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Resort status may hold key to Elm Lake growth

Posted 10/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday gave Elm Lake Golf Course officials permission to apply for resort status, a move which, if approved, could allow them to offer services that will no longer be available at Columbus Country Club once East Mississippi Community College takes possession of it next month.

 

Caledonia Day expects to draw crowd of 10,000

Posted 10/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The streets of Caledonia were quiet this morning, but that will change tonight, when the town kicks off its ninth annual Caledonia Day festival with a concert and fireworks show.

 

 

Newsweek to end print publication

Posted 10/19/2012 in National

Newsweek's decision to stop publishing a print edition after 80 years and bet its life entirely on a digital future may be more a commentary on its own problems than a definitive statement on the health of the magazine industry.

 

 

Boy Scout 'perversion files' show elaborate cover up

Posted 10/19/2012 in National

Again and again, decade after decade, an array of authorities -- police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and local Boy Scout leaders among them -- quietly shielded scoutmasters and others accused of molesting children, a newly opened trove of confidential papers shows.

 

 

Gun industry thrives during Obama's term in office

Posted 10/19/2012 in National

President Barack Obama has presided over a heyday for the gun industry despite predictions by the National Rifle Association four years ago that he would be the "most anti-gun president in American history."

 

 

Amtrak train set to hit 110 mph in test run

Posted 10/19/2012 in National

In a modest milestone for President Barack Obama's high-speed rail vision, test runs will start zooming along a small section of the Amtrak line between Chicago and St. Louis at 110 mph on Friday.

 

Catholics and Protestants unite against Ireland's first abortion clinic

Posted 10/19/2012 in National

The first abortion clinic on the island of Ireland opened Thursday in downtown Belfast, unleashing angry protests on the street and uniting Catholic and Protestant politicians in calls to investigate the new facility.

 

Turkish pianist on trial for insulting Islam

Posted 10/19/2012 in National

A top Turkish pianist and composer appeared in court on Thursday to defend himself against charges of offending Muslims and insulting Islam in comments he made on Twitter.

 

 

Efforts to form Redevelopment plan gaining momentum

Posted 10/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City of Columbus is taking steps to beautify and restore some less than desirable areas of the community.

 

Three injured in pair of Highway 82 collisions

Posted 10/19/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two collisions on U.S. Highway 82 on Tuesday happened within a few hours of each other, but also within a few hundred feet of each other as well.

 

Whole binders full of women?

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

Everybody will be writing about how a different Barack Obama came out Tuesday night from the one we saw in the first debate.

 

Oktibbeha County delays may put new Link behind schedule

Posted 10/18/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Golden Triangle Regional Development Authority is still in its early stages, but the proposed tri-county coalition may already be behind schedule, even if just by a day or two.

 

City council: Surplus funds mean more street paving

Posted 10/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a late November deadline looming, the Columbus mayor and council are in negotiations to spend the last of some general obligations bond money. The money will be used for street paving in some of the city's wards.

 

Search for Main Street director focuses on diverse skills

Posted 10/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Main Street Columbus is actively searching for a new director.

Armstrong resigns position, loses sponsors

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

Already an outcast in cycling after a massive doping report, Lance Armstrong absorbed hits much closer to home Wednesday: to his wallet and his heart.

 

Feds: NYC terror sting suspect picked hard target

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

A Bangladeshi man snared in an FBI terror sting considered targeting a high-ranking government official and the New York Stock Exchange before authorities say he raised the bar by picking one New York City's most fortified sites: The Federal Reserve.

 

 

Average debt up again for new college grads

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

It's the latest snapshot of the growing burden of student debt and it's another discouraging one: Two-thirds of the national college class of 2011 finished school with loan debt, and those who borrowed walked off the graduation stage owing on average $26,600 -- up about 5 percent from the class before.

 

Government: Violent crimes rose 18 percent in 2011

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

Violent crimes unexpectedly jumped 18 percent last year, the first rise in nearly 20 years, and property crimes rose for first time in a decade.

 

Economy improves on homebuilder confidence

Posted 10/18/2012 in Business

The outlook for the U.S. economy brightened a little after reports that consumer prices stayed tame and homebuilder confidence rose to the highest level in six years. A third report showed factory output grew only modestly in September, a reminder that the economy is still weak.

 

 

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