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DJ pleads guilty to 2015 shooting at Heidi Ho

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Friday will spend 35 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

Ex-Columbus choir teacher to serve 7 years for soliciting student

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A crowd of supporters for former Columbus High School choir director Michael Jackson openly sobbed in court Friday as Jackson was sentenced to serve seven years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections for soliciting a student for sex.

Island Paddle Fest set for Saturday

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The annual Island Paddle Fest is scheduled for Saturday at the Riverwalk downtown.

The Running Man: Columbus cardiologist fled Uganda death squads as a teen

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Dr. Julius Kato was just a boy of 14 he began running. He hasn't stopped running since.

Columbus resident arrested for possession of child pornography

Posted 5/25/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus resident faces charges for multiple counts of child exploitation from the state Attorney General's Office.

Recovering the past: Archaeological project hopes to confirm Union soldiers' graves in Friendship Cemetery

Posted 5/25/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Memorial Day in 1866, barely a year after the end of the Civil War, a group of Columbus women decorated the Friendship Cemetery graves of Confederate soldiers -- along with the graves of several unknown Union soldiers.

Ex-Columbus HS teacher found guilty of soliciting student for sex

Posted 5/25/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Columbus High School chorus teacher will spend seven years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections, following a guilty verdict in a child exploitation case this week.

Woman arrested for stabbing male acquaintance

Posted 5/25/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman faces aggravated assault charges after a stabbing incident, according to Columbus police.

 

East Columbus Rite-Aid converts to Walgreens

Posted 5/25/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The signage still identifies it as Rite-Aid, but the pharmacy at the Gateway Shopping Center in east Columbus is now operating as a Walgreens.

 

Local legislators jeer this year's session as unproductive

Posted 5/24/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Wednesday's legislative forum at Lion Hills focused on a handful of much-discussed statewide issues -- and one local one.

Three finalists announced for CMSD superintendent spot

Posted 5/24/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Joe Cook Elementary principal is among the three finalists for Columbus Municipal School District superintendent, board of trustees President Jason Spears confirmed to The Dispatch on Wednesday.

Two pilots involved in T-38 crash released from hospital Wednesday

Posted 5/24/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus Air Force Base pilots who ejected from a T-38C Talon II before it crashed outside the base Wednesday morning were released from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, CAFB spokespeople confirmed Wednesday.

Ex-Columbus-Lowndes Airport manager arrested for embezzlement

Posted 5/24/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former manager of the Columbus-Lowndes Airport has been arrested by the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor for embezzlement.

CMSD board upholds Hickman termination

Posted 5/24/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District's board on Wednesday unanimously upheld the termination of former superintendent Philip Hickman.

Lowndes man indicted for touching a child for lustful purposes

Posted 5/24/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man has been indicted for child molestation.

Three finalists picked for CMSD superintendent job

Posted 5/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Joe Cook Elementary principal is among the three finalists for Columbus Municipal School District superintendent, board of trustees President Jason Spears confirmed to The Dispatch on Wednesday.

CAFB pilots released from hospital after crash

Posted 5/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus Air Force Base pilots who ejected from a T-38C Talon II before it crashed outside the base Wednesday morning have been released from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, CAFB spokespeople confirmed.

Landmark status moves Lee High one step closer to redevelopment

Posted 5/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lee Middle School property on Military Road is now a Mississippi Historic Landmark.

Five arrested in suspected fraud operation

Posted 5/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Five suspects from Venezuela are facing federal fraud charges after being stopped at a police checkpoint in Lowndes County over the weekend, according to court documents.

 

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