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Shark bite victim feared for his life

Posted 7/7/2014 in National

Steven Robles was an hour into his regular weekend swim off some of Southern California's most popular beaches when he came face-to-face with a great white shark.

Residents, supervisors frustrated over slow pace of HOME projects

Posted 7/5/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Lowndes County homeowners will have their home rebuilt, thanks to grant funding from the Mississippi Development Authority's HOME Investment Participation Program. When the homes will be ready to move into is in question, however.

Cops, prosecutors balk at new law

Posted 7/5/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement officials are questioning the wisdom of a new law that changes several felonies to misdemeanors and reduces jail time for convicted offenders.

Clay Sheriff's Dept. updates website

Posted 7/5/2014 in Area

The Clay County Sheriff's Department recently unveiled a new website with up the minute inmate information.

Black leaders seek Cochran's help after runoff win

Posted 7/5/2014 in State

After black voters helped Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran survive an intense Republican primary runoff against an insurgent conservative challenger, some civil rights leaders in the South want him to repay the favor.

 

Ex-football coach Bowling hearing set for Tuesday

Posted 7/5/2014 in State

A federal judge will hear arguments Tuesday from a former Mississippi and Alabama prep football coach on a motion challenging his sentence on charges that he transported boys across state lines for sex.

 

 

Child's family won't directly accept KFC donation

Posted 7/5/2014 in State

The family who says their 3-year-old girl was asked to leave a KFC restaurant because her scars disturbed customers won't directly accept a $30,000 donation but instead wants the money given to the foundation of a doctor who will work on her face, according to an attorney's statement.

 

 

Public hearing Monday for Blackjack TIF package

Oktibbeha County supervisors will hold a public hearing on a $4.78 million-maximum tax increment financing (TIF) plan 9 a.m. Monday at the courthouse that could fund significant Blackjack Road and infrastructure upgrades.

 

Only road onto North Carolina island reopening after Arthur

Posted 7/5/2014 in National

North Carolina's popular beach towns began returning to the business of recreation Saturday, after Arthur lashed the state's coast with forceful winds and heavy rain and then churned northward without leaving a trail of significant damage.

 

Police: Man intentionally left toddler in car

Posted 7/5/2014 in National

A Georgia man who police say intentionally killed his toddler son by leaving the boy inside a hot SUV was exchanging nude photos with women the day his son died and had looked at websites that advocated against having children, a detective testified Thursday.

 

 

Obama: U.S. always has been a nation of immigrants

Posted 7/5/2014 in National

Celebrating the ethnic diversity of America, President Barack Obama said more than two dozen foreign-born service members who became U.S. citizens at the White House on the Fourth of July are vivid reminders that welcoming immigrants "is central to our way of life."

 

 

Autopsy: Palestinian teen burned to death

Posted 7/5/2014 in National

An autopsy showed an Arab teenager who Palestinians say was killed in a revenge attack was burned to death, officials said Saturday.

 

CPD names Swan new commander of investigations

Posted 7/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The new commander of the Criminal Investigations Division at the Columbus Police Department said he is hoping to work with the community to help create a trust in the department.

KiOR misses scheduled loan payment to state

Posted 7/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Development Authority confirmed Thursday that KiOR, an alternative fuel company that in 2011 built a $218 million facility in Columbus, did not make its latest scheduled loan payment to the state.

Memories of WWII remain vivid for Columbus veteran

Posted 7/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Albert Glenn moves about his house with pace and intent; he seems young for an 88-year-old. In his home on Spivey Road, he moves deftly from room to room showing off his old Navy uniform and other war relics while reflecting on his service during World War II.

 

Clay Co. woman denied bond on capital murder charge

Posted 7/4/2014 in Area

The Clay County woman accused of giving her two-month-old a fatal dose of cough syrup has been denied bond.

 

 

Fire chiefs: Use safety, common sense during Fourth of July activities

Posted 7/4/2014 in Area

Local fire chiefs want county residents to enjoy safe Fourth of July traditions like grilling out and watching fireworks, but their respective organizations are ready to respond if any celebrations get out of hand.

 

AAA: Gas costs won't reduce summer travel

Posted 7/4/2014 in Area

Drivers are paying the highest prices for gas on Independence Day since 2008 and costs are expected to stay expensive through the summer, but that will have little to no bearing on summer travel plans.

 

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