COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Tagert: Time is now for road/bridge repairs

Posted 2/3/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mike Tagert likened the current condition of Mississippi's highway and bridges to a leaking roof during his visit Tuesday to the Columbus Rotary Club at Lion Hills Center.

 

The W to celebrate Black History Month with events

Posted 2/3/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A host of educational and inspirational events have been scheduled to celebrate Black History Month at Mississippi University for Women.

 

A chance to fence at MUW

Posted 2/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fencing is a game of distance. That was my main takeaway after I observed nearly two hours' worth of instruction at the Mississippi University for Women early Monday afternoon.

School bus wrecks on Main St.

Posted 2/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus school bus collided with a Ford Fusion on Main Street about 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Lowndes supervisors approve county road plan

Posted 2/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While the Mississippi legislature debates a proposed $375 million project to repair the state's bridges and highways, Lowndes County will have to wait only until late spring to begin its work on improving county roads.

CPD: Juvenile behind Walmart bomb threat

Posted 2/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities say a juvenile was behind a bomb threat that shut down the Columbus Walmart on Highway 45 North for a little less than an hour Monday afternoon.

New Hope man charged with carrying weapon on school property

Posted 2/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Hope man was arrested last week for allegedly carrying a weapon on school property.

 

Potential bad weather looms

Posted 2/1/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Severe weather may be heading the Golden Triangle's way.

 

Columbus Speedway waits for a lessee

Posted 2/1/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's February, and by this time of the year managers of dirt tracks around the state have finalized schedules for the 2016 calendar year. Save for Columbus Speedway.

Local legislators land committee assignments

Posted 2/1/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although the Legislature has been in session for two weeks, the real work begins today.

Oxford artist brings variety of work to W gallery

Posted 2/1/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Eugenia Summer Gallery at Mississippi University for Women will feature the artwork of artist and educator Ashley Chavis.

MSMS hosts National Science Bowl regionals

Posted 1/30/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite an 7:30 a.m. start-time, eighth grader Coleman Morris used the adrenaline rush he knows well from his time playing football for New Hope Middle School in rallying with his peers prior to competing in the regional finals of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Science Bowl held at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science on Saturday.

Dispatch takes home 16 advertising awards

Posted 1/30/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Commercial Dispatch took home 16 state awards over the weekend, including third place in the overall advertising excellence category for daily papers with circulation above 9,000.

Authorities look to create $5K reward for unsolved case

Posted 1/30/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is asking the community to pledge money for a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspects who robbed a 10th Avenue South home in Columbus on the night of Jan. 11.

The murder of Freddie Robinson

Posted 1/30/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Jan. 11, a small group of people gathered at a 10th Avenue South house in Columbus to watch the college football national championship game and place bets on which team would win.

Map: Traffic detour plan for Lehmberg Road bridge work

Posted 1/30/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At 6 a.m. Monday, the bridge over Magby Creek on N. Lehmberg Road will close for repairs.

 

GED test score qualifications change

Posted 1/30/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A change to GED scoring qualifications means more than 600 Mississippians may retroactively pass the test.

 

Rosenkrans talks Native Americans truths

Posted 1/29/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Understanding the past is crucial for Ben Rosenkrans.

Public social to be held at Hunt Museum

Posted 1/29/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Community members looking to discuss ways to better the city have a fun-filled opportunity to do so next weekend.

Guilty plea in hospital bomb threat

Posted 1/29/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has pleaded guilty to making a false bomb threat to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in November.

 

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