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Photo: Getting a big head

Posted 5/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Aretha Macon shows off a giant cabbage she grew in her Nashville Ferry Road garden.

Browning on Business: Columbus business open in new location on Tuscaloosa Road following tornadoes

Posted 5/29/2014 in Business

One of the five tornados that came through Lowndes County on April 28 tore the roof off of CJ's Office and School Supply. The business had been located at 114 Alabama Street since it opened in 2005.

Kibler named finalist for Texas university post

Posted 5/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Bill Kibler, Mississippi State University's vice president for student affairs, was recently named one of three finalists to lead Texas-based Sul Ross State University.

 

Cochran: Use of wife's photo 'amateurish'

Posted 5/29/2014 in State

Republican Sen. Thad Cochran said Wednesday he thinks it's "kind of amateurish" that supporters of his primary opponent, Chris McDaniel, photographed his ailing wife in a nursing home and used her image in a political video against him.

 

Johnstown flood's legacy lives on 125 years later

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

A privately owned dam collapsed in western Pennsylvania 125 years ago on May 31, 1889, unleashing a flood that killed 2,209 people.

Nebraska woman wolfs down 2 4-pound steaks

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

A Nebraska woman celebrated breaking a Texas steakhouse's speed record for eating a 4-pound slab of beef by polishing off another one.

Maya Angelou, the nation's wise woman

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

Maya Angelou walked into a meeting of civil rights leaders discussing affirmative action back in the 1990s, looked around, and put them all in their place with a single, astute observation.

 

Michigan zoo sells exotic animal 'doo'

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

A zoo in southern Michigan is selling a composted mixture of manure produced by exotic animals.

 

 

Tenn-Tom lock to be named for Waldon

Posted 5/29/2014 in Area

A lock and dam at Aberdeen, Mississippi, on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway will soon bear the name of longtime water administrator Don Waldon.

 

 

Building permits 5-29-14

Posted 5/29/2014 in Business

 

 

Marriages and divorces 5-29-14

Posted 5/29/2014 in Business

 

 

Sweets makers work to keep names off e-cigarettes

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

Owners of brands geared toward children of all ages are battling to keep notable names like Thin Mint, Tootsie Roll and Cinnamon Toast Crunch off the flavored nicotine used in electronic cigarettes.

 

 

Colombia chocolate thief sentenced to 5 months

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

It's enough to make a candy junkie give up the sweet stuff forever.

 

Google to build prototype of truly driverless car

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

Google plans to build and launch onto city streets a small fleet of subcompact cars that could operate without a person at the wheel.

 

Texas: Can't tie water contamination to drilling

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

The amount of explosive gas tainting a North Texas neighborhood's water supply has increased in recent years, but the state's oil and gas regulator says it can't link the methane to drilling activity nearby, according to a report it released Wednesday.

 

Palmer Home to help children of imprisoned moms

Posted 5/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Palmer Home for Children has made Jonah's Journey, a Tennessee-based organization that finds temporary or long-term care for children of incarcerated mothers, part of its ministry.

 

Two officers commended for saving drowning boy

Posted 5/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Lowndes County conservation officers are being credited with saving the life of an 11-year-old boy who nearly drowned in the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway on Memorial Day.

 

 

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