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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.

 

Business brief: Johnson named facilitator

Posted 11/28/2013 in Business

The Center for Appalachian Philanthropy announces Brenda Johnson as the Mississippi Facilitator for the Strengthening Communities to Prevent Diabetes in Appalachia's Vulnerable Populations, a program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

 

From kitchen star to Salvation Army chef

Posted 11/28/2013 in National

 

 

Ethanol's rise can mean loss of hunting lands

Posted 11/28/2013 in National

 

 

Obama's gatekeeper now point man on health care

Posted 11/28/2013 in National

 

 

Miss. state auditor mulls U.S. Senate run in 2014

Posted 11/27/2013 in State

State Auditor Stacey Pickering says he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2014 if Republican Sen. Thad Cochran does not seek re-election.

 

What we are thankful for: Columbus

Posted 11/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jim Borsig/President, MUW "The first thing I'm thankful for is my family. I'm thankful to have the opportunity to do the work that I'm doing and I am grateful to be a part of the Columbus community, this university community and to have such wonderful friends and colleagues to work with everyday."

 

Police, retailers gear up for holiday shopping onslaught

Posted 11/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With shoppers expected to be out in full force Thursday night and Friday morning, local stores and law enforcement are taking extra precautions to ensure everyone has a safe experience. "We will be out in force," said Chief of Police Selvain McQueen.

 

 

Application released for Mississippi charter schools

Posted 11/27/2013 in State

Groups seeking to establish a charter school in Mississippi have until March 14 to submit their applications, though officials may continue to fine-tune the application forms.

 

 

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