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Architect: CalStar construction on schedule

Posted 5/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though no announcement has been made on when CalStar Products will officially begin business in Lowndes County, construction of the facility that will soon house the plant is expected to be finished by Saturday.

 

Cigarette thief strikes Columbus

Posted 5/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Call him the cigarette bandit that prefers menthols.

 

Kerr-McGee settlement proceeds despite objections

Posted 5/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A U.S. bankruptcy judge has accepted Anadarko Petroleum Corporation's proposed $5.15 billion settlement to clean up former Kerr-McGee sites around the country and compensate those who have suffered negative health effects despite objections saying it was not enough.

Photo: Getting a big head

Posted 5/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Aretha Macon shows off a giant cabbage she grew in her Nashville Ferry Road garden.

Browning on Business: Columbus business open in new location on Tuscaloosa Road following tornadoes

Posted 5/29/2014 in Business

One of the five tornados that came through Lowndes County on April 28 tore the roof off of CJ's Office and School Supply. The business had been located at 114 Alabama Street since it opened in 2005.

Kibler named finalist for Texas university post

Posted 5/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Bill Kibler, Mississippi State University's vice president for student affairs, was recently named one of three finalists to lead Texas-based Sul Ross State University.

 

Cochran: Use of wife's photo 'amateurish'

Posted 5/29/2014 in State

Republican Sen. Thad Cochran said Wednesday he thinks it's "kind of amateurish" that supporters of his primary opponent, Chris McDaniel, photographed his ailing wife in a nursing home and used her image in a political video against him.

 

Johnstown flood's legacy lives on 125 years later

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

A privately owned dam collapsed in western Pennsylvania 125 years ago on May 31, 1889, unleashing a flood that killed 2,209 people.

Nebraska woman wolfs down 2 4-pound steaks

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

A Nebraska woman celebrated breaking a Texas steakhouse's speed record for eating a 4-pound slab of beef by polishing off another one.

Maya Angelou, the nation's wise woman

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

Maya Angelou walked into a meeting of civil rights leaders discussing affirmative action back in the 1990s, looked around, and put them all in their place with a single, astute observation.

 

Michigan zoo sells exotic animal 'doo'

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

A zoo in southern Michigan is selling a composted mixture of manure produced by exotic animals.

 

 

Tenn-Tom lock to be named for Waldon

Posted 5/29/2014 in Area

A lock and dam at Aberdeen, Mississippi, on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway will soon bear the name of longtime water administrator Don Waldon.

 

 

Building permits 5-29-14

Posted 5/29/2014 in Business

 

 

Marriages and divorces 5-29-14

Posted 5/29/2014 in Business

 

 

Sweets makers work to keep names off e-cigarettes

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

Owners of brands geared toward children of all ages are battling to keep notable names like Thin Mint, Tootsie Roll and Cinnamon Toast Crunch off the flavored nicotine used in electronic cigarettes.

 

 

Colombia chocolate thief sentenced to 5 months

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

It's enough to make a candy junkie give up the sweet stuff forever.

 

 

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