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  1. Council reappoints Spears to CMSD boardRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Commercial Dispatch

    The Columbus City Council voted 6-0 to reappoint Jason Spears to a five-year the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees. Spears, a financial adviser, earned his second term on the board.

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  2. Sales tax figures mixed in regionRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Commercial Dispatch

    Collections sent to cities this month, for taxes collected in December, were down slightly in Columbus and West Point, but up in Starkville. Likewise, total fiscal year-to-date collections are down -- in West Point more than Columbus -- and up in Starkville.

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  3. No penalty for furling Confederate-themed Miss. flagRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Commercial Dispatch

    ... projects. "He offered this last year, and we voted it down," Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jeff Smith, R-Columbus, told the House. All black representatives who were present rejected the amendment, as did many whites, including Republican ...

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  4. Bill with cigarette and gas tax provisions killedRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Commercial Dispatch

    A Mississippi House leader reversed course Tuesday and blocked a bill that could have led to higher gasoline and cigarette taxes. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jeff Smith, R-Columbus, killed House Bill 1733 by choosing not to bring it up for a vote in the full House.

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  5. Sweet touch: A Columbus cook shares her joy of cookingRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Commercial Dispatch

    Pat Wheeler of Columbus adds homemade lemon curd to the top of a lemon layer cake she prepared for the Stephen D. Lee Foundation Valentine party. Wheeler doubled the lemon cake recipe included in today's food section in order to make the larger crowd-pleasing dessert pictured.

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  6. Veterinarian questions eagle's cause of deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Commercial Dispatch

    A Facebook user posted a photo of a bald eagle found dead Monday in Columbus. A resident found the eagle on the 1500 block of Fourth Avenue North and brought it to city police headquarters.

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  7. No one charged after child left alone at hotelRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Commercial Dispatch

    Neither Columbus police nor the Mississippi Department of Human Services plan to press charges against two adults who left a 6-year-old child unattended Monday at a Columbus hotel. DHS, however, has temporarily placed the child in his grandmother's custody, Columbus Police Department Assistant Fred Shelton told The Dispatch this morning.

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  8. Hainsey still optimistic about acquiring westbound air serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Commercial Dispatch

    ... $1.5 million package to help secure westbound air service. It includes a combined $250,000 from Lowndes County and Columbus, $200,000 from Oktibbeha County and Starkville and $50,000 from Clay County and West Point. That money, along with a $750,000 ...

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  9. Stark Aerospace Announces New CEORead the original story

    Yesterday | PRWeb

    ... says incoming CEO McGrevey. Stark Aerospace is a global aerospace contractor with its main facility located in Columbus, Mississippi at the Golden Triangle Global Industrial Aerospace Park. Stark has a 100,000+ SF state of the art production ...

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  10. Dead bald eagle found in Columbus appears to have been shotRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Commercial Dispatch

    A Facebook user posted a photo of a bald eagle found dead Monday in Columbus. A resident found the eagle on the 1500 block of Fourth Avenue North and brought it to city police headquarters.

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  11. New Hope boys use defense to beat OxfordRead the original story

    Monday | Commercial Dispatch

    New Hope High School boys basketball coach Drew McBrayer flexes for the crowd Friday night in the waning moments of New Hope's 58-52 victory against Oxford in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 2 championship game in Columbus. Photo by: Chris McDill/Special to The Dispatch Buy this photo.

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  12. Honoring Mississippi's historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Commercial Dispatch

    ... building into a children's museum. The Heritage Trust celebrated its 25th anniversary last week with events in Columbus. Photo by: Luisa Porter/Dispatch Staff Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Nancy Carpenter estimates costs could ...

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  13. Ask Rufus: The Black Prairie of 1835Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | Commercial Dispatch

    The Old West Point Road, west of Columbus and the Tombigbee, passes through the area where the Columbus-Mayhew Road ran in the 1830s. In 1835, the prairie there was described as being "in a cultivated state, and presents to the eye luxuriant fields of cotton and corn."

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  14. Consultant brings fresh eyes to short-staffed CPDRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | Commercial Dispatch

    Columbus Police Department consultant K.B. Turner speaks with community members at Sim Scott Community Center in Columbus on Feb. 13. He is amid a six-month contract evaluating CPD. Photo by: Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff The Columbus native and chair of the University of Memphis Criminology and Criminal Justice Department grew up in north Columbus dreaming of being a police officer.

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  15. Boys and Girls Club ready for first off-site programRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... Late Friday afternoon, eight kids were gathered at a clubhouse at Cypress Park Apartments on South Lehmberg Road in Columbus, six of whom were playing a game of musical chairs under the direction of Natasha Morris. In the restaurant business, this ...

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  16. 'Stan the Man' retiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | Commercial Dispatch

    "Stan the Man" Glover retired Friday after more than 50 years working and volunteering for the Columbus ACT Center. Glover has been involved with the center since he was 5 years old. 1 comment

  17. Water wisdom: Tuesday workshop to help well ownersRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 18 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Lowndes County Farm Bureau Insurance office on 101 Main St. in Columbus. Well owners may pick up a sample bottle and collection instructions Monday at the MSU Extension office at 318 Seventh St. N. in ...

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  18. JA Charity Ball ticket sales open ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | Commercial Dispatch

    Junior Auxiliary of Columbus Charity Ball ticket co-chairs Betsy Galloway, left, and Kayla Hatcher look at seating charts that will be available Thursday for patrons to select tables. Get tickets at the JA Hut in Columbus from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Photo by: Courtesy photo Tickets to the Junior Auxiliary of Columbus 2017 Charity Ball will be available Thursday, Feb. 23 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Junior Auxiliary Hut at 1000 Park Circle, next to Lee Park in Columbus.

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  19. Community Calendar for the week of February 19, 2017Read the original story

    Saturday Feb 18 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... host of Southern Gardening television and radio shows, at 6 p.m. on the lower level of Trotter Convention Center, Columbus. Free to the public. Exhibit reception -- Come as you are to the Columbus Arts Council's 5:30- 7 p.m. reception opening an ...

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  20. Tupelo squads sweep Columbus for pair of region titlesRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 18 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... from the field. But Norwood and Tupelo had to adjust Friday night when faced with the prospect of going against Columbus High's zone defense in the first half. Chris Gilliam hit four of Tupelo's nine 3-pointers in the first half to set the tone in a ...

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