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CMSD officials tight-lipped on Craig Shannon firing

Posted 10/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Craig Shannon, deputy superintendent for Columbus Municipal School District, is reportedly facing termination.

Steens man arrested for attacking grandfather

Posted 10/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Steens man was arrested earlier this week after allegedly attacking his grandfather.

Retired Baptist doctor dies in car accident

Posted 10/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A retired doctor at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle died in a car accident Tuesday on Highway 45 in Columbus.

Photo: Chancery Court candidates meet and greet

Posted 10/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Bar Association held a meet and greet for the 14th Chancery Court at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library with all candidates running for Places 2 and 3. Candidates Roy A. Perkins, center, and Joe Studdard talk with Erin Busbea, left, before the speeches. Other candidates present were Gary Goodwin, background, Carrie Jourdan and Paula Drungole-Ellis.

Bus discipline issues still prevalent at CMSD

Posted 10/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When it comes to student discipline at Columbus Municipal School District, the buses seem to be the biggest problem areas, district officials say.

 

Victim in Sunday night car accident identified

Posted 10/9/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities have identified the pedestrian killed in a car accident on Highway 45 North Sunday night.

 

One killed, one hospitalized in weekend wreck on Hwy. 69

Posted 10/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One Columbus man has died and another is in a hospital in Memphis after their car veered off Highway 69 and into a tree Sunday morning.

 

Pedestrian dies after being hit by car

Posted 10/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A pedestrian died after being hit by a car Sunday night after authorities said he was apparently walking in the highway.

 

 

Ethics Commission dismisses Dispatch complaint against CVB

Posted 10/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Ethics Commission has dismissed a public records complaint The Dispatch filed against the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau earlier this year.

 

City releases video of councilman implicated in Bargain Hunt embezzlement

Posted 10/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Councilman Stephen Jones improperly obtained hundreds' of dollars worth of merchandise in less than three weeks from the Bargain Hunt on Highway 45, according to store records and surveillance footage.

Caledonia Days offers more events, high-profile concerts

Posted 10/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although she is in just her second year as Caledonia Days chairman, Amanda Boltwood knows every year has its unique challenges and opportunities.

Going to Disney World: Heritage seniors helping fulfill New Hope child's wish

Posted 10/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When the senior class at Heritage Academy learned the identity of the child who was going to be the centerpiece of their community service project last week, its members decided to have a pep rally to mark the occasion.

Fire destroys warehouse at TrimJoist factory

Posted 10/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A warehouse was destroyed and a maintenance building damaged in a fire that broke out early this morning at the TrimJoist factory on Highway 182 East near Columbus.

Photos: Kerr-McGee silent march

Posted 10/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group of about 75 Columbus residents participated in a silent march Thursday evening to protest the handling of the Tronox/Kerr-McGee settlement.

CMSD considers citywide Wi-Fi for students

Posted 10/4/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District is looking for ways to provide internet access to all of its students even when they are at home.

Citizens affected by Kerr-McGee to march tonight

Posted 10/4/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Eric Collins has lived his entire life within walking distance of the Kerr-McGee wood treatment plant that operated on 14th Avenue North from 1928-2003.

Councilman Jones implicated as beneficiary in Bargain Hunt embezzlement case

Posted 10/3/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are investigating an alleged embezzlement that involves a city councilman and his wife.

First-year baseball coach outlines 'Mississippi State way'

Posted 10/3/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Indiana was becoming home for the Lemonis family, if it wasn't already. Chris Lemonis didn't have his eyes peeled for other opportunities -- until Mississippi State came calling.

 

Businessman Mark Alexander appointed to CRA board

Posted 10/3/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A longtime local developer and businessman is joining the Columbus Redevelopment Authority board.

 

Lowndes supes discuss how to fill county prosecutor position

Posted 10/2/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors discussed, but did not reach a decision, on how to fill the county prosecutor's job after the November election.

 

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