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How Corporate America forced Arizona bill's veto

Posted 2/28/2014 in National

When an important social issue intersected with business in Arizona, Corporate America decided it was time to take a stand.

 

 

Senate blocks Dems' bill boosting vets' benefits

Posted 2/28/2014 in National

A divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation that would have provided $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation's veterans. The bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and fresh penalties against Iran.

 

LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins picks up TVA honor

Posted 2/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Tennessee Valley Authority is honoring Joe Max Higgins Jr., CEO of the Golden Triangle Development LINK, with a rare distinction -- the Mega Developer Award.

 

Date set for Mayor Chokwe Lumumba's funeral

Posted 2/28/2014 in State

According to Willis and Sons Funeral Home, funeral services for Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba will be held Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m.

 

 

Changes proposed to Miss. religious practices bill

Posted 2/28/2014 in State

A Mississippi House panel is proposing changes that might neutralize concerns about whether a religious-freedom bill could lead to discrimination against gay people or other groups.

 

 

Black Miss. lawmakers seek to block voter ID law

Posted 2/28/2014 in State

The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus is asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to block the state's plan to start using a voter identification law.

 

 

Woman posing as Waffle House manager steals cash

Posted 2/28/2014 in National

Atlanta police are searching for a woman dressed in a Waffle House uniform who walked into a restaurant pretending to be an area manager -- and left with about $100 in cash from the register.

 

 

NBC says thousands of illegal videos stopped

Posted 2/28/2014 in National

NBC said it worked with Olympic officials to stop some 45,000 instances of illegally posted video or pirate streams that surfaced to show competition during the Sochi games.

 

 

White House to host first student film festival

Posted 2/28/2014 in National

Two days before attention shifts to the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the White House is trying to create a little buzz for America's future filmmakers.

 

 

Married man becomes Maronite Catholic priest in U.S.

Posted 2/28/2014 in National

When Wissam Akiki was ordained as a Maronite Catholic priest Thursday night in St. Louis, he was welcomed by hundreds of supporters, including his wife and daughter.

 

Obama plan aims to improve odds for minority boys

Posted 2/28/2014 in National

In strong, often personal terms, President Barack Obama on Thursday called for vigorous efforts to reverse underachievement among young black and Hispanic males.

Egyptian army's 'AIDS detector' instead finds ridicule

Posted 2/28/2014 in National

gypt's military leaders have come under ridicule after the chief army engineer unveiled what he described as a "miraculous" set of devices that detect and cure AIDS, hepatitis and other viruses.

Wise resigns from CVB board

Posted 2/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the second time in two months, Lowndes County supervisors are facing a vacancy on the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.

Columbus, LINK resume retail partnership

Posted 2/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thirty-three days after ending a 10-plus year partnership on retail development, the Golden Triangle Development LINK and city of Columbus have renewed those ties.

 

Future of Miss. 'religious freedom' bill uncertain

Posted 2/27/2014 in State

Several Mississippi lawmakers say they're confused about whether a freedom-of-religion bill is similar to a widely criticized Arizona measure that would allow people to assert religious beliefs in refusing business services to same-sex couples.

 

 

Mississippi troopers head to Jackson

Posted 2/27/2014 in State

Troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol converged on the state capitol Wednesday for "Blue Out" day. The troopers were asking state legislators for more funding, including funding for a new trooper school that would allow for additional troopers to be added to the current 501 active troopers.

 

Browning on Business: Barbecue restaurant back open in Columbus

Posted 2/27/2014 in Business

An east Columbus barbecue restaurant is back. The Pit and Cone opened its doors at 710 Alabama St. on Friday. The restaurant was located at 302 Tuscaloosa Rd. for years but closed in mid-January.

SSG awards Higgins for site work

Posted 2/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins was honored in Denver, Colo. Wednesday for the organization's work to bring Yokohama Tire Company among other major companies to the area.

 

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