COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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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.

 

 

Last applicant for school board vacancy steps up

Posted 2/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The deadline to apply for the vacant Columbus school board seat has passed and one more applicant has stepped forward.

 

 

Red Cross, bank team to spread word of fire safety

Posted 2/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

 

 

Property owners unified in opposition to 'slum lord' ordinance

Posted 2/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

 

MUW's Limbert reflects on presidency, says she has 'no regrets'

Posted 2/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

 

Parolee still at large after attack

Posted 2/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

 

Gone fishin': Motorists scoop up catfish from overturned truck on Highway 82

Posted 2/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

 

Officials: Pond to be completed within month

Posted 2/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City officials Monday night updated residents on a Lawrence Drive detention pond, during a community meeting held by Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens.

 

 

City dubs Feb. 14-20 School board Recognition Week

Posted 2/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus school board breezed through a half-hour meeting Monday that consisted largely of photo opportunities.

 

Catfish in the Alley 2010 Photos & Video

Posted 2/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Catfish in the Alley took place on Catfish Alley on February 5 & 6 in Columbus, MS

Couple attacked with knife, hammer in home; suspect could be escaped inmate

Posted 2/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

Fire strikes townhouse apartment; no one injured

Posted 2/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Fire Department is investigating a fire that occurred Monday at the Canterbury Apartments. No one was injured.

Starting over: Columbus family that lost everything in fire counts blessings

Posted 2/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

 

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