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Judge: Closed council gatherings in Columbus broke Open Meetings Act

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A judge says the city of Columbus can't hold split meetings of its city council to avoid open meetings requirements.

Hughes makes spirited case for education

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Nov. 4, Jay Hughes, a Democrat from Oxford, upset incumbent Brad Mayo, a Republican, in the election for the District 12 House of Representatives seat. Hughes ran on the campaign motto, "It all starts with education."

 

Man sentenced to 5 years after Lowndes Co. DUI

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Florida man has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty in Lowndes County to aggravated driving under the influence.

 

CPD makes grand larceny, burglary arrests

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department on Monday arrested Jarvis Alexander, 24, of 2203 Hughes Lane, Columbus, for grand larceny.

Photo: Jumping spider

Posted 5/26/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A jumping spider surveys the terrain from its perch on a flower petal near New Hope on Tuesday.

EMCC-MUW partnership provides baccalaureate pathway for manufacturing, engineering students

Posted 5/26/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An agreement signed Wednesday by East Mississippi Community College and Mississippi University for Women will enable EMCC students who have earned Associate of Applied Science degrees in industry and manufacturing areas to transfer seamlessly to MUW.

CAFB sign officially unveiled

Posted 5/25/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Travelers along Highway 45 North will see a brand new sign welcoming visitors to the Columbus Air Force base.

Historic Columbus mansion gets new owner

Posted 5/25/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Upon its completion in the early 1850s, the massive Greek Revival Mansion known as "Riverview" has been considered a Columbus treasure and a point of pride as the property at 511 Second St. S. changed owners but never its status as one of the state's great antebellum homes.

 

Man pleads guilty to aggravated DUI

Posted 5/25/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Florida man will be sentenced Thursday morning after pleading guilty to aggravated driving under the influence.

 

 

ATVs not allowed on Corps of Engineers property

Posted 5/25/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Army Corps of Engineers is reminding the public that the use of off-road vehicles is prohibited on Corps property.

 

New EMCC student union to enhance offerings and provide room to grow

Posted 5/25/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The opening later this fall of a two-story, 76,000-square-foot student union and multi-purpose building at East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle campus will help alleviate growing pains at the college and provide additional classroom space.

 

Miss. Justice Institute to represent newspaper in Open Meetings case

Posted 5/24/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch is seeking to take the place of former reporter Nathan Gregory in an ongoing civil case involving the city of Columbus and a violation of the state's Open Meetings Act.

 

Tedford gets 15 years in prison

Posted 5/24/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Christopher Tedford, of Columbus, will spend 15 years in prison without parole after pleading guilty to fondling a child under the age of 16.

 

Armed men rob Lowndes Co. gas station

Posted 5/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is searching for suspects following an armed robbery today at Stateline Fuel Center.

 

CL&W laying sewer lines at Riverwalk

Posted 5/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light & Water is laying a new sewer pipeline at Riverside Park near the start of the Columbus Riverwalk.

 

CAFB monitoring for Zika

Posted 5/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Air Force Base is keeping an eye out for mosquitoes that could potentially carry the Zika virus.

 

Sex crime sentencing pushed to Monday

Posted 5/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Christopher Tedford will have to wait again to find out his fate after a sentencing for sexual battery was issued and withdrawn Friday in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

Sprucing up Lady Liberty: 15-year-old Columbus resident looks to take on Eagle Scout project

Posted 5/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The last time the Statue of Liberty was fully refurbished, it required $87 million, hundreds of workers and two years to complete. "Lady Liberty" was rededicated in 1984. Eli Box expects his efforts to spruce up the "Little Lady Liberty" near downtown Columbus will take about six months and come at a far lower cost.

 

Elderly Illinois man found after leaving local hotel

Posted 5/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus authorities were able to locate an 80-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease Saturday after he walked away from a Highway 45 North hotel.

 

 

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