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Court orders DNA testing in Lowndes capital murder case

Posted 12/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday ordered DNA testing for Eddie Lee Howard Jr., a death row inmate convicted twice in the 1992 rape and stabbing death of an 82-year-old Columbus woman.

 

 

Arrest Report 12-9-10

Posted 12/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Adult Detention Facility reported the following felony arrests:

 

'Mother Goose,' MUW professor awarded for community service

Posted 12/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Call her a philanthropist, a "cultural icon" or even eccentric. But children, throughout the years, have known her simply as Mother Goose.

 

Son files suit over man's drinking death

Posted 12/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An 18-year-old Columbus man has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Ruben's Fish and Steakhouse, where his father died of alcohol poisoning May 31.

 

 

Lowndes high-profile court trials delayed

Posted 12/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The latest Lowndes County circuit court term has ended, delaying several high-profile trials, like that of Robert Triplett, until February.

 

 

Council split on choice for Columbus judge position

Posted 12/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite a quick 5-0 vote with one abstention, concerns linger over the newly appointed city judges. Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem abstained from Tuesday's vote when the candidates endorsed by the majority of the judge interview committee, on which Karriem was included, were not recommended to the council.

 

 

Y prepares for visit by Santa, Miz Claus

Posted 12/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hey kids -- the holidays are here. And what better way to enjoy the magic than with a visit with Santa and Miz Claus. Meet Santa and Miz Claus as they make a special visit to the Downtown Y at 602 Second Ave. N. Saturday, Dec. 11, from 9-11 a.m.

 

 

Caledonia to expand park offerings

Posted 12/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CALEDONIA -- Caledonia Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday to buy 20 acres southeast of Ola J. Pickett Park for $120,000.

 

Anderson Grove ready for new center

Posted 12/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After 10 years of campaigning, Anderson Grove is getting a new community center. The rural community nestled between Columbus and Caledonia broke ground Monday on its 5,000-square-foot community center.

 

Soccer park plans revamped; new city judges named

Posted 12/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council never heard from city engineer Kevin Stafford Tuesday night, as was scheduled, because there wasn't much to report about the proposed soccer complex at Burns Bottom.

 

 

County delays CVB board appointments

Posted 12/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to delay replacing its appointments to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors until it meets with city representatives.

 

 

Bids for soccer park well over planned budget

Posted 12/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council is set to receive a report from engineer Kevin Stafford tonight regarding bids for the proposed soccer complex at Burns Bottom.

 

 

Separate suits claim mistreatment of prisoner, VFW harassment

Posted 12/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County jail inmate has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming administrators refused to provide him with medical treatment.

 

Diamond in the rough: Owner works to restore Princess Theater to former glory

Posted 12/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Bart Lawrence bought the Princess Theater on Fifth Street South with intentions to bring the faded theater back to life, he knew he was jumping off the deep end. "I always said getting into it that you could spend $1 million and still have plenty left to do," said the 32-year-old Army veteran.

Area educators honored as Master Teachers

Posted 12/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Entering her first year of school in Durham, N.C., Cindi Rigsbee was unsure of herself. She felt shy and awkward; a mop of dark, unmanageable hair only compounded the problem.

 

Officials may rework CVB board ordinance

Posted 12/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city ordinance responsible for creating and managing the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau could be in line for an update.

 

Fat cats (and dogs): Owners are feeding their pets too much, leading to health problems

Posted 12/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Is it possible you're loving your pet to death? Veterinarians and animal hospitals across the country have their eyes on a (literally) growing problem they say has as much to do with pet owners as it does the pets.

Councilman looks to form association of Highway 45 businesses

Posted 12/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The success of Columbus' chapter of the Mississippi Main Street Association has Ward 6 Councilman Bill Gavin thinking something similar could work for Highway 45.

 

Cadence settles class-action suit brought by shareholders

Posted 12/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cadence Financial Corp. has tentatively settled a lawsuit accusing the directors of the Starkville-based bank of misleading shareholders for personal profit.

 

 

Ala. man wins new trial in Lowndes murder case

Posted 12/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for an Alabama man who appealed his 2009 manslaughter conviction in Lowndes County.

 

 

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