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Judge Kitchens frustrated with state sentencing laws

Posted 6/9/2012 in Area

16th District Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens says state laws creating leniency on time served for convicted criminals is undermining the justice system.

Southside preservation district is history for now

Posted 6/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A proposed ordinance to protect and preserve the historic integrity of Southside has been scuttled due to a lack of funds.

Columbus drug dealers indicted in federal court

Posted 6/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two high-level Columbus drug dealers have been indicted on federal drug charges. Antonio Brooks, 25, of 396 Swedenburg Circle and Steven Douglas Jennings, 41, of 163 Swedenburg Circle, have been indicted on two counts each of intent to sell or distribute narcotics and one count each of aiding and abetting.

 

Armed robbers steal $12K in home invasion

Posted 6/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is investigating the armed robbery of an occupied trailer in northern Lowndes County.

 

Sex offender captured after chase

Posted 6/8/2012 in Area

After eluding authorities in Pickens County, Ala., a Columbus man is behind bars, charged with failing to register as a sex offender.

 

Miss. hosts NYC picnic, sends blues to Chicago

Posted 6/8/2012 in State

Mississippi is exporting some of its southern-fried culture to the folks up North this weekend.

 

Starkville church daycare provider charged with child abuse

A Starkville church daycare provider has been charged with two counts of felony child abuse, Starkville Police confirmed Wednesday.

 

Building permits 6-7-12

Posted 6/7/2012 in Business

 

 

Marriages and divorces 6-7-12

Posted 6/7/2012 in Business

 

 

Lowndes County schools discuss drug testing and security

Posted 6/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An upgraded security camera system and random drug testing will be considered by the county school system during Friday's board meeting.

 

 

Nothing foggy about mosquito control

Posted 6/7/2012 in Area

There are two things associated with summer in Mississippi: oppressive heat and humidity and the presence of mosquitoes. Summer in Columbus are no different.

 

 

Columbus and Lowndes renew Metro drug unit

Posted 6/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An agreement between the City of Columbus and Lowndes County could be bad news for those associated with illegal drugs.

 

 

Spain House fate remains in limbo

Posted 6/7/2012 in Area

Tupelo leaders have been told relocating the historic Spain House will cost 62 percent more than originally estimated.

 

 

Thousands of ducks to float the Tombigbee River Saturday

Posted 6/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus residents beware: A major duck invasion will take place Saturday at the Columbus Riverwalk.

 

State Sen. Terry Brown: CAFB vulnerable

Posted 6/6/2012 in State

Two decades ago, Columbus Air Force Base was threatened with Base Realignment and Closure, a process by which the United States Department of Defense strategically divests itself of military bases and reassigns personnel as a cost-saving measure.

Forensic expert Hayne settles defamation suit

Posted 6/6/2012 in State

Dr. Steven Hayne, once the state's most active forensic expert, has a reputation of being both something of a Svengali and an expert criminal witness. Hayne recently agreed to a $100,000 out of court settlement from the New York-based judicial advocacy group, The Innocence Project. Hayne filed a defamation of character suit against the group in April 2009 in U.S. District Court in Jackson.

 

Columbus City Council debates use of paving funds

Posted 6/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Several public parking lots this summer will be getting a facelift. With $1.4 million in leftover general obligation bond money, the Columbus City Council Tuesday voted to complete paving projects in individual wards.

 

 

Caledonia citizens protest new water bills

Posted 6/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia residents are likely to feel the sting of the rate hike affecting water and sewer now that the weather has heated up. Resident Charles Underhill expressed his displeasure with the rate hike during Tuesday's regular Board of Aldermen meeting.

 

 

Starkville Aldermen approve plans for municipal complex

A new Starkville municipal complex is one step closer to becoming reality.

 

 

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