Thomas Velek's desk could serve as a makeshift soccer field.
Prosecutor, victim's grandmother disagree with medical release of murderer
A Columbus Civil Service Commission meeting next week could change the rank system when the Columbus Police Department hires experienced officers.
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.
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.
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.
Few could have predicted that the girl sitting in a New Hope High School chemistry class two decades ago would grow up to teach chemistry at her alma mater. She didn't even like chemistry. But she was planning to go to medical school, so she struggled through it.
The Lowndes County school board started the year on an eventful note during Friday morning's monthly meeting.
Law enforcement personnel responded to New Hope High School to evacuate students and faculty from the school after a student found a box with a note attached to it.
Twenty-one inmates who received pardons or other reprieves from former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour remain in custody until a court battle is resolved over whether Barbour properly handled their orders to go free.
Lowndes County authorities are making headway in the investigation of recent burglaries.
The No Child Left Behind Act was hailed as a solution to the nation's education woes when signed into law in 2002. The legislation was complex, but the desired outcome was simple: better teachers, better schools and better education, particularly for minorities and underprivileged children.
A man serving a life sentence for his murder conviction in Lowndes County Circuit Court is among those who would have been given a reprieve when former Gov. Haley Barbour granted more than 200 pardons.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests Jan. 4 through Jan. 10:
ABERDEEN -- Former Lowndes County administrator Bobby Eiland was named interim superintendent of Aberdeen schools at a school board meeting Wednesday.
JACKSON -- A Mississippi judge has temporarily blocked the release of 21 inmates who'd been given pardons or medical release by Republican Haley Barbour in one of his final acts as governor. Circuit Judge Tomie Green issued an injunction late Wednesday at the request of Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood.
The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority finished some housekeeping items on projects that are coming to a close.
Working with the nation's busiest air base is just one part of the multifaceted role of Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Other facets include economic development, business travel and passenger air service.
The Columbus Lowndes Recreation Authority is two community centers away from finishing its neighborhood parks projects.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Lowndes County will get under way at 6 p.m. Thursday. Volunteers and participants will gather at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Outpatient Pavilion conference rooms for a rally to launch fundraising for the year.
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