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Our View: Your voice makes a difference
A newcomer to Columbus might, after some observation, conclude that people here simply do not care about what is happening in our community.
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Voice of the people: James E. Goolsby
The Commercial Dispatch has dared to present the truth to the public when some thought this to be impossible as it would be seen as racist.
Columbus police chief McQueen retires
Mayor Robert Smith said Chief Selvain McQueen relinquished his vehicle and uniform late Thursday afternoon and announced his retirement.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
West Point sales tax returns up nearly $100K
Sales tax revenue in West Point was up significantly in February compared to that month last year, while Columbus and Starkville revenues were slightly down.
Browning on Business: New restaurants open in Columbus, Starkville
Cindy's Deli is in the spot that once housed Three Monkeys Pizza at at 910 Tuscaloosa Rd. Cindy Lynch is the owner, and her sister, Deborah Johnston, is the manager.
Leaders approve speed curbing measures
County and city leaders are taking measures to increase safety and reduce speed on roads near churches and residential areas.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Our View: When the shoe is on the other foot
During Monday's uniformly contentious and often ridiculous meeting of the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees, the board finally got around to interviewing candidates for the search firm that will be charged with identifying candidates for a permanent schools superintendent.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
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Friends of BPL welcome local author to LWB
Columbus author Deborah Johnson is bringing her latest novel to the Luncheon with Books at noon, April 24 at the Bryan Public Library in West Point.
Council could adopt millage increase resolution
Before a 1.1 mill tax increase for a capital improvement bond issue is set in stone, the city of Columbus must publish a notice of intent four times.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
CAC annual gala goes 'Jeans & Jewels'
Columbus Arts Council Gala Committee chair Pam Russell, left, and committee member Sheila Clark get in the spirit at a planning meeting Tuesday for the Columbus Arts Council's Jeans & Jewels gala set for April 26. Tickets are available at the Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center at 501 Main St., or by calling 662-328-2787.
Quilts and codes: Folklore or fact, quilted messages of the...
Quiltmaker Sara Deloach, left, and her friend Elizabeth Simpson talk about secret signals of the Underground Railroad said to be associated with quilt patterns.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
J5 Broaddus using study to assist public works
City employee Sammy Porter prepares a flower garden for planting on Fifth Street in front of the Magnolia Bowl in Columbus on Thursday afternoon.
Community Calendar for the week of April 13, 2014
Sunday at the Bluff -- Paleontologist George Phillips of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson speaks at 2 p.m. on "The Black Prairie 10,000 Years Ago" at Plymouth Bluff Center, 2200 Old West Point Road, Columbus.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
MSU dedicates $1.2M 4-H complex in West Point
The complex includes a nature trail, a 4-H shooting range, the Southern Ionics 4-H Environmental Center, the Mississippi Farm Bureau 4-H ATV Training Center and the Elizabeth A. Howard 4-H Therapeutic Riding and Activity Center.
Residents question city's approach for infrastructure
Former city councilman Jay Jordan expresses his concerns about the city's plans to borrow $5 million for upgrades to the city's infrastructure.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Trotter work still set to finish late this year
In February, Columbus councilmen agreed to make the city its own contractor for a $1.65 million Trotter Convention Center renovation after bids for a general contractor came in well above project budget.
Proposed Columbus charter school passes first hurdle
The state's Charter School Authorizer Board voted Wednesday to declare three applications eligible and complete to move forward.
Tales From The Crypt alive and well
Flannery Voges-Haupt, of Starkville, looks up her Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science classmate Harper Panter, of Gulfport, while performing their historical rendition during Tales from the Crypt at Friendship Cemetery in Columbus on Wednesday.