Shutoffs up 50 percent at CLW since disconnects resumed in June

Posted about 2 hours ago in Area

Columbus Light and Water has been disconnecting the service of 40 to 50 customers a day due to unpaid bills, a 50-percent increase from its normal volume of shutoffs.

Dispatch receives $7K in relief funds from Google

Posted about 2 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch has received $7,000 through the Google News Initiative's Journalism Emergency Relief Fund.

Ask Rufus: Real Heroes

Posted about 2 hours ago in Local Columns

This Fourth of July weekend we celebrate America's independence as a holiday weekend. At a time when heroes are needed, we are now prone to judge those of the past by the standards of today and we are seeing efforts to tear down or remove memorials to Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt and Jefferson.

Elayne, going strong: The 'doctor of dots' is at it again

Posted about 2 hours ago in Community

Some call her "the doctor of dots" or "the dot lady." Galleries tend to call her an acclaimed folk artist. Elayne Goodman simply carries on, determined not to take herself too seriously, turning the world around her into one of unbridled color and imagination.



Mississippi could drop Jim Crow-era statewide voting process

Body found on Burns Road; LCSO suspects homicide

Local leaders weighing face mask mandates in light of COVID spikes

Area medical professionals differ on whether to mandate masks

Hospitalization rising for COVID-19 cases in Mississippi

90 years later, Prohibition officially ending in Mississippi

Arrest report for 7-3-20

Mississippi tightens its belt for new state budget year

New leader appointed for Mississippi Highway Patrol

Democrat Dortch leaves Mississippi House to lead state ACLU



Mississippi pausing reopening process after COVID surge

Former lawmaker retires as Mississippi's top tax collector

Old times not forgotten: Mississippi furls rebel-themed flag

Arrest report for 7-2-20

'I think he should get another chance': District 1 voters in Caledonia show little appetite for wanting Harry Sanders off board of supervisors

Police departments evolve strategies to reduce exposure to coronavirus

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