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Business brief: Severstal recognized

Posted 11/1/2012 in Business

Severstal North America, a flat-rolled steel producer headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., has been recognized as the Gold Medal winner in the Reliability Achievement Award by the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST).

 

 

Business brief: Southwire awarded Star status

Posted 11/1/2012 in Business

Southwire Company's Starkville Manufacturing Plant and Power Cable Customer Service Center have been awarded Star status by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

 

 

Marriages and divorces 11-1-12

Posted 11/1/2012 in Business

 

 

Building permits 11-1-12

Posted 11/1/2012 in Business

 

Romney faces criticism on aid in storm's aftermath

Posted 11/1/2012 in National

There's nothing like a natural disaster to test the depth of politicians' preference for small government.

Decorating homes is a long-running tradition for some

Posted 10/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For some local families, decorating their homes for Halloween is an annual tradition. Attorney Katherine Kerby and her daughter, Kat, try to outdo themselves every year, transforming their front yard into a ghostly cemetery covered in spooky spiderwebs, with skeletons hanging from the trees, waiting to frighten and intrigue the flock of trick-or-treaters that will haunt the family's front door tonight, begging for candy goodies.

Unemployment rates continue decline

Posted 10/31/2012 in Area

September unemployment rates showed a gradual decline for counties in and around the Golden Triangle compared to last year's statistics. According to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, 22 counties in Mississippi posted unemployment rates below the state's nine percent average.

New megasite inspires hope in struggling West Point

Posted 10/31/2012 in Area

Vehicles crept along Sixth Street Tuesday night, edging onto the grassy shoulders, pausing in front of the Clay County Civic Center's packed driveways before resuming the search for a parking space.

Amory man arrested after 24 sex calls to E-911

Posted 10/31/2012 in Area

A Monroe County man has been arrested and charged with 24 counts of abusive phone calls to an emergency service.

 

Confusion over accreditation loss stirs emotions in Oktibbeha County

Posted 10/31/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Call it a technicality. When the Oktibbeha County School District was taken over by the state earlier in the month, the district's accreditation was automatically withdrawn, but a meeting last week to finalize the procedure ended up causing more confusion than clarity.

 

 

Burtman sentenced to 13 months

Posted 10/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus doctor who was facing a maximum of 35 years in federal prison was sentenced to serve just 13 months on Tuesday.

 

A darkened NYC begins to stir to life

Posted 10/31/2012 in National

Two days after superstorm Sandy brought New York to a standstill, residents itching to get back to work and their old lives noticed small signs that the city might be getting back to -- well, not quite normal.

 

Romney, Obama, talk of Sandy before election

Posted 10/31/2012 in National

Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney edged back into active campaigning on Tuesday while President Barack Obama stayed close to the White House, rival candidates calibrating their responses to superstorm Sandy and the misery it inflicted on millions.

 

 

Nasty campaign tactics: Phony voting instructions

Posted 10/31/2012 in National

 

Disney to make new 'Star Wars' films, buys Lucasfilm

Posted 10/31/2012 in National

A decade after George Lucas said "Star Wars" was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy is destined for theaters as The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it was buying Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion.

Nunnelee enjoys huge edge in campaign donations

Posted 10/30/2012 in State

As election season comes to a close, politicians are still hoping for last minute donations that will give their campaigns a final push to the finish.

Horseback program empowers those with special needs

Posted 10/30/2012 in Area

The dusty gravel road winds through 60 acres of rolling pasture just off Highway 45 Alternate in West Point. It is a bucolic setting, hardly the place where one might imagine a battle being waged or a war being won.

Starkville signs on with Link

Posted 10/30/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Board members from both the Greater Starkville Development Partnership and the Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority signed and authorized a revised contract with a new regional economic development coalition Monday night.

 

FBI: Crime reported to police fell last year

Posted 10/30/2012 in National

The number of violent crimes reported to police decreased 3.8 percent last year to 1.2 million, the fifth straight year of declines, the FBI announced Monday.

 

Three women arrested in fatal stabbing

Posted 10/30/2012 in Area

Three women, including one from Columbus, have been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing in West Point Saturday night.

 

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