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SPED program comes again under scrutiny

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Parents of children with disabilities complained to Columbus Municipal School District trustees Monday their children are not receiving special education services in a timely manner -- or at all.


Fight like a girl: Local MMA fighter debuts women's-only self-defense class

Posted 9/23/2017 in Community

Standing in a Tupelo fighting arena in February with a crowd of hundreds -- maybe thousands -- of people cheering, Hannah Guy tried to take deep, even breaths.


CPD hopes more positive interactions will build trust between officers, citizens

Posted 9/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The past two years have been particularly challenging for Columbus Police Department.


Man jailed for Caledonia sexual battery

Posted 9/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is being charged with the sexual battery of a woman in Caledonia last week.


GTECHS students find success in unconventional setting

Posted 9/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Six years ago, Jill Savely didn't know what an early college high school was.


Human remains discovered on banks of Tenn-Tom

Posted 9/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office received a report Monday of what are apparently extremely old human remains that were discovered on the banks of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.


Area students check out college options

Posted 9/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Judd Williams has been all over eastern Mississippi talking to high school seniors at college fairs about admission at Mississippi State University.


Lowndes supes OK budget with deficit, tax increase

Posted 9/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a Fiscal Year 2018 budget Friday that includes a roughly $900,000 deficit.


City official: Dowd should have been with training officer on day of stop

Posted 9/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A city official has told The Dispatch that the Columbus police officer who initiated a controversial traffic stop on Aug. 18 was not actually supposed to be patrolling by himself.


Man leads police on wild chase that ends at his home

Posted 9/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man who led Lowndes County and Columbus law enforcement officers on a wild, hazardous chase was arrested Thursday afternoon.


Alabama man jailed for molesting child younger than 10

Posted 9/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Brookwood, Alabama, man is out on bond in a case where he is accused of molesting a child younger than 10-years-old.


CMS students board the 'Choice Bus'

Posted 9/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When 11-year-old Chase Bailey got on the Choice Bus with the rest of his sixth grade class at Columbus Middle School Wednesday, he didn't know what to expect.


Finding shelter from the storm

Posted 9/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Luis Rojas made a last-minute decision Friday to leave his apartment in Fort Lauderdale and drive west away from Hurricane Irma.


Judge sets deadline for Second Baptist to comply with court order

Posted 9/12/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Deacons at Second Baptist Church in Starkville have until Sept. 22 to turn over information from two bank accounts they opened, as well as the keys to the church building, to its board of trustees.


Locals commemorate 9/11 with service

Posted 9/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tom Green doesn't often talk about the time he spent at Ground Zero in 2001, but he made an exception for the crew of volunteers who gathered at the Boys and Girls Club for the 9-11 Day of Service Friday.


LCSD teachers awarded money from MDE

Posted 9/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Six of the eight Lowndes County schools have received money from the Mississippi Department of Education as part of the department's school recognition program.


Waynesboro man gets 10 years for aggravated domestic violence

Posted 9/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused of brutally beating his ex-wife will spend 10 years in prison.


Preparing for the worst

Posted 9/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women sophomore Ashley McReynolds spent Thursday morning at the hospital, being hosed down by Columbus firefighters and going through a "decontamination" process for people with serious chemical-related injuries.


Woman accused of threatening DHS found not guilty

Posted 9/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A jury in Lowndes County Circuit Court found a woman accused of threatening the Department of Human Services not guilty.


Life for man who shot girlfriend's 4-year-old

Posted 9/2/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Family of four-year-old Brayden Barksdale, the child killed at his Sobley Road home in January 2015, had one question for the man who shot him: why?



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