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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.

Cook Elementary play looks at quest for peace after Hiroshima

Posted 5/13/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cook Elementary students are getting a taste of Japanese Culture.

 

V.A. service officers help inform veterans

Posted 5/13/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For many military veterans, there has long been an information gap between veterans and the medical services they are entitled to receive.

 

 

State: Fewer restaurant inspections unlikely to affect public health

Posted 5/12/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Facing an almost $4 million cut in their budget, officials with the Mississippi Department of Health are scrambling to find ways to mitigate the potential damage to the services it provides.

 

CFR responds to video screen concerns

Posted 5/12/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire and Rescue officials are answering criticisms that emerged online after a Facebook video showed a display playing a video on the back on a department SUV while the vehicle was in use.

Third suspect arrested in Sprint Mart shooting

Posted 5/12/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department arrested a third suspect allegedly involved in the April 30 Sprint Mart shooting.

Suspect charged in Sprint Mart shooting

Posted 5/11/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A second suspect has been charged in the April shooting at a local Sprint Mart, according to a press release released via the Columbus Police Department's Twitter account.

 

Wood chipper accident leads to death of GoBox employee

Posted 5/10/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A GoBox employee was killed in an accident on company property Monday afternoon.

 

Shooting suspect turns himself in for questioning

Posted 5/10/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is interviewing a local man allegedly tied to the April 30 shooting of the Highway 69 North Sprint Mart.

Fundraising goal reached for CAFB sign

Posted 5/10/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new Columbus Air Force Base sign will be installed later this month after fundraisers hit their goal in April.

Sparks joins CMSD board

Posted 5/10/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees welcomed a new board member, received updates on numerous programs and honored student achievements during Monday's regular board meeting.

Columbus to host state's biggest soccer tournament

Posted 5/9/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state's largest soccer tournament will kick off in Columbus this weekend.

Photos: Market Street Festival 2016

Posted 5/7/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus hosted the 21st annual Market Street Festival May 6 and 7.

MSMS students to celebrate Eighth of May anniversary

Posted 5/7/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One hundred fifty years ago this month, local African Americans gathered in celebration of the anniversary of the day Union soldiers arrived in Columbus from Alabama, ushering in an era of freedom for former slaves.

Bite mark analysis on death row inmate defended

Posted 5/7/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Michael West took to the witness stand Friday to defend his record on bite mark analysis. West, a forensic odontologist, is at the center of an ongoing post-conviction relief hearing for death row inmate Eddie Lee Howard.

 

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