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YMCA renovations nearing completion

Posted 9/20/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Longtime visitors to the Frank Phillips YMCA in downtown Columbus are convinced the renovations of the 86-year-old facility included an expansion.

CMSD board members split on elected vs. appointed members

Posted 9/20/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At their biannual retreat Monday, a majority of Columbus Municipal School District trustees said they would support elected board members.

Wreck claims Ala. man's life

Posted 9/19/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Alabama man died in Jackson overnight from injuries sustained in a serious wreck in Columbus.

Leigh Mall parking lot repaving project begins

Posted 9/19/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Work has begun on a long-awaited repaving project in the Leigh Mall parking area.

 

CPD seeking armed robbery suspect

Posted 9/19/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are searching for a suspect in a Friday night armed robbery.

 

Seventh Avenue ditch project awaits environmental clearance

Posted 9/19/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A major ditch project related to the former Kerr-McGee plant should be underway by the end of the month.

WTVA files open meetings complaint against Lowndes Co.

Posted 9/17/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The news director for the Tupelo-based WTVA television station has filed an open meetings complaint against Lowndes County with the Mississippi Ethics Commission.

Full-time volunteers make difference in community

Posted 9/17/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four years ago, Tina Sweeten-Lunsford, executive director of the Columbus Arts Council, had a problem. She had a volunteer working 40 hours a week...for no pay.

Federal judge: Boykin civil case will go on

Posted 9/17/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A federal judge has denied former Columbus police officer Canyon Boykin's request to delay a civil suit he filed against the city until after his manslaughter charge goes to trial.

Columbus preparing for road work

Posted 9/17/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus will soon begin work on a $5 million project to pave more than 90 streets across the city.

MUW honors university's first black students 50 years later

Posted 9/16/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 1966, Columbus college freshman Diane Hardy enrolled at Mississippi State College for Women, along with her two friends Barbara Turner Bankhead and Laverne Greene Leech. They were the first black students to ever do so.

Columbus electrical rates to increase

Posted 9/16/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water customers will see a 1.5 percent rate increase on their electric bills starting Oct. 1.

Supes cut funding to CLRA

Posted 9/16/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors voted to reduce county funding to the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority during a specially-called meeting Thursday morning.

Ricky Ball Shooting: Cousin of Ricky Ball speaks out

Posted 9/15/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A member of Ricky Ball's family spoke out on Thursday for the first time since former Columbus Police Department Officer Canyon Boykin was indicted in Ball's shooting death.

CLW likely to raise power rates today

Posted 9/15/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water's board will determine today whether to pass on a 1.5 percent rate increase from the Tennessee Valley Authority to customers.

Crawford man arrested for molesting child

Posted 9/15/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County sheriff's deputies arrested a Crawford man this week on suspicion of molesting a minor.

Police officer charged with domestic violence resigns

Posted 9/14/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police officer Kenyada Blair has submitted her letter of resignation.

Mayor: CMSD needs leadership changes

Posted 9/14/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith told the Rotary Club on Tuesday he believes city's school district needs leadership changes.

Audio: Officer besieged bedroom in home dispute

Posted 9/14/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police officer Kenyada Blair engaged in a more than 12-minute anger-driven siege of a locked bedroom before she ultimately physically attacked her alleged victim, evidence authorities shared Tuesday with The Dispatch indicates.

 

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