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City will dip into reserves to make budget

Posted 9/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Columbus' mayor and city council continue to work toward a 2013 budget deadline of Sept. 14, some last-minute financial discoveries have increased the city's deficit by almost $100,000.

 

 

CPD: No sidearms at disciplinary hearings

Posted 9/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department issued a memo Wednesday that prohibits officers from wearing their sidearms when appearing before the city council on matters involving disciplinary action.

 

Murder suspect held on $500K bond

Posted 9/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A teenager accused of a Labor day murder in Columbus received bond of $500,000 on Wednesday.

 

Mother of Caledonia alderman killed in two-car collision

Posted 9/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A two-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Caledonia woman on Wednesday.

 

 

Garbage rate increase still won't cover cost, council told

Posted 9/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a budget hearing set for Thursday, the Columbus City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution to raise garbage fees $2 a month, beginning Oct. 1.

 

 

Three are suspended in Facebook incident

Posted 9/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus firefighters and a Columbus police officer have been suspended for 30 days after they "liked" a Facebook post made by a former firefighter.

 

 

Caledonia weighs fee options

Posted 9/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia may soon be using a collection agency to collect outstanding fines. During Tuesday night's board meeting, the mayor and alderman heard from Mississippi Warrant Network and American Municipal Services.

 

 

County continues work on budget

Posted 9/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

County Administrator Ralph Billingsley told the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors that the budget process is continuing as it approaches its Sept. 15 deadline.

 

Smith indicted on weapons charge

Posted 9/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

German Terrel Smith was last week indicted by a federal grand jury on one count possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

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.

 

 

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