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Man accused of raping granddaughter

Posted 8/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 72-year-old Artesia man has been charged with sexual battery after allegedly raping his 16-year-old granddaughter.

 

Triplett child-porn trial continued until October

Posted 8/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The trial of a Lowndes County man on possession of child pornography charges -- scheduled for Tuesday in Lowndes County Circuit Court -- has been continued until October.

 

 

Positive intervention

Posted 8/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Parents and teachers tend to believe students know how to act by the time they reach school age and if they're being "bad" it's because they choose to be. Not so, says a professional development service from the University of Southern Mississippi.

 

 

Council, police: Citizens' help key to combat crime

Posted 8/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Crime is a community problem and citizen involvement is a powerful preventative measure, the Columbus City Council and command staff of the Columbus Police Department agreed.

 

Ex-reserve officer pleads guilty to rape

Posted 8/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 14-year reserve Columbus police officer pleaded guilty Monday evening in Lowndes County Circuit Court to statutorily raping his girlfriend's underage daughter multiple times.

Teen injured in afternoon wreck

Posted 8/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 16-year-old New Hope High School junior was injured Monday when he swerved to miss another student's truck, flipping his own.

School nurse sees outreach as most important part of job

Posted 8/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Katie Elliott doesn't match any antiquated visions of a school nurse. She's doesn't sit in her office all day feeding sneezy children tiny paper cups of cough syrup or dabbing scrapes with cotton balls dipped in hydrogen peroxide. In fact, she doesn't spend much time in her office at all.

Local pawnshop hit second time

Posted 8/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police responded to a slew of crimes over the weekend, including the second break-in at Frank's Pawn & Gun in East Columbus and another armed robbery by a 14-year-old.

New chuckles debut on Dispatch's comics page

Posted 8/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch is welcoming a few new characters to its funny page.

 

Paccar engine plant hires 90 new workers

Posted 8/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ninety new workers have been hired by Paccar's Columbus plant, as the maker of engines for commercial trucks readies to begin production by the end of the year.

 

Columbus council has highs, lows in first year

Posted 8/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

About 14 months into their new term, members of the Columbus City Council and the mayor reflected on the high and low points of their first year, individually and as a governing body.

More local businesses relying on digital tools

Posted 8/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the Digital Age, more and more organizations are taking their business online, and the result is a level of interaction with the customer that was unimaginable even two decades ago.

 

Columbus nurse charged with felony abuse

Posted 8/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus nurse has been charged with the felony abuse of a vulnerable person for allegedly burning someone in her care with an iron, the state attorney general's office said.

 

 

Citizens, lawmakers call for fairness in redistricting

Posted 8/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The "Magical Mystery Map Tour" made stops in Starkville and Columbus Saturday, drawing citizens and legislators alike.

 

 

Businesses crossing Omnova line report tacks thrown in driveways

Posted 8/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After crossing union workers' picket lines at Omnova Solutions Inc., at least three local businesses have had roofing tacks thrown in their driveways, said Lowndes County Sheriff Butch Howard.

 

 

Judge allows computer evidence in Triplett child porn trial

Posted 8/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A federal judge denied and granted parts of a motion to suppress evidence in a Lowndes County man's federal child pornography trial.

 

 

Area districts tout improvement on test scores

Posted 8/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

School districts around the Golden Triangle are touting their improvements today following the release of 2009-2010 accountability testing results.

 

 

Dog days of summer: Vets urge owners to safeguard pets

Posted 8/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The dog days of summer are particularly dangerous for dogs, who are even more susceptible to heat stroke than humans, veterinarians warn, urging residents to protect their pets.

 

Men use stolen truck to smash into pawnshop, steal ammo

Posted 8/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three masked men used a truck stolen from Columbus And Greenville Railway to knock down the wall of a pawnshop early Friday.

 

Police: Masked men involved in robbery attempt

Posted 8/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two armed, masked men entered a Main Street convenience store early Friday in what was reported as an attempted robbery.

 

 

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