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Driver's ed teacher to offer pointers to CPD patrollers

Posted 12/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen is pushing for his officers to become better, safer drivers. To do this, he is enlisting the help of Sam Medore, a retired teacher who has about 34 years of experience teaching driver's education.

 

Pistol-packin' mommas hone shooting skills in safety class

Posted 12/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Shots rang out early Saturday morning in Columbus' east end, but crime wasn't afoot. The frosty air crackled with ammunition rounds as city women hoping to improve their gun savvy took aim at targets at the police department's shooting range.

 

Edwards leaves light and water board for business interests

Posted 12/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jabari Edwards is ready to move on and focus on his business endeavors and personal interests. "It's time for me, at this point of my life, as my business interests grow, it's time for me to get focused on my business interests and personal endeavors," he said.

 

Lowndes officers find pot while looking for guns

Posted 12/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County investigators and Metro Narcotics Unit personnel arrested a woman Thursday afternoon after about $25,000 worth of marijuana was found inside her apartment. Myisha Meady, 25, of 247 William Roberts Road, Apt. 580, in Columbus, was arrested at her apartment complex.

 

GTRA to host CAFB flight training during runway construction

Posted 12/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle Regional Airport will be a temporary home for pilots training at Columbus Air Force Base. GTRA Executive Director Mike Hainsey said some classes and training flights will relocate to the airport next summer while the 50-year-old runway at the air base is repaved.

 

Saturday Profile: Nativity animals have their say

Posted 12/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger". Luke 2:15-16, King James Version.

Pileup sends pregnant woman to hospital

Posted 12/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A four-vehicle wreck Thursday in Columbus resulted in a seven-months pregnant woman being taken to the hospital. The incident happened at around 8 p.m. on Highway 45 North in front of Pepper's.

 

Investigation continues into commercial truck, pickup crash

Posted 12/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More details about a Wednesday morning wreck that sent two men to the hospital emerged Thursday. The wreck happened at around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 45 North and Cal Kolola Road in front of the Chevron gas station. Travis Silvers, 29, of Macon, and Joe Raspberry, 66, of Hamilton, were the two drivers involved in the crash.

 

 

Chief deputy: Rape arrest was the result of months-long investigation

Posted 12/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 52-year-old man arrested last week is accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl. According to Lowndes County Sheriff's Office arrest reports, William Clay Hall of 1794 Steens Road in Steens was arrested Dec. 6 at his residence at about 8 a.m. on a charge of statutory rape.

 

 

Antebellum homes open doors for holiday tour

Posted 12/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Garlands and greenery, themed trees and period decor will greet visitors touring five antebellum landmarks during Saturday's Holiday Home Tour presented by the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation.

 

 

Lawyer seeks bond while Holliman awaits retrial

Posted 12/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new trial for Brian Holliman has not been set, but the defense made a motion to reinstate the previous bond.

 

 

Port Authority renews Logistic lease

Posted 12/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority renewed the lease with the company that runs the terminal.

 

 

Coroner asks county for pauper burial policy

Posted 12/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The county needs to establish a policy for handling the remains of those deemed as paupers, Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant told the Board of Supervisors on Thursday.

 

 

Court overturns 2009 porn conviction

Posted 12/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The conviction of a New Hope man for possession of child pornography was reversed Wednesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit.

 

 

Lowndes County Arrest Report 12-15-11

Posted 12/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests:

 

 

Police arrest second man in video burglary

Posted 12/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The second suspect in the burglary caught on video turned himself in Tuesday night, police said. Columbus police officer Terrie Songer said Tavarous Mason, 28, of 416 John Colbert Road in Macon, turned himself in to Noxubee County authorities.

 

 

Columbus installs new traffic signals

Posted 12/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some of the city's winking traffic lights are more energy efficient thanks to a state grant. Columbus Light and Water employees have been seen at intersections around town installing new traffic signals.

 

 

Lowndes Circuit Court: Steens man pleads guilty to child rape

Posted 12/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Steens man was sentenced to 28 years in prison for statutory rape. The Lowndes County Circuit Court session wrapped up last week with a high-profile murder case. The same day a guilty verdict was delivered in the Daniel Copple murder trial, Joshua L. Conn of 413 Steens Road in Steens pleaded guilty to statutory rape.

 

 

Family escapes Tuesday house fire near airport

Posted 12/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County home was destroyed Tuesday morning, and officials are investigating how it started. No one was injured in the fire that started about 3 a.m. inside a mobile home at 883 Motley Road near the Golden Triangle Regional Airport.

 

Columbus police arrest one in home burglary caught on video

Posted 12/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested one of the two men suspected in connection with a November house burglary. The burglary was caught on surveillance video.

 

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