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July unemployment numbers fall

Posted 8/22/2013 in Area

Unemployment numbers in the Golden Triangle and across the state decreased noticeably in July. With the exception of Clay County, the rates were down at least more than one percentage point in Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, which released updated figures Wednesday.

Habitual offender placed on house arrest

Posted 8/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man sentenced to serve four years in prison as a habitual offender is scheduled to be paroled and live under house arrest after less than six months behind bars.


12th annual Roast-n-boast starts Friday

Posted 8/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At the 11th edition of Columbus' Roast-n-boast festival last year, Chris Morgan and his South Eastern Cookers grilling team received an award that meant more to him than the prize money that came with others his team won before.


Catfish Alley monument to be unveiled Sept. 5

Posted 8/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Catfish Alley committee members have set Sept. 5 as the date for a ribbon cutting and unveiling of a monument commemorating the historic area that was once the epicenter of the city's black business community.

Ceremony will rename Sportsplex building after Outlaw

Posted 8/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Parks Commission will formally dedicate one of the Sportsplex's main facilities after famed NBA forward and Starkville native Travis Outlaw on Friday.


Appeal denied in slaying of Columbus city worker

Posted 8/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County


Arrest report: 8-22-13

Posted 8/22/2013 in Area


'Boyfriend Tracker' app raises stir in Brazil

Posted 8/22/2013 in National



Employee helped avert tragedy in standoff

Posted 8/22/2013 in National



Building permits 8-22-13

Posted 8/22/2013 in Business



Judge approves Kodak plan to exit bankruptcy

Posted 8/22/2013 in Business


Man slain, son and police officer charged

Posted 8/22/2013 in State

A 14-year-old Mississippi boy has been charged with murder in the slaying of his father, and a police officer charged as an accessory to the killing is also charged with sexual battery of the boy.


Syrian forces bomb area of alleged chemical attack

Posted 8/22/2013 in National



NSA reveals more secrets after court order

Posted 8/22/2013 in National



Officials cleared in Benghazi security gaps

Posted 8/22/2013 in National


City chooses Major Design Studio as Trotter architect

Posted 8/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City leaders Tuesday gave the contract to renovate Columbus' downtown convention center to Major Andrews IV, a local architect who started Major Design Studio earlier this year.


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