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CPD to hold self defense class July 28

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department will host a self defense class at the Trotter Convention Center July 28.

 

 

CPD officer involved in fight to go before city council

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus police officer who allegedly got in an altercation with a citizen outside McDonald's Wednesday will go before the city council on July 5.

 

Spears: CMSD tax hike unnecessary

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

One Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees member has a proposition to fund the district's increased budget without raising taxes.

MSU horticulture student gains experience at Smith Landscaping

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lauren Gamblin has always had a green thumb.

 

Two sessions planned on proposed tax increases

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The public will have two chances Thursday to gather more information about the Columbus Municipal School District's proposed tax increase.

 

 

Higgins: $150 million project eying Lowndes Port

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new industrial development project could come to Columbus if some road blocks can be cleared, according to Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins.

 

Dispatch recognized for best news story in state

Posted 6/25/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch claimed eight awards, including three first-place honors and an overall first-place award for news reporting, during Saturday's Mississippi Press Association Awards Luncheon.

Councilman Turner responds to AG opinion

Posted 6/25/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ward 4 Councilman Marty Turner contends an opinion Columbus requested from Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is further proof that city leadership is treating him unfairly.

Camp Rising Sun: A community treasure

Posted 6/25/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Austin Huff didn't really know what to expect as he made his way from Columbus Air Force Base to Camp Pratt, where he and eight other newly minted 2nd lieutenants had volunteered to work as day counselors at Camp Rising Sun.

Downtown scavenger hunt starts Friday

Posted 6/25/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new, month-long event is seeking to draw visitors to downtown Columbus with fun, family friendly activities for the summer.

'Programming is problem solving': Local senior conducts STEM camp for girls

Posted 6/24/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Rising Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science senior Mary Lee says technology and computers are pivotal subjects for students to learn and master in order to succeed in the future.

 

CPD officer on paid leave after fight

Posted 6/24/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Police Department officer was involved in an altercation at the McDonald's on Alabama Street at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Deficit included in approved CL&W budget

Posted 6/24/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Light and Water board unanimously approved an electric department budget for fiscal year 2017 that includes a $186,000 deficit.

Early College High School grows in second year

Posted 6/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The number of students enrolled in the Golden Triangle Early College High School at East Mississippi Community College will double come August.

Palmer Home raises more than $200,000 from Radiothon

Posted 6/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Palmer Home for Children raised over $200,000 during its annual Radiothon with SuperTalk Mississippi on June 2.

'World Changers' serves Golden Triangle for third year

Posted 6/22/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nine volunteers work on repainting Carmin Yannone's home in New Hope Tuesday afternoon. Yannone, who is 90-years-old, sat inside to escape the heat and casually visited with the workers as they passed through.

CMSD funding request alarms mayor, council

Posted 6/22/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After two days of closed-door discussions with city officials and the county tax assessor, the Columbus Municipal School District appears poised to ask for a significant increase in taxes.

 

Citizen raises crime concerns to city council

Posted 6/22/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A concerned citizen went before the city council during Tuesday's meeting to voice worries over Columbus' crime issues.

 

 

Wind power lines could affect Caledonia residents

Posted 6/22/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Proposed routes for a $700 million wind power transmission project could pass through the Golden Triangle and generate hundreds of construction jobs.

 

Miss. children improving, but not fast enough

Posted 6/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi has ranked 50th in the nation for child well-being in the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count report.

 

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