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'Done deal': Marshall Academy football coach plans to take job at Heritage

Posted 1/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"It's pretty much a done deal." Those were Barrett Donahoe's words this morning when he was asked if he had officially become the new football coach at Heritage Academy.

Arrest made in sexual assault at laundromat

Posted 1/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman at a Main Street laundromat was taken into custody without incident Wednesday afternoon.

 

Bond set for woman charged in gunplay shooting

Posted 1/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman charged with murder had a six-figure bond set Tuesday. Police have charged Kalmesha Denise Jackson, 23, of 810 Eighth St. S. in Columbus, with murder.

 

Women press on in goal to share historic hobby

Posted 1/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Letterpress printers are asked to print all kinds of things. Greeting cards. Marriage proposals. Wedding invitations. So when 7-year-old Paxton Garrard strode into Jessica Peterson's shop Wednesday afternoon and coolly asked to make a print of Godzilla, she didn't blink an eye.

5-year-old girl, grandmother die in Lowndes county firee

Posted 1/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A grandmother and her 5-year-old granddaughter died in a mobile home fire Wednesday afternoon in the Plum Grove community, near the Lowndes County and Noxubee County line.

Crime dominates council discussion

Posted 1/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith assured residents Tuesday he is doing all he can to curtail crime in The Friendly City. Smith read a letter addressed to all Columbus residents, and the council spoke to Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen about ways to prevent crime.

Iguanas and Madonna: Bryan's Records and Pets to close after six decades

Posted 1/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The sign on the door says closed, but the door opens regularly, a massive ring of keys dangling from the keyhole. Customers enter and chat easily with the store's owners. They exchange handshakes.

The W needs more men -- and women, Borsig says

Posted 1/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

January has been a month of firsts for Dr. Jim Borsig, Mississippi University for Women's new president. This week marked another first -- public speaking outside the campus environment.

Lowndes sheriff's office makes arrests in burglaries

Posted 1/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County authorities have a second suspect in custody from a mid-December burglary. Billy Ross Petty Jr., 35, of 1124 Sixth Ave. N. in Columbus, was taken into custody Sunday after a deputy saw him walking along Sixth Avenue North in Columbus, Lowndes County Chief Deputy Greg Wright said.

 

Police looking for sexual assault suspect (Video)

Posted 1/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Police are looking for a man believed to be responsible for a sexual assault incident that occurred at a Columbus laundrymat.

 

Columbus teachers honored for life of service

Posted 1/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke these words in 1957, and Monday, people gathered at Mississippi University for Women's Nissan Auditorium to pay tribute, not only to King but to two local educators who have dedicated their lives to this principle.

Lesson from King: Lay a foundation for future

Posted 1/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Otis Moss III asked for one thing: for those listening to "make a way" for future generations. Moss, the senior pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, was the keynote speaker during Monday's Dream 365 Commemorative Breakfast Program, which is the culminating event in a five-day celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

Accused murderer says shooting was an accident

Posted 1/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman is in jail for murder after a Sunday-morning shooting. And police are interviewing a second person associated with the incident.

 

Update: One dead, one arrested after gun discharged in Columbus

Posted 1/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An incident early this morning in Columbus resulted in one man dead and one female behind bars.

 

 

TOPSoccer program coming to Columbus

Posted 1/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thomas Velek's desk could serve as a makeshift soccer field.

 

 

'The whole thing is outrageous'

Posted 1/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Prosecutor, victim's grandmother disagree with medical release of murderer

 

 

Commission to consider recruiting by current rank

Posted 1/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Civil Service Commission meeting next week could change the rank system when the Columbus Police Department hires experienced officers.

 

 

Wright: Increased communication will help combat burglaries

Posted 1/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A recent law enforcement meeting has local agencies on their toes and ready to combat crime by working together. Lowndes County, Columbus and other nearby law enforcement agencies met Thursday afternoon regarding the recent outbreak of burglaries.

 

 

Lowndes man accused of having sex with teen

Posted 1/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 25-year-old New Hope man was arrested after authorities received information accusing him of having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl. Nathan Page, of 519 Oswalt Road in the New Hope area, was arrested Jan. 5 and charged with statutory rape. Lowndes County Chief Deputy Greg Wright said the investigation started almost one month before the arrest.

 

 

Pizza deliverer robbed at gunpoint

Posted 1/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Domino's delivery man told police he had a gun put to his head Wednesday night. According to Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen, a Domino's chain in Columbus received a delivery order to 2212 26th St. N. The deliverer went to the location a little after 11 p.m. when two males approached the delivery man.

 

 

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