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Reserve officer gets 20 years for rape

Posted 9/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former reserve Columbus police officer was sentenced to 20 years in state prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to statutory rape last week in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

 

MUW doesn't plan to lay off faculty

Posted 9/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's tenured professors' jobs aren't in danger for fiscal 2012.

 

 

Supes divided over bond money

Posted 9/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors Jeff Smith and Leroy Brooks Tuesday again made appeals to improve the quality of life for residents of Crawford and Artesia, using part of a bond issue approved for renovations and additions.

 

 

Aurora expected to double workforce in light of new contract

Posted 9/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a contract by the United States Department of Defense to build an unmanned vehicle -- the Orion Unmanned Aerial System -- which is developed at Aurora's Columbus facility.

 

 

Former reserve officer sentenced to 20 years for statutory rape

Posted 8/31/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former reserve Columbus police officer was sentenced to 20 years in the state prison this morning after pleading guilty to statutory rape last week.

 

 

Deputies investigate Columbus woman's death

Posted 8/31/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 38-year-old Columbus woman who worked as a cook at the Waffle House was killed Sunday or Monday after her Lowndes County apartment was broken into.

 

Lowndes puts 'dysfunctional' health department facility in the past as it celebrates opening of new location

Posted 8/31/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Health Department showed off its new, $2.8 million, state-of-the-art facility at a grand opening celebration Monday.

 

Police urge caution after alleged abduction attempt

Posted 8/31/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are urging caution after an attempted child abduction was reported Friday night.

 

 

MUW to host disaster drill

Posted 8/31/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus-Lowndes emergency response agencies, in cooperation with Mississippi University for Women and Columbus Air Force Base, will conduct a disaster drill on Wednesday, at approximately 8:30 a.m. on the MUW campus.

 

Congressional review: Arts school gets A-plus (video)

Posted 8/31/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students at Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School are less than a month into the school year and already have performed for a U.S. congressman.

Third man arrested for robbery

Posted 8/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A third man wanted for the armed robbery of the Black Creek Grocery in Lowndes County was arrested early Sunday at a Columbus hotel.

 

Teen Tased during incident after Columbus High football game

Posted 8/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At least two juveniles face charges stemming from an incident Friday after the Columbus High-Noxubee County football game. And a juvenile was Tased after refusing to obey an officer, who was trying to contain a fight.

 

MONDAY PROFILE: A tractor with special pull

Posted 8/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sitting on the fender of his grandfather's crusty tractor was one of the highlights of Steve Nutter's childhood summers.

Lowndes man pleads out on federal child porn charges

Posted 8/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In federal court Friday, a Lowndes County man pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography.

 

State approves biofuel project for Columbus

Posted 8/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi lawmakers on Friday swiftly approved a multimillion dollar incentive package for what state and company officials call a first-in-the-world project to convert timber products to a crude oil substitute.

 

Storm anniversary: Transplants long for home, embrace new city

Posted 8/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, Patricia Jordan and her son, Teche, watched the waters outside their Ocean Springs home, which was four blocks from the beach, rise until their mailbox was under water. Then they watched their car float down the street like a boat. When water began pouring through the electrical outlets of their one-story home and waves started buckling the walls, Jordan knew it was time to get out.

 

Hog wild: Roast-n-Boast competition draws 2,000 attendees (video)

Posted 8/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After smoking hogs through the night, Columbus and Batesville teams took home the bacon, winning first in their categories Saturday at the annual Roast-n-Boast.

 

 

Store clerk foils robbery

Posted 8/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A clerk at Black Creek Grocery foiled an armed robbery Saturday evening, hitting one of the suspects in the head with the cash register drawer.

 

 

Legislature OKs incentives for Columbus biofuel plant

Posted 8/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi lawmakers met in special session Friday and quickly approved a multimillion dollar incentive package for a company that plans to convert timber products into a crude oil substitute.

 

Triplett pleads out in child porn case

Posted 8/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In federal court today, a Lowndes County man pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography.

 

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