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Miss. Justice Institute to represent newspaper in Open Meetings case

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch is seeking to take the place of former reporter Nathan Gregory in an ongoing civil case involving the city of Columbus and a violation of the state's Open Meetings Act.

 

Tedford gets 15 years in prison

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Christopher Tedford, of Columbus, will spend 15 years in prison without parole after pleading guilty to fondling a child under the age of 16.

 

Armed men rob Lowndes Co. gas station

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is searching for suspects following an armed robbery today at Stateline Fuel Center.

 

CL&W laying sewer lines at Riverwalk

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light & Water is laying a new sewer pipeline at Riverside Park near the start of the Columbus Riverwalk.

 

CAFB monitoring for Zika

Posted 5/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Air Force Base is keeping an eye out for mosquitoes that could potentially carry the Zika virus.

 

Sex crime sentencing pushed to Monday

Posted 5/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Christopher Tedford will have to wait again to find out his fate after a sentencing for sexual battery was issued and withdrawn Friday in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

Sprucing up Lady Liberty: 15-year-old Columbus resident looks to take on Eagle Scout project

Posted 5/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The last time the Statue of Liberty was fully refurbished, it required $87 million, hundreds of workers and two years to complete. "Lady Liberty" was rededicated in 1984. Eli Box expects his efforts to spruce up the "Little Lady Liberty" near downtown Columbus will take about six months and come at a far lower cost.

 

Elderly Illinois man found after leaving local hotel

Posted 5/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus authorities were able to locate an 80-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease Saturday after he walked away from a Highway 45 North hotel.

 

Memphis Town in May begins tonight

Posted 5/20/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Memphis Town in May kicks off tonight with the first of several events meant to bring the community together.

CAFB economic impact nearly $250M

Posted 5/20/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Air Force base generated $249.6 million of economic impact in fiscal year 2015.

UMMC unveils Columbus-based helicopter

Posted 5/20/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The University of Mississippi Medical Center on Thursday unveiled its newest transport helicopter -- AirCare 3 -- at Airbus Helicopters in Columbus.

MDE head backtracks on transgender school policy

Posted 5/19/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Under fire from the governor and many Republican legislators, the Mississippi Department of Education now says it won't follow new federal guidance on use of bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender students.

Guilty: Nelson convicted of 2013 shooting death

Posted 5/19/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Moments after the man accused of killing his brother was convicted, Chris Lewis stood in Lowndes County Circuit Court and said justice could not have come at a better time.

Troupe Smith to attend book signing Saturday

Posted 5/19/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus native and Atlanta resident Yolonda Troupe Smith will attend a book signing Saturday at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library from noon to 3 p.m.

CPD makes burglary, assault arrests

Posted 5/19/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly burglarizing his romantic partner's house.

Murder defendant claims self-defense

Posted 5/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Derrick Nelson, a Columbus man accused of killing his mother's boyfriend in 2013, claims to have shot the victim in self-defense.

Photo: Special Olympics torch run

Posted 5/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department officer Lance Luckey leads his daughter, Abby, and other CPD officers with an Olympic-style torch across Main Street on Tuesday.

Columbus man pleads guilty to sexual battery

Posted 5/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man will have to wait until Friday to learn his punishment after pleading guilty Tuesday in Lowndes County Circuit Court to sexual battery.

Presley makes push for greater access to services in rural Miss.

Posted 5/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When you think of Mississippi's Public Service Commission, your thoughts turn first to utilities.

 

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