COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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One of Dispatch's longest-tenured carriers delivers last paper today

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mae Pitman has delivered The Commercial Dispatch since 1972.

Columbus author wins prize for legal fiction

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus resident Deborah Johnson has won the University of Alabama School of Law's Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for her novel, "The Secret of Magic."

Same-sex marriage: Local counties prepared to issue licenses

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Same-sex couples in the Golden Triangle were able to receive marriage licenses for the first time Monday, but none were issued.

Amos fills in for Clinkscales on city bench

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal Judge Marc Amos has found himself with an unexpected work load.

 

Wait joins Dispatch staff as new MSU reporter

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Commercial Dispatch is announcing the hiring of Ben Wait as its new Mississippi State beat writer.

 

New director comes to Salvation Army

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

When they went to have a photograph made recently, Alan and Cheryl Phillips simultaneously reached for the other's hand, without any prompting.

 

Caledonia launches new town website

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia residents and non-residents alike looking to learn about their local government and town can now do so from the comfort of their homes.

 

On the streets: Friday night with CPD

Posted 6/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For most people, Friday night means relaxing with family or attending parties with friends. Joshua McCain is not most people.

 

Hotels in Lowndes Co. fueled by increase in industry

Posted 6/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Cindy Putnam began working at the Quality Inn on Highway 45 North, there were two other hotels in town.

 

Columbus school board hires new business manager

Posted 6/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees on Friday hired a new business manager to oversee the district's funds and also chose the contractor that will handle one of its athletic construction projects.

Columbus man arrested for sexual battery

Posted 6/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is facing sexual battery charges.

Columbus girl is Magnolia Princess at state pageant

Posted 6/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the 2015 Miss Mississippi pageant happens in Vicksburg this week, a lesser known program is going on alongside it -- a pageant which Addison Crippen, 7, of Columbus is getting to know well.

New volunteer center director looks to get word out

Posted 6/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Renee Sanders says it sometimes feels like 20 percent of the community shoulders 80 percent of the community's volunteer needs.

Photo: Law enforcement appreciation

Posted 6/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Volunteer Lee Burdine, of Columbus, serves fried catfish plates and sweet tea to Columbus Police Department Capt. Fred Shelton and other members of local law enforcement during the Law Enforcement Appreciation event held at Graham Camphouse on Thursday.

Ethics complaint filed against councilman

Posted 6/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus businessman David Shelton has filed a complaint with the Mississippi Ethics Commission against Columbus Ward 2 Councilman Gene Taylor.

Photo: Wilkins Wise Road crash

Posted 6/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Honda Accord wrecked along Wilkins Wise Road about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Alabama duo arrested for identity theft in Columbus

Posted 6/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two men from the Birmingham area had a surprise waiting for them when they showed up at H&R Agri-Power in Columbus on Saturday.

Commission rules in favor of CPD sergeant

Posted 6/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Civil Service Commission ruled in favor of a police sergeant who claimed she had been unjustly passed up for a promotion to lieutenant Wednesday.

Clinkscales steps down as judge, focuses on campaign

Posted 6/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal Judge Nicole Clinkscales has resigned her position from the bench to run for a position in the state Legislature.

Another arrest made in Southside shooting

Posted 6/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in shootings that occurred June 10 near Fifth Street South and 15th Avenue South.

 

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