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Karriem hopes to keep gun buyback program

Posted 6/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four months after the Columbus Police Department sponsored a gun buyback program, organizers are mulling over whether to make it an annual event.

 

West Nile case reported in Lowndes Co.

Posted 6/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi State Department of Health confirmed a case of West Nile virus in Lowndes County Thursday, one of three reported statewide so far this year.

 

Immigration focus on House now

Posted 6/28/2013 in National

Attention is shifting to the House and its conservative majority after the Senate passed a landmark immigration bill opening the door to U.S. citizenship to millions while pouring billions of dollars into securing the border with Mexico.

 

Target cuts ties with Paula Deen

Posted 6/28/2013 in National

 

 

Miss. get funds for bat disease project

Posted 6/28/2013 in State

 

 

Mortgage rates jump to 2-year high of 4.46 pct.

Posted 6/28/2013 in National

 

 

Watchdog warns of waste in Afghan aircraft buy

Posted 6/28/2013 in National

 

 

Senators: Student loan interest rates to double

Posted 6/28/2013 in National

Student loan rates will double Monday -- at least for a while -- after a compromise to keep student loan interest rates low proved unwinnable before the July 1 deadline, senators said Thursday.

 

 

Jeep owners worry about safety after recall deal

Posted 6/28/2013 in National

 

 

Deen dropped by Wal-Mart after 'Today' tears

Posted 6/27/2013 in National

Paula Deen was dropped by Wal-Mart and her name was stripped from four buffet restaurants on Wednesday, hours after she went on television and tearfully defended herself amid the mounting fallout over her admission of using a racial slur.

 

Two-headed turtle hatches at San Antonio zoo

Posted 6/27/2013 in National

A two-headed turtle has hatched at the San Antonio Zoo and officials have named her Thelma and Louise.

Unemployment increases across Golden Triangle

Posted 6/27/2013 in Area

Statistics released Wednesday indicated there were about 300 more people in Lowndes County last month without work than there were in May 2012. The county's unemployment rate is 10.1 percent -- a half point above last May's 9.6 percent. That's about 2,750 people who are out of a job.

Higgins says Yokohama project on schedule

Posted 6/27/2013 in Area

Area business leaders convened Wednesday for the Golden Triangle Development Link's quarterly luncheon and heard a report on the status of Yokohama Tire Company manufacturing plant construction in Clay County from Link CEO Joe Max Higgins.

Columbus man faces DUI-maiming charge

Posted 6/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was charged with DUI-maiming after his passenger suffered a broken neck in a car crash. William Zackery Johnson, 20, of 350 Deer Trail, was arrested on Tuesday after investigators with the Columbus Police Department determined Johnson was intoxicated at the time of an accident that occurred at the Luxipalila Creek Park on June 22.

Vows wait, but gay pairs cheer Court moves

Posted 6/27/2013 in National

Backed by rainbow flags and confetti, thousands celebrated in California's streets after U.S. Supreme Court rulings brought major advances for gay marriage proponents in the state and across the country.

 

Marriages and divorces 6-27-13

Posted 6/27/2013 in Business

 

 

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