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Bite mark analysis on death row inmate defended

Posted 5/7/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Michael West took to the witness stand Friday to defend his record on bite mark analysis. West, a forensic odontologist, is at the center of an ongoing post-conviction relief hearing for death row inmate Eddie Lee Howard.

CPD seeks second Sprint Mart shooting suspect

Posted 5/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department has named a second suspect in last weekend's convenience store shooting that sent a person to the hospital.

Crime scene DNA does not match death row inmate

Posted 5/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

DNA samples taken from the butcher knife used to kill Georgia Kemp in 1992 do not match those taken from Eddie Lee Howard, the man on death row for her murder, according to courtroom testimony Thursday.

'Field of Dreams' still hopeful for county, city funding

Posted 5/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For five years now, Golden Triangle Outdoors, a local non-profit group dedicated to providing outdoor activities for the area's disabled citizens, has struggled to find funding to build its "Field of Dreams" sports facility in Lowndes County, most likely as part of a renovation project at the city's Propst Park complex.

Bite mark evidence in local death row case under scrutiny, again

Posted 5/5/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A more than 20-year-old murder case took a new step Tuesday as a post-conviction relief hearing began for Eddie Lee Howard.

Market Street Festival begins Friday

Posted 5/5/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thousands are expected to turn out for the annual Market Street Festival in downtown Columbus this weekend.

Sprint Mart shooting suspect turns himself in

Posted 5/4/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department has the suspect of a weekend shooting in custody after he turned himself in to the department.

Day of Prayer is Thursday

Posted 5/4/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hundreds of people are expected to gather Thursday at the Lowndes County Courthouse in honor of National Day of Prayer.

Former coach pleads guilty to sex crime with student

Posted 5/4/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Caledonia High School teacher and soccer coach is on probation after pleading guilty to sexual battery.

 

Mother's Day luncheon takes place Thursday

Posted 5/4/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mothers throughout Columbus are invited to a special Mother's Day Luncheon at the Sim Scott Community Center at noon Thursday.

 

Lowndes sheriff's office seeks new fingerprinting equipment

Posted 5/4/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office may get the go-ahead to purchase new finger-printing equipment this month after Kevin Forrester made his case for the upgrade Monday.

Hughes promoted to assistant fire chief

Posted 5/4/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus city council Tuesday unanimously voted to promote Columbus Fire & Rescue Chief of Training Duane Hughes to assistant fire chief.

Photo: Honeybee & Jumping spider

Posted 5/3/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A juvenile daring jumping spider, Phidippus audax, feeds on a honeybee Monday in rural Lowndes County.

Trufant chosen as AD at MUW

Posted 5/3/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women has selected Jason Trufant of Dowling College in New York as its director of athletics, the university announced this morning.

 

Weyerhaeuser to sell Columbus mills

Posted 5/3/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

International Paper is purchasing two mills Weyerhaeuser operates in Columbus.

 

CPD names suspect in weekend shooting

Posted 5/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a 19-year-old allegedly involved in a Columbus shooting Saturday.

Area high school students earn national scholarships

Posted 5/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three local high school seniors have been be awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship.

 

'Music 4 U' launching in Miss. this month

Posted 5/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two entertainers will be heading to the Market Street Festival before their show launches across Mississippi.

 

 

Shots fired at Columbus Sprint Mart

Posted 4/30/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An early-morning shooting incident Saturday sent one person to a hospital with a gunshot wound in the ankle.

 

Habitat for Humanity provides home for beloved CHS manager

Posted 4/30/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some people leave home and become famous. Dennis Bailey, better known simply as "Cookie," became a local celebrity mainly sticking around.

 

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