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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It sounds like something from another dimension. A sleek, silver barge docks quietly along a river bank, and a crowd watches as the roof lifts, revealing a stage equipped with pedestal seats for a full orchestra.
Last summer, recent Caledonia High School senior Megan Swails was sitting in a cardiologist's office, trying not to cry as she heard him tell her she would have to have open heart surgery for the second time in her young life.
The Columbus City Council Tuesday voted 4-2 to implement a new ordinance aimed at "sagging" or below-the-waist pants.
The first round of a redistricting process for Columbus was completed Tuesday, as the City Council voted 4-2 to accept a new redistricting map submitted by Chris Watson of Bridge and Watson. The council will hold a public hearing on the proposed map at a later date. The map will then be sent to the U.S. Department for Justice for final approval.
For substantial cost savings, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted to move the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office's Narcotics Division into the former Justice Court facility, located on Airline Road.
The city school district has been searching for a superintendent for nearly a year, and after Monday night's board meeting, they may soon be looking for a new attorney.
A candidate has dropped out of consideration for the Columbus Municipal School District superintendent position.
The city's elusive comprehensive plan, which will guide city development for the next decade, was discussed during Monday's meeting of the Columbus Planning Commission, but no action was taken on the issue.
Suspect sought in connection with alleged Monday afternoon shooting
The following arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and Columbus Police Department.
In less than a month, thousands of ducks will invade the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, and if all goes well, their arrival may become an annual migration.
For Brian Gartman, life is all about making decisions. A series of bad decisions led to Gartman's arrest and incarceration for burglary, which has now been reduced to a grand larceny charge. While serving a one year sentence in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center, Gartman, 25, decided to make better decisions for himself, like earning a GED diploma.
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