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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.

 

Authorities capture escaped inmate

Posted 7/4/2014 in State

An inmate who escaped the blueberry farm at South Mississippi Correctional Institution is back in custody.

 

 

Subaru recalls 660K vehicles for brake line rust

Posted 7/4/2014 in Business

Subaru is recalling more than 660,000 cars and SUVs because the brake lines can rust and leak fluid, and that can mean it will take longer to stop the vehicles.

 

 

Christmas in July: TV week of holiday programming

Posted 7/4/2014 in National

The Hallmark TV channels are beginning a week's worth of holiday programming on the Fourth of July -- but think ornaments and egg nog instead of fireworks and hot dogs.

 

 

John Williams to debut new version of U.S. anthem

Posted 7/4/2014 in National

American composer-conductor John Williams is debuting a new arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner," featuring choirs, trumpets, an orchestra and cannons on the National Mall for the nation's birthday.

 

Drought won't stop fireworks in dry western states

Posted 7/4/2014 in National

Arizona's largest city has gone four months without any measurable rain, and neighboring New Mexico is in the midst of four years of severe drought.

Chechen in Syria a rising star in extremist group

Posted 7/4/2014 in National

A young, red-bearded ethnic Chechen has rapidly become one of the most prominent commanders in the breakaway al-Qaida group that has overrun swaths of Iraq and Syria, illustrating the international nature of the movement.

 

U.S. seeks more security at some overseas airports

Posted 7/4/2014 in National

U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.

 

 

Supreme Court ruling impact on birth-control coverage mixed

Posted 7/4/2014 in National

Business owners who don't want to pay for their employees' birth control are ending that coverage after the Supreme Court said they could choose on grounds of religious belief not to comply with part of the health care law.

 

 

Vacationers leave as Arthur nears North Carolina

Posted 7/4/2014 in National

 

 

Convictions overturned thanks to Death Saint

Posted 7/4/2014 in National

Firearms and drug-trafficking convictions for two Oklahoma residents were overturned Wednesday thanks to a skeleton saint known as La Santa Muerte.

 

Guatemalan boy left for better life, died alone

Posted 7/4/2014 in National

Gilberto Ramos wanted to leave his chilly mountain village for the United States to earn money to treat his mother's epilepsy.

 

U.S. condemns 'heinous murder' of Palestinian teen

Posted 7/4/2014 in National

The Obama administration is condemning the killing of a Palestinian teenager as a "despicable act" and is calling on the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

 

Port authority director Hardy retires

Posted 7/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority Board is searching for a new leader after John Hardy retired as director Monday.

 

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