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Borsig plans to 'refocus' his career in the nonprofit sector

Posted 1/9/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After 6-1/2 years with Mississippi University for Women, Jim Borsig will step down from his role as university president at the end of June.

 

TVA hosting open house next week

Posted 1/9/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tennessee Valley Authority will host an open house session next week to begin gathering public input for a proposed new transmission line in the Golden Triangle.

 

Convicted sex offender arrested for not registering new address

Posted 1/9/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man convicted of sexual battery is behind bars again for not registering a new address with the Mississippi Sex Offender Registry.

A little help goes a long way

Posted 1/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two years ago, now 32-year-old Maria was living in a car with her three kids. When her car no longer worked, she dropped it at a repair shop, where the vehicle has sat ever since. She and her kids hopped from an aunt's house to a cousin's house to a cousin's mom's house to a friend's.

MUW's Jim Borsig to step down in June

Posted 1/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jim Borsig announced today he is stepping down as Mississippi University for Women's president.

Federal court tosses Pony lawsuit

Posted 1/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A federal judge has dismissed The Pony's lawsuit against Lowndes County.

 

Airbus: Lakota contract needed to keep employees working

Posted 1/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Airbus Helicopters took the first step Thursday is securing a new contract for UH-72 Lakota light utility helicopters that may ensure the viability of the Lowndes County facility that assembles the aircraft.

 

A new publisher: Peter Imes takes reins as fourth-generation leader of The Dispatch

Posted 1/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A fourth generation of the Imes family is taking the reins of The Commercial Dispatch.

Man arrested after Friday morning chase

Posted 1/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Friday morning pursuit involving authorities from Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, Columbus Police Department and the departments' combined drug task force ended with the arrest of the driver, but not before the suspect reportedly threw a package of marijuana out the window of the Chevy Tahoe he was driving.

 

Aurora lands $48M Air Force contract for UAVs

Posted 1/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a $48 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to further developing its record-setting Orion unmanned aircraft, company officials confirmed Thursday.

 

Leigh Mall shooting sends one to hospital

Posted 1/4/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 28-year-old man is being treated for non life-threatening injuries following a shooting behind Leigh Mall Thursday afternoon, while at least one suspect is still at-large.

New police chief wants to make Columbus model city

Posted 1/4/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At Fred Shelton's first public appearance after being appointed chief of Columbus Police Department, he laid out his vision for transforming the department into one which is as concerned with preventing crime as solving it and which will be an example for other law enforcement agencies in the state.

Fire destroys Holly Hills home in Columbus

Posted 1/4/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A house on Holly Hills Road was destroyed Wednesday night when a fire engulfed the entire building.

Candidates begin qualifying for chancery court race

Posted 1/3/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four candidates, including three from Starkville, have qualified to seek judicial positions on the Mississippi 14th Chancery District Court.

Shelton named permanent police chief

Posted 1/3/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first Columbus city council meeting of 2018 concluded Tuesday evening with a familiar face in a fresh role as chief of the Columbus Police Department.

City applies for grant to improve main downtown intersection

Posted 1/3/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Pending the authorization of a Mississippi Department of Transportation grant, the city of Columbus may be improving its downtown curb appeal and pedestrian accessibility.

 

Lowndes firefighter undergoing surgery for burns

Posted 1/3/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A volunteer firefighter with Lowndes County Fire Department is in surgery at a burn center in a Jackson hospital today with severe burns he received responding to a Tuesday fire near Steens.

 

Shelton named permanent police chief

Posted 1/2/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a unanimous vote today, the Columbus City Council appointed Assistant Police Chief Fred Shelton to the position of chief of Columbus Police Department.

Deputies led on high speed chase into Alabama

Posted 1/2/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A nearly half-hour high-speed chase on New Year's evening involved sheriff's deputies from Lowndes County and Pickens County, Alabama.

 

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