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Woman charged with taking pornographic photos of sons

Posted 8/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 41-year-old woman has been charged in Lowndes County with taking pornographic photographs of her two young sons.

How much is that doggie in the window? Humane Society opens new location on Main Street

Posted 8/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cute puppies and kitties can't tug heart strings if nobody sees them, so the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society is putting the cuteness on display on Main Street.

 

Columbus state senator says Coast booming (video)

Posted 8/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State Sen. Terry Brown, R-Columbus, visited the Columbus Rotary Club Tuesday to share a little optimism, some pessimism and a lot of uncertainty.

 

 

Child porn, sexual battery trials continued

Posted 8/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Separate trials for two Lowndes County men, one facing charges for child pornography and the other for sexual battery, have been continued until October in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

 

Man accused of raping granddaughter

Posted 8/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 72-year-old Artesia man has been charged with sexual battery after allegedly raping his 16-year-old granddaughter.

 

Perkins opposed to 'subjective' pay raises

Posted 8/25/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When the Starkville Board of Aldermen Monday voted to move forward with plans for an ad valorem tax increase and a hike in sanitation fees, Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins was vehemently opposed.

 

 

Commission to examine possible historic districts

Posted 8/25/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's newly formed Historic Preservation Commission met for the first time Tuesday and is now planning the first steps toward designating older portions of the city as "historic" and protecting them from unchecked development and modifications.

 

Events honor end of World War II, remember area's aviation history

Posted 8/25/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- With the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II approaching, some of Oktibbeha County's biggest history buffs are preparing for a weekend event to honor area veterans.

 

Triplett child-porn trial continued until October

Posted 8/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The trial of a Lowndes County man on possession of child pornography charges -- scheduled for Tuesday in Lowndes County Circuit Court -- has been continued until October.

 

 

Biofuel project tops Miss. special session agenda

Posted 8/24/2010 in Business

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is asking lawmakers to approve funding for a facility that would produce renewable crude oil from trees.

 

 

Ala. fire chief fired over fetuses flushed down toilet

Posted 8/24/2010 in Business

Odenville has fired its fire chief after an incident in which two premature stillborn fetuses were flushed down a toilet at a home.

 

 

Positive intervention

Posted 8/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Parents and teachers tend to believe students know how to act by the time they reach school age and if they're being "bad" it's because they choose to be. Not so, says a professional development service from the University of Southern Mississippi.

 

 

Selectmen question municipal court operations

Posted 8/24/2010 in Area

After months of discussion, West Point's city judge appeared before the Board of Selectmen Thursday during a special called meeting to address concerns about the current municipal court probation system.

 

 

Council, police: Citizens' help key to combat crime

Posted 8/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Crime is a community problem and citizen involvement is a powerful preventative measure, the Columbus City Council and command staff of the Columbus Police Department agreed.

 

Ex-reserve officer pleads guilty to rape

Posted 8/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 14-year reserve Columbus police officer pleaded guilty Monday evening in Lowndes County Circuit Court to statutorily raping his girlfriend's underage daughter multiple times.

Teen injured in afternoon wreck

Posted 8/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 16-year-old New Hope High School junior was injured Monday when he swerved to miss another student's truck, flipping his own.

 

Motorists urged to use caution around cyclists

Posted 8/24/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While more and more cyclists are taking to the streets of Starkville, motorists are being urged to follow a new state law which sets a minimum space requirement when passing bicycles on the road.

 

 

Starkville residents facing tax increase

Posted 8/24/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Residents of Starkville could soon face a tax increase. The Starkville Board of Aldermen Monday voted 4-3 to instruct the city clerk's office to compose a 2010-2011 fiscal year budget which includes a .45-mill tax increase.

 

 

Cal-Maine adds 800,000 eggs to recall

Posted 8/23/2010 in Business

Cal-Maine Foods Inc., the nation's largest egg seller and distributor, said it is recalling about 800,000 dozen eggs related to an expanded recall tied to a salmonella outbreak.

 

 

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