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Dispatch recognized for best news story in state

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch claimed eight awards, including three first-place honors and an overall first-place award for news reporting, during Saturday's Mississippi Press Association Awards Luncheon.

Councilman Turner responds to AG opinion

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ward 4 Councilman Marty Turner contends an opinion Columbus requested from Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is further proof that city leadership is treating him unfairly.

Camp Rising Sun: A community treasure

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Austin Huff didn't really know what to expect as he made his way from Columbus Air Force Base to Camp Pratt, where he and eight other newly minted 2nd lieutenants had volunteered to work as day counselors at Camp Rising Sun.

Downtown scavenger hunt starts Friday

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new, month-long event is seeking to draw visitors to downtown Columbus with fun, family friendly activities for the summer.

'Programming is problem solving': Local senior conducts STEM camp for girls

Posted 6/24/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Rising Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science senior Mary Lee says technology and computers are pivotal subjects for students to learn and master in order to succeed in the future.

 

CPD officer on paid leave after fight

Posted 6/24/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Police Department officer was involved in an altercation at the McDonald's on Alabama Street at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Deficit included in approved CL&W budget

Posted 6/24/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Light and Water board unanimously approved an electric department budget for fiscal year 2017 that includes a $186,000 deficit.

Early College High School grows in second year

Posted 6/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The number of students enrolled in the Golden Triangle Early College High School at East Mississippi Community College will double come August.

Palmer Home raises more than $200,000 from Radiothon

Posted 6/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Palmer Home for Children raised over $200,000 during its annual Radiothon with SuperTalk Mississippi on June 2.

'World Changers' serves Golden Triangle for third year

Posted 6/22/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nine volunteers work on repainting Carmin Yannone's home in New Hope Tuesday afternoon. Yannone, who is 90-years-old, sat inside to escape the heat and casually visited with the workers as they passed through.

CMSD funding request alarms mayor, council

Posted 6/22/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After two days of closed-door discussions with city officials and the county tax assessor, the Columbus Municipal School District appears poised to ask for a significant increase in taxes.

 

Citizen raises crime concerns to city council

Posted 6/22/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A concerned citizen went before the city council during Tuesday's meeting to voice worries over Columbus' crime issues.

 

 

Wind power lines could affect Caledonia residents

Posted 6/22/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Proposed routes for a $700 million wind power transmission project could pass through the Golden Triangle and generate hundreds of construction jobs.

 

Miss. children improving, but not fast enough

Posted 6/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi has ranked 50th in the nation for child well-being in the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count report.

Mobile dental program provides free dental services to children

Posted 6/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"If you look inside a person's mouth, that will give you a pretty good picture of their overall health," says Ashley Casey, co-founder of the Mississippi based mobile dental service Smiles To Go.

Summer Jobs Series: New Hope lifeguard helps family's business for the summer

Posted 6/20/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to Kaitlyn Cox of New Hope, the best part about lifeguarding is the responsibility.

Councilman Turner to give up city phone

Posted 6/20/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ward 4 Councilman Marty Turner says he'll turn his phone over to the city, and he doesn't want it back.

 

Dollar General robbed over weekend

Posted 6/20/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is investigating a break-in to a local Dollar General that occurred over the weekend.

 

 

Officer taken to hospital after punch from suspect

Posted 6/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An officer with the Columbus Police Department was transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Saturday with minor injuries after a suspect punched him.

 

 

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