They came from places as far away as Texas, Louisiana and Georgia. They brought their children and later their grandchildren. For more than three decades, the little house, nestled beneath a canopy of pines on Crescent Drive, was a one-stop shop of wonders and curiosities to suit the young as well as the young at heart. And the reason for it all was Pitty-Pat's, a locally owned gift shop specializing in hard-to-find, high-end gifts and collectibles ranging from Italian-made Fontanini Nativity sets to tussy mussy bouquets made by an artisan in Artesia.
The Dispatch's website, cdispatch.com, has long encouraged online readers to leave comments at the bottom of each article. Though the paper still receives some letters to the editor by mail, most people now either email letters to us or simply post a comment at the end of a story.
Building permits Nov. 8 - Nov. 16
Marriages and divorces Nov. 2 - Nov. 16
Columbus Marriages and Divorces (November 2 - November 9)
Building permits Nov. 1 - Nov. 7
The Columbus-Lowndes Political Action Committee will hold its third and final political forum tonight at 6 p.m. at the Columbus Municipal Complex, giving voters a chance to hear two-minute speeches from candidates for the district 2 justice court judge's seat, as well as those running for county prosecuting attorney and district attorney.
The hours are long, the work is hard and the days are exhausting. But the pay is good, and there's a point of pride in holding one of the most coveted manufacturing jobs in Lowndes County -- wearing the inscribed, dark blue hard hat of Severstal Columbus.
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls ice cream is too hot to handle for some supermarket chains. While the new limited-edition flavor has brought chuckles from fans of the "Saturday Night Live" skit on which it's based, some supermarket chains aren't laughing and have been giving it a cold shoulder.
STARKVILLE -- Organizers trying to revive a transit system between Mississippi State University and the city of Starkville have championed community involvement as the crux of the project.
As large banks scramble to recoup fees lost by pecuniary regulatory changes enacted earlier in the month, some smaller financial institutions are reaping the benefits, seeing an increase in both new accounts and consumer goodwill.
Marriages and divorces Sept. 20 - Oct. 18
Building Permits Oct. 11 - Oct. 17
Kior officials are seeking 70 people to fill full-time slots at the Columbus biofuels plant, and they're hoping to find at least some of those people Saturday during a job fair at East Mississippi Community College.
A longtime local leader in the commercial solid waste industry is changing hands, but company officials say customers should see little to no change.
Marriages and Divorces for Oct. 5 - Oct. 12
Building Permits for Oct. 4 - Oct. 12
It was hard to tell whether Christmas had arrived early or Columbus Nissan had been completely launched into an even further-reaching future Wednesday afternoon as customers and employees got their first glimpse of the automobile dealership's latest offering: An all-electric car which carries a sporty look -- and an equally ambitious price tag.
Each week, dumpsters line the curbs of neighborhoods across the Golden Triangle. Garbage trucks comb through towns and rural areas, collecting our throwaways to take to the dump.
Jobs the CEO, Jobs the technologist and futurist, Jobs the inventor and innovator and refiner of others' ideas: All of them, in the end, relied upon another Steve Jobs who sewed the others together and bottled their lightning: Steve Jobs the storyteller, spinning the tale of our age and of his own success, and making it happen as he went.
1. Aldermen pass amended alcohol ordinance STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Princess owner plans to reopen theater COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. GTECHS students find success in unconventional setting COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY