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Shooting victim had tense relationship with ex-girlfriend

Posted 12/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An arrest affidavit The Dispatch obtained from Lowndes County Justice Court sheds light on the tumultuous relationship between a weekend fatal shooting victim and the woman he was allegedly attacking when he was shot.

 

Deputies search for suspect in roadside robbery

Posted 12/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office are searching for a suspect in a roadside armed robbery Tuesday afternoon.

 

Columbus CFO suspended without pay

Posted 12/4/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Chief Financial Officer Milton Rawle has been suspended for 16 working days without pay for failure to comply job performance standards.

County submits three bridge projects for state funding

Posted 12/4/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors are prepared to submit three projects to the state for funding under the Legislature's Emergency Roads and Bridges program, which was approved in the August special legislative session.

Photos: Columbus Christmas Parade

Posted 12/4/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Grinch made an appearance in the annual Columbus Christmas Parade to the delight of groups of screaming, excited children.

Witness: Manslaughter victim was beating her when suspect shot him

Posted 12/3/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to Lowndes County Sheriff's Office records, a Columbus man arrested for manslaughter over the weekend shot the victim while the victim was beating a woman.

Man dies in surgery after being shot in domestic dispute

Posted 12/1/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Macon man died Saturday morning after being shot in what authorities are calling a domestic dispute at Greentree Apartments in Lowndes County.

Former Palmer Home house parent sentenced to 40 years for sexual battery

Posted 12/1/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former house parent at Palmer Home sentenced to spend 40 years in prison told a jury Friday he did not molest three girls living with him at the Columbus children's home.

A court reporter shortage: Critical field faces lack of new recruits

Posted 12/1/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In college athletics, the biggest factor in success is recruiting. But attracting talented people is not confined to the world of college sports, and when it comes to the field of court reporting, the inability to recruit people to the profession is reaching a near crisis across the country.

 

Verbal arguments lead to pair of non-fatal shootings

Posted 12/1/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are looking for suspects in two non-fatal weekend shootings that occurred about three hours apart.

 

Police seek suspect in armed robbery on Main Street

Posted 12/1/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are seeking a suspect in a Friday evening armed robbery at Total Look Beauty Supply on the 1200 block of Main Street.

Copes' wife says twin accusers had behavioral problems at Palmer Home

Posted 11/30/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The wife of a former Palmer Home employee accused of sexually abusing children testified Thursday her husband was charged after more than a year of a strained relationship with one of the two alleged victims.

Breaking ground at Annunciation: New school building to accommodate growth

Posted 11/30/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kyle McConnell still remembers sitting in the first grade classroom of Annunciation Catholic School the year it opened in 1963. Now, McConnell sits on the school's building committee, which worked with contractors and architects for the school's next expansion.

Fresh face recommended as new airport fixed-base operator

Posted 11/30/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jared Rabren may only be 25, but interestingly enough his experience helped land him a shot at a contract to run the Columbus-Lowndes Airport.

Crawford man charged with shooting into dwelling

Posted 11/30/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Crawford man is accused of shooting into an occupied dwelling, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.

Third female claims to be victim in Copes trial

Posted 11/29/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A witness in the sexual battery trial of a former Palmer Home employee is claiming to be a third victim of sexual abuse, and there appears to be at least one document to back up her story.

Copes attorney sanctioned during trial

Posted 11/29/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The attorney for a former Palmer Home employee accused of sexual battery was formally sanctioned in Lowndes Circuit Court Wednesday after he referred to a victim's medical history in front of the jury.

Engineer explores hydroelectric power at Lock and Dam

Posted 11/29/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although it's likely to be at least a half-dozen years away from reality, Columbus and Aberdeen may one day be home to hydroelectric power plants.

Alleged victims testify in sexual battery trial of ex-Palmer Home house parent

Posted 11/28/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Twin sisters who once lived at Palmer Home for Children testified Tuesday that as children they sometimes woke up to their house parent sexually assaulting them.

Photos: Columbus Christmas Tree Lighting

Posted 11/27/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kara Price holds her daughter, Kylee, 6, up to catch "snowflakes" during the Columbus Christmas Tree Lighting at the Riverwalk in downtown Columbus Monday evening. Kylee's father is Eliot Price.

 

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