Columbus Machine & Welding
Rev. and Mrs. Ralph Windle, Jr. will celebrate their50
Wedding Anniversary on September 1
, 2013. Thecelebration will be at the Lee Home on
They have one daughter, Leigh Ann Pearson (Shaun),two grandchildren, Sam (Blair) and Ashleigh White, two great-grandchildren, Paxton White and Samantha Bailey. We wouldlike to invite all friends and relatives to attend. No gifts please.The Lee Home’s address is 316 7th St N Columbus, MS.
In the Aug. 8 edi-tion o the Dispatch, wereported that Robert Earl Smith Jr., son o Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, was arrested or DUI on Aug. 3. The sto-ry also noted Smith hadpossession o a handgunand an assault rife at the time o the arrest,noting that Smith hadpermits or the rearms. The story reportedthat Smith was per-mitted to possess a rearm because hiselony record had beenexpunged. Later in thestory, a reerence toSmith’s elony “convic-tions” was the result o a typographical error. It should have read “con- viction.” Also in the story, wereported that Smith hadbeen arrested in 1998or violation o probationand ordered to serve ve years. The source or this inormation camerom records obtainedrom the LowndesCounty Adult DetentionCenter. Smith disputesthat inormation and re-cords accompanying hisexpungement request show no evidence o the1998 arrest or the proba-tion violation. We regret the error and apologizeto Mr. Smith.
THE ASSOCIATEd PRESS
JACKSON — TheMississippi SupremeCourt has declined a request rom Bobby Ba-tiste that it take a secondlook at his appeal. The Supreme Court upheld Batiste’s convict-ed and death sentence inMay.Robbery was a key element required or anOktibbeha County jury to convict him o capitalmurder and sentencehim to death.Batiste was convict-ed in the death o hisroommate. Prosecutorssay 28-year-old AndreasGalanis o Biloxi died in2008 rom a blow to thehead ater the two ought at their apartment.Batiste’s lawyer ar-gued that Batiste didn’t intend to steal Galanis’ wallet while cleaning upater the ight. Batisteargued that had the jury been instructed about intent, he might haveavoided a death sen-tence. The Supreme Court rejected Batiste’s argu-ment.
Supreme Court denies Batiste’s challenge to death sentence
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BY JEFF AMY
The Associated Press
JACKSON — Activists, city leaders and others in Jacksoncalled Wednesday or a resh en-gagement to social and politicalchange in the spirit o the civilrights movement in Mississippi. The calls to action came romthe steps o Mississippi’s Capitolbuilding on the 50th anniversa-ry o the March on Washington.A group o about 100, includingstudents rom Tougaloo Collegeand Jackson State University,both historically black institu-tions, surrounded a Conederatemonument outside the building.Mayor Chokwe Lumumba (SHOW-kway Lu-MOOM-bah)noted that he and other rally participants have come to theCapitol to seek the release o imprisoned people and ght against proposals to crack downon people who have entered thecountry illegally.“History didn’t stop withMartin Luther King,” said Lu-mumba, an attorney and one-time civil rights activist who wasinvolved in a black nationalist group decades ago. “Dr. Mar-tin Luther King helped give a boost to our historical progress. Where much has been accom-plished, we still have much todo.”Omari Morris, a senior at Jackson’s Jim Hill High School,said she came with her Jacksonchurch in part to protest the kill-ing o Trayvon Martin in Florida.“It means a lot, because what Martin Luther King did or us, we should pay him back,” saidMorris, 17.Several speakers mentionedthe recent U.S. Supreme Court decision ending requirementsthat Mississippi and some other states submit voting changes or ederal approval.
Miss. rally seeks new commitment to civil rights
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The ollowing arrestswere reported by theLowndes County Sher-i’s Department and theColumbus Police Depart-ment:
Armando Deante-wanne Barry, 34, o 2307Third Ave. S., was arrest-ed in Winona by MDOCAug. 28 and charged withviolation o parole.
Brian Wilred Bel-humeur, 39, o 417 SylvanRoad, was arrested in Wi-nona by MDOC Aug. 28and charged with viola-tion o parole.
Deondre TyroneBonner, 21, o 2420 Wash-ington Ave., was arrest-ed at 501 Brooks Drive,Apt. C-24 by LCSO Aug.25 and charged with pro-viding alse inormation,possession o marijuana,violation o probation andthree counts o ailure toappear. His court date hasbeen sched-uled or Sept. 17.
Re-becca LynnBumgard-ner, 37, o 546 Chris-tian Circle, was arrest-ed at her residence by CPD Aug. 28 and charged with violation o proba-tion.
Sarah Elizabeth Bur-rage, 24, o 19240 High- way 21 S. in Philadelphia, was arrested at the proba-tion oce by MDOC andcharged with violation o probation.
Derrico LavelleSmith, 32, o 115 Ma-ple St., was arrested at the probation oce by MDOC and charged with violation o probation.
Robert Hugh Rog-ers, 34, o 390 Barclay Drive, was arrested at hisresidence by LCSO Aug.28 and charged with ut-tering orgery.
BY SARAH FOWLER
A Lowndes County man is recovering ater being shot multiple timesin the ace by a BB gun. The incident occurredat a residence at 1783Hwy. 373 about 8 p.m. Wednesday night, ac-cording to the LowndesCounty Sheri’s Depart-ment.Chie Deputy MarcMiley said the victimheard his dogs barkingoutside his home and when he went to investi-gate, was shot numeroustimes on the orehead,neck, ace and hands by BB pellets. The victim— who authorities de-clined to identiy — toldlaw enorcement he didnot see his attacker. Hethen drove himsel to thehospital where he report -ed the shooting. He wastreated and released.Deputies respondedto the scene but were not able to locate the allegedshooter.Miley said the incident is still investigation.
Man checks on dogs, gets shot by BB gun
BY SARAH FOWLER
More than 20 animals wereseized Wednesday night at a Lown-des County petting zoo and their owner is acing charges o animalneglect.Lisa Perkins, o 170 Lisa PerkinsRoad in Columbus, is acing multi-ple charges o animal neglect ater 21 animals were seized rom her property.Perkins owns Back 40 PettingFarm. The petting zoo is locatedo o Hwy 12 East in LowndesCounty.Horses, dogs, rabbits, donkeysand a bull were among the ani-mals seized, according to a pressrelease issued by the LowndesCounty Sheri’s Department. Theanimals were transported to theGolden Triangle Horse Rescue. The release said the sheri’sdepartment rst learned o the al-leged neglect through an anony-mous tip.Perkins has not been charged. The incident is still under investi-gation. According to the LowndesCounty Adult Detention Center,Perkins has no prior arrest record.
Local petting zoo owner under investigation
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