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Hollywood comes to Columbus

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A little piece of Hollywood is coming to Columbus. Columbus will be the film set to the independent movie "Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff," said Robert Weinbach, the film's producer and screenwriter.

Waters Building demolition abruptly halted

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County is hoping an unexpected hitch in a planned downtown building demolition doesn't turn into an extended delay.

CMSD commits Lee property for redevelopment

Posted 7/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Redevelopment Authority acquired an option to purchase the S.D. Lee Middle School property on Military Road, a move which the Columbus Municipal School District board unanimously approved at a special-called meeting Wednesday.

City breaks ground on new fire station

Posted 7/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Construction on Columbus' new Fire Station 4 will soon be underway, after city officials broke ground on Wednesday morning.

Photo: Hold everything

Posted 7/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Demolition of the Waters Building, located at 530 Second Ave. North, was halted today when the city of Columbus notified Lowndes County, owners of the building, that there were some issues involving the building's historic status.

Training for counseling professionals offered Friday

Posted 7/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Pines and Cady Hill Recovery Center, a division of Community Counseling Services, in partnership with Pine Grove Treatment Center of Hattiesburg, will offer a training session titled "Successful Residential Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Effective Therapeutic Interventions" from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Friday.

What happened to Mills Artis?

Posted 7/20/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Brenda Durrett, local history assistant at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, was indexing court documents preserved in the library's archives when she found a case unlike any she or archivist Mona Vance-Ali had ever come across.

Columbus awards amphitheater bids

Posted 7/20/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus will move forward with the first phase of construction on the Sen. Terry Brown Amphitheater after approving $3.2 million in bids Tuesday evening.

First Vote: A Dispatch special series

Posted 7/19/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Rising Mississippi State University sophomore and 2015 Columbus High School graduate Joshua Bridges registered to vote last summer. November will bring his first opportunity to cast a ballot in a U.S. presidential general election.

Man arrested for attempted sexual assault

Posted 7/19/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man accused of attempted sexual assault is still in Lowndes County Adult Detention Center, according to city police.

Photo: Playing the Market

Posted 7/19/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Marlee Ellinton, 2, comes prepared with her pretty pink princess ukulele and purse during her weekly visit to the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market on Monday.

MSPB elects officers for 2017

Posted 7/19/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Col. Nick P. Ardillo of Columbus has been elected to serve as chairman of the Mississippi State Personnel Board for Fiscal Year 2017, and J. Lee Yancey of Brandon has been elected to serve as vice chairman.

Photo: Reunited and it 'peels' so good

Posted 7/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cameron Allen of Houston, walks from the Princess Theater downtown dressed in a banana suit with Amber Davis, of Columbus, on Sunday.

Summer Jobs Series: Columbus woman learning responsibility, budgeting

Posted 7/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Summer jobs serve as rites of passage for many young adults who are learning the ropes of the "real world." Yonesha James said she is earning money to help with college expenses and making friends along the way.

Concerns raised over transmission line project

Posted 7/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a meeting with representatives from Southern Cross Transmission, North District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley told the representatives Thursday the company must meet one-on-one with landowners concerned about the company's utility line project.

 

Anonymous donor sends 2 to MSMS

Posted 7/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An anonymous donor has pledged $44,000 to the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, which will allow the school to accept two more students for the next two academic years.

 

MUW holds culinary program for high school teachers

Posted 7/16/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the kitchen of Mississippi University for Women's culinary center, Heather Baumbach stood over a stove stirring a pan of chopped apples for the filling of a drop-biscuit apple dessert.

October move-in date set for new DA office space

Posted 7/16/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

District Attorney Scott Colom will move his staff into new Columbus office space in October.

Columbus woman accused of DHS bomb threat

Posted 7/15/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman who threatened to blow up the Department of Human Services on College Street is in custody.

New Hope college student spends summer guiding safaris in South Africa

Posted 7/15/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the myriad of "What I Did This Summer" essays, not many students can say they had a warthog chase them up a tree in Africa.

 

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