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Project engineer: Soccer park to open in September

Posted 12/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city's new soccer complex is at about 50 percent completion.

Selvain McQueen named new chief

Posted 12/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council named Selvain McQueen the new police chief of The Friendly City on Monday with fewer than 100 words. By a vote of 4-2, the council selected McQueen as the new police chief during the special-called meeting, which lasted no more than five minutes.

 

Selvain McQueen named new Columbus police chief

Posted 12/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By a vote of 4-2, the Columbus city council selected Selvain McQueen as the new police chief.

 

 

EMCC GED graduate: My mother was right

Posted 12/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

MAYHEW -- A former "dummy" wised up this year. Lloyd Watts, 27, of Starkville was one of 23 students to receive GED diplomas Dec. 6 at East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle campus, and one of three recipients to address the crowd of family and friends.

 

 

Columbus professor on a mission of service

Posted 12/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Details sparse in rape case

Posted 12/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Citizens weigh in on prospective police chiefs

Posted 12/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On the heels of the Columbus police chief interviews, Columbus residents who watched the interviews weighed in with their thoughts Saturday afternoon.

 

 

How we got here: Police chief search timeline

Posted 12/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Columbus fiddler Ruby Jane Smith, mother rattled by carjacking in Houston, Texas

Posted 12/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a frightening scenario, Columbus native and teen fiddle phenom Ruby Jane Smith and her mother, JoBelle Smith, were carjacked and held at gunpoint near midnight Thursday in Houston, Texas, following a show at the Dosey Doe with Paul Thorn.

 

Lowndes sets new superintendent's salary

Posted 12/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Lynn Wright assumes the seat as Lowndes County School superintendent in January, he'll enter office making 40 percent more than his predecessor's starting salary, thanks to a unanimous vote by the county school board during Friday's meeting.

 

Middle-schoolers humbled by work at local soup kitchen

Posted 12/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The air was filled with the smell of a holiday-style meal and the sounds of Christmas carols Friday afternoon as the Caledonia Middle School Beta Club, along with members of Broadacres United Methodist Church and Central United Methodist Church, served food at Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen in Columbus.

 

Town and Tower Club presents service awards

Posted 12/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Town and Tower Club presented awards for outstanding service at its annual holiday luncheon at Mississippi University for Women, Tuesday. This year's recipients were MUW interim President Allegra Brigham, who received the Campus Award, and the 2011 Heritage Academy senior class, which received the Community Award for the Patriot Park project.

 

 

Yard sale to help New Hope fire victims with Christmas

Posted 12/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

NEW HOPE -- A Wednesday morning fire delivered moderate damage to Tiffany Davis' house at 3516 Highway 50 E. in New Hope. However, the family lost most of their possessions and the Christmas presents for Caitlyn Perrigen, 5, and Brandon Perrigen, 8.

 

Columbus police chief candidate interviews: chief could be named Monday

Posted 12/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three finalists, two from out of town and one from Columbus, attempted to sway the Columbus City Council into appointing them the new police chief.

Copple sentenced to life: 'Please forgive me'

Posted 12/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The public may never know exactly what happened in that little downtown Columbus tavern on the morning of Feb. 16, defense attorney Steve Wallace said. But a 12-person Lowndes County jury composed of eight men and four women found Daniel Paul Copple guilty Thursday of murdering Mark Caudill and James Bennett Mann II on that morning inside the Elbow Room Lounge. Jurors received the case about 11:45 a.m. Thursday morning and returned with the verdict about 1:30 that afternoon.

 

State ME testifies in Elbow Room murder trial

Posted 12/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There was no hesitation in Dr. Adel Shaker's voice. Either of the gunshot wounds Mark Caudill suffered the morning of Feb. 16 would have been fatal alone.

 

 

Daniel Copple found guilty of murder in double killing at Elbow Room (video)

Posted 12/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Daniel Paul Copple was found guilty Thursday afternoon on two counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault.

 

 

Police arrest six in drug investigation

Posted 12/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local police cooperated Dec. 2 to arrest six Columbus residents on cocaine charges.

 

 

Development Link shares successes at annual luncheon

Posted 12/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four billion and counting. Dollars, that is. The Columbus Lowndes Development Link used its Wednesday annual luncheon to celebrate the economic development agency's successes this year and since its founding.

 

 

Copple accused of murder: 'I'm just doing everything I can to live'

Posted 12/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Daniel Paul Copple said he does not remember much from the morning of Feb. 16, but he does remember being in the Elbow Room Lounge, entering a fight with Mark Caudill who had a gun and at least one gunshot going off.

 

 

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