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Newell sentenced to 15 years; Lathan sentenced to 40 years

Posted 9/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

James "Chuck" Newell has been sentenced to 15 years for the 2008 murder of Adrian Boyette while Corey Lathan, convicted of seven burglaries before age 18, was sentenced to 40 years for his part in an armed burglary.

 

 

Grant helps New Hope start drama program

Posted 9/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

New Hope High School will soon offer a drama program, thanks to the efforts of Julie Duke, who teaches English, creative writing and public speaking at the school.

 

Millage rates won't go up, says council

Posted 9/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Millage rates for Columbus residents will not be increased in the next fiscal year.

 

McElhenney won't face re-trial on fondling charge

Posted 9/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The District Attorney's Office has announced it will not retry Doris "D.R." McElhenney for allegedly fondling his granddaughter.

 

Road Dept. has eye on Peterbilt location

Posted 9/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Road Department may soon have a new place to call home.

 

Lathan convicted in armed burglary case

Posted 9/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Corey Lathan was found guilty of burglary and armed robbery in circuit court Thursday.

 

For Pete's sake ... Horse lover finds answered prayer in rescue horse

Posted 9/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Lisa Oswalt was 3 years old, her father bought her a pony. "He always said it was the worst mistake he ever made," says Oswalt, now 46. "Except for maybe about three years, I've had horses ever since."

 

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.

 

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