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CMSD to draw less from reserves

Posted 7/7/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A higher than expected mill value will slightly mitigate Columbus Municipal School District budget concerns for next fiscal year, school officials said Wednesday.

District attorney handing Ball case to AG

Posted 7/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

District Attorney Scott Colom announced Wednesday morning he is handing over the investigation into Ricky Ball's death to the Mississippi Attorney General's office.

MUW athletic director reports on month of progress

Posted 7/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jason Trufant has had plenty of opportunities to do a wide variety of things in his athletic career. From player to coach to administrator, Trufant has seen the inner workings of teams, programs and athletic departments from numerous perspectives.

State Rep. Smith speaks to Columbus Rotary

Posted 7/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State Representative Jeff Smith addressed state budget issues, House Bill 1523 and gun control at the regular Columbus Rotary Club meeting Tuesday afternoon at Lion Hills Center.

 

Officer docked 60 days for fight

Posted 7/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Police Department officer will face a 60-day suspension without pay after her involvement in a fight at McDonald's while she was on duty.

 

County to cash out stock, bond investments

Posted 7/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush.

 

United Blood Services issues emergency appeal for donations

Posted 7/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

United Blood Services has issued an emergency appeal for blood from donors of all types, particularly those with Rh negative types.

 

First Vote: A Dispatch special series

Posted 7/5/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

SabriAnan Micha, 19, from Starkville, registered to vote in spring 2015, so this November will mark her first presidential election as a voter.

Police officers recount performing CPR on job

Posted 7/5/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The call came in at 7:11 a.m. on June 25 from an address on Schoolhouse Road. Columbus dispatchers answering 911 heard a woman screaming and nothing else.

Photo: Gilmer Inn demolition continues

Posted 7/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Gilmer Inn demolition project has been harried with challenges since crews began tearing down the former downtown establishment on Monday, according to city public information officer Joe Dillon.

Plair joins Dispatch as managing editor

Posted 7/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Zack Plair returned to the Commercial Dispatch on Friday to begin his tenure as the newspaper's managing editor.

Ricky Ball Shooting: Colom to present next step in Ball case

Posted 7/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

District Attorney Scott Colom will announce the next step into the death of Ricky Ball Wednesday morning at the Lowndes County Courthouse.

From ignorance to understanding: Politician's comments raise awareness of challenges facing diabetics

Posted 7/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By any standard, Columbus resident Leslie Junkin has had it rough. At 3 months, her daughter Isabella was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Nine months later, Junkin's husband died in a car accident. At age 8, Isabella was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.

Dispatch to include 3 new magazines

Posted 7/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This summer, The Dispatch will begin inserting three monthly niche publications in the newspaper's print edition.

City, schools spar during budget meeting

Posted 7/1/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tension occasionally punctuated a three-hour school board meeting that, at one point, featured Mayor Robert Smith saying he felt he was being treated like a "second class citizen."

 

Wilkins Wise Road to close early tonight

Posted 7/1/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Wilkins Wise Road will close at 8:40 p.m. today, according to a press release from the Columbus Police Department.

 

CMSD expected to tap reserves rather than raise taxes

Posted 6/30/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Philip Hickman says he'll recommend withdrawing from the district's reserve funds to avoid a tax increase for the coming fiscal year.

Over 25 arrested on drug-related charges

Posted 6/30/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local, state and federal authorities have apprehended more than 20 people in the Golden Triangle area over the last two days on drug-related charges.

Man arrested after attack at Palmer Home

Posted 6/30/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a staff house at Palmer Home for Children and attacking a staff member on the children's home's property at about 5 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Southside Blues Festival begins tonight

Posted 6/30/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus is invited to the 10th annual Southside Blues Festival at Townsend Park tonight, Friday and Saturday.

 

 

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