COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Businesswoman appointed to school board

Posted 2/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday appointed Currie Fisher to the Columbus Municipal School District board seat vacated by Julie Jordan.

 

State to pave, stripe city roads

Posted 2/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During a meeting Tuesday of the Columbus City Council, Mayor Robert Smith announced Mississippi Department of Transportation officials agreed to mill, pave and stripe Plymouth Road, Main Street and Highway 182, to the Alabama state line, after Smith sought assistance on the city’s behalf.

 

Keyed in to teaching

Posted 2/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia High School physics teacher Terry Wiygul holds her students’ attention by getting them out of their seats and moving in time with science and technology. But her methods have captured the attention of her peers as well.

County roads ‘crumbling’

Posted 2/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Tuesday agreed to hold a workshop Feb. 25 to discuss the dismal state of the county’s roads and work to fund repairs.

 

MUW to host dance, activities for Haiti relief

Posted 2/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women’s offices of campus recreation and community service and the Wesley Foundation are supporting Stop Hunger Now by hosting Dance for Haiti on Friday, Feb. 19, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Stark Recreation Center.

 

 

Lowndes supervisors clash over road repairs

Posted 2/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Tuesday agreed to hold a workshop Feb. 25 to discuss the dismal state of the county’s roads and work to fund repairs.

 

 

Police still searching for convict wanted in robberies

Posted 2/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department continues to be on the lookout for Kenneth Macon, who remains on the loose at least two weeks after his 48-hour pass from the Walnut Grove Transitional Center in Leake County expired.

 

Baptist minister leads association

Posted 2/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle Baptist Association takes on many roles and responsibilities in its efforts to assist its member churches in Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Clay counties.

 

Columbus fugitive still on the loose

Posted 2/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Even after the Columbus Police Department encouraged Kenneth Macon to turn himself in over the weekend, he remains on the loose, according to CPD Chief Joseph St. John. St. John said officers are continuing to be on the lookout.

 

 

Columbus woman to serve time for wild night of car stealing

Posted 2/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tiffany Craven will see some time behind bars for her role in an incident involving stealing a vehicle last fall, and leaving a male companion on the side of the road.

 

Ex-MSU prof’s murder trial delayed

Posted 2/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The murder trial of David Parvin, scheduled to begin in the February term of Monroe County Circuit Court, has been continued until the next term, which begins June 14.

Caledonia students to be featured on radio show

Posted 2/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The voices coming from Caledonia are so loud you can hear them from anywhere in the state. Assuming you have a radio.

 

McGlowan camp stops in Columbus

Posted 2/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

“God bless America,” Angela McGlowan Thursday called to roughly a dozen supporters from the steps of the Lowndes County Courthouse.

 

Main Street celebrates year of success

Posted 2/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Celebrating a year of successes and looking forward to what a new year brings was the focus of Thursday’s Main Street Columbus 2010 annual meeting.

 

Bill to allow sale of Carrier Lodge passes House

Posted 2/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The State House of Representatives is back on board in helping Mississippi University for Women move some dead weight.

 

 

Fugitive suspected in robbery has long rap sheet

Posted 2/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kenneth Macon, the “person of interest” in the attack of a Columbus couple Monday, and suspected in an armed robbery last week, has had his share of run-ins with the law.

 

 

Arrest Report 2-11-2010

Posted 2/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following people were arrested on felony charges, according to reports released from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office:

 

 

Dispatch ad dept. wins more than a dozen awards

Posted 2/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch’s advertising department brought home more than a dozen awards from the Mississippi Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, including first-place awards for best magazine and retail ad.

 

 

Mayor: ‘Highway 45 bypass is not dead’

Posted 2/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Steps are being taken to bring a long-awaited bypass to Columbus. City officials have tentatively scheduled a public hearing on the proposed Highway 45 bypass project for early March.

 

 

Chuck D of Public Enemy talks hip-hop at The W tonight

Posted 2/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hip-hop pioneer Chuck D once proclaimed his words and his message were “louder than a bomb.” And there may not be as many people listening today as there were in 1988 when the song of the same name was released, but his words still hit with concussive impact.

 

 

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