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Browning on Business: Golden Triangle gains a coffee shop, eatery this month

Posted 9/18/2014 in Business

There are more than 21,000 Starbucks in the world. The first one in Columbus opens Friday, according to what is written on the front window of the coffee shop.

 

Columbus to allocate $50K to redevelopment authority

Posted 9/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Redevelopment Authority will soon have some start-up money as it begins its mission of minimizing blight in the city.

 

New Columbus resident snags shouting contest crown

Posted 9/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ever since he won the Stella Shouting Contest on Friday, coworkers have been calling him "the screamer." In fact, one of the only times Richard Jensen has not been at work lately was so that he could yell up at a balcony in downtown Columbus.

Starkville police arrest alleged pot dealer

Posted 9/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville narcotics investigation yielded one arrest Tuesday after numerous complaints of drug dealing were filed with the police department.

 

Mother reports coach for inappropriate texts

Posted 9/18/2014 in State

A Jackson high school has parted ways with a soccer coach after a mother complained he sent inappropriate texts to her 14-year-old daughter.

 

School district police stock up free military gear

Posted 9/18/2014 in National

School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.

 

Australian police: Raids thwarted Islamic State beheading plot

Posted 9/18/2014 in National

Police said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group by detaining 15 people and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney today.

 

 

Warrant: Dad feared 5 slain kids would kill him

Posted 9/18/2014 in National

A South Carolina father who authorities said killed his five children believed the kids "were going to kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs," according to an unredacted arrest warrant released Wednesday.

 

 

Democrats say Ike Brown can stay in party office

Posted 9/18/2014 in Area

State party officials say three Democratic Party officials convicted of felonies can remain on county executive committees, despite a new Mississippi law meant to prohibit felons from holding such offices.

 

 

Online sleuths aid probe into gay couple's beating

Posted 9/18/2014 in National

Police searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of the clean-cut young men and women at a restaurant and helped match names to faces.

 

 

Spain family to sell WTVA-TV

Posted 9/18/2014 in Area

The Spain family is selling Tupelo's WTVA-TV to Heartland Media and MSouth Equity Partners. No price was disclosed for the sale, announced Tuesday.

 

 

DNA links man to 2004 Brookhaven killing

Posted 9/18/2014 in State

After two other men were arrested and let go, DNA results have linked a man jailed in Texas to a 2004 murder in Mississippi.

 

 

Miss. governor intervenes in same-sex divorce case

Posted 9/18/2014 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is intervening in a case involving a woman who wants the state to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce.

 

 

Building permits 9-18-14

Posted 9/18/2014 in Business

 

 

Business brief: Cruz Hired

Posted 9/18/2014 in Business

 

 

FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

Posted 9/18/2014 in Business

Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package deliveries.

 

 

Family Dollar opposes Dollar General overture

Posted 9/18/2014 in Business

Family Dollar has told shareholders to reject an unsolicited, $9.1 billion takeover bid from its rival, Dollar General.

 

 

Border Patrol to test body cameras

Posted 9/18/2014 in National

The U.S. Border Patrol purchased body cameras and will begin testing them this year at its training academy, two people briefed on the move said Wednesday, as new leadership moves to blunt criticism about agents' use of force.

 

 

U.S. military role in Iraq raises combat questions

Posted 9/18/2014 in National

The White House and the Pentagon are grappling with how to explain what American military forces are doing and could do in Iraq as they battle the Islamic State militants.

 

 

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