Act, named after her son, could save a life in the future.

 

12 animals rescued in Lowndes dog cruelty case

Posted 3/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One of the largest dog recoveries in recent memory is an unusual case, according to Lowndes County animal control officer Bobby Reeves.

Five more qualify for city elections

Posted 3/4/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A flurry of late qualifications has added five new candidates to four of Columbus' municipal races, as 21 total candidates met Friday's 5 p.m. qualification deadline.

Armed hotel robber gets 40 years

Posted 3/4/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man faces up to 40 years in prison for robbing two local hotels in 2014.

Ability Works: Making candles, building hope

Posted 3/4/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gary Baldwin sat on a low stool, carefully applying labels to glass-encased candles, the final step in the production process at the Ability Works facility located on Datco Industrial Road in east Columbus.

Ole Miss releases Reed from letter of intent

Posted 3/3/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ole Miss has released New Hope senior defensive lineman Tae-Kion Reed from his national letter of intent, a spokesperson with the university has confirmed to The Dispatch.

Masked man robs Chevron at gunpoint

Posted 3/3/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with the Columbus Police Department are searching for a suspect who allegedly robbed East Side Chevron in Columbus Thursday night.

Recent missing child alert prompts CFR training

Posted 3/3/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A recent missing child alert prompted Columbus Fire and Rescue to carry out search and rescue training for three days this week.

Life Choices reaches out to ease fears during pregnancy

Posted 3/3/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As part of her presentation during Thursday's Columbus Exchange Club meeting at Lion Hills Center, Jeanna Frye, director of Life Choices Pregnancy Center in Columbus, provided data on the center's work form 2016.

 

Program explores the making of Mississippi, Alabama borders

Posted 3/3/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

March 3 marks the 200th anniversary of the separation of the Territory of Alabama from the Mississippi Territory.

 

Columbus murder suspect found in Iowa

Posted 3/2/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man wanted for a 2015 Columbus murder and who skipped bond last year has been found in Iowa.

Repeat pedophiles: Treatment for child sex offenders may offer solution to recidivism

Posted 3/2/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Less than three months after Lowndes County resident Raymond Karr was released from prison for touching a child for lustful purposes, he was arrested again on four counts of the same charge.

 

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