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Georgia retail group purchases Leigh Mall

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Georgia-based retail real estate firm Hull Property Group is the new owner of Leigh Mall.

Mother-in-law indicted for murder in Vasquez case

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

The mother-in-law of a New Hope man killed more than four years ago has been indicted for murder, months after her daughter pleaded guilty in the same case.

CLW to join 'Home Uplift' program for housing upgrades

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Up to six Columbus homes will receive upgrades to make them more energy efficient through a partnership between the Tennessee Valley Authority and Columbus Light and Water.

SOCSD starts fall clothing drive for district-wide clothes closets

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The clothes closets in the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District started as a quick and easy solution for students to get clean clothes in case of emergency and return to class quickly.

 

Lawsuit: Church pressured Mississippi victims into unfair settlements

Posted earlier today in National

Two impoverished Mississippi men who say they were sexually assaulted by Franciscan missionaries filed a federal lawsuit Thursday claiming that Catholic officials pressured them into signing settlements that paid them little money and required them to remain silent about the alleged abuse.

 

 

Vape debate: Are e-cigarettes wiping out teen smoking?

Posted earlier today in National

In almost any other year it would be hailed as a public health victory: The smoking rate among U.S. high schoolers took its biggest hit ever this year, federal figures show, falling to a new low.

 

 

Earthquake rattles Mississippi at 2.3 magnitude

Posted earlier today in State

A 2.3-magnitude earthquake rattled northern Mississippi.

 

 

AG Barr: Epstein's death was a 'perfect storm of screw-ups'

Posted earlier today in National

Attorney General William Barr said he initially had his own suspicions about financier Jeffrey Epstein's death while behind bars at one of the most secure jails in America but came to conclude that his suicide was the result of "a perfect storm of screw-ups."

 

 

Bus driver gets 30 years for sexually abusing second-grader

Posted earlier today in State

A former Mississippi school bus driver has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing an 8-year-old passenger.

 

 

AP-NORC/USAFacts Poll: Facts missing from American democracy

Posted earlier today in National

At a time when many Americans say they're struggling to distinguish between fact and fiction, the country is broadly skeptical that facts underlie some of the basic mechanisms of democracy in the United States -- from political campaigns to voting choices to the policy decisions made by elected officials.

 

 

Man pleads guilty to killing his own mother on Mother's Day

Posted earlier today in State

A Mississippi man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to killing his own mother on Mother's Day 2017.

 

 

Biden courts Southern black mayors for 2020 endorsements

Posted earlier today in National

Joe Biden met Thursday with a group of Southern black mayors representing millions of voters in urban centers who could play a key role in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.

 

 

AP: Catholic boards hailed as fix for sex abuse often fail

Posted earlier today in National

Facing thousands of clergy sex-abuse cases, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards.

 

Stark Aerospace lays off 25 employees

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Stark Aerospace has laid off 25 employees, sources confirmed to The Dispatch on Wednesday.

Business Moves with Mary: Smith Landscaping to become Walton's Greenhouse

Posted yesterday in Business

As the new year approaches, things may be looking a little different at Smith Landscaping and the Greenhouse.

Redevelopment possibilities revealed for Kerr-McGee site

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tuesday and Wednesday, Greenfield Multistate Trust and Environmental Protection Agency officials invited residents to review concepts for the redevelopment of the former Kerr-McGee site in north Columbus.

Residents can go online to request police checks on homes while on vacation

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus has rolled out two new features of its SeeClickFix program just in time for the holidays.

Main Street Columbus readies for Holiday Farmers Market

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Hitching Lot Farmers Market Advisory Board and Main Street Columbus are putting final touches on Saturday's annual Hitching Lot Holiday Market.

Defendant pleads guilty in Motel 6 murder

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man will spend 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to shooting another man to death outside the Motel 6 two years ago.

 

Building permits for 11-21-19

Posted yesterday in Business

 

 

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