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MSMS students featured on Rural Voices Radio

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

This week, two students from the Mississippi School for Math and Science read poems they wrote on "Rural Voices Radio," a Mississippi Public Broadcasting program.

Prep football: Private schools make it work with slim rosters

Posted 9/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Going "all out" in pads is a thing of the past for Hearne Foster.

5K to honor suicide victims Saturday

Posted 9/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Runners and walkers alike can come out to the Columbus Soccer Complex at 7:30 a.m. Saturday for Christopher's Hope 5K, a run in honor of suicide victims.

Turner repays $1,200 to city

Posted 9/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Councilman Marty Turner says he's repaid the city of Columbus approximately $1,200 in travel expenses after the city council took the matter up in executive session Tuesday.

 

Alderman prep for Caledonia Days

Posted 9/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Caledonia Board of Alderman met Tuesday to conduct general business and finalize plans for Caledonia Days next month.

 

 

Lowndes County receives $350K ARC grant

Posted 9/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County has been awarded a $350,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to improve its sewer system, Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker announced this week.

 

 

MUW launches new emergency app

Posted 9/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi University for Women unveiled its new crisis management application Wednesday.

 

 

Last stretch of Highway 45 opens today

Posted 9/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The final stretch of Highway 45 being transformed to four-lanes in Lowndes County will open today.

 

LCSD budget could lead to higher taxes

Posted 9/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Administrator Ralph Billingsley appeared before the county school board Tuesday and said if the school district does not decrease its budget request for this school year then taxes for county residents may increase.

City to limit hours for some stores

Posted 9/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gloria Wilkson was less than pleased with the Columbus City Council's unanimous decision Tuesday to impose hour limitations on certain convenience stores.

World War II anniversary: For Lowndes native, cemetery contrasts with tumult of war

Posted 9/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

About two years ago, the "Travel" section of The New York Times included a list of things to see in Hawaii. One recommendation was "the U.S.S. Missouri, an American battleship." The wording implied there's nothing special about a battleship today and nothing unusual about the Missouri.

 

Disaster drill at MUW on Thursday

Posted 9/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At 7 a.m. Thursday, Lowndes County will conduct its Annual Disaster Preparedness Drill.

 

Choice Bus visits Golden Triangle

Posted 9/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Clay Williamson was in a jovial mood when he boarded the bus.

Convenience store hours could be limited

Posted 9/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A proposed ordinance the Columbus City Council is slated to consider today could lead to early closing times for convenience stores in or near residential areas.

A beloved doctor retires after 40 years

Posted 8/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Even at age 77, almost 50 years after receiving his medical degree, there are no obvious indications that Dr. Robert L. Howland should be stepping down.

Vasquez murder affidavit reveals more details

Posted 8/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A mother and daughter shot and killed the daughter's husband, burned his body in a barrel and spread his remains throughout the yard of their New Hope home in late June -- this according to affidavits from the case obtained in Lowndes County Justice Court by The Dispatch.

Columbus' response to Katrina

Posted 8/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, it sent residents of New Orleans and the Mississippi coast scattering.

Long-sought dog heads out of town

Posted 8/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This story is about a stray dog that with the help of a handful of unknown people roamed a rural area of Columbus for months, always staying one step ahead of animal control officers, until Friday, when it stepped into a trap and began a journey toward a place far away from the Golden Triangle.

Finding a home after Katrina

Posted 8/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ten years ago, on Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, struck the Gulf Coast.

 

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