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Sears announces store closures

Posted 12/28/2011 in Business

Sears Holdings Corp. announced Tuesday plans to close 100 to 120 stores after 2011 losses. However, the status of individual stores is still unknown. Sears includes Kmart stores and the Lands' End brand.

 

Saying goodbye to the queen of police vehicles

Posted 12/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fred Shelton was heading into Alabama in hot pursuit of a suspect. "We had good sights on the suspect vehicle," said Shelton, a captain with the Columbus Police Department.

 

AP survey: Economy to pick up but still vulnerable

Posted 12/27/2011 in National

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy will grow faster in 2012 -- if it isn't knocked off track by upheavals in Europe, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists.

 

 

Attorney: Suspect in soldier shooting was attacked

Posted 12/27/2011 in National

LOS ANGELES -- An attorney says the man jailed in the critical wounding of an Afghanistan war veteran at a California homecoming party was being attacked and was on the ground when the shooting took place.

 

 

Alabama woman to discontinue tornado Facebook site

Posted 12/27/2011 in Area

ATLANTA -- In the weeks and months after tornadoes tore through homes across the South, pictures and documents rained on yards hundreds of miles away.

 

 

Woman accused of abandoning dogs

Posted 12/27/2011 in State

LAUREL -- A 64-year-old Jones County woman accused of abandoning more than 20 dogs in a home without proper care has surrendered to authorities.

 

 

100-year party just half over at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Posted 12/27/2011 in State

PERKINSTON -- Homecoming festivities are over but Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is far from done celebrating its centennial anniversary.

 

 

Waller among politicians who died in '11

Posted 12/27/2011 in State

JACKSON -- At the funeral for former Mississippi Gov. William Waller Sr., the state's current Supreme Court chief justice, Bill Waller Jr., said his father would be remembered for his "big presence in the legal community, in government and politics."

 

 

Pascagoula officials urge Mississippi law change

Posted 12/27/2011 in State

PASCAGOULA -- Pascagoula officials are asking lawmakers to amend a state law and allow local governments to enforce federal floodplain codes at hunting and fishing camps so they can qualify for the National Flood Insurance Program.

 

 

Civil War's 150th stirs a trove of memories

Posted 12/27/2011 in National

RICHMOND, Va. -- A diary with a lifesaving bullet hole from Gettysburg. An intricate valentine crafted by a Confederate soldier for the wife he would never see again. A slave's desperate escape to freedom.

 

Columbus police respond to holiday mayhem

Posted 12/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is in jail following a Christmas Day incident that began at a local motel. Sugi Kamar Fox, 30, of 1801 Third Ave. S. is in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center awaiting processing today on several charges that arose from a Sunday incident at the Budget Inn on Main Street, Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen said this morning.

Holliman still in prison while waiting for bond ruling

Posted 12/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is waiting in prison for a ruling on a motion to be released on bond until his new trial in connection with his wife's death.

Holiday hangover: Shoppers flock to the stores to snap up bargains

Posted 12/27/2011 in Business

Retail stores around the nation, including in the Golden Triangle, have seen an influx of shoppers this holiday season, with bargain hunters flooding the aisles to snap up last-minute deals for others as well as themselves.

Six days in September: Shooting deaths of three men remain a mystery

Posted 12/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A fisherman noticed the body near a boat landing at the Luxapalila Creek Recreation Area off Highway 69.

CPD distributes presents for the children

Posted 12/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In Lowndes County homes, Sunday will be the end to a hectic season of giving and receiving. At the Columbus Police Department, Thursday was the climactic ending to its annual Christmas Toy Drive.

 

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