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County votes to hire parks consultant

Posted 6/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted to hire consulting firm RF Outdoor Consulting, LLC of Clinton to conduct a study of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority.

Tour of duty: Vietnam helicopter pilots find each other during cross-country road trip

Posted 6/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It is 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Jim Nowicki and Chris Oelerich have retreated to the cool darkness of the bar at The Princess as the shock troops of another Mississippi summer make their first advances. The two men, both retired now, are unwinding after a two-week, 3,000-mile car trip through about half the states to see seven of their old buddies.

 

Dispatch announces new summer game

Posted 6/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Dispatch readers, there is a new game in town.

 

 

County votes to hire parks consultant

Posted 6/17/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted to hire the consulting firm of RF Outdoor Consulting, LLC of Clinton to conduct a study of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority. The move came over the objections of two supervisors and a request from a city representative to delay the choice and allow the city to participate in selecting the consultants.

 

Retiree wins prize -- a motocross motorcycle

Posted 6/17/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sammie Duck has been retired for six years now after a 39-year career in the U.S. Army. It's probably time to take up a hobby. Motocross racing, maybe?

Clinton out-paces Trump in local donations

Posted 6/17/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By the end of the March, Hillary Clinton had far outpaced Donald Trump in direct campaign contributions both in the Golden Triangle and in Mississippi.

 

Former Columbus employee sues city

Posted 6/17/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former deputy municipal clerk is suing the city of Columbus for what she claims is wrongful termination after she was arrested in a 2013 drug sweep.

 

 

Columbus man drowns at Tombigbee State Park

Posted 6/17/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities in Lee County recovered the body of a Columbus man in a lake in Tombigbee State Park Wednesday.

 

Photo: Here's looking at you

Posted 6/17/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An anole, usually known as a chameleon in the south, peeks out from leaves in New Hope recently.

Columbus sales tax growth continues

Posted 6/16/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sales tax collections continue to soar for Golden Triangle communities.

Photo: Morning wreck

Posted 6/16/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four people were transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Thursday with non-life threatening injuries following a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Crowe Road and Sonia Drive, according to a deputy with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office. The accident occurred at about 8 a.m. when two pick-up trucks collided.

 

The Verdict: Circuit Court rundown June 16, 2016

Posted 6/16/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Columbus man drowns at Tombigbee State Park

Posted 6/16/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities in Lee County recovered the body of a Columbus man in a lake in Tombigbee State Park Wednesday.

 

City offers partnership on CLRA study

Posted 6/15/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus and Lowndes County may partner on a study of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority. However the county is not willing to slow their plans for the city's active participation in that study.

No recent crime seen at Propst Park, but worries remain

Posted 6/15/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While no crime has been reported within Propst Park in the recent past, some are careful not to linger after games are over.

 

Facing changes, a look at CLRA

Posted 6/15/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority's organization and operation may soon be a hot topic of discussion.

 

Turner's city phone deactivated after 'abuse of city property'

Posted 6/15/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ward 4 Councilman Marty Turner's city phone has been disconnected.

CMSD declines to reconsider Riley contract

Posted 6/14/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite a movement among supporters to urge the city school board to take a fresh look at former Columbus High basketball coach Luther Riley's contract, no action was taken at the board's Monday meeting.

Turner lashes out online, citing death threats

Posted 6/14/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ward 4 Councilman Marty Turner says a recent series of harsh Facebook posts is the result of people sending him death threats, and he's claiming political rivals are behind them.

 

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