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Development Authority to pitch in for Columbus firing range

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Development Authority will contribute $110,165 more than it was going to initially to help Lowndes County and the city of Columbus pay for a firing range for Columbus Air Force Base

Woman gets prison for MUW embezzlement

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former accountant for the Mississippi University for Women Foundation has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

 

CAFB instructor killed in Texas crash

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Air Force Base instructor pilot died this weekend after his non-military plane crashed in Texas.

 

 

MSMS named one of top 100 high schools

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science has been named one of the best high schools in America.

 

CMSD board buys new books

Posted 8/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board voted to approve $600,000 worth of textbooks Friday on the recommendation of superintendent Dr. Philip Hickman.

A year in, is J5 Broaddus saving Columbus money?

Posted 8/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

How much money J5 Broaddus may have saved the city during its first year as Columbus' project managing firm isn't known, but the man who runs the company says the savings exceed the $90,000 flat rate paid to it during its first 12 months of work.

Historic Columbus depot has a buyer

Posted 8/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A historic building in downtown Columbus that is more than 125 years old and teetering on the verge of disrepair has been bought by a developer.

Lowndes man found guilty of manslaughter

Posted 8/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man was found guilty of manslaughter in Lowndes County Circuit Court Friday afternoon for shooting and killing a man romantically involved with the defendant's wife.

Dispatch kicks off college football page

Posted 8/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today, The Dispatch will kick off college football season with its first weekly college football page.

Lowndes man indicted for fondling

Posted 8/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 76-year-old man has been indicted for fondling.

Internet changes landscape of Golden Triangle gridiron teams

Posted 8/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

High school football players have long been kings of American adolescents. Athleticism, uniforms and championships have always been able to catapult kids battling acne and chasing crushes into the spotlight.

CPD officers to begin wearing body cameras

Posted 8/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department has ordered 50 video cameras that patrol officers will begin wearing this fall.

Florida man wanted for murder arrested in Columbus

Posted 8/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man wanted in connection with a 1979 cold case murder in Florida has been arrested in Columbus.

Lowndes County bond issue fails

Posted 8/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County voters on Tuesday rejected a $47 million bond issue that would have built a new vocational center and a new high school, as well as numerous capital improvements throughout the Lowndes County School District.

CMSD supe: All 9th, 10th graders under-performing

Posted 8/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every freshman and sophomore at Columbus High School is performing below grade level in mathematics, according to Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Philip Hickman.

CalStar anticipating growth as it gets started

Posted 8/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CalStar threw the switch on its brick and paver manufacturing plant in June to test equipment. In July, employees began making product.

Man sentenced in aggravated assault conviction

Posted 8/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man convicted last week of two counts of aggravated assault was sentenced Monday to serve 32 years in prison.

Lowndes murder trial begins today

Posted 8/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The murder trial involving a Steens man accused of shooting his wife's lover is scheduled to begin today in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

MBI turns deputy shooting investigation over to DA

Posted 8/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Hope man remains in custody more than five months after being accused of shooting two Lowndes County deputies in front of his Drake Circle home.

 

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