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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:

 

 

Columbus teacher jobs on the line

Posted 2/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District’s payroll could be 50 employees lighter this April.

 

Local historian explains how the river connected Columbus to the world

Posted 2/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before airplanes, trucks, cars or even railroads brought people and supplies, steamboats paddled up and down the Tombigbee River to connect Columbus with the rest of the world. During this time, the Eliza Battle ruled the river, until the river claimed the Eliza Battle.

 

Circuit Court 2-24-10

Posted 2/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sentences in cases ranging from drug possession to burglary have been handed down during the first two weeks of the February term of 16th District Circuit Court in Lowndes County.

 

 

Jury selection continues in Lowndes murder case

Posted 2/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jury selection in the murder trail of Michael Shane Richardson continues today, and one may be picked by noon or later in the day, according to a Lowndes County Circuit Court spokesperson.

 

Cinderella Project wants to send girls to the ball

Posted 2/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If a new prom or presentation dress, shoes, accessories, personal hair stylist, makeup and professional photograph — all free of charge — sound like a fairy tale, consider the Cinderella Project the fairy godmother.

 

County discrimination case moves forward

Posted 2/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi judge Thursday denied a request to dismiss the case of a former Lowndes County Road Department employee, who sued the county for sex discrimination in her February 2008 termination.

 

 

CVB eyes land near Welcome Center for proposed art park

Posted 2/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The grassy area next to the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center’s parking lot may be home to an art park if the Columbus Convention and Visitor’s Bureau can reach an agreement with the city to acquire the land.

 

 

Man suspected of shooting wife will stand trial next term

Posted 2/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The murder trial of George Pate — who is accused of shooting his wife to death — has been continued until a time to be determined, according to Lowndes County Circuit Court.

 

 

Hospital donates microscopes to Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science

Posted 2/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle will donate four advanced high school microscopes worth $2,000 to the Mississippi School for Mathematics & Science Foundation for the school’s science department.

 

Local nurse lifts spirits, well being of home-care patients

Posted 2/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A native of Columbus, Alecia Seymer, 40, graduated from Mississippi University for Women with a degree in microbiology, before graduating as a licensed practical nurse from East Mississippi Community College. Back in school to further her career, she also continues her work as a home health nurse with Mississippi Home Care in Columbus.

Wanted convict suspected in Clay County home invasion

Posted 2/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kenneth Macon, who has been a person of interest in two residential break-ins and a brutal assault in Columbus, may have also broken into a Clay County home over the weekend.

 

Funeral arrangements for local activist set

Posted 2/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Funeral services for Scotty Daniels, a popular local community activist and former radio personality, will be held Monday at New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens in Dora, Ala.

 

MSMS graduate returns to school with a message

Posted 2/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than five years after completing studies at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, Will Miller came back to campus Saturday with a message: Computer games can be fun and educational.

 

Candidates qualify for judge seats

Posted 2/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

All three incumbent candidates — Kenneth M. Burns, Dorothy W. Colom and Jim Davidson — have qualified for the District 14 Chancery Court judge seat.

 

 

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