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Photo: A prayer for first responders

Posted 9/12/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

First Baptist Church of Columbus pastor Sean Parker, Kingdom Vision International pastor R.J. Matthews, Fairview Baptist Church pastor Breck Ladd and Genesis Church pastor Darren Leach stand together at a multi-church service at the Columbus Riverwalk Sunday in remembrance of 9/11.

Lowndes school construction projects stay on pace

Posted 9/12/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Neil Waggoner of JBHM Architects updated the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees Friday on the district's various bond projects.

Photos: Saluting first responders

Posted 9/10/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department Assistant Chief Fred Shelton, left, shakes Officer Roger Tate's hand at the Trotter Convention Center.

Ricky Ball Shooting: Citizens react to ex-officer's indictment

Posted 9/10/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At a little before 11 a.m. Friday, a group of about a dozen people gathered at the back entrance at the Lowndes County Courthouse.

Manslaughter charges for Boykin in Ricky Ball shooting

Posted 9/9/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Columbus police officer is being charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Ricky Ball.

Man arrested for fondling child under 14

Posted 9/9/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested for allegedly molesting a child.

Disaster prep: First responders take part in active shooter drill on campus of MUW

Posted 9/9/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students lay on the ground outside Taylor Hall on Mississippi University for Women's campus Thursday morning as sirens wailed and reports of shooters, hostages and fatalities came over the radios of nearby law enforcement officers.

Former CPD officer indicted in Ball shooting

Posted 9/8/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County grand jury has indicted former Columbus Police Officer Canyon Boykin in the shooting death of Ricky Ball. Boykin's attorney Jim Waide of Tupelo confirmed the indictment to The Dispatch on Thursday afternoon. However, Waide said he is not sure of the charge because Boykin has not yet been served.

Photo: Peace Project launch

Posted 9/8/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Johannah Jones-Owusu demonstrates painting "peace rocks" Sept. 1 at the Rosenzweig Arts Center in Columbus to promote the Columbus Arts Council's Peace Project kickoff set for 8-10 a.m. Saturday.

Lowndes increases security after break-ins

Posted 9/8/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County will soon begin installing camera systems at several of its buildings after a break-in at a county road barn in early August.

16 CMSD students retained for reading scores

Posted 9/8/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sixteen students in the Columbus Municipal School District are repeating third grade this year after failing the 2015-16 state-mandated reading assessment, CMSD Superintendent Philip Hickman confirmed in an email Wednesday.

Boys and Girls Club to expand teen center with $50,000 grant

Posted 9/8/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every afternoon after school, 12-year-old Jakylia Collins gets off the school bus on 14th Avenue North to spend a little time at her home away from home.

 

Joe Cook recognized among America's healthiest schools

Posted 9/8/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Joe Cook Fine Arts Magnet School is the only school in Mississippi to be named to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's annual "America's Healthiest Schools" list in 2016.

 

Lowndes County issues intent to split from CLRA

Posted 9/7/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County has formally announced its intent to withdraw from the Columbus Lowndes Recreation Authority.

TIFs possible for Lee Middle redevelopment

Posted 9/7/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council unanimously approved on Tuesday a resolution of intent for the issuance of tax increment financing bonds of up to $4 million for development at Lee Middle School.

Lowndes to conduct emergency drill Thursday

Posted 9/7/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County will conduct a full-scale emergency drill with state and local authorities on Mississippi University for Women's campus from 7-11 a.m. Thursday.

CPD seeking armed robbery suspect

Posted 9/7/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are searching for a local teenager in an alleged armed robbery.

CAFB fire station awarded accredited status

Posted 9/7/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Air Force Base Fire Emergency Services has received Accredited Status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International for meeting the criteria established through the CFAI's voluntary self-assessment and accreditation program.

MUW considers capital campaign

Posted 9/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women has hired a fundraising company to conduct a feasibility study determining whether the university should launch a capital campaign.

 

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