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LCSD budget could lead to higher taxes

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Administrator Ralph Billingsley appeared before the county school board Tuesday and said if the school district does not decrease its budget request for this school year then taxes for county residents may increase.

City to limit hours for some stores

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gloria Wilkson was less than pleased with the Columbus City Council's unanimous decision Tuesday to impose hour limitations on certain convenience stores.

World War II anniversary: For Lowndes native, cemetery contrasts with tumult of war

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

About two years ago, the "Travel" section of The New York Times included a list of things to see in Hawaii. One recommendation was "the U.S.S. Missouri, an American battleship." The wording implied there's nothing special about a battleship today and nothing unusual about the Missouri.

 

Disaster drill at MUW on Thursday

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

At 7 a.m. Thursday, Lowndes County will conduct its Annual Disaster Preparedness Drill.

 

Choice Bus visits Golden Triangle

Posted 9/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Clay Williamson was in a jovial mood when he boarded the bus.

Convenience store hours could be limited

Posted 9/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A proposed ordinance the Columbus City Council is slated to consider today could lead to early closing times for convenience stores in or near residential areas.

A beloved doctor retires after 40 years

Posted 8/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Even at age 77, almost 50 years after receiving his medical degree, there are no obvious indications that Dr. Robert L. Howland should be stepping down.

Vasquez murder affidavit reveals more details

Posted 8/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A mother and daughter shot and killed the daughter's husband, burned his body in a barrel and spread his remains throughout the yard of their New Hope home in late June -- this according to affidavits from the case obtained in Lowndes County Justice Court by The Dispatch.

Columbus' response to Katrina

Posted 8/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, it sent residents of New Orleans and the Mississippi coast scattering.

Long-sought dog heads out of town

Posted 8/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This story is about a stray dog that with the help of a handful of unknown people roamed a rural area of Columbus for months, always staying one step ahead of animal control officers, until Friday, when it stepped into a trap and began a journey toward a place far away from the Golden Triangle.

Finding a home after Katrina

Posted 8/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ten years ago, on Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, struck the Gulf Coast.

MUW named top grad school

Posted 8/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women has been named among the top universities to pursue a master's degree by Washington Monthly magazine for the fourth consecutive year.

Easley files lawsuit over court records

Posted 8/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus attorney has filed a lawsuit against the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors claiming he was denied public records from Lowndes County Justice Court.

Delinquent tax sale is Monday

Posted 8/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each year, on the last Monday in August, Mississippi counties hold delinquent tax sales. Each year, the sale features pretty much the same cast of characters, too, says Lowndes County tax assessor Greg Andrews.

Columbus man arrested, charged with 17 crimes

Posted 8/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is facing 17 felony charges -- each one involving either weapons or drugs -- after his Tuesday arrest.

 

Pedestrian hit by car in New Hope

Posted 8/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man was sent to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle on Thursday morning after being struck by a car in New Hope about 6:45 a.m.

 

Jurors convict man in 2014 death

Posted 8/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dorothy Montgomery said she felt like she died when her son, Devin Montgomery, died.

State agency: Clinkscales deserves reprimand

Posted 8/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Commission on Judicial Performance has recommended to the state Supreme Court that a former Columbus municipal judge be publicly reprimanded for committing multiple acts of judicial misconduct.

Columbus man arrested for sexual battery

Posted 8/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has arrested and charged a 29-year-old Columbus man with sexual battery.

 

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