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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.

 

 

Columbus CVB funding delay may hurt Legends Concert's lineup

Posted 6/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Opportunity to get Three Dog Night, The Temptations may pass if CVB waits to commit to concert, according to organizers.

 

 

Biloxi PD search for suspects in garage beating, robbery

Posted 6/18/2011 in State

Police are searching for three men suspected of beating and robbing a man in a Biloxi parking garage after the suspects gave him a ride.

 

 

Bond set for West Point man accused of beating mom with baseball bat

Posted 6/18/2011 in Area

Bond has been set at $185,000 for a West Point man accused of attacking his mother with a baseball bat Tuesday before fleeing in a stolen car.

 

Clay County inmate escapes by cutting through razor-wire fence

Posted 6/18/2011 in Area

Amonty Young, 24, managed to cut a small section of spiral razor-wire fence surrounding the interior section of the jail's prisoner yard and squirm through before climbing over a gate and another strip of barbed wire around the exterior fence shortly before 3 p.m. Friday.

Columbus police officers' appeal postponed

Posted 6/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Between accusations that Mayor Robert Smith threatened a police officer and a key witness, Police Chief Joseph St. John, calling in sick, the Civil Service Commission appeals hearing Friday was courtroom drama at its best.

Saying goodbye: Fallen soldier laid to rest in Columbus

Posted 6/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hundreds of people lined the streets to honor the passing of U.S. Army Sgt. Christopher Roger Bell, who was laid to rest this afternoon at Living Faith Tabernacle Cemetery in Columbus. Bell, 21, was a native of Golden. He, along with three other soldiers, died in eastern Afghanistan June 4 in a roadside explosion.

 

Performance artist from Ohio seeks local voices

Posted 6/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Artist Robert Ladislas Derr is searching for one to three community members interested in singing "Christopher Columbus," a short song by 1950s pop artist Guy Mitchell about the legendary 15-century explorer, for his 10 town multi-media project, Discovering Columbus.

 

 

Starkville's Pilot club to install kids' music trail

Posted 6/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Thanks to efforts by the Starkville Pilot Club, children visiting McKee Park on Lynn Lane will soon be hearing -- and making -- the sounds of music.

 

 

Tourism board ousts Byrd as chairwoman

Posted 6/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After a heated discussion, Whirllie Byrd was ousted as chair of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors on Thursday.

 

 

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