The following arrestswere reported by theLowndes County Sheriff’s Office andColumbus PoliceDepartment:
KelvinQuentinBozman,30, 23155thSt. N.#3,wasarrested by CPDNov.10andcharged with domesticviolence, aggravatedassault and two counts of aggravated assault mani-festing extreme indiffer-ence to life. He wasreleased Nov. 12 on a $5,000 bond. His court dateisscheduled for Dec. 12.
Darron CornellGriffin, 27, of 513 33rdAve., #B in Tuscaloosa,Ala., was arrested by LCSO in Lowe’sparkinglot Nov. 8 and chargedwith possession of a con-trolled substance. He hasnot been released.
Jonathan Lushunoiner,27, of 605 N.Gaywood, was arrestedbyCPDNov. 9 at East Mississippi StateHospital in Meridian andcharged with four countsoffelonymalicious mis-chief. He was releasedthe same day on a $1,000bond. His courtdate isscheduled for Jan. 3,2013.
Sara Stokes Kerlee,25, of 180 Tabatha Lane,wasarrested by CPDNov. 9 and charged withburglary-breaking andentering of a dwelling.She has not beenreleased.
Carlos MarquezSmith, 29, of 9 ElmoreSt., was arrested by CPDNov.9and charged withdriving under the influ-ence, failure to obey a police officer, carelessdriving and three countsof disobeying a trafficcontrol device. He hasnot been released. Hisbond is set at $2,420. Hiscourt date has beenscheduled for Dec. 5.
Dedria Smith, 24,of 3819 21st St., #5 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., wasarrested by LCSO inLowe’s parking lot Nov. 8and charged with posses-sion of a controlled sub-stance with the intent todistribute. She has not been released. Her bondis $10,000. Her court date has been scheduledfor Feb. 11, 2013.
Eric Cort Tate, 35,of 5455 Highway 96 inMillport, Ala., wasarrested by LCSO Nov. 8and charged with posses-sion of methampheta-mine. He has not beenreleased.
Davonta Wells, 26,of 678 Pickensville Road, was arrested by CPDNov. 9 and charged withsexual battery, posses-sion of marijuana and violation of probation. Hehas not been released.His courtdate has beenscheduled for Dec. 5.
Brittney Rebecca Porter, 22, of 1008 Third Ave. S., Apt. B, wasarrested by CPD Nov. 13and charged with arson.She was released thesame day on a $2,500bond. Her court date hasbeen scheduled for Dec.20.
Carla P. Blair Ross,49, of 40036 Garner Drive in Hamilton, wasarrested by MDOC Nov.13 and charged with vio-lation of probation. Shehas not been released.
Joshua O’Bryan Wilson, 21, of 186Lehmberg Road, Apt.D30, was arrested by LCSO Nov. 11 andcharged with resistingarrest, no insurance, fol-lowing too closely, publicdrunkenness and con-tempt of court. He hasnot been released. Hisbond is set at $1,752. Hiscourtdate has beenscheduled for Dec. 11.
Jeffery BrandonFair, 32, of 20 KnightsCove, Apt. 1, was arrest-ed by LCSO Nov. 13 andcharged with violation of parole. He has not beenreleased.
Jennifer Cockrell,26, of 1917 Roberson St.N., was arrested by MDOC Nov. 13 andcharged with violation of probation. She has not been released.
Anhistorically signifi-cantColumbus school willsoon be reopening its doorstothe public, this time withadifferent educational mis-sion.On Wednesday, R.E.Hunt High School, thecity’s only black highschooluntilintegration in1971,will officially becomehe R.E. Hunt Museum andCultural Center during anpen house ceremony hursday afternoon.useum organizers say he museum will focus oneaching both the youngndold about the school’sole in the city’s history.“We are very excitedbout this,” museum boardhairman Johnny Johnsonaid. “We’re not where weeedtobe,but we feel weave enough to energizehe community.” The 10,000-square-foot acility is located in thechool’s fine arts building.heColumbus MunicipalSchool District’s Board of Trustees declared the gym-nasium and fine arts build-ings at Hunt IntermediateSchool as surplus property in 2011 and voted to allow the building to be leased for the museum. The school was built in 1953 and closedinJanuary 2011. Although the museum will hold a grand openingon Thursday, there is no set date for when it will be opentothe public on a regular schedule.Mississippi School for Mathematics and Sciencehistory teacher Chuck Yarborough said Hunt played an important role inthis history of Columbus.“Hunt was built as part of an effort to make sepa-rate but equal educationalfacilities a reality inColumbus,” Yarboroughsaid. “The school came out of a school study conductedby Mississippi StateUniversity of school facili-ties in Columbus in the late1940s. The report foundgross inequities in the facil-ities available to black and white students. For exam-ple, Union Academy hadover 1,000 students andsome classrooms sat over 60 students with no heat.For that number of stu-dents, there was one boysbathroom and one girlsbathroom — each measur-ing 8 feet by 10 feet. In any case, Hunt was built as a modern facility to help deal with that problem. This pre-dated the Brown decisionin 1954 and the state-wideeffort to build new, typically inferior, schools in other communities acrossMississippi in an effort tomaintain school segrega-tion.” Johnson said he and his19-member board, which will one day have 21 mem-bers, have been workinghard to get donations for the museum.“We have put the com-posites back up and somepeople have donated somememorabilia,” Johnsonsaid. “We have some itemsdonated by the Alva Temple family. Mr. Temple was a Tuskegee Airman. We also have a lot of pic-tures and articles from the30s and 40s.”Financial donationshave also been made to themuseum, which is a 5013cnon-profit organization.“The (Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau) gave theboard $3,000 to cover theframing of some compos-ites,” CVB ExecutiveDirector Nancy Carpenter said. “They needed somenew frames for some of thecomposites of former class-mates. This is a way of cele-brating those who return toColumbus and visit Hunt and remember the goodtimes they had there.” With a grand opening onthe calendar, and withacceptance of both privatedonations and public taxdollars from the CVB, thequestion remains: When will the Hunt Museum andCultural Center becomefully operational and openits doors to the public? Johnson couldn’t pro- vide a definitive answer.“I don’t want to get pinned down to a date,” Johnson said. “We are try-ing to get some grant money. We are hoping toget a grant that would allow us to hire a part-time facili-tator. We aren’t sure whenthis will happen. The muse-um is available for privatetours for school childrenand anyone that wants tocontact us.” The museum grandopening will be held Thursday from 4-6 p.m. For more information, call Johnson at 251-1855.
Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority & Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau
Movies under the stars
november 17 • 7:00pm
Columbus soccer complex Shell Oil field
Come join us for a great family night! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a wonderful movie under the stars on a giant 30 foot screen!
Featured Movie: The Lorax
MPAA Rating: PG for brief mild language
the public is invited
no charge! concessions available
For more information, please call327-4935.
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