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CVB rules not to consider Juneteenth funding

Posted 4/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In March, a proposal submitted to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors to fund the Juneteenth Festival failed by a one-vote margin. Juneteenth organizers remained hopeful, however, since two of the board members -- Nadia Dale and Harvey Myrick -- did not attend.

Officials beaming over success of Pilgrimage

Posted 4/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 73rd annual Spring Pilgrimage ended Saturday, concluding what organizers say was the event's most lucrative year in a decade.

Consultants: OCH refinancing could save county $140,000 per year

Posted 4/16/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Supervisors are hopeful that refinancing 2002 OCH Regional Medical Center's revenue bond could save the county more than $1 million over the next decade.

 

Quake kills at least 46 along Iran-Pakistan border

Posted 4/16/2013 in National

A major earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flattened homes and offices on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border, killing at least 46 people in the sparsely populated region and swaying skyscrapers and buildings as far away as New Delhi.

 

 

Only Miss. abortion clinic gets license reprieve

Posted 4/16/2013 in State

A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked Mississippi from revoking the license of the state's only abortion clinic.

 

 

Police: Suspect, officer struggled for several minutes before shooting

Posted 4/16/2013 in State

Two detectives tried for three or four minutes to restrain a murder suspect they had been questioning before the suspect wrestled away a gun, fatally shot one of the detectives and then committed suicide, officials said Monday.

 

 

Role reversal: GOP blasts Obama plan to sell TVA

Posted 4/16/2013 in National

In a political role reversal, Republicans are blasting President Barack Obama's plan to consider selling the Tennessee Valley Authority, an icon of the New Deal long targeted by conservatives as an example of government overreach.

 

 

Woman sentenced in cooking oil death

Posted 4/16/2013 in State

 

 

Report finds lax oversight of specialty pharmacies

Posted 4/16/2013 in National

Congressional investigators say pharmacy boards in nearly all 50 states lack the information and expertise to oversee specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak last year.

 

Gilding the Gilmer: Operators hope renovations will again make historic hotel an option for tourists

Posted 4/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This past weekend was arguably one of the busiest Columbus has seen in a while. Between the conclusion of the Spring Pilgrimage and the Grillin' on the River barbecue competition, restaurants, shops and hotels enjoyed brisk business. Decades ago, Hotel Gilmer -- with its prime location on Main Street -- would have presided over it all.

Monday profile: Wells hits the road in new role with FCA

Posted 4/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jason Wells views each day as an opportunity to make a difference. As the new area administrator for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Wells travels to 57 schools throughout northern Mississippi, ministering to middle school and high school students.

City drafts new policy on hiring of felons

Posted 4/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A committee formed to set guidelines for a screening policy to replace the city's no-felony rule for considering city employment applicants has drafted language for the new policy, which will come before the Columbus City Council Tuesday for approval.

 

AP: Likely tax cheats flock South, West

Posted 4/15/2013 in National

 

Edible aesthetics: Sanders' landscaping creations all bear fruit

Posted 4/15/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In a world saturated with "green" appliances and "organic" food choices, sustainability is a word that gets tossed around a lot. But for many, like Starkville local Will Sanders, sustainability is a lifestyle choice, something ingrained in who they are and what they do.

 

Corporal punishment declining

Posted 4/15/2013 in State

 

 

Analysis: Fetal homicide laws not consistent

Posted 4/15/2013 in State

 

Dispatch collects APME writing awards

Posted 4/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Commercial Dispatch received three awards Saturday in the Louisiana-Mississippi Press Managing Editors annual newspaper competition for writing, photography and digital content produced during 2012.

 

Law adds wild hogs to population control program

Posted 4/15/2013 in State

 

 

Take the bait? NYPD anti-theft tactics criticized

Posted 4/15/2013 in National

 

 

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