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Columbus planners look to dress up city's 'image corridors'

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite scant public participation, the first chapters have been written for the comprehensive plan that will govern city development over the next decade.

 

Amid Columbus construction, it's Starkville's turn for new hotels

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus is first in line to get some new hotels, but Starkville is due to follow suit next year.

Triplett gets 10 years on federal child porn charges

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert Warren Triplett Jr. was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography, according to reports.

'Marathon runner' Lautzenhiser honored for community service

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Exchange Club honored the public-spirited Glenn Lautzenhiser at its meeting Thursday, when he was given this year's Book of Golden Deeds award.

 

Man beaten, robbed in home near CAFB

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Six men are being sought in connection with a Thursday morning home invasion near Columbus Air Force Base in north Lowndes County.

 

 

Area under tornado watch as line of storms moves through Miss.

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A line of severe weather pushed into Mississippi on Friday, threatening to produce large hail, heavy rain and tornadoes. Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Clay counties were among most of northeast Mississippi put under a tornado watch Friday morning as the storms moved through.

 

 

Arrest Report 4-14-11

Posted 4/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests this week:

 

Police arrest man in shooting case

Posted 4/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old man wanted for pelting four people with bird shot Sunday in East Columbus was arrested Wednesday after a two-day search.

Graffiti cleanup in downtown Columbus to take weeks

Posted 4/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A weekend graffiti tagger's scrawled handiwork may linger in the downtown area until mid-May when volunteers can clean it up, Columbus Police Department Capt. Fred Shelton said Wednesday afternoon.

 

College Board wants permanent president for W by year's end

Posted 4/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state College Board said Wednesday it plans to have a permanent president for Mississippi University for Women by the end of the year, and called for nominees to a presidential search committee.

 

Columbus police make arrest in shooting case

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old man wanted for pelting four people with bird shot Sunday in East Columbus was arrested Wednesday after a two-day search.

 

College Board updates timeline for MUW president search

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state College Board said Wednesday it plans to have a permanent president for Mississippi University for Women by the end of the year, and called for nominees to a presidential search committee.

 

 

Man shot at Caledonia house party has condition upgraded

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man shot during a party, allegedly by an 81-year-old man, is now in stable condition after spending a week and a half in critical condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.

 

 

Statewide candidates stump at Columbus Republican Women meeting

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A variety of state and local candidates stumped at the Lowndes County Republican Women's luncheon Tuesday, touting their conservative credentials and private-sector experience.

 

 

Columbus council dips into reserves to make up budget shortfall

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City Council amended its budget Tuesday to avert a $536,064 shortfall due mainly to rising fuel prices, police overtime pay and annexation.

 

W alum to be honored for dedication to Girl Scouts

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There's a special bond between Girl Scouts. They've worked together, played together, served together. No matter where they are or where life takes them, they carry a collective experience that transcends space, time, and even geography.

 

Columbus planners seek feedback on comprehensive plan

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus residents are invited to attend a public workshop Thursday night at Trotter Convention Center to discuss the next decade of city development.

 

The W's Golden Girls: Homecoming especially poignant for Class of '61

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Excitement is in the air this week as Mississippi University for Women prepares to welcome its alumnae back to campus Friday and Saturday for Homecoming festivities.

 

Amory principal accused of making student stick out tongue

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Mississippi elementary school principal is fighting for her job after being accused of withholding food from a special needs student and forcing the second grader to stick out his tongue as a form of punishment.

 

 

New staffers join Dispatch newsroom

Posted 4/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch welcomes two new staffers to the newsroom this week.

 

 

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