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Columbus, Mississippi is located in Lowndes County. Zip codes in Columbus, MS include 39703, 39705, and 39704. The median home price in Columbus is $129,000 which is roughly $61/per square foot. More Columbus information.

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20 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

Slimantics: A tale of two tails

Columbus resident Barry Ferrow holds a two-tailed quarter he received as a birthday present 10 years ago.

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Yesterday | Commercial Dispatch

Sales tax revenue continues upward trend

Columbus' check from the Mississippi Department of Revenue this month was $722,512.39, nearly a $12,000 improvement from August 2013.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Commercial Dispatch

Mayor, city employee raises rescinded

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith broke a 3-3 council tie Monday to rescind all previously approved pay raises for city employees, including his own.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Alabama Live

Daughter of Union Springs police chief fatally shot in Mississippi

The daughter of Union Springs Police Chief Danny Jackson was fatally shot Sunday morning in a Buffalo Wild Wings parking lot in Columbus, Miss.

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Commercial Dispatch

New leadership at local Boys and Girls clubs

Brittany Houston has been promoted to unit director of the Columbus Boys and Girls Club.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Commercial Dispatch

Robert Smith: The Mayor responds

On Aug. 6, 2014, the Mayor and City Council of Columbus had a budget meeting. In that meeting the Council deadlocked on a number of issues related to some important pay raises for some of the City's valuable employees.

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Commercial Dispatch

Voice of the people: Why not look into privatization?

After reading the editorial about privatizing Public Works in The Dispatch Thursday I'm still asking myself, "Why in the world did David Armstrong suggest a tax increase was inevitable and why would he not want to allow the company to do an audit, free of charge to us, in order to advise us on whether it would be a money saving move or not? Then ... (more)

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Commercial Dispatch

Woman dies after restaurant parking lot shooting

A woman is dead and another woman in custody after an early morning shooting in the parking lot of a Columbus restaurant.

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Sunherald.com

Passion for proof drives his forensic fascination

It's not that Ross, a retired Air Force colonel in Columbus, is preoccupied with criminal nature or the macabre.

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Commercial Dispatch

Columbus native part of Southern Writer's book festival

Columbus native Yvonne R. Edwards will appear at the Southern Writer's Book Festival Aug. 23 at Barnes & Noble at The Summit in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Commercial Dispatch

Roses and thorns: 8/17/14

Roses and thorns: Ricky Johnston, from Columbus, rests before the Third Annual Possum Town Triathlon begins Saturday morning at the Stennis East Bank Lock and Dam.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Huskers.com

Cockrell Impressing Papuchis at Nickel

Nebraska defensive coordinator John Papuchis met with the media after practice, noting that the team has had a good week of practice, mentioning that the tempo has been improving since the start of Fall Camp.

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Times Post

Driver's License office opens in Houston

The Mississippi Highway Patrol opened a Driver's License office in Houston last week.

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Commercial Dispatch

Columbus twins land spot in feature film

This picture, sent to casting officials with "The Hollars," helped land Summer Atkinson, left, and her twin sister, Scarlett, an appearance in the movie, which is being filmed in Jackson.

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Commercial Dispatch

City Hall number listed on fundraiser flyer

Whether or not you plan on attending a private fundraiser for Mayor Robert Smith tonight, you have a vested interest in the event if you are a Columbus resident.

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Mayor, council violated open meetings laws

The Mississippi Ethics Commission has issued a preliminary report stating that meetings of the Columbus mayor and city council that took place this year violated three sections of the state's Open Meetings Act.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

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Michael Jackson New Single - A Place With No Name

I am the second oldest of 6 girls. I attended Hughes Elementary School, Hunt Jr. High, Joe Cook and S.D. Lee High School.

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Commercial Dispatch

Browning on Business: Columbus getting a new pizza restaurant, fabric store

Preston Lott, who was part of the duo that opened the first Lost Pizza Company in the Delta in 2007, confirmed to The Dispatch on Wednesday that the pizza restaurant will open a location along Highway 45 North later this year.

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Commercial Dispatch

MUW ready for student move-in

Approximately 400 college students -- from seniors to freshmen -- will move to Columbus on Saturday during student move-in day at Mississippi University for Women.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

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Our View: A stumbling start

Monday afternoon, Philip Hickman, the new superintendent of schools in Columbus, met with The Dispatch editorial board.

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