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Suspect attacks man working in his garden

Posted 8/4/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been jailed for allegedly hitting someone in the head with a pipe.

Turnage: Cities need flexibility on how to use online sales tax funds

Posted 8/3/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lawmakers in Jackson don't always know what's best for Columbus, according to City Attorney Jeff Turnage.

Princess owner lauds off-duty officer as 'hero' after gunfire exchange

Posted 8/2/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bart Lawrence said he wasn't at The Princess Theater, the downtown restaurant he owns, early Wednesday when an off-duty Columbus police officer and an armed robbery suspect exchanged gunfire just after midnight. However, he said he'll be eternally grateful to the officer.

Off-duty officer, robber exchange gunfire downtown

Posted 8/1/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An off-duty police officer and an armed robbery suspect exchanged gunfire outside The Princess Theatre downtown business shortly after midnight Wednesday.

County looks for new way to raise property tax collection fee on city

Posted 8/1/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After an aborted plan to get the city of Columbus to pay $80,000 more in fees for ad valorem tax collection, Lowndes County officials are now willing to work with the city to find another way.

County claims parks money promised to city is 'reimbursement'

Posted 8/1/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors insist they are not holding $200,000 from the city parks system. They just want to know what they are paying for first.

CVB denies claim it did not properly provide public records

Posted 7/31/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Trustees unanimously approved a response prepared by board attorney Chris Hemphill to a public records complaint to the Mississippi Ethics Commission that The Dispatch filed against the CVB.

Income-depleted CVB slashes budget for 2019

Posted 7/31/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau isn't dead, but it is in intensive care, CVB Board of Trustees president DeWitt Hicks said Monday.

Man fires gun to scare off pizza delivery driver

Posted 7/31/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested Friday after he allegedly fired a weapon into the air to scare off a Domino's Pizza delivery driver.

Enrollment decrease costs CMSD $4M over four years

Posted 7/31/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite a nearly $1 million cut from state funds, the Columbus Municipal School District does not intend to increase city ad valorem taxes for the 2019 fiscal year.

4-County CEO Joe Cade to retire in September

Posted 7/31/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

4-County Electric Power Association CEO and General Manager Joe Cade plans to retire on Sept. 30, according to a cooperative press release Tuesday.

Longtime state legislator, veterinarian passes away at 87

Posted 7/30/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Are there cigars in heaven? There probably are now. It's hard to imagine Bill "Doc" Canon, who passed away this weekend at age 87, without the stub of a cigar clenched in his jaw as he went about his business.

Caledonia mayor confident soccer complex will secure funding

Posted 7/28/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It might be a stretch, but Caledonia could be playing night soccer by the time the town's recreation season begins in late November.

When strangers become family: Host families open hearts and homes to students from around the world

Posted 7/28/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Six years in a row, New Hope resident Lynn Pope and her family welcomed strangers into their home.

EPA celebrates Kerr-McGee clean-up in Columbus

Posted 7/27/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Partnerships between local, state and federal governments was the theme at a celebration of clean-up at Superfund sites at the former Kerr-McGee site on 14th Avenue North on Thursday.

First senior convocation draws 100 participants

Posted 7/27/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 100 students, teachers and parents attended Lowndes County's first community-wide convocation on Mississippi University for Women's campus Thursday night.

Local attorney sues county for age discrimination

Posted 7/26/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local attorney and former State Supreme Court justice has filed two federal lawsuits against Lowndes County after he was twice passed over for the position of public defender.

Man charged with sexual assault of a juvenile

Posted 7/26/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 40-year-old Steens man has been charged with statutory rape after allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

New CPD assistant chief resigns due to 'family issues'

Posted 7/25/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The assistant chief of Columbus Police Department has resigned.

Cups Up: Malvaney shares his journey from Klansman, coup conspirator to lead man in BP clean-up effort

Posted 7/25/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the spring of 2010, George Malvaney was on the coast as the man in charge of part of what would be the biggest environmental clean-up in U.S. history.

 

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