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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.

 

City council takes first step for paving bonds

Posted 5/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council unanimously voted to allow the city's financial counsel to begin forming a finance package for $5 million in general obligation bonds for road paving.

 

Police arrest fourth suspect in Sprint Mart shooting

Posted 5/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department has arrested another suspect following a shooting at the Sprint Mart on Highway 69 on April 30.

Mayor fined for Open Meetings Act violation

Posted 5/17/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state Ethics Commission has imposed a $500 fine on the mayor of Columbus after finding that he violated a Mississippi Open Meetings Act last year.

Lowndes man files suit against sheriff's office

Posted 5/17/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A friend of a suspected murder victim from New Hope has filed a federal lawsuit against the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, claiming that authorities arrested him in retaliation for going to the FBI about the alleged murder.

Trial begins for man accused of shooting mother's boyfriend

Posted 5/17/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 2013 murder case has gone to trial in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

Soccer tourney expected to equal $2M economic impact

Posted 5/17/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The estimated economic impact in Columbus from the state's largest soccer tournament being held here last weekend is estimated at more than $2 million, according to Nancy Carpenter, executive director of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

Blood drive at hospital Friday

Posted 5/16/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A blood drive will be held Friday in Columbus at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.

 

PACCAR to use county building as distribution warehouse

Posted 5/16/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County will have a new tenant -- and a familiar face -- for the former CalStar building.

 

Lowndes schools recognize top students, parents

Posted 5/16/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friday's meeting of the Lowndes County School District was its last before the end of the 2015-16 school year, and the board used it as an opportunity to recognize students and parents.

 

 

LCSD board solicits bids for new career tech center

Posted 5/14/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Almost a year after voters approved a $44 million bond issue for the Lowndes County School District -- money to be used for new construction and renovations through the district -- many of the projects are nearing completion while one of the key pieces of the capital improvement plan hit an important milestone during Friday's meeting of the LCSD board of trustees.

 

Columbus' ditch of despair

Posted 5/14/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"I'm behind Chili's." As soon as Donald Barksdale hears these words, he knows exactly what has happened.

KiOR clean-up delays have Port Authority, LINK at odds

Posted 5/14/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's pretty quiet these days at the old KiOR site on the Island.

Dispatch writer nabs two regional awards

Posted 5/14/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dispatch columnist Slim Smith took home two first place awards at the 2015 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Media Editors Awards.

Database organizes plots, people in Friendship Cemetery

Posted 5/13/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For anyone who needs to find a grave in Friendship Cemetery, Mike Anderson -- and his newly organized online database of Friendship Cemetery grave sites -- can help them find it.

 

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