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No money from KiOR as loan deadline arrives

Posted 10/31/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi officials say they haven't gotten any money from faltering biofuel firm KiOR and don't expect any on Friday, the deadline for KiOR to make a $1.9 million debt payment.


Mayor's Thanksgiving luncheon canceled

Posted 10/31/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A yearly Thanksgiving luncheon for senior citizens in Columbus will not happen this year.

Columbus man arrested for machete

Posted 10/31/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested earlier this week after officers found a machete in his pants.


Golden Triangle law enforcement offers Halloween safety tips

Posted 10/31/2014 in Area

As children prepare to go trick or treating tonight, local law enforcement is offering tips to make Halloween a safe and fun holiday.


Partnership studying possible Starkville Restaurant Week changes

Posted 10/31/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Both owners and diners alike could see changes to next year's Starkville Restaurant Week.


Absentee voting ends Saturday

Posted 10/31/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The deadline for absentee voting in next week's general election is Saturday at noon.



City council mulls options for HOME program

Posted 10/31/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The HOME Investment Partnership Program has a little more than $4 million in its upcoming funding cycle, and Columbus councilmen have begun working to find consensus on what residences will be on the city's application.


Captured: Manhunt ends for trooper ambush suspect

Posted 10/31/2014 in National

They searched for him in impenetrable woods and forbidding caves, in schools and vacation homes and even in a roadside clothing donation bin, all the while hoping that ambush suspect Eric Frein wouldn't take a potshot at them from some unseen, distant perch.


Democratic areas win more transportation grants

Posted 10/31/2014 in National

Applicants from Democratic-held districts won 48 percent of the so-called TIGER grants for road, bridge and rapid transit projects, rail line repairs and port upgrades.



U.S. turns up heat on Takata over air bag problem

Posted 10/31/2014 in Business

U.S. safety regulators are ordering Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. to provide more information about air bags that can explode and shoot shrapnel toward drivers and passengers.



Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

Posted 10/31/2014 in Business

That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won't cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could.



Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

Posted 10/31/2014 in National

In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola.



Wanted in U.S., Polanski questioned in Poland

Posted 10/31/2014 in National

Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski on Thursday at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor.


Bond set for man accused of shooting at CPD

Posted 10/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Brooksville man accused of shooting at a Columbus police officer received a $100,000 bond for the charge on Wednesday.

Tax liens on judicial candidate exceed $550K

Posted 10/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Internal Revenue Service has placed liens totaling more than half a million dollars against a local candidate running for Circuit Court judge, according to Lowndes County courthouse documents.

Browning on Business: Smoothie, juice bar opening in Columbus

Posted 10/30/2014 in Business

Columbus is getting a juice and smoothie bar.

Several goals from '12 planning session met

Posted 10/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Several strategic city planning objectives have been met while other goals set at the time continue to be addressed.

Men arrested on drugs, trailer thefts in Clay Co.

Posted 10/30/2014 in Area

A West Point man was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.


Analysis: 2015 election pressure keeps supervisors away from zoning issue

Posted 10/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Besides an apparent lack of public desire, there's an even bigger reason Oktibbeha County supervisors are unlikely to enact zoning regulations.



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