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Search continues for convicted sex offender

Posted 1/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

U.S. marshals and Lowndes County sheriff's deputies continue to search for a convicted sex offender this week. Jesse Steven Shelton, 41, was convicted in 1999 of attempted sodomy in the first degree.

 

 

Deputies make arrests in home burglaries

Posted 1/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office arrested three people Monday -- including two juveniles -- in connection with two unrelated home burglaries. Jeremy Marc Adams, 29, of 8061 Highway 12 E. No. 9, was charged Monday afternoon in connection with a home burglary on Woodlawn Drive.

 

 

Tempers continue to simmer, boil over at CVB meetings

Posted 1/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"Does not get along well with others" seems to be routine at Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board meetings. The show was on again Monday evening as board members accused, yelled and generally disagreed among themselves and with others.

 

New dealer selling Chrysler; former dealer charging rent

Posted 1/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The general manager of Columbus' new and only Chrysler dealership is glad to add the last line of the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram family to the business. The owner of Columbus' former Chrysler dealership said he is doing well without the line but is still charging the automaker rent for the sign on his property.

Class to show how disability can become ability

Posted 1/25/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sometimes, she has trouble finding a parking spot. Other times, she can't quite grab what she's reaching for. To an able-bodied person, these moments are nothing more than a slight inconvenience.

Harris Road bridge closes for repairs

Posted 1/25/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Those driving over the bridge on Harris Road in the Sessums community will have to take a detour as work starts on repairing faulty supports.

 

Marine denies firing at Iraqi women and children

Posted 1/24/2012 in National

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- A Marine facing sentencing over one of the worst attacks on civilians by U.S. troops during the Iraq War told a judge Tuesday in a surprise development that he never fired his weapon at any women or children.CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) -- A Marine facing sentencing over one of the worst attacks on civilians by U.S. troops during the Iraq War told a judge Tuesday in a surprise development that he never fired his weapon at any women or children.

 

 

MDAH awards preservation, landmark grants, appoints Carpenter to board

Posted 1/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- The Church of the Annunciation in Columbus and the Old Byhalia High School Auditorium have been awarded Community Heritage Preservation grants.

 

 

Proposals could limit governor's pardon power

Posted 1/24/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi lawmakers might ask voters to approve a constitutional amendment limiting the governor's power to pardon convicted criminals, the chairman of the Senate Constitution Committee said Monday.

 

 

Judge delays decision on pardoned inmates

Posted 1/24/2012 in State

JACKSON -- A Mississippi judge on Monday delayed a decision on whether to invalidate some pardons, including those of convicted killers, issued by Haley Barbour in his final days as governor.

 

 

Alabama hit again by tornadoes; 2 dead, 100 hurt

Posted 1/24/2012 in Area

OAK GROVE, Ala. -- Knowing this community's history of tornadoes, Jhan Powers gets nervous anytime violent weather rolls in. While her house was spared this time, a tornado demolished nearby mobile homes -- all of which were just a short drive from a path of destruction cut just last year by a deadly twister.

 

 

Bryant speech to give policy direction for Mississippi

Posted 1/24/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he'll reveal detailed policy proposals during his first State of the State address.

 

 

Murder, sex crime trials set for circuit court

Posted 1/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The man accused of stabbing two doughnut-shop employees in May is scheduled for trial during the January term of Oktibbeha County Circuit Court. George Johnson, 21, of Weir, is accused of entering Shipley Do-Nuts on May 31 and cutting the throat of a female employee and stabbing a male employee multiple times.

 

In focus: Starkville Academy students showcase talent at Scholastic Art competition

Posted 1/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Before Amber Chamblee started her freshman year at Starkville Academy, she feared the school wouldn't offer the elective she most looked forward to taking. Chamblee, along with freshmen Jamie Anthony and Janiece Pigg, had been learning the ins and outs of photography since they were seventh-graders.

 

Clay excited to be a part of regional recruitment efforts

Posted 1/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The addition of West Point and Clay County to the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link came with an enthusiastic reception. The Link board unanimously approved expanding its reach at Friday's regular quarterly meeting.

 

 

Link willing to expand its regional partnership

Posted 1/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The invitation is out for Oktibbeha County to join the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link. Link Executive Director Joe Max Higgins said Monday he would be happy to talk with officials in Starkville about a partnership.

 

 

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