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  1. Voice of the people: David OwenRead the original story

    2 min ago | Commercial Dispatch

    ... flowers bloom in late April. With no florists, flowers were a scarce commodity. Heck, even if for sale, everyone in Columbus was too poor to buy them then. Dad went further and said there were Yankee ladies from Pennsylvania that were trying to ...

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  2. Different paths, same mission: Columbus police officers still joining up despite hazardsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 min ago | Commercial Dispatch

    Columbus Police Officers Mo Eguires and Chris Ware both joined the force last year. Chief Tony Carleton says today's officers face a much different world than they did a decade ago because of changes in technology and public perception of law enforcement.

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  3. Columbus native juggles love of music, medicine with UMMC bandRead the original story w/Photo

    3 min ago | Commercial Dispatch

    Performing at the House of Blues, the 4 Hearts, 1 Beat members are, from left, Jorge Jimenez, Kelly Pippin, McGinty Chilcutt, Drew Smith and John Bridges. Chilcutt, who plays the violin, is a Columbus native.

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  4. Through Performance, Mississippi Students Honor Long-Forgotten LocalsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | News 88.9 KNPR

    It's early evening in Friendship Cemetery, the local graveyard in Columbus, Miss. The white tombstones are coated with that yellow glow you only see right before dusk.

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  5. A look at the History of Memorial DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Clarksville Online

    ... springtime tributes to the Civil War dead already had been held in various places. One of the first occurred in Columbus, MS, April 25th, 1866, when a group of women visited a cemetery to decorate the graves of Confederate soldiers who had fallen in ...

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  6. Decoration Day was to honor Civil War deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Examiner.com

    ... commemorated on May 5, 1866 in Waterloo, New York. Within two years it was also commemorated in Richmond, Virginia; Columbus, Mississippi; Carbondale, Illinois; Macon, Georgia; and Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. Declaration Day was first proclaimed ...

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  7. History of Memorial DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | RecordNET

    ... Pennsylvania, put flowers on the graves of their dead from the Battle of Gettysburg. In April 1866, women from Columbus, Mississippi, laid flowers on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers. 4. Before he became a president, James A. ...

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  8. Honoring the lives of soldiers and sailors on Memorial DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Bangor Daily News

    ... of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion." Residents of Waterloo, New York, and Columbus, Mississippi, claim the holiday was first observed in their towns in 1866, but it took Gen. Logan's big heart and clout as ...

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  9. Veteran puts flags in African American cemeteriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Commercial Dispatch

    Willie Byrd places a flag beside the grave marker of a soldier buried at Sandfield Cemetery in Columbus. Byrd has placed flags next to the markers of veterans for eight years.

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  10. Lowndes home destroyed in blazeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Commercial Dispatch

    ... lived in the house with his wife, son and daughter. No one was home when the house caught fire about 9 a.m. Friday. Columbus Fire & Rescue battalion chief Wayne Doyle said he did not know where in the house the fire started. Flames had already ...

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  11. Memorial Day: One of the last eyewitnesses to D Day looks backRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Commercial Dispatch

    World War II veteran Joseph Johnson of Columbus holds a scrapbook his daughter Gwen Lollar made for him, along with the French Legion of Honour Medal awarded to him in 2013. Johnson, 89, is also the recipient of four bronze stars.

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  12. New Stage celebrates state's musical heritage with blues productionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Commercial Dispatch

    The Magnolia State and the blues go hand in hand. That heritage is central to "It Ain't Nothin'But the Blues," a musical to be presented in Jackson by New Stage Theatre May 26 through June 7. William "Peppy"Biddy of Columbus directs the retrospective that spans from African chants and Delta spirituals to the urban electricity of a Chicago nightclub.

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  13. Being Beautiful: Leave something to the imagination ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Commercial Dispatch

    ... label them "well-dressed"? I wonder what Coco Chanel and Vivian Leigh would say to Miley Cyrus and Rhianna. 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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  14. RememberRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Commercial Dispatch

    ... sacrifice so that the rest of us could enjoy the freedom that we have. It is a national holiday with its roots in Columbus. The day's origins began with the decoration of both Union and Confederate graves with flowers in Columbus on April 25, 1866. ...

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  15. Remembering their sacrificesRead the original story

    Saturday | Commercial Dispatch

    ... While there have been several cities that have claimed to have been the birthplace of Memorial Day, including Columbus -- where the women of the city decorated the graves of both U.S. and Confederate soldiers buried in Friendship Cemetery in April ...

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  16. Keep summer safe and fun for our childrenRead the original story

    Saturday May 23 | The News-Star

    ... have died in our nation's service. There are many stories about its beginnings, including that southern women in Columbus, Mississippi decorated graves of Civil War soldiers, both Confederate and Union, with flowers. With all the terrorist stuff ...

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  17. Memorial Day's origins began with Civil WarRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | The Florida Times-Union

    ... raged in 1863, grieving mothers, wives, daughters, sisters and the loved ones were cleaning Confederate graves in Columbus, Miss., placing flowers on them. "They noticed nearby the Union soldiers' graves, dusty, overgrown with weeds. a They cleared ...

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  18. Lynn Spruill: Memorial DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... those fallen Civil War Union soldiers. Observance began in May of 1868. There have apparently been multiple cities (Columbus among them) laying claim to being the initiator of the practice of honoring those fallen soldiers but President Lyndon ...

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  19. Juneteenth festival marches onRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Commercial Dispatch

    The Junteenth-Columbus committee decided in a called meeting Thursday evening to move forward with plans for this year's event -- set for June 19-20 at Sim Scott Park -- despite a Columbus City Council decision earlier this week to prohibit beer sales on park grounds. Event chairperson Cindy Lawrence told The Dispatch the committee has struck a deal to sell beer on private property adjacent to the park.

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  20. Suicide third-leading cause of death among Miss. teensRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Commercial Dispatch

    On Thursday, Katrina Sunivelle, director of Contact Helpline in Columbus, spoke to volunteers and representatives of local organizations at On Common Ground: Building Partnerships through Networking, an event sponsored by Community Outreach. Contact Helpline is a local organization which individuals can call and have someone to talk to when they're having emotional crises.

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