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Kids spend summer playing outside, reading at Sim Scott Park Community Center

Posted 6/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"Kids these days." It's a familiar refrain from adults that children today spend too much time playing video games or connected to tablets and iPhones and not enough time reading, playing board games or exercising.

 

LCSD holds public budget hearing

Posted 6/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees hosted a public hearing Monday to review the district budget for Fiscal Year 2016, which begins July 1.

 

 

Deadline today for job fair vendors

Posted 6/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Registration deadline is today for businesses who want to participate in City of Columbus Department of Outreach job fair.

 

Donations, volunteers increasing in Lowndes

Posted 6/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Charitable giving is still lagging in Lowndes County following the recession, but United Way expects it to pick up again next year.

Bite-mark expert dismisses own testimony

Posted 6/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The expert whose bite-mark evidence convinced a jury to put Eddie Lee Howard Jr. on Mississippi's death row now believes that such evidence should be tossed, and has felt so for years.

Southside violence

Posted 6/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was a typical Friday night on Washington Avenue in South Columbus when T.C. Lowery heard gunshots ring out outside his home.

Dispatch wins Freedom of Information award, 12 others

Posted 6/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch won the 2014 Daniel E. Phillips Freedom of Information Award and 12 other awards in the Mississippi Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, Editorial Division.

Teen arrested for shooting into detention center

Posted 6/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department arrested a Columbus minor after he allegedly fired a shot at someone detained in the Juvenile Detention Center on College St on the night of June 13, according to a media release from the police department.

Photo: Welcome back

Posted 6/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert Woodard II receives a warm welcome Thursday from cheerleaders at Columbus High School for a celebration held in his honor following the championship he shared with the USA Basketball Men's U16 National Team in Argentina.

Convicted Lowndes County murderer likely up for parole

Posted 6/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that a Lowndes County man convicted of capital murder should be eligible for parole.

Slimantics: Uncle Bunky: Twilight at Camp Rising Sun

Posted 6/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

He is unsteady on his feet and the left hand that holds the Sharpie trembles noticeably as he draws his cartoon images. But his spirit remains young.

 

Rubens water declared safe

Posted 6/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The "boil water alert" on Rubens Fish & Steakhouse was lifted Thursday.

 

Photo: Bomb threat at Rite Aid

Posted 6/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Employees and customers evacuated the Rite Aid on Highway 45 North in Columbus on Thursday afternoon following a report of a possible bomb threat, according to the Columbus Police Department.

 

Baptist Golden Triangle names new directors, nurse manager

Posted 6/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the last month, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has hired a new ambulance director, a new director or respiratory care and a new nurse manager, according to a press release from the hospital.

 

Photo: Highway 12 wreck

Posted 6/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An accident on Highway 12 just outside Columbus sent two drivers to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

MUW's desegregation focus of project

Posted 6/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three years ago, a professor at Mississippi University of Women was prompted by a student's capstone to look into the history of desegregation at the university. She was surprised by what she found -- nothing.

 

W uses real-world stories, YouTube to train middle school teachers

Posted 6/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Twenty middle school mathematics teachers have gathered to help students prepare for the future at the College and Career Readiness Mathematics Institute on the campus of Mississippi University for Women.

 

City council reappoints Gardner to CLW board

Posted 6/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith broke a tie vote Tuesday to reappoint his former campaign manager to the city's utilities board.

 

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