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Triplett faces child porn charges

Posted 9/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert Triplett is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court today on charges of child pornography. Triplett, 58, of 181 Golding Rd., pleaded guilty to one count possession of child pornography in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi in August 2010.

 

Firefighter resigns after Facebook post

Posted 9/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Firefighter has resigned after making a controversial post on his Facebook page. Veteran firefighter Brad Alexander has resigned, and two other firefighters and a police department officer face disciplinary action after "liking'' Alexander's post.

 

'Show me the money'

Posted 9/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Good Morning America's Elisabeth Leamy, second from left, helps present the Mississippi's Sheriff's Boys and Girls Ranch a check for more than $100,000 on July 25.

Teen dies after Labor Day shooting

Posted 9/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A fatal shooting on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Columbus has claimed the life of a Columbus teen.

 

Catfish by Committee: Mayor wants group to devise ways to honor street's history

Posted 9/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although it is only one block long, "Catfish Alley," the stretch of Fourth Street between Main Street and College Street, has played a big role in shaping the city.

 

 

Noe pleads guilty in statutory rape case

Posted 9/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man pleaded guilty to statutory rape in Lowndes County Circuit Court this week. Stephen Noe, pleaded guilty to the 2011 rape of a then 13-year-old girl.

 

Wreck on Main

Posted 8/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with the Columbus Police Department responded to the intersection of Fifth St. and Main St. after a SUV hit a light pole.

 

Law enforcement uses discretion in enforcing ATV laws

Posted 8/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With hunting season right around the corner, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department is getting reports of more and more all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on the highway.

 

 

Columbus schools enact 'zero tolerance' policies for games

Posted 8/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sporadic fights between attendees of a Columbus High School football game have prompted school officials to issue new policies restricting attendance and behavior.

 

 

City to pick consultant for Brownfield Grant projects

Posted 8/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City of Columbus is one step closer to implementing a federal grant that could bring about industrial development.

 

 

Two arrested for Caledonia bomb threat

Posted 8/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A pair of juveniles have been arrested for bomb threat at Caledonia High School.

 

 

Isaac evacuees: More trickle than stream

Posted 8/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Hurricane Isaac made its slow churn through the Gulf of Mexico, some coastal residents took no chances, boarding up their homes and heading north to ride out the storm.

 

For Sullivan, Eselin, Katrina led to a new life in Columbus

Posted 8/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It has become the benchmark by which all storms are measured. It has become the stark demarcation between life before and after, with Hurricane Katrina sitting squarely in the middle of coastal residents' collective memory -- as vivid today as the muddy water lines and red spray-paint which can still be seen on homes uninhabitable, abandoned.

 

City ordinance draws ire of some business owners

Posted 8/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fire Marshal Todd Weathers presented a proposal to members of the city council earlier this year requiring that all nightclub owners who have entertainment systems inside their establishments install a shunt, or a device that automatically shuts off the music when a fire alarm goes off.

 

 

City passes on grant to replace dilapidated homes

Posted 8/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With city departments adjusting to budget cuts recommended by the Columbus City Council, Travis Jones, director of federal programs, said the tight Fiscal Year 2013 budget means a change in some of the grants his office will pursue.

 

CPD helps end Clay County standoff

Posted 8/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department's Special Response Team responded to a hostage situation late Tuesday at Apostolic Drive in Clay County.

 

Small fire extinguished at Cook Elementary

Posted 8/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Emergency responders rushed to the scene of a small fire at Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School this morning, but the fire was out upon arrival, and no students had to be evacuated.

 

 

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