The Columbus City Council made a pair of appointments to the municipal court during Tuesday’s meeting.
Seven people have applied for two open municipal court positions, according to Columbus Human Resources Director Pat Mitchell.
Starkville Municipal Court recorded a significant decrease in the number of misdemeanor, felony and traffic citation cases handled by the system in 2013.
Starkville’s municipal court handled a record 13,703 cases in 2012, a number which reflects an almost 1,000 case increase from 2011, city documents show.
A Columbus woman charged with murder will be going back to court in September. Kalmesha Denise Jackson, 23, of 810 Eighth St. S. was charged with the January 15 shooting of Marquez Kentrel Carter, 23, of 1147 Tabernacle Road. Jackson’s initial appearance in Municipal Court Thursday was continued until September 6.
There’s just a few weeks left in the city’s amnesty program for outstanding municipal court fines. And officers are still serving warrants.