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  1. Ask Rufus: Oysters, steamboats and ThanksgivingRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

    Historically, November meant cooler weather and a rising Tombigbee River. Higher water levels allowed steamboats to bring - among other items - fresh oysters from Mobile to Columbus.

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  2. District 17 runoff set for TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

    Three weeks of campaigning will come down to Tuesday when voters decide who will serve the remaining year of the late Terry Brown's state senate term. Bobby Patrick and Chuck Younger advanced to Tuesday's runoff after a four-candidate race during the Nov. 4 special election for the District 17 seat.

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  3. Making a memory: A few readers share their memorable ThanksgivingsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

    From left, Aiden Clemmons and Carrigan Young, both 4, are dressed as pilgrims Tuesday while Brooklyn Smith, 3, Cole Thomas, 4, and Brianna Turner, 3, portray Native Americans during rehearsal for their Thanksgiving program at First United Methodist Church's Early Learning Center. Aiden is the son of Craig and Anne Clemmons.

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  4. Columbus tree lighting to have new look, localeRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

    An annual holiday festivity in Columbus takes on a new look this season. On Monday, Dec. 1 the lighting of the city Christmas tree expands and moves to the east end of the renovated Old Tombigbee River Bridge at the Riverwalk downtown.

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  5. A community Thanksgiving service marks 46th yearRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

    Martha Jo Mims always knows where she will be the Tuesday night before Thanksgiving -- with friends and neighbors, giving thanks. Mims is one of the many who will come together Nov. 25 for the annual Union Thanksgiving Service in Caledonia.

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  6. Being Beautiful: Three holiday wishes from your fairy godfatherRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

    Disney princesses give us all something to aspire to with their beautiful hair -- Snow White's enviable raven black tresses, Cinderella's ball-worthy chignon, and that platinum blonde braid Elsa left frozen in our minds -- all magical in some way. Coaches, carriages and even SUVs escorted hundreds of little princesses to "Disney on Ice" recently in Jackson, and tiaras were standard issue accessories.

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  7. Roses and thorns: 11/23/14Read the original story

    16 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

    A rose to Mississippi State University for its support of the inaugural "Unified Egg Bowl.' The event, staged by Special Olympics Mississippi, featured a flag football game in which Special Olympians with intellectual disabilities played alongside students in an Ole Miss vs. MSU contest.

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  8. Bond reduction denied for Buffalo Wild Wings suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Commercial Dispatch

    A bond reduction has been denied for a woman accused of fatally shooting another woman in the parking lot of a Columbus restaurant. Tarkesha Carter, 25, appeared in Columbus Municipal Court Thursday afternoon for her preliminary hearing.

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  9. Columbus named 'Friendliest City' in 'Best of Mississippi'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Commercial Dispatch

    Christopher Haedara, of Germany, waves goodbye to the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center on Thursday before venturing around Columbus in the double-decker tour bus. Haedara is with a group from Germany visiting America and the South.

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  10. 14th Avenue ditch construction to start Dec. 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Commercial Dispatch

    In August, Columbus councilmen accepted a bid from Colom Construction Tuesday of $755,394 for the long-awaited improvement project. The city's agreement with Multistate Trust, which is overseeing cleanup of the Kerr-McGee site nearby, requires that the city and Colom Construction carry pollution and professional liability insurance.

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  11. Improved sales tax returns observed locallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Commercial Dispatch

    Returns from the Mississippi Department of Revenue totaled $727,524 this month, according to data provided by Columbus Chief Financial Officer Milton Rawle. This month's check to the city reflects 18.5 percent of what city retailers collected in September.

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  12. Brewer returns to the Golden Triangle with stories to tellRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Commercial Dispatch

    The Columbus Kiwanis Club welcomed an old friend "back home" Wednesday during its regular monthly luncheon at Lions Hills Center and Golf Club. While Billy Brewer, 79, is widely known as the colorful former coach of the Ole Miss football team, he remains one of Columbus' favorite sons, a star athlete at Columbus Lee in the 1950s and later as the Generals' successful coach of nine years before moving on to the college ranks.

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  13. Channel for Columbus council meetings to switchRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 20 | Commercial Dispatch

    For more than nine years, broadcasts of city council meetings have been on channel 3 if you're a Cable One subscriber. A grant the cable company received is paying for the installation of new cameras and media equipment at no cost to the city and will be complete before the council's next meeting on Dec. 2, according to Columbus Director of Information Technology Walter Wickham.

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  14. Browning on Business: Downtown Columbus shoe store set to openRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Commercial Dispatch

    You'll remember that since April the vacant storefront at 423 Main St. has had a "Taylor Smith Shoes" sign, along with a "Coming Soon" sign, hanging in front of it. Many have wondered when, or if, the store would open.

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  15. Business brief: BankTEL Systems RecognizedRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 20 | Commercial Dispatch

    BankTEL Systems, based in Columbus, Mississippi, announced it has been ranked 483rd on Deloitte's 2014 Technology Fast 500 , a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. BankTEL grew 143.8 percent during this time period.

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  16. Our View: Test will give students early exposure to the workplaceRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Commercial Dispatch

    During his speech at Tuesday's Columbus Rotary Club meeting, Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins said he hopes to have every high-school junior in the Golden Triangle take the WorkKeys test. Beginning as early next year, students at public and private high schools in Columbus and Lowndes County would be able to take the test, with students in Oktibbeha and Clay counties to follow in subsequent years.

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  17. MUW student works for LGBT acceptance, understandingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Commercial Dispatch

    Blossom Brown, a junior at Mississippi University for Women, has volunteered with the Human Rights Campaign for the past six months. Late last month she spoke at the HRC's annual dinner in Washington, D.C., and her story will soon be featured in a HRC television advertisement.

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  18. Buckhalter steps down from CVB boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Commercial Dispatch

    The CVB board accepted Buckhalter's resignation Monday after board president Dewitt Hicks read it to members during the board's monthly meeting. It is effective immediately.

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  19. Country Store good: Great cooks, savvy hosts count days until this annual fundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Commercial Dispatch

    From left, Lucy Phillips and granddaughters Rayne Phillips, Allie Kerby and Mary Douglass Kerby, and Lucy's daughter Lisa Kerby, make chocolate cream pies together from an old family recipe in Lisa's kitchen. Lucy Phillips and Lisa Kerby will make a pie and more for the Country Store Bake Sale set for Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the S.D. Lee Home, 316 Seventh St. N. in Columbus.

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  20. Slimantics: Public hearing fails to 'Inspire'Read the original story

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Commercial Dispatch

    The public hearing had just ended. As Tommie Cardin was packing up for his drive back to Jackson, Darren Leach approached him and made what seemed to me a curious comment.

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