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Joe Cocker dies at 70

Posted 12/23/2014 in National

British singer Joe Cocker is dead at age 70.

So long, Sno Biz

Posted 12/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Blaine Garrard, 24, stands amongst the rubble of what used to be Sno Biz, the snow cone shack that had been in Columbus since the early 1990s.

EMCC applauds Sanderson Plumbing employees

Posted 12/22/2014 in Area

In the face of immense uncertainty, a group of employees laid off from the closed Sanderson Plumbing facility in Columbus have pushed ahead toward a new chapter.

 

Gas prices dip in time for Christmas travel

Posted 12/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The national average price of gasoline has hit a five-year low just in time for Christmas.

 

Police on alert after NYC cop killings

Posted 12/22/2014 in National

Police departments around the country are on alert after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car Saturday.

Photo: Senator Younger sworn in

Posted 12/22/2014 in State

Senator Charles "Chuck" Younger was sworn in on Friday to fill the District 17 seat left vacant by the late Terry Brown.

 

Prosecutor could charge 9 in flamingo death

Posted 12/22/2014 in State

Forrest County District Attorney Patricia Burchell told the Hattiesburg American that she will ask a grand jury to indict as many as nine college students involved in the kidnapping of a flamingo from the Hattiesburg Zoo.

 

 

Republicans fighting to hang onto Senate -- in 2016

Posted 12/22/2014 in National

Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January.

 

US companies eager to embrace Cuba still face hurdles

Posted 12/22/2014 in Business

American businesses have begun imagining ways to capitalize on last week's announcement that the United States will restore diplomatic ties with Cuba and ease curbs on trade.

 

How do you joke about the Sony hacking? A little carefully

Posted 12/22/2014 in National

How do you joke about the Sony hacking story? After all, it was an attempt at comedy that launched this whole sobering mess.

 

Columbus street paving under budget, on schedule

Posted 12/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although the steep drop in gas prices did not come early enough to factor into the city of Columbus' $4.5 million infrastructure improvement project, city project manager Robin Eastman says work is coming in on schedule and under budget.

Lowndes schools to discuss bond on Monday

Posted 12/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District board will meet Monday to discuss a proposed bond issue that could allow the district to expand and renovate district facilities.

GTRA looks to add west-bound flights

Posted 12/20/2014 in Area

Next month, Golden Triangle Regional Airport Director Mike Hainsey will make a presentation to fund an incentive package he believes is essential to attracting a carrier that will begin west-bound air travel.

 

Google sues Mississippi attorney general

Posted 12/20/2014 in State

Google Inc. is suing Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, trying to block him from pursuing criminal charges or filing a civil lawsuit against the company.

 

Starkville City Hall offers benefits, challenges for potential buyers

Posted 12/20/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officials hope to lure potential buyers for City Hall with the economic potential it has as a property located a short walk from Main Street's influential economy.

Younger sworn in to Miss. Senate

Posted 12/20/2014 in State

Republican Charles "Chuck" Younger of Columbus is the newest member of the Mississippi Senate.

 

Chrysler expands air bag recall

Posted 12/20/2014 in National

After resisting for nearly a month, Chrysler has bowed to government demands and will expand a recall of driver's side air bag inflators across the nation.

 

 

Bush officials did little oversight of CIA program

Posted 12/20/2014 in National

In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national security team gave the agency permission to employ the harsh tactics against an al-Qaida facilitator the agency suspected was linked to a plot to disrupt the upcoming presidential election.

 

 

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