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County approves communiversity agreement

Posted 8/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors unanimously approved an amended interlocal agreement that will allow the county to pay off its debt for the Communiversity in 10 years.

 

Officer injured during call about bleeding person in ditch

Posted 8/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities have identified a man who reportedly attacked and injured a Columbus police officer who was rendering aid in South Columbus Tuesday.

 

City singles out two employees for larger raises

Posted 8/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City councilmen will likely have to consider individual raises for two city employees when they meet again to discuss the city's Fiscal Year 2018 budget.

CPD welcomes 11 new officers to force

Posted 8/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Illinois native Emily Konior was working for the Transportation Security Administration in Birmingham, Alabama, when she was hired in March as an officer with Columbus Police Department, the department she'd been wanting to work for in the town she had been wanting to live.

Dog gives his life protecting child from rattlesnake

Posted 8/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friday afternoon after work, Lance Dodd and his fiance Jami Harvey took their 3-year-old son, Jackson, to Lance's grandmother's place for a bit of end-of-the-week unwinding. At least, that's what they thought they were doing.

CMSD reports increased budget surplus

Posted 8/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees were greeted with good news on several financial fronts during Monday's regular board meeting.

Reclaiming the past: Local businessman making living selling salvaged material for new construction

Posted 8/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you are looking for reclaimed building materials, Jacob Pannell figures he probably has what you're looking for. If only he can find it, that is.

MDOT to hold public hearing on Highway 82 improvements

Posted 8/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on Thursday to seek input on planned improvements at two interchanges in Columbus.

Base reports nearly $261M in economic impact

Posted 8/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Air Force Base's economic impact on the region has grown for the third straight year, according to a recently-released economic impact report.

Human trafficking in Mississippi

Posted 8/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Leah Daughdrill was 18, she moved in with a family friend. The Leakesville, Mississippi resident was promised a stable home, which she'd never had, and drugs, which she'd been addicted to for years.

Beloved professor, WWII veteran Gilbert dies at 102

Posted 8/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. Robert "Bob" Gilbert lived more than a century and didn't waste a moment of it, family and friends say.

Opioid town hall set for Columbus

Posted 8/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi law enforcement and medical agencies are bringing the fight against the state's growing opioid and heroin epidemic to Columbus next week.

Caledonia considering building codes

Posted 8/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For most of its 110 years as a town, Caledonia has adopted a "the fewer rules the better" approach.

Council funds 2 new crime lab hires

Posted 8/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Austin Shepherd said he planned to fist-pump when he got back to his office.

Columbus approves tax increase

Posted 8/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus city councilmen approved a 2-mill tax increase Wednesday during their second meeting on the city's Fiscal Year 2018 budget.

Reed's of Columbus closing after 45 years

Posted 8/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was a rainy Tuesday afternoon and the weather seemed appropriate for the topic at hand. Lex Jackson, who came to town 45 years ago after a flood, told The Dispatch, as the rain fell, he would be closing his Columbus clothing store in the spring.

Columbus police investigate pawn shop burglary

Posted 8/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department is investigating a burglary at a local pawn shop.

MSMS ranks eighth among public high schools in US

Posted 8/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science ranked eighth in the nation and first in Mississippi on the niche.com Best Public High Schools list for 2018.

Senator vows Republican comeback on health care

Posted 8/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker said Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known most commonly as Obamacare, will continue despite failed efforts in both the House and Senate.

 

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