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Marriages and divorces 8-21-14

Posted 8/21/2014 in Business

 

Jackie Chan expresses shame over son's marijuana arrest

Posted 8/21/2014 in National

Jackie Chan apologized to the public Wednesday over his son's detention on drug charges in Beijing, saying he's ashamed and saddened.

Picture emerges of officer in Ferguson shooting

Posted 8/21/2014 in National

A white police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution or a law enforcer wrongly maligned for just doing his job.

 

Aid group: U.S. doctor who had Ebola has recovered

Posted 8/21/2014 in National

At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged today from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.

 

 

Dueling dollars: Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer

Posted 8/21/2014 in Business

Family Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General's takeover bid, citing antitrust issues. The discounter's board remains supportive of its existing deal with Dollar Tree.

 

Suspected shooter's family says lover's quarrel led to incident

Posted 8/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A lover's quarrel led to a woman being gunned down in a Columbus parking lot early Sunday, according to the shooting suspect's family. Tarkesha Carter, 25, is charged in the shooting death of 27-year-old Brittany Foster.

Contractor approved for 14th Ave. project

Posted 8/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Expect to begin seeing some major road and drainage work on 14th Avenue North in October. Columbus councilmen accepted a bid from Colom Construction Tuesday of $755,394 for the long-awaited improvement project.

Mobile veterans clinic visits West Point

Posted 8/20/2014 in Area

The Jackson Veteran Mobile Clinic was in the Walmart parking lot Tuesday. It was in town to provide counseling for local combat veterans.

Sales tax revenue continues upward trend

Posted 8/20/2014 in Area

The Golden Triangle sales tax revenue uptick continues. For the fourth month in a row, revenue was up in Columbus, Starkville and West Point.

Automated electric, water meter rollout expected in 2016

Posted 8/20/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Workers are expected to replace Starkville's 13,002 electric and 11,037 water meters with automated, usage-measuring devices in 2016 after city aldermen approved an implementation plan that is not expected to increase either utilities' rates.

Highway 50 shutting down tonight

Posted 8/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Highway 50 will be shut down from 10 p.m. tonight until at least 4 a.m. Thursday for the installation of a water line crossing for the Love's truck stop.

Clay County escapee arrested in Indiana

Posted 8/20/2014 in Area

An inmate who escaped from the Clay County Jail nearly two month ago was apprehended in Indiana on Monday.

Arrest report: 8-20-14

Posted 8/20/2014 in Area

 

Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

Posted 8/20/2014 in National

In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley -- and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say.

 

 

Prosecutor: Killing of drunk driver an 'execution'

Posted 8/20/2014 in National

A drunk driver did not deserve "execution" by a Texas father accused of taking the law into his own hands in a fit of rage over the killing of his two sons in a wreck, a prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday.

 

Vernon council dealing with city hall water leak

Posted 8/20/2014 in Area

Years of water leaking and collecting underneath sections of Vernon City Hall have created a quagmire for the city council: rotted fascia boards, weakened floor and walls, and a variety of options to address them.

Alabama hunters haul in 1,000-pound gator

Posted 8/20/2014 in Area

A group of Alabama hunters are celebrating the catch of a lifetime: A 15-foot-long alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds.

 

Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

Posted 8/20/2014 in National

Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live."

 

CVB adopts sliding scale for festival grants

Posted 8/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Eleven Lowndes County festivals will have one more year before they begin to see less and less financial assistance from the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

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