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Tate Reeves to be roasted by state press association

Posted 1/6/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will be roasted at a journalism dinner in Jackson on Jan. 26.

 

 

Man takes boy on wild ride, crash

Posted 1/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What started as a traffic stop in Southside Columbus ended in a one-vehicle crash on Pickensville Road with the driver under arrest and a 4-year-old passenger uninjured.

 

Hope church buys former theater

Posted 1/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hope Community Church saw a dream become reality recently when it purchased the old Varsity Twin Theater in downtown Columbus after nearly a year of discussion.

Transportation services fill need for carless

For years, Delinda Boler relied on friends and family members to drive her to and from her doctor appointments. Boler, who has rheumatoid arthritis, can't drive. The pain is so unbearable, she struggles to walk in and out of the doctor's office.

Sears closure date unknown; residents mourn job loss

Posted 1/6/2012 in Business

Few details are being released about the closure of the Sears store in Columbus' Leigh Mall. Sears Holding Corp. announced two days after Christmas the Columbus store is one of three in the state to be closed due to poor profit performance.

 

Starkville officer in hospital after cruiser crash (updated 1:31 p.m.)

STARKVILLE -- A Starkville police officer remains in the intensive care unit at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after wrecking his patrol car Thursday afternoon. His wife confirms his broken vertebrae won't require surgery.

 

 

The 'CES curse?' Gadget show has poor record

Posted 1/6/2012 in National

NEW YORK -- The largest trade show in the Americas must be a great place to show off new products, right? Wrong. The International Consumer Electronics Show is quickly becoming a launch pad for products that fall flat.

 

 

Business group rolls out strategic plan for Mississippi

Posted 1/6/2012 in State

JACKSON -- The Mississippi Economic Council wants legislators to expand charter schools, recruit more businesses, improve teacher quality and increase the amount of funding available to entrepreneurs.

 

 

Lawsuit claims hazing on Picayune ball team

Posted 1/6/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Members of a south Mississippi high school baseball team participated in a hazing ritual that left one teenager hospitalized after being held from behind and punched in the chest, according to a lawsuit filed by the player's parents.

 

 

State emergency response center named for Barbour

Posted 1/6/2012 in State

PEARL -- Mississippi's emergency operations center was named Thursday for departing Gov. Haley Barbour, who said he is sharing the tribute with all those who respond to hurricanes, floods and other disasters in the state.

 

 

Mississippi swears in 7 of 8 statewide officials

Posted 1/6/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Seven of Mississippi's eight statewide elected officials began their four-year terms Thursday, and Republican Gov.-elect Phil Bryant is preparing to take his oath on Tuesday.

 

 

Sturgis rally board could disband if deal isn't reached for 2012

STURGIS -- The fate of the 2012 motorcycle rally should be obvious soon. Whatever the name, Oktibbeha County's annual summertime motorcycle rally is plagued by the same obstacle that led to the cancellation of the 2011 rally : lack of money.

 

 

Building Permits 1-5-12

Posted 1/5/2012 in Business

Building permits Dec. 21 - Jan. 4

 

 

Obama vows US will stay world's top military power

Posted 1/5/2012 in National

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama vowed Thursday the United States will remain the world's pre-eminent military power even as the Pentagon scales back spending, shrinks the Army and Marine Corps and pulls back from Europe.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 1-5-12

Posted 1/5/2012 in Business

Marriages and divorces Dec. 29 - Jan. 4

 

 

Euthanasia to control shelter population unpopular

Posted 1/5/2012 in National

LOS ANGELES -- Seven in 10 pet owners say they believe animal shelters should be allowed to euthanize animals only when they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be adopted.

 

 

Aldermen approve hearing for condo ordinance

To expedite condominium development in Starkville, Mayor Parker Wiseman proposed having a public hearing for a condominium ordinance during Tuesday's Board of Aldermen meeting. The hearing request was placed on the consent agenda and approved.

 

 

Lowndes County Arrest Reports 1-5-12

Posted 1/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

 

 

University of Mississippi Medical Center to lay off 115 employees

Posted 1/5/2012 in State

JACKSON -- The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson will lay off 115 employees and leave 90 unfilled positions vacant.JACKSON -- The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson will lay off 115 employees and leave 90 unfilled positions vacant.

 

 

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