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Building permits 5-1-14

Posted 5/1/2014 in Business



Marriages and divorces 5-1-14

Posted 5/1/2014 in Business



Business brief: Neel-Schaffer ranked

Posted 5/1/2014 in Business



'Stand your ground' law being tested in recent shootings

Posted 5/1/2014 in National

A Montana man is accused of setting a trap and blindly blasting a shotgun into his garage, killing a 17-year-old German exchange student. A Minnesota man is convicted of lying in wait in his basement for two teenagers and killing them during a break-in.



More than 100 injured in Florida jail explosion

Posted 5/1/2014 in National

A gas explosion at a jail has injured 100 to 150 inmates and corrections officers, a county spokeswoman said.



Toronto mayor says he'll take leave

Posted 5/1/2014 in National

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence to seek help for alcohol, he said, as a report surfaced about a second video of the mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.


'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' actor Hoskins dies at 71

Posted 5/1/2014 in National

Bob Hoskins never lost his Cockney accent, even as he became a global star who charmed and alarmed audiences in a vast range of roles.

FedEx gunman wasn't enthusiastic about job

Posted 5/1/2014 in National

A gunman who wounded six colleagues in an Atlanta-area rampage didn't seem enthusiastic about his job loading boxes but never mentioned problems with co-workers or supervisors, his father said Wednesday.


Gov. calls for review after botched execution

Posted 5/1/2014 in National

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin named a member of her Cabinet on Wednesday to lead a review of how the state conducts executions after a botched procedure that the White House said fell short of the humane standards required.



Military sex assault claims up 50 percent

Posted 5/1/2014 in National

Reports of sexual assaults by members of the military rose 50 percent after the Pentagon began a vigorous campaign to get more victims to come forward, prompting defense officials to order a greater focus on prevention programs, including plans to review alcohol sales and policies.



Drug resistance found worldwide, new drugs needed

Posted 5/1/2014 in National

Bacteria resistant to antibiotics have now spread to every part of the world and might lead to a future where minor infections could kill, according to a report published Wednesday by the World Health Organization.



City working to reach out to storm victims

Posted 4/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

First responders are going door to door in Columbus to provide assistance, while firemen and police are checking on residents.


Columbus City Council names Carleton as Interim Chief

Posted 4/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a unanimous vote, the Columbus City Council put Tony Carleton into the position during a specially called meeting Wednesday morning.

Columbus Speedway suffers major damage

Posted 4/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The races will go on at Columbus Speedway. Just not this weekend.

Neighbors help neighbors in storm's aftermath

Posted 4/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Beverly Smith lives with her 86-year-old mother, Alice Nickoles, at the corner of Lacy and Hutcherson roads in east Lowndes County. On Tuesday afternoon, they were approaching 24 hours without power, but were in good spirits.

Tornado levels Lowndes Co. church

Posted 4/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A tornado completely destroyed Springfield M.B. Church on Monday. It had stood for nearly 150 years in a field on the east side of Highway 45 South, down toward Macon.


Storm damage limited in Lamar Co.

Posted 4/30/2014 in Area

One home was damaged and 12 roads are currently impassable after heavy rain and strong winds pounded Lamar County Monday and Tuesday nights.



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