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New coalition has sights set on improving education

Posted 3/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When underprivileged children need help, their parents go to nonprofit organizations. But who do nonprofit organizations go to when they need help assisting children? Answer: The Coalition.

 

City works toward comprehensive plan

Posted 3/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a contract for Birmingham, Ala.-based KPS Group Inc. to begin developing a comprehensive plan for the city.

 

 

Caledonia board discusses keeping up grave markers

Posted 3/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Caledonia Board of Aldermen tabled a request from Elisa Barnes Shizak concerning upkeep and maintenance of grave markers at Unity Cemetery.

 

 

Circuit Court Report — 3/3/10

Posted 3/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sentences in cases ranging from drug possession and manufacturing drug charges to false pretense were handed down during the February term of 16th Circuit Court in Lowndes County.

 

 

YMCA Zumbathon benefits Haiti earthquake victims

Posted 3/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The downtown Columbus YMCA will host a Zumbathon from 9-11 a.m. Saturday to benefit Haiti earthquake victims.

 

 

Sanders: Rift led to resignation

Posted 3/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders says a deep political rift led him to unexpectedly resign his seat at the head of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday.

 

 

Alabama fugitive caught in Lowndes County

Posted 3/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A joint effort by law enforcement agencies in Columbus, Lowndes County and Lamar County, Ala., led to the arrest of a Vernon, Ala., resident wanted on multiple felony charges.

 

Sanders resigns as Lowndes County board president

Posted 3/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders has resigned his position as head of the board.

 

Murder victim’s family finds ‘closure’

Posted 2/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After several days of intense testimony, the capital murder trial in the case of Michael Shane Richardson came to a close Saturday at 12:50 p.m.

 

Haircuts from the heart: Salon offers free trims for Palmer Home children

Posted 2/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than a dozen kids from Palmer Home for Children were treated to free haircuts Saturday, courtesy of the stylists of Salon 417.

 

Vicksburg Four saga continues

Posted 2/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four Columbus Police officers are waiting to hear if they’ll get another shot at recouping a month’s pay.

 

 

Ex-supervisor to start sentence

Posted 2/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Lowndes County District 4 Supervisor Jim Terry Monday was transported to the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County, where he began serving a 13-month sentence for fraud in public office.

 

 

Lowndes supes want to borrow money for roads

Posted 2/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A majority of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Thursday said they’d rather borrow the money needed for emergency road repairs, than reallocate funds already approved for the county’s road plan.

 

 

Police Academy begins March 29

Posted 2/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Applications for the Columbus Police Department's Citizen's Police Academy are being accepted through March 1, with the classes beginning March 29, officials said. Classes will be every Monday night from 6-9 p.m. for eight weeks.

 

 

Holliman denied motion for new trial

Posted 2/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Brian Holliman, serving a life sentence for the 2008 shotgun murder of his wife, Laura-Lee Godfrey Holliman, was denied a motion for a new trial Thursday in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

 

 

Jury finds man guilty in beating death

Posted 2/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Not buying that he “did not mean” to beat a man with a baseball bat and rob him to buy guns and cocaine, a Lowndes County jury deliberated less than an hour before finding Michael Shane Richardson guilty of capital murder and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

 

 

Columbus district begins lottery for school selection

Posted 2/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today begins the one time of the year elementary students get to play the lottery.

 

 

CMSD: Cutting teachers will be last resort

Posted 2/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The head of Columbus Municipal School District says it’s too early to tell if any teachers will be cut when the April 15 deadline for non-renewal rolls around.

 

 

Witnesses: Murder suspect spent the day buying cocaine

Posted 2/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Michael Shane Richardson bought and used crack cocaine on the day he is accused of killing a Lowndes County man with a baseball bat, prosecution witnesses testified in Richardson’s capital murder trial Wednesday.

 

 

Arrest Report 2-25-10

Posted 2/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following people were arrested on felony charges, according to reports released from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office:

 

 

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