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Monday Profile: Baptist's tumor registrar collects data on cancer patients, helps doctors come up with plans of care

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Maxine Glenn Morgan knows every cancer patient who has visited Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle since 2006, though most of them have never met her.

Elm Lake, three other neighborhoods to get fiber optic internet

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

C Spire has chosen the first four areas of Lowndes County and Columbus to lay fiber optic infrastructure and begin the process of bringing gigabit internet service to the county.

Yu joins Dispatch staff as local government reporter

Posted 1/18/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Yue "Stella" Yu has joined The Dispatch newsroom staff as its local government reporter for Columbus and Lowndes County.

Anti-bullying program helps link Caledonia fourth-graders in atmosphere of kindness

Posted 1/18/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They sat cross-legged on the floor, doe-eyed and innocent, listening politely to group of women from the Junior Auxiliary of Columbus during a special program at Caledonia Elementary School Friday morning. The subject matter -- bullying -- seemed inconsistent for an audience of fourth-graders, whose exposure to bullying has been limited. That's the whole point.

Some road projects ongoing, others about to begin

Posted 1/17/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first of many roundabouts in downtown Columbus could be up and running by the end of this year, City Engineer Kevin Stafford told Columbus Exchange Club members at the Lion Hills Center Thursday afternoon.

Jeff Smith: West Lowndes in need of storm shelters

Posted 1/17/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Storms sweeping through Mississippi had Dalvia Lowery worried about the kids she helps look after at Love and Learn Day Care in downtown Crawford. Because, she said, as storms are hitting the area more often, there is no storm shelter in town to protect those children, or anybody, from harm.

Two arrested after chase with narcotics officers

Posted 1/17/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two people were arrested Wednesday after a chase with members of the Lowndes County and Columbus joint narcotics task force.

'Wonder Grove': A story told well through the kids' perspective

Posted 1/16/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A few minutes into the premiere of "The Wonder Grove Wizard of Oz" at the Malco Cinema in Columbus one thing was clear: Only kids could have made this film.

Dorothy comes to Columbus: CMSD holds red carpet for the premiere of student-made 'The Wonder Grove Wizard of Oz'

Posted 1/16/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's not often that Malco Cinema in Columbus hosts the stars and designers of the movies it shows. But when a limousine pulled up in front of the theater and expelled a crowd of students, their family members and faculty from Columbus Municipal School District just after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, that's exactly what happened.

Higgins appointed to EMCC board

Posted 1/16/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Joe Max Higgins, chief executive officer for the Golden Triangle Development LINK, will soon serve the area in an additional role.

Columbus warming shelter to open this weekend

Posted 1/15/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' new warming shelter will open this weekend when temperatures are expected to drop as low as 28 degrees.

Roof repairs at CMSD schools could cost almost $9M

Posted 1/14/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Repairing leaking roofs in most schools in Columbus could cost an estimated $8.8 million, according to a report presented to the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees Monday night.

The life and times of DeLois Price: Alabama advertiser, Tennessee actress bring car-selling character to life over 20 years

Posted 1/11/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

She stands there in a little black dress against the background of a darkened car lot, stares at the camera and coos seductively: "DeLois Price is twice as nice on a weekend night." For 20 years now, one 30-second spot at a time, DeLois Price has been a staple of Carl Hogan Automotive television advertising, becoming one of the most recognizable names and faces in northeast Mississippi.

Buxton takes over as interim principal at Sale

Posted 1/10/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robyn Buxton roamed the halls of Sale Elementary as a wide-eyed first grader in 1971, probably at that time with no desire to ever be in the principal's office. Now, that's exactly where she wants to be.

Preservation society's goals go beyond historic home tours

Posted 1/10/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kathy Novotny is fine with being known as the woman who lives in Dixie Butler's house.

Southside homeowners seek local historic designation

Posted 1/9/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For 40 years, a section of Columbus' Southside has been recognized as a historic district by the National Register of Historic Places, a largely honorary distinction noted Meredith Massey of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.


Caledonia man dies after being pinned under water by felled tree

Posted 1/9/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A "freak accident" claimed the life of a 42-year-old Caledonia man Wednesday, Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant said.


Higgins looks forward to working with new state administration

Posted 1/8/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins said he has high hopes for the future of economic development in the Golden Triangle, updating Columbus Rotarians Tuesday on prospective projects and a political change at Mississippi Development Authority.

Hawkins starts sheriff term with personnel changes

Posted 1/8/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Newly-elected Sheriff Eddie Hawkins is settling into his new position at Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and has already started planning his changes -- starting with switching around personnel.

Amphitheater could host free events by spring

Posted 1/8/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than four years after construction started, the first event at the Sen. Terry Brown Amphitheater could be held, perhaps in time for the Market Street Festival concert.


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