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Shelton trial continued

Posted 5/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The trial of a former youth leader, Benjamin Shelton, has been continued until August.

 

 

CMSD superintendent interviews begin tonight

Posted 5/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Interviews will begin tonight for the first of three candidates remaining in the Columbus Municipal School District's superintendent search.

 

Outstanding warrant leads to meth and rape charges

Posted 5/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An outstanding warrant led to a drug bust and a statutory rape charge Thursday evening.

 

Columbus man in intensive care after assault

Posted 5/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department responded to a number of altercations and burglaries over the weekend and chased a dog at-large who threatened an elderly man at his home.

 

 

Youth minister arrested for filming woman in dressing room

Posted 5/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Hamilton youth minister has been arrested for allegedly filming a woman changing clothes in a local dressing room.

 

 

Fondling case results in mistrial

Posted 5/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After deliberating for around three hours, a hung jury led to a mistrial in the case of the State versus Doris "D.R." McElhenney.

 

KiOR CEO: Local contractors to thank for early completion

Posted 5/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

KiOR officials are fond of noting the company, through its process of converting non-food input into gasoline and diesel, is accelerating something nature has done for a very long time. And now the development of the plant itself is on an accelerated path, as construction of KiOR's $222 million cellulosic gasoline and diesel plant -- a first for Columbus and beyond -- is complete, ahead of schedule.

 

United Way seeks community input on area needs

Posted 5/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A community can change a lot in 20 years. Service agencies open and close. Demographics shift. Things deemed important by one generation may barely register on the radar of the next. That's why the United Way of Lowndes County is seeking public input with a Community Needs Assessment Survey.

 

 

Dumas honored by TVA for sustainability efforts

Posted 5/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Like a farmer at seedtime, there is little visible evidence of the work Jeremiah Dumas has done. Dumas, an assistant professor of landscape architecture at Mississippi State University and alderman for Starkville's 5th Ward, has been a driving force in just about every effort to bring sustainability to his campus and city.

 

 

Circuit court trials set for this week

Posted 5/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The trial of the State versus Demonta Dewayne "Gangster" Gardner is scheduled to begin Monday, officials at District Attorney Forrest Allgood's office said.

 

 

Two sentenced to life in prison for 1993 Ellis murder

Posted 5/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The duo convicted of killing two men, including one from Columbus, were sentenced last week to life in prison without parole.

 

 

Mistrial in McElhenney fondling case

Posted 5/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After deliberating for around three hours, a hung jury led to a mistrial in the case of the State versus Doris "D.R." McElhenney.

 

 

Grandfather testifies in fondling trial

Posted 5/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jurors today are expected to begin deliberations in the trial of D.R. McElhenney, who is accused of sexually fondling his granddaughter with a back massager, after a July 19, 2009 luncheon at his home.

 

Fad or fortune? Facebook goes public

Posted 5/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Long ago, in a lexicon far, far away, "friend" was a noun and no one could unfriend anyone, because the word didn't exist. There were no Farmville crops to harvest, and if a potential paramour wanted to send you a virtual drink, you at least were on the same continent. Your old flames stayed mercifully on the back burner and your dog was too busy chasing squirrels to post photographs of himself in his Burberry field jacket.

 

Superintendent interviews set for next week

Posted 5/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Last June, when former city schools Superintendent Dr. Del Phillips climbed into his red truck and drove away from the district's central office, the search began for his successor.

 

 

Defense paints image of estranged family in fondling trial

Posted 5/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County jurors Wednesday heard a full day of often disturbing testimony in the case of a Columbus man, Doris "D.R." McElhenney, who was indicted in 2009 of one count of felonious fondling of his then 11-year-old granddaughter.

 

Man nearly drowns after jumping in river to evade police

Posted 5/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus couple is behind bars after leading Columbus Police Department officers on a wild goose chase, starting on Southside and ending in the old Tombigbee River Wednesday.

 

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