COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Lowndes Co. schools get construction update

Posted 7/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One majority project is behind schedule and another may soon be.

 

Recycling gets trashy

Posted 7/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Not long ago, Columbus resident Ruth Berry took to Facebook to draw attention to the sorry state of the recycle bin by Joe Cook Elementary.

 

Dispatch discontinues TV listings

Posted 7/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch will discontinue publishing its weekly book of television schedules. The move begins immediately.

 

Movie filming in Columbus

Posted 7/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This Saturday, Columbus residents will have a chance to be extras in an independent film about faith, love and mixed martial arts.

Solar farms a go in Lowndes

Posted 7/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After a slight change of venue -- no more than 100 feet -- Brandon Presley, northern district commissioner for the Mississippi Public Service Commission, signed the approval documents that will allow work on a pair of solar farms in Lowndes County.

Accused sex trafficking fugitive caught in Columbus

Posted 7/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, man wanted by the FBI for child sex trafficking allegations in Pennsylvania was caught in Columbus on Tuesday.

Foster kits: New Hope woman raises, rehabilitates orphaned raccoons

Posted 7/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

New Hope resident Marie Brackin is the proud foster mother of Rocket and Meeko, a pair of month-old baby raccoons.

Dalrymple, longtime Columbus pastor, dies

Posted 7/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mickey Dalrymple, the former longtime pastor of Fairview Baptist Church, passed away Wednesday morning after a 20-month battle with T-cell leukemia.

Tuition bumped up at EMCC

Posted 7/8/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tuition at East Mississippi Community College is going up.

Easley leaves Lowndes Co. circuit clerk race

Posted 7/8/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One of the eight people vying to become Lowndes County's next circuit clerk is bowing out of the race.

Caledonia man appeals conviction in wife's death

Posted 7/8/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia man is seeking a new trial for the 2008 fatal shooting of his wife, an incident his attorneys call a "horribly tragic accident" but undeserving of a murder conviction and life sentence.

14th Ave project at finish line

Posted 7/8/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What to do with remaining funds was the point of discussion at Tuesday's Columbus City Council meeting after the council closed the books on one project and awarded the bid for the final phase of another.

Columbus pets took Fourth of July well -- this year

Posted 7/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

See Dick light the firecracker. See Jane light the bottle rocket. Bang, goes the firecracker! Whooosh, goes the rocket! See Spot run!

Lowndes Co. supes restructure USDA loan

Posted 7/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors on Monday approved a proposal to restructure a $13 million U.S. Department of Agriculture loan that will save the county approximately $2 million over the life of the loan.

Luke Bryan concert coming to Lowndes Co.

Posted 7/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Country singer Luke Bryan will perform in Lowndes County this fall as part of his 2015 farm tour.

Photo: Field of gold

Posted 7/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Perry Brown walks through a field full of sunflowers Monday afternoon behind his business, Progressive Home Builders, located along Highway 12 East in Steens.

ASA: Lawsuit against us has been withdrawn

Posted 7/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A federal lawsuit filed against American Specialty Alloys, an upstart aluminum company that toyed with locating in Lowndes County, has been withdrawn, according to the company's spokesperson.

Palmer Home works to free modern slaves

Posted 7/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When people think of modern day slavery or human trafficking, they often think of women from distant countries being smuggled into port cities.

Lowndes Co.: A long road to a license

Posted 7/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first same-sex marriage license in the Golden Triangle was issued Wednesday.

Watermelons coming, but slow going

Posted 7/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every year, the Gilmer family of Caledonia circles July 4th on the calendar.

 

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