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Local woman offers breast cancer survivors 'emotional healing'

Posted 10/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For more than 25 years, Sandra Camp has been giving breast cancer survivors a new lease on life. Camp fits women with "breast forms," bras that are worn by women who have undergone mastectomies. It's a venture her mother started in the 1970s at The Uniform Center in Columbus, the family-owned business.

Eutaw-McShan aquifer means good water for Columbus

Posted 10/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mitchell Brown makes sure Columbus residents have clean water to drink. He does this by overseeing the city's two water treatment and distribution plants and the equipment that processes raw water from 1,000 feet underground into something fit for consumption.

Merger issues remain as legislative session approaches

Posted 10/28/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As the start of the state's next legislative session approaches, consolidation committee members say two key November dates will help give clarity to the group's almost yearlong efforts.

GOP set to question Sebelius on health law

Posted 10/28/2013 in National

Republicans plan to seek answers from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Obama administration's troubled start for its health care website to buy insurance, and are raising concerns about the privacy of information that applicants submit under the new system.


Gulf Coast tourism director resigns

Posted 10/28/2013 in State



Jealous to speak at Miss. NAACP meeting

Posted 10/28/2013 in State


Candidate's murder case moved

Posted 10/28/2013 in State


Hosemann examines Hattiesburg absentee votes

Posted 10/28/2013 in State



No smooth road for Cochran if he runs

Posted 10/28/2013 in State

Republican Thad Cochran has had to break a sweat once since winning one of Mississippi's two U.S. Senate seats in 1978.



Jay-Z defends deal with Barneys New York

Posted 10/28/2013 in Business



Congress eyes milk prices in farm talks

Posted 10/28/2013 in National



Here's a tax increase Republican lawmakers support

Posted 10/28/2013 in National



Dog blamed for apartment fire in Wash.

Posted 10/28/2013 in National



Watchdog: Syria has filed chemical weapon details

Posted 10/28/2013 in National


Columbus schools add two armed officers

Posted 10/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District plans to hire two additional armed security guards thanks to a matching grant provided by the Mississippi Department of Education.

Waterworks: Lagoons are Columbus' ace in the hole

Posted 10/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Reynolds R. Ridgley Wastewater Treatment Plant in Columbus has the capacity to treat 10 million gallons of wastewater a day. It typically sees 6-8 million gallons on a daily basis. Consecutive heavy rains sustained early this summer might have presented a challenge for the plant if there weren't two massive storm lagoons totaling 80 acres just outside the entrance gate.

King for a day, an inspiration for life: New Hope homecoming king helps family endure tragic losses

Posted 10/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every morning without fail, before Peter Jones Jr., catches the bus bound for New Hope High School, he hugs his father and mother. For Peter it's a simple act of affection. For his parents it is that and more. His father teared up last week talking about his son's hugs. "I'm an emotional type of guy anyway," Peter Sr. said. "But especially when it comes to my son."


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