Articles by Dispatch Editorial Board
The Local History Room at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is sending out a call for donations of Lowndes County High School annuals to fill in the gaps in the current collection of Lowndes County yearbooks.
The caption on Friday’s cover page read “Discover the Past.”
Amazed. That is the best word we can use to describe how The Link’d Young Professionals group feels after our first Clean Sweep Columbus. The weather may not have been perfect but we pushed forward and made the best of our day. We would like to thank everyone who participated. Thanks to everyone’s efforts, we were able to make Columbus shine and look its best. Without the tremendous support we received from our local elected officials, local businesses, and the overwhelming support of you, the community, this event would not have been possible.
Happy Irby, Columbus Police Department, Jasmine Murray, Starkville, Chris Jenkins and Lenore Prather
Hundreds of National Guardsmen from North Mississippi’s Alpha Battery are shipping out to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the coming weeks and many were in Columbus with their families Saturday.
Despite overcast skies and intermittent rain, more than 400 people dedicated their Saturday and their elbow grease to putting a spit-shine on the Friendly City.
Friends, supporters and political big-wigs all gathered at the Trotter Convention Center Friday night to celebrate the 25 years Supervisor Leroy Brooks has sat in the District 5 seat of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors.
A Columbus restaurant is going green.
J. Broussard’s has become the first restaurant in Columbus to turn much of its waste management operations over to a recycling company.
STARKVILLE – Bill Poe was diagnosed with diabetes when he was just 13 years old.
BILOXI — A spring storm dumped heavy rains, baseball-sized hail and whipped up winds across the Southeast on Saturday, flooding homes and cars in parts of Mississippi and Alabama.
JACKSON — The House and Senate gave final approval Thursday to a $282 million construction-finance bill that includes borrowing $1.5 million for Mississippi University for Women, but it doesn’t earmark $1.2 million to renovate the Columbus City Hall like the House wanted.
Tom Hardy is a friend who is a good raconteur and who has a long history in Columbus. Recently he shared the following story with me. I could not improve on it, so I’ll let him tell it himself:
“Recently I was driving down Seventh Street South and saw an old water oak tree, between the street and the sidewalk, which brought to mind an incident that has remained in my memory for nearly 80 years.
Regarding pavement in Columbus: Two of the most traveled roads in Columbus and Lowndes County are Waverley Ferry and Lincoln roads. These are the back roads to Wal-Mart and a short cut to Highway 50 to West Point. There are hundreds of vehicles daily on these roads; now the big Army trucks are traveling both to and from West Point to Waters Truck & Tractor for service on Waverley Ferry Road.
The comments of Mark Killebrew in Tuesday’s paper is a cheap shot. At one time he was on the committee for Roast n’ Boast, but he is no longer a part.
Once again Harvey Myrick and his crew of hard workers have given Columbus another “star.” The event was well planned, certainly well attended, and enjoyed by all ages!
George “Happy” Irby, who had been the welcoming face of the Columbus Air Force Base for more than 50 years and one of Columbus’ best-loved philanthropists, died this morning at the age of 94.
JACKSON — The House and Senate gave final approval Thursday to a state railroad-funding bill but without the $14 million originally earmarked to help reopen the old Columbus and Greenville rail line.
JACKSON — Former Chief Justice Lenore Prather, of Columbus, joined former Govs. William Winter and Bill Waller on Thursday to receive Mississippi Medals of Service from Gov. Haley Barbour.
JACKSON — Alvina Deloach, 57, is under house arrest after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $60,000 from the town of Brooksville.
The Mississippi House of Representatives this morning honored Columbus native Jasmine Murray, who made it to the top 13 of “American Idol.” She’s the first person from Mississippi to ever make the finals of the top-rated televised talent show.