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Silicor officials arrive for meeting with Supes

Posted 9/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Company officials with Silicor Materials, formerly Calisolar, are in Columbus this week to update local leaders on the progress of their proposed 1 million-square-foot silicon metal production and purification facility.

EMCC is lone bidder for Columbus Country Club

Posted 9/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An expansion for the Mayhew campus of East Mississippi Community College may be just around the corner. While the school's interest in purchasing the bankrupt Columbus Country Club has been discussed publicly since April 2011, the purchase could finally become official.

Seven arrested in Lowndes County drug bust

Posted 9/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Seven people were arrested Wednesday night and face various drug-related charges after agents with Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics executed a search warrant at a Hill Drive residence located off Land Road in Lowndes County.

MSU grad student awaits report on his 'dinosaur eggs'

Posted 9/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It is 2002, and John Paul Jones is in a gully in Montana. "Gullies are always a great place to look for fossils because weather has already done half the work for you," he said, recalling his leisure trip to the new, old west.

 

Romney controversy points to power of viral video

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

 

 

OCSD identifies person of interest in Tuesday shooting

Posted 9/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A person of interest has been taken into custody after a Tuesday night shooting left a woman injured in Oktibbeha County.

 

 

Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

Nearly 6 million Americans -- significantly more than first estimated-- will face a tax penalty under President Barack Obama's health overhaul for not getting insurance, congressional analysts said Wednesday. Most would be in the middle class.

 

 

Luna certified

Posted 9/20/2012 in Business

Kim Luna, Staffing Specialist with Key Staff Source has received the Certified Staffing Professional designation from the American Staffing Association.

 

Business brief: Architects registered

Posted 9/20/2012 in Business

Pryor & Morrow Architects and Engineers, P.A. announce the recent architectural registration of two staff members.

 

Building permits 9-20-12

Posted 9/20/2012 in Business

 

 

Marriages and divorces 9-20-12

Posted 9/20/2012 in Business

 

 

Housing recovery gains momentum in August

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

A jump in sales of previously occupied homes and further gains in home construction suggest the U.S. housing recovery is gaining momentum.

 

Has the economy bottomed out? Census data suggests it has

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

The U.S. economy is showing signs of finally bottoming out: Americans are on the move again after record numbers had stayed put, more young adults are leaving their parents' homes to take a chance with college or the job market, once-sharp declines in births are leveling off and poverty is slowing.

 

Justice Dept faulted in gun-trafficking operation

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

The Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.

 

 

LSU police make arrest La. man in bomb threat

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

Police arrested a Baton Rouge man in the bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the LSU campus earlier this week but don't believe he is connected to threats made against three other universities recently.

 

 

Nobel winner's colleague to speak at MSU event

Posted 9/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A friend and colleague of late Nobel Peace Prize-winning Kenyan, Wangari Maathai, will speak at Mississippi State University tonight.

 

 

Hosemann: Miss. voter ID may survive in court

Posted 9/20/2012 in State

 

 

Short Main to get speed bumps

Posted 9/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Speeders on Short Main Street in Columbus, a residential extenuation of Main Street, will soon have a bumpy ride.

 

 

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