Home fires are the country’s greatest disaster threat, but they are also the most preventable, according to Becky Thomas, executive director of the Tenn-Tom chapter of the American Red Cross. Thomas made these comments Tuesday at a press conference at the North Columbus branch of Citizens National Bank.
While the meeting room of the Columbus Municipal Complex was all but filled, only a small handful of people spoke about the City Council’s proposed “slum lord” ordinance at a Tuesday public hearing. All spoke in opposition to the measure.
Claudia Limbert reclined sightly, relaxing her arms over a signature dark blazer. "What more could you ask?" her expression seemed to imply, as she prepared to answer questions posed by The Dispatch editorial board.
Columbus police continue to be on the lookout for Kenneth Macon, who is considered as a person of interest in an attack and robbery on Monday that sent a Columbus couple to the hospital.
Dozens of Oktibbeha County residents gathered Tuesday morning at the intersection of Highway 82 and Douglastown Road with their coolers in tow as work crews cleaned up the remains of an overturned catfish truck in the median.
City officials Monday night updated residents on a Lawrence Drive detention pond, during a community meeting held by Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens.
The Columbus school board breezed through a half-hour meeting Monday that consisted largely of photo opportunities.
Catfish in the Alley took place on Catfish Alley on February 5 & 6 in Columbus, MS
A Columbus couple was stabbed and attacked with a hammer by a man they found inside their home Monday, and a Lowndes County parolee who is at large after skipping out on a 48-hour pass may be connected, police said.
The Columbus Fire Department is investigating a fire that occurred Monday at the Canterbury Apartments. No one was injured.
Lisa Lang, a Columbus deputy Municipal Court clerk, knows her family is lucky in the sense that they’re all alive and healthy. But standing amid the charred remains of her home Saturday, her voice was filled with emotion.
Those traditional yellow school buses might soon be decorated with advertising, if some Mississippi lawmakers get their way.
A $15,000 grant is illuminating the path to college for students at Columbus High School’s McKellar Technology Center.
At least a dozen cars and trucks south of downtown Columbus, mostly along Third Avenue South, were marked with black and orange spray paint late Saturday night.
The state College Board recently approved two new degree programs at Mississippi University for Women which are aimed at transfer students and public safety administrators.
A hearing for a post-trial motion for convicted murderer Brian Holliman of Caledonia is scheduled this month in Lowndes County Circuit Court.
A group of fifth grade students across the 4-County Electric Power Association service area learned how properly selected and planted trees conserve energy by participating in the cooperative’s first annual Arbor Day Poster Contest.
The smart kids were out to get paid Friday at East Mississippi Community College’s fourth annual Scholar’s Olympiad.
The appeal case of four Columbus police officers who lost a month’s salary after a May 5 incident at the Vicksburg National Military Park is scheduled to be heard during the February term of Lowndes County Circuit Court.
Chris Watson and other representatives of Oxford-based Bridge and Watson this week spoke to city department heads to gather data for a continuing annexation study.
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