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  1. Hankins/AkinsRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Times Post

    A celebration of marriage uniting Sarah Diane Hankins and Jeremy Lewis Akins will take place Saturday, October 25, 2014, in Ethelsville, Ala. She is the granddaughter of Cliff and Grace Wells of Columbus and the late Chester Hankins and the late Juan Renteria and Jane Renteria of Detroit, Mich.

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  2. Ask Rufus: It was 75 years agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Commercial Dispatch

    A 1940s postcard of the old Gilmer Hotel in Columbus. The ca. 1861 hotel served as headquarters for Mississippi Federation of Music Clubs convention in April 1939, the Travel Editors and AAA Bureau Managers tour of Mississippi in October 1939 and the first Columbus Pilgrimage in 1940.

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  3. Vo-tech: City schools offer Falcons hands-on learningRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Commercial Dispatch

    Jordan Williams, left, watches instructor, Jakiero Dismuke, slice butter for a shrimp and grits dish at Columbus High's McKellar Technology Center. Photo by: Zach Odom/Dispatch Staff Inside a professional kitchen in Columbus, young people are preparing an eclectic array of salads: Chicken salad, tuna salad, fruit salad, pasta salad, garden salad -- everything you can think of.

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  4. Bids for Columbus street work come in under estimateRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Commercial Dispatch

    City councilmen may have more money to work with than originally planned to pave streets and fix major drainage issues across Columbus. Bids for the street improvement portion of a $4.5 million Columbus capital improvements project were opened Thursday, and the apparent low bidder, Falcon Contracting, was nearly 10 percent under the initial $3.19 million estimate.

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  5. Photos from a Fall weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Commercial Dispatch

    ... Porter/Dispatch Staff Presley Howard, 16, wears a pig nose after her chosen pig won a race during Roast-n-Boast in Columbus on Saturday. Presley is the daughter of Denise and Bill Howard of Starkville. Photo by: Luisa Porter/Dispatch Staff A crowd ...

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  6. A life-altering battle makes a new career even sweeterRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Commercial Dispatch

    Breast cancer survivor Candy Grant of Columbus is a newly-published children's book writer. The former teacher is pictured at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Tuesday, where "This - books and children reading - is what it's all about," she said.

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  7. Being Beautiful: From corn dogs and funnel cakes to mascara and lip linerRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Commercial Dispatch

    ... with a giant pink and purple raccoon that her uncle won for her at the balloon dart game, so life was good. Former Columbus resident David Creel owns Beautiful With David salon in Jackson and has 20 years experience in the beauty industry. Contact ...

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  8. Roses and thorns: 10/19/14Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Commercial Dispatch

    ... Elementary School (from D to C). Great job! A rose to crews from Starkville Electric Department, 4-County Electric, Columbus Light & Water, CableOne and others for their quick and tireless response to Monday's storms, which left more than 17,000 ...

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  9. Columbus, Heritage Academy will try to get back on trackRead the original story

    Friday Oct 17 | Commercial Dispatch

    That's the message Columbus coach Randal Montgomery and Heritage Academy coach Barrett Donahoe want their teams to heed at 7 tonight as they prepare to face Greenville and Leake Academy, respectively, in Mississippi High School Activities Association and Mississippi Association of Independent Schools action. For Columbus, tonight's game will have a direct impact on its ability to finish in the top four in the region and earn a playoff spot.

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  10. Water rate increase coming to ColumbusRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... most of which would pay for maintenance of the north and south water treatment plants, water main upgrades in East Columbus and sewer system rehabilitation projects in Southside. The board passed a budget last month that projected $10,110,000 in ...

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  11. Columbus man jailed after pair of robberiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Commercial Dispatch

    An overnight robbery spree Wednesday has landed a Columbus man in custody facing armed robbery charges, the Columbus Police Department announced Thursday. The suspect, identified as Marshal Porter, 36, of 104 McHall Drive, is alleged to have robbed the Riverhill Chevron station on Main Street at approximately 9:53 p.m. Wednesday.

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  12. Columbus charter school hopefuls get closer to goalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Commercial Dispatch

    A group hoping to offer more educational options to elementary-aged children in Columbus has cleared the first hurdle in its quest to open a local charter school. A spokesman for the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board told The Dispatch the application it received from Inspire Charter School was one of two the board chose this week to proceed into the comprehensive evaluation stage.

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  13. Business brief: Crossley hiredRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 16 | Commercial Dispatch

    Urgent Team, one of the largest independent operators of urgent care centers in the Southeast, recently announced the appointment of Nancy Crossley as Area Manager of its Centers in Columbus, Starkville and West Point. As the Area Manager, she will be responsible for managing the teams in each center, as well building relationships with local businesses and representing Urgent Team to the Golden Triangle community.

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  14. Business brief: Flowers honoredRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 16 | Commercial Dispatch

    J. Gordon Flowers of Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC in Columbus was recently named by Best LawyersA in America.

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  15. Floyd Ingram: "Hail Dear Old State"Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Times Post

    ... State University is the No. 1 ranked college football team in the Good Ole U.S. of A. I was once a Sports Editor in Columbus and I got to cover MSU, Ole Miss and Alabama. I was lucky enough to go watch Alabama beat Miami in the Sugar Bowl on New ...

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  16. Drungo, Jr. left long legacyRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Commercial Dispatch

    Growing up in the same neighborhood in Columbus, Irby watched as Drungo Jr. matured into a 6-foot-4, 230-pound young man who earned the nickname "Hog" because he was so big and strong. Drungo Jr. used his teenage physical stature to his advantage to earn a job on a coal truck, which added to his reputation.

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  17. Golden Triangle crews work to restore powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... lacked electricity following Monday's storms. Officials at Starkville Electric Department, 4-County Electric and Columbus Light & Water estimated that roughly 17,500 customers lost service after high winds that accompanied a major cold front passed ...

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  18. City of Columbus may lift billboard banRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 15 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    The Columbus City Council is looking at new rules on putting up billboards along U.S. Highway 45 North and portions of Mississippi Highway 182. The rules, if adopted, would lift a billboard ban in effect in the city limits of Columbus for 14 years.

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  19. Voice of the people: James and Jane HuntRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Commercial Dispatch

    My mother always told me that "what goes around comes around." Could this relate to the nepotism policy of the city of Columbus? Questions naturally come to mind.

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  20. No review of appeal over Lowndes elder abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Commercial Dispatch

    The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to review the case of a Columbus nurse convicted of abusing an elderly person left in her care. The State Court of Appeals found in April that much of what Culpepper was arguing fell under legal strategy.

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