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Louise Campbell has been a fixture in the Clay County arts community for more than 50 years, and next Sunday, she'll have the building to show for it. The city, West Point Clay County Growth Alliance and West Point Clay County Arts Council will unveil the new Louise Campbell Center for the Arts at 1 p.m. Sept.
Heritage Academy in Columbus is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Representing a four-generation Heritage family, alumna Meredith McClanahan Fraser , seated at left, looks through her senior annual Wednesday with her daughter, Elizabeth Yates and Elizabeth's son, 4-year-old Bayn, a junior-kindergarten student.
Franklin Square is a ca. 1835 Greek Revival home on Third Avenue North. The style's elements of symmetry and a tripartite entrance are clearly shown by the house.
Locals participate in the Tennessee Williams Streetcar 5K Run Saturday morning that began at the Williams Welcome Center. Photo by: Luisa Porter/ Dispatch Staff A good luck rose to Jasmine Murray, who takes the stage in Atlantic City tonight representing Mississippi in the Miss America pageant.
Tymechie Hairston, 24, and Willie Hairston, 22, both of 325 Warren St., were arrested Monday by agents with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Division, according to commander Archie Williams. The arrests were a joint effort with the Columbus Police Department, Williams said.
The Mississippi Office of the State Auditor has determined that the gun buyback program held by the city of Columbus last year was not illegal. Spokesperson Brett Kittredge confirmed Wednesday that the office sent the city a closure letter stating that it found no evidence of wrongdoing when the city council voted to set aside $10,000 in its general fund for the program, which allowed city residents to trade in guns for cash.
Judge Kenneth Burns will hear the case next week in Lowndes County Chancery Court beginning Monday at 9 a.m. According to court documents, parties who had obtained legal representation to contest the plan have dropped their objections and withdrawn from the case. Columbus City Council Attorney Jeff Turnage confirmed the withdraws Wednesday but said there are still some unrepresented objectors who have the option of coming forward.
The resignation of a KiOR board member has exposed allegations that the publicly traded advanced biofuels firm likely knew in the spring of 2012 that its facility in Columbus, Miss., would not reach production targets but didn't tell investors. KiOR started up the facility in November 2012.
A second man has been arrested in a weekend shooting in Columbus that left one man dead and another injured. Quinton Latrance Erby, 24, of No.
I am the second oldest of 6 girls. I attended Hughes Elementary School, Hunt Jr. High, Joe Cook and S.D. Lee High School.
A group hoping to start a Columbus charter school next fall says its second application to the Mississippi Charter School Authorization Board will focus entirely on elementary education. Darren Leach, executive officer with Inspire STEM & Arts Scholars Academy, told The Dispatch on Monday the plan is to open a school that will serve, in its first year of operation, kindergarten through third grade students.
Trinity Singers pictured during a recent rehearsal at the Trinity Place Retirement Community in Columbus are, front row, from left, Sadie Honnoll, Billie East, Beth Blaxton, Virginia McAdams, Rebecca Fortenberry and Faye Hunnicutt. Behind them are Mary Brewer, Linda Mogel, Hazel Brown, Edna Salzer, Ann Young, Mary Belle Bonner and Joel McAdams.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:50 pm
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