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Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

Posted 5/22/2015 in National

The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and called for change in order to prevent "the end of us as a national movement."

Browning on Business: Cracker Barrel, Dollar Tree have openings set

Posted 5/21/2015 in Business

Sixty-six. That's how many days until Cracker Barrel will open for business in Columbus.

Florida bikers stop in Columbus on cross-country trip

Posted 5/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Wednesday, John Trahan and Laura Elsenboss stopped by Coffee House on 5th while on a two-year bike trip across the U.S.

Juneteenth organizers may cancel festival

Posted 5/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Juneteenth organizers wanting to sell beer at the annual event are claiming they are victims of pure-grain politics.

Walker sees opportunities with Parks hosting tourneys

Posted 5/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Look for Starkville Parks and Recreation officials, once under direct oversight by city aldermen, to aggressively market itself as a sports tournament host in an effort to impact its own revenues and overall sales tax receipts.

Starkville men charged in firearm theft

Posted 5/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department has charged two local residents for their alleged connection to a May 13 auto burglary.


Marriages and divorces 5-21-15

Posted 5/21/2015 in Business


Senators get creative to protect industries in trade debate

Posted 5/21/2015 in State

In Congress' roiling debate over trade, one senator calls his efforts to protect the U.S. catfish industry a matter of averting "the dangers of exposure to foreign agriculture drugs."


Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt economy

Posted 5/21/2015 in Business

If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. It hasn't worked out that way.


Survey finds US schools ramping up safety measures

Posted 5/21/2015 in National

U.S. public schools beefed up security measures with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to a government survey released Thursday.


Business brief: Hollis hired

Posted 5/21/2015 in Business



Business brief: Phillips-Gaines honored

Posted 5/21/2015 in Business



Business brief: GMR-Medical Center joins network

Posted 5/21/2015 in Business



Ole Miss aims to raise $1.5M to honor outgoing leader

Posted 5/21/2015 in State

University of Mississippi supporters are seeking to raise $1.5 million to honor outgoing Chancellor Dan Jones.


Steel Dynamics making $100 million expansion in Lowndes

Posted 5/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Steel Dynamics is undertaking a $100 million expansion at its Lowndes County facility, a move company officials say will add 40 new positions.

Caledonia student gets free car for college

Posted 5/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Christian Gray is having a good week. At Caledonia High School on Monday he sat with his fellow seniors and listened to a used car salesman speak.

Council appoints 3 to Historic Commission

Posted 5/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A late applicant effectively saved the Columbus Historic Preservation Commission from temporarily losing its authority to act.


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