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Business brief: AbilityWorks awarded CARF Accreditation

Posted 7/17/2014 in Business

 

 

Marriages and divorces 7-17-14

Posted 7/17/2014 in Business

 

 

Building permits 7-17-14

Posted 7/17/2014 in Business

 

Thieves steal from local non-profit

Posted 7/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Operation Ukraine was broken into just before 2 a.m. Tuesday, according to Columbus Police Department Investigations Commander Captain Brett Swan. Four bicycles were stolen from the organization's warehouse. Operation Ukraine is located at 803 Ninth St. S.

 

Council moves forward with 15th Street repairs

Posted 7/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen approved bids from APAC to repave and repair 15th Street South during their meeting Tuesday. The project will cost approximately $122,800.

 

New Hope couple arrested for cyberstalking

Posted 7/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jennifer Henderson Andrews, 41, and Scott Douglas Andrews, 44, of 220 Andrews Road, were arrested by investigators with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department last week after posting disparaging comments about Andrews' ex-wife on the couple's Facebook pages.

Portera: Communiversity would be 'major new asset'

Posted 7/16/2014 in Area

Before Lowndes County supervisors approved a $10 million commitment toward what East Mississippi Community College and Golden Triangle Development LINK officials are referring to as a new Center for Manufacturing and Technology Excellence "on steroids," Malcolm Portera told them about a recent economy index that had Mississippi ranked dead last out of 50 states.

Millport will examine water issues after hearing complaints

Posted 7/16/2014 in Area

Millport resident Brenda Medley is keen to see the city improve water pressure for her home and those owned by others along Highway 96 and Payne Chapel Road after dealing with low pressure and sometimes discolored water, she told the Millport Town Council Monday night.

West Point sisters plead guilty to stabbing death

Posted 7/16/2014 in Area

Two sisters charged with the stabbing death of a Hamilton man pleaded guilty in Clay County Circuit Court on Monday.

Cadence wants $2.55M from Starkville for Main Street property

Posted 7/16/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen approved a non-binding letter of intent Tuesday to begin purchase negotiations with Cadence Bank for its $2.55 million Jackson Street location.

 

Mom arrested for hiding meth in child's pants

Posted 7/16/2014 in State

A Rankin County judge has set bond at $50,000 for a mother arrested about a week ago for hiding meth in her daughter's pants.

 

 

McDaniel expected to discuss campaign challenge

Posted 7/16/2014 in State

State Sen. Chris McDaniel was expected to announce today whether he will file a formal challenge of his loss to six-term U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary runoff.

 

 

Four guards eyed in Mississippi prison football fight

Posted 7/16/2014 in State

A plan to toss footballs packed with cellphones and knives into a prison is to blame for a brawl that injured nine inmates, Mississippi's top prison official said Tuesday.

 

 

Former Monroe Co. deputy gets probation for punching inmate

Posted 7/16/2014 in Area

A former Monroe County sheriff's deputy has been ordered to serve probation on charges he punched a man while on duty.

 

 

Study: U.S. Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping

Posted 7/16/2014 in National

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries -- good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.

 

 

New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

Posted 7/16/2014 in National

New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom.

 

Former co-workers raise money for murder victim's family

Posted 7/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a time of tragedy, local restaurateurs have banded together to help one of their own. Two weeks ago, 31-year-old Quinton Hill died after being shot during what police say was a robbery attempt at his Columbus home. On Monday, former Front Door/Back Door Restaurant owner Sarah Labensky and her staff gathered at Zachary's restaurant to raise money for Hill's family, which includes Hill's infant daughter.

 

Unusually cool nighttime temps slated

Posted 7/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When was the last time you remember temperatures dipping below 60 degrees in the middle of July? If you were born after 1967 your answer is "never," but that could change this week.

 

 

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