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Police review journal of Arizona teen held captive for clues

Posted 11/29/2013 in National

Police on Wednesday were poring over a journal they say a 17-year-old girl kept while she and her two younger sisters were imprisoned by their mother and stepfather for up to two years.

 

 

Pope ramps up charity office to be near poor, sick

Posted 11/29/2013 in National

When he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, Pope Francis was known to sneak out at night and break bread with the homeless, sit with them literally on the street and eat with them, as part of his aim to share the plight of the poor and let them know someone cared.

 

 

Killers of Israel soldier who shot Arabs sentenced

Posted 11/29/2013 in National

An Israeli court on Thursday sentenced seven Arabs citizens to prison terms of eight months to two years for their part in the lynching of a soldier who went on a deadly shooting spree in 2005.

 

'Chut' Billingsley set for 76th Egg Bowl

Posted 11/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This evening, when Martin Charles Billingsley takes his seat in Davis Wade Stadium, he will watch Ole Miss and Mississippi State play a football game for the 76th time. "I saw my first one in 1937," Billingsley said. He was 10 years old then and hasn't missed an Egg Bowl since.

 

Area stores, shoppers ready for 'early' Black Friday

Posted 11/28/2013 in Area

In years past, Black Friday sales have been reserved for, well, Friday. Not this year. Many stores around the Golden Triangle are opening at 8 o'clock tonight, giving shoppers a few more precious hours to snatch up the must-have items of the season.

 

GSDP hopes Black Friday event will boost Starkville businesses

Posted 11/28/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Almost 44 stores will participate in the Greater Starkville Development Partnership's inaugural Black Friday Bonanza, an event, CEO Jennifer Gregory said, that could provide a substantial boost in sales for local retailers.

 

Browning on business: Downtown business moving...downtown

Posted 11/28/2013 in Business

Rex's Rentals is moving. For nearly eight years, the Columbus business has been located downtown at 322 Main Street, between the old Masonic lodge and the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center.

 

 

Lower gas prices lifting hopes for holiday sales

Posted 11/28/2013 in National

No one begs Santa Claus for cheaper gasoline. Yet falling gas prices are shaping up as an unexpected gift for drivers -- and for people on their holiday shopping lists.

 

 

Miss. road builders keep up push for state money

Posted 11/28/2013 in State

Mississippi builders are exploring new routes to garner support for more road and bridge work money, with a trade association releasing a study Tuesday that says such construction helps the state's economy.

 

 

Tobacco whistleblower dies in Mississippi

Posted 11/28/2013 in State

Merrell Williams Jr., a one-time Kentucky paralegal who took on Big Tobacco as a whistleblower who leaked internal documents exposing health risks and the addictiveness of cigarettes, has died in Mississippi, decades after he joined the fight that forever changed perceptions of smoking.

 

 

Building permits 11-28-13

Posted 11/28/2013 in Business

 

 

Supreme Court will take up new health law dispute

Posted 11/28/2013 in National

 

 

Prosecutor demands guilty verdict for Knox

Posted 11/28/2013 in National

An Italian prosecutor on Tuesday demanded that an appellate court find Amanda Knox guilty of the 2007 murder of her British roommate, a killing he argued may have been rooted in arguments about cleanliness and triggered by a toilet left unflushed by the only man now in jail for the murder.

 

 

Penny Lane: Gitmo's other secret CIA facility

Posted 11/28/2013 in National

 

 

U.S. pleads for release of ex-FBI agent held in Iran

Posted 11/28/2013 in National

The White House on Tuesday made a holiday appeal to Iran to return a retired FBI agent and two other Americans being held in the country.

 

Business brief: Woodson joins BMH

Posted 11/28/2013 in Business

Benjamin Woodson, MD has joined the medical staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. He is in practice at the Columbus Urology Group.

 

Business brief: Steele joins Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes

Posted 11/28/2013 in Business

Lauren Cobb Steele has joined Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC, as an Associate in the firm's Regulatory Department.

 

Business brief: Johnson awarded

Posted 11/28/2013 in Business

Johnny Johnson, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV, was recently awarded the Elizabeth B. Wells Memorial Award at the National Conference of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

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