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Local legislators jeer this year's session as unproductive

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Wednesday's legislative forum at Lion Hills focused on a handful of much-discussed statewide issues -- and one local one.

Three finalists announced for CMSD superintendent spot

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Joe Cook Elementary principal is among the three finalists for Columbus Municipal School District superintendent, board of trustees President Jason Spears confirmed to The Dispatch on Wednesday.

Two pilots involved in T-38 crash released from hospital Wednesday

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus Air Force Base pilots who ejected from a T-38C Talon II before it crashed outside the base Wednesday morning were released from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, CAFB spokespeople confirmed Wednesday.

Ex-Columbus-Lowndes Airport manager arrested for embezzlement

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former manager of the Columbus-Lowndes Airport has been arrested by the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor for embezzlement.

CMSD board upholds Hickman termination

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District's board on Wednesday unanimously upheld the termination of former superintendent Philip Hickman.

Lowndes man indicted for touching a child for lustful purposes

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man has been indicted for child molestation.

Three finalists picked for CMSD superintendent job

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Joe Cook Elementary principal is among the three finalists for Columbus Municipal School District superintendent, board of trustees President Jason Spears confirmed to The Dispatch on Wednesday.

CAFB pilots released from hospital after crash

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus Air Force Base pilots who ejected from a T-38C Talon II before it crashed outside the base Wednesday morning have been released from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, CAFB spokespeople confirmed.

Landmark status moves Lee High one step closer to redevelopment

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lee Middle School property on Military Road is now a Mississippi Historic Landmark.

Five arrested in suspected fraud operation

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Five suspects from Venezuela are facing federal fraud charges after being stopped at a police checkpoint in Lowndes County over the weekend, according to court documents.

Trio gets 40 years for pizza delivery robberies

Posted 5/22/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three Columbus men pleaded guilty Monday in Lowndes County Circuit Court in connection to robbing local pizza delivery drivers at gunpoint in 2016.

'Competition for a good cause': Friendly rivalry between Columbus police, fire departments builds camaraderie

Posted 5/22/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire and Rescue's brand new trophy stands proudly in Fire Station 1, where it commemorates the quick actions of three firefighters -- and one child from the Boys and Girls Club -- who dispensed of a plate of 50 chicken wings in less than six minutes.

Man faces assault charge for Columbus shooting

Posted 5/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is behind bars on three felony charges after a Lowndes County Joint Drug Task Force agent arrested him on Friday.

Builder of houses and people: Caledonia builder, Realtor dies at age 89

Posted 5/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

William Vincen "W.V." West, who died Monday at age 89, was a lot of things.

Columbus voted No. 6 Best Small Town Cultural Scene

Posted 5/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus was voted number 6 in the Best Small Town Cultural Scene category of USA Today's Readers' Choice travel award contest.

A church within reach

Posted 5/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Jason and Kelsey Bigelow, going to church on Sundays has traditionally meant making a trek of more than an hour to and from Tupelo.

Columbus police make arrest in April shooting

Posted 5/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have arrested a man for allegedly shooting into an occupied house last month.

CLW eyes rate, customer surcharge hikes for electric

Posted 5/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water will look to its electric customers to raise $1.4 million in new revenue next fiscal year.

Rick Young returns as EMCC interim president

Posted 5/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A familiar face is back in the president's office at East Mississippi Community College.

City, county summer intern programs get green light

Posted 5/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In city government, budget surprises are rarely good news.

 

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