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Plair joins Dispatch news team

Posted 1/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Zack Plair has joined The Commercial Dispatch staff as a news reporter, general manager Peter Imes has announced.

Lowndes school officials leaning toward $39.9M bond

Posted 1/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Details of a Lowndes County School District bond, which was announced a month ago, should be made clear by the end of next week.

Man dead after New Year's shooting

Posted 1/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first Columbus shooting death of 2015 occurred less than a half-hour after midnight Thursday at a local nightclub.

Longtime Lowndes circuit clerk to retire

Posted 1/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When voters decide who will fill Lowndes County's elected positions this year, one familiar name will be absent from their ballots.

Lowndes supes to revisit insurance for retirees

Posted 12/31/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks' behest, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors will revisit its previous decision to remove retirees from the county insurance policy at the end of 2015.

 

2014: Industry news abounds in Lowndes Co.

Posted 12/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Unlike many years, there were no big press conferences announcing the arrival of a major project in 2014. But the year in Golden Triangle industry was not without surprises.

 

Columbus to host Christmas tree bonfire next week

Posted 12/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first of what Columbus mayor Robert Smith hopes will be an annual event will be held Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. when the city hosts a Christmas Tree Bonfire.

Longtime Golden Triangle basketball coach dies at 55

Posted 12/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Longtime girls' basketball coach Stan Hughey, who spent 20 years as coach at Oak Hill Academy, has died.

 

2014: Lowndes Co., Columbus elected officials had a busy 12 months

Posted 12/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The year in local government and community affairs was dominated by policy changes, a major bond issue for street improvements, annexation and a pair of projects that neared completion by year's end.

 

Return season just as busy, more relaxed than before Christmas

Posted 12/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Of all the famous holiday trends and traditions, the lines for returns the day after Christmas may be among the least nostalgic.

Family of Columbus man who died in custody holds press conference

Posted 12/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The family of a Columbus man who died last week after being transported from jail to a local hospital held a press conference Friday to address what they called "a great mystery concerning the death of our loved one."

2014: Our year in pictures

Posted 12/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

We had tornadoes. Yokohama got closer to reality. We had deputies wounded. A local baseball team became state champions. And much more.

MUW to hit the road, raise awareness of healthy eating

Posted 12/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women plans to make Mississippi healthier with mobile kitchen demonstrations of healthy ingredients and food preparation.

 

'Best Friendly City' featured on TV Christmas Day

Posted 12/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you rise early on Christmas Day, you can see the "Official Best of Mississippi 2014," which features Columbus as "Best Friendly City."

 

State looking into local man's death

Posted 12/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State officials are investigating the death of a 41-year-old Columbus man who died after being transported from the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle this weekend.

Photos: Salvation Army bell ringers

Posted 12/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each holiday season, The Salvation Army undertakes its most prominent fundraiser when men and women set up with red kettles outside of businesses and ring bells for donations.

State approves Baptist renovations in Columbus

Posted 12/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Changes are coming to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.

So long, Sno Biz

Posted 12/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Blaine Garrard, 24, stands amongst the rubble of what used to be Sno Biz, the snow cone shack that had been in Columbus since the early 1990s.

 

Gas prices dip in time for Christmas travel

Posted 12/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The national average price of gasoline has hit a five-year low just in time for Christmas.

 

 

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