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Storied locked antlers find their way home

Posted 2/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Billy Williams found two dead bucks in woods north of Caledonia in 1992. They were big deer -- one was a nine-point, the other an 11-point.

New leader chosen for Tenn-Tom Waterway board

Posted 2/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority has hired an Alabama man as its new administrator.

 

Golden Triangle schools cancel Wednesday classes

Posted 2/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The National Weather Service is predicting that the Golden Triangle will receive two to four inches of snow throughout Wednesday.

 

Riverwalk expansion bill clears House

Posted 2/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A bill to extend a multi-use path from Riverside Park to Columbus Air Force Base is headed to the Mississippi Senate.

Court reporters key part of trials

Posted 2/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cindy Zelinka and Melanie Morel both hold vital jobs in the justice system. They are court reporters for the Clay County Circuit Court -- they record every single word uttered during courtroom proceedings.

 

Golden Triangle schools letting out early

Posted 2/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Public hearing set for redistricting

Posted 2/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council is moving through a few final steps before formalizing a redistricting plan.

2014 a good year for filmmaking in Miss.

Posted 2/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 2014, 19 feature films along with six reality shows and six documentaries were shot partially or entirely in Mississippi. In 2014, 19 feature films along with six reality shows and six documentaries were shot partially or entirely in Mississippi.

 

School bond issue meeting tonight

Posted 2/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Parents and community members wishing to learn more about the proposed bond issue for the Lowndes County School

 

 

Dispatch wins Press Association advertising awards

Posted 2/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch advertising staff brought home six awards from the Mississippi Press Association's 2014 Better Newspaper Contest for advertising.

 

Working to blaze a path

Posted 2/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Dr. Philip Hickman was chosen to lead the Columbus Municipal School District and its 4,300 students in August, he had a large task in front of him.

 

Columbus retail corridors surge

Posted 2/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus is experiencing a retail resurgence and evidence of that continues to pop up along the Highway 45 North and 18th Avenue North corridors.

 

Circuit clerk field swells to 7

Posted 2/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Another candidate running for Lowndes County circuit clerk has put the field at seven.

Aluminum mill officials announce Louisiana site

Posted 2/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An aluminum company that based its offices in Columbus last year will locate a proposed $2.4 billion aluminum manufacturing complex in Louisiana.

MUW's Shields honored with IHL diversity award

Posted 2/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Janie Shields, the life enrichment program coordinator at Mississippi University for Women, was honored Wednesday with a diversity award by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning.

Heavyweight champ to visit Columbus

Posted 2/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Student athletes from Columbus and elsewhere in north Mississippi will soon have an opportunity to meet a heavyweight boxing champion in person.

App serves up grades of Miss. restaurants

Posted 2/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the summer of 2014, two friends in Augusta, Georgia, were looking to grab a bite. A thought came to mind -- what restaurants are safe to eat at?

CPD renews neighborhood watch effort

Posted 2/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department wants to reenergize its neighborhood watch program, and Community Relations Officer Rhonda Sanders said east Columbus is an ideal place to start.

 

MUW to host College Music Society conference today through Saturday

Posted 2/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The music department at Mississippi University for Women will host the 2015 Southern Regional Conference of the College Music Society today through Saturday.

 

Questions plague aluminum mill

Posted 2/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Golden Triangle economic development leader says he believes lawsuits against a Columbus-based company that has proposed building a $1.2 billion aluminum mill could be on the horizon.

 

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