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Police seize 40 pounds of weed in raid

Posted 6/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bringing an end to a months-long investigation, two people suspected of drug trafficking were arrested with about 40 pounds of marijuana, Tuesday evening.

Doctors' homes, offices raided in drug investigation

Posted 6/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Federal and local narcotics agents raided the offices and homes of two Columbus doctors Tuesday as part of an investigation into whether they gave out illegal drug prescriptions.

 

: Monroe360.com: Parvin sentenced to life for wife s murder (link)

Posted 6/22/2011 in Area

A Monroe County man and former MSU professor was convicted in the murder of his wife following a five-day trial in Monroe County Circuit Court.

 

 

Analysis: Rethinking relationships between judges, lawyers

Posted 6/21/2011 in State

The corruption case involving Paul Minor and two former Harrison County jurists has changed forever the relationships between Mississippi judges and lawyers, a federal public defender says.

 

 

DePriest's $20 million lawsuit on hold

Posted 6/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A lawsuit filed by local businessman Donald DePriest is on hold pending a Federal Communications Commission investigation into whether he operated a Ponzi scheme.

 

 

Lowndes County looks to add storm sirens, a $300K project

Posted 6/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The county currently has 25 tornado sirens (the city of Columbus has an additional five), and is looking to add 10-15 more, due to the county's growth over the past several years.

 

Stretch of Highway 82 named after Bulldog legend and longtime announcer Jack Cristil

Posted 6/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After logging more than an estimated 1 million miles of travel during his 58 years as voice of the Bulldogs, Cristil will help usher fans to Starkville via the Jack Cristil Highway.

 

High winds damage Golden Triangle Regional Airport roof

Posted 6/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

High-speed winds caused $33,000 worth of damage at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport last Monday.

 

Columbus police charge mother with beating 7-year-old son with fan belt

Posted 6/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested and charged a 36-year-old mother of two with child abuse early today for allegedly beating her 7-year-old son with a car motor fan belt.

Monday Profile: Atlanta comedian honed skills at Columbus' Lee High

Posted 6/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Antoine "Booger" Brown's comedy is as Golden Triangle as it gets.

 

Rise in giving signals economic rebound

Posted 6/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An annual report released Monday shows charitable giving in the United States grew nearly 4 percent last year after two years of steep declines -- a trend also seen here in the Golden Triangle. Some experts say that's a sign the economy is slowly rebounding.

 

Bond set for machete-wielding man arrested for assault in north Columbus

Posted 6/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bond has been set at $5,000 for the 55-year-old Columbus man accused of hacking another man at least six times with a machete Saturday.

 

: Photo gallery: Funeral of Sgt. Christopher Roger Bell (link)

Posted 6/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Ex-mega church minister faces harassment lawsuit in Jackson

Posted 6/18/2011 in State

A former employee of a Jackson mega church has filed a federal sexual harassment lawsuit against the church and its former pastor.

 

 

Golden Triangle air traffic down in May, but ahead in 2010

Posted 6/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Weather delays brought passenger volume down at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport in May, but the airport is still about 6 percent ahead of where it was last year.

 

 

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