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Link has much to celebrate at annual luncheon

Posted 12/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the last decade, industries have made roughly $4.6 billion worth of investments in the Golden Triangle area. With that has come about 5,400 jobs. That's what Joe Max Higgins, the CEO of the Golden Triangle Development Link, said to begin the Link's annual year-end luncheon on Wednesday.

Quality of life issues dominate Wards 4, 5

Posted 12/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen wrapped up a two-day tour of the city's six wards Wednesday in preparation for today's strategic planning retreat. The council toured wards 4, 5 and 6.

Art contest winners, Santa to serve as parade marshals

Posted 12/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Six local boys and girls will be the junior marshals in Columbus' annual Christmas parade on Dec. 14. The junior marshals were selected based on their entries in a holiday art contest sponsored by Main Street Columbus.

Industry leaders act as judges at Caledonia science fair

Posted 12/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local industry leaders were at Caledonia Middle School on Wednesday morning to judge the school's first science fair. Science teacher Renee Allen said she decided to have her students conduct a science project as a way of implementing Common Core.

Mexico plans how to safely contain recovered radioactive cobalt-60

Posted 12/5/2013 in National

Mexican troops and federal police kept a nighttime watch on a rural field where thieves abandoned a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60, while officials began planning the delicate task of recovering the dangerous material.

MUW student submits winning Market Street 2014 poster

Posted 12/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The poster for the 2014 Market Street Festival has been revealed. Main Street Columbus announced the winning poster Wednesday afternoon at Mississippi University for Women.

 

Newsweek to start printing again next year

Posted 12/5/2013 in National

Paper copies of Newsweek will again roll off the presses starting next year.

 

Tupelo police arrest high-speed pursuit suspect

Posted 12/5/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tupelo police arrested 38-year-old Michael Lee White, of Mooreville, on Wednesday on a felony fleeing warrant originating from Starkville Police Department after he was allegedly involved in a high-speed chase across Oktibbeha and Clay counties on Nov. 29.

C Spire rolls out 10 Starkville 'fiberhoods'

Posted 12/5/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's quest to become one of the first gigabit cities in Mississippi took another step forward Wednesday as C Spire began pre-registration efforts for its upcoming Fiber to the Home high-speed Internet service.

Study finds most silent films have been lost

Posted 12/5/2013 in National

The vast majority of feature-length silent films made in America have been lost due to decay and neglect over the past 100 years, allowing an original 20th century art form to all but disappear, according to a study released Wednesday.

 

2 arrested, bitcoins seized in German probe

Posted 12/5/2013 in National

German police say they have arrested two people and seized illegally generated bitcoins worth more than $950,000 in an investigation of computer fraud.

 

Business brief: Huffman completes training

Posted 12/5/2013 in Business

Robert Huffman of Mathiston, director of Facility Management at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point, recently completed the American Society for Healthcare Engineering Leadership Institute.

Business brief: Woodson joins practice

Posted 12/5/2013 in Business

Dr. Anna Woodson has joined The Dermatology Clinic and Vitality Skin & Spa, in Columbus.

 

Marriages and divorces 12-5-13

Posted 12/5/2013 in Business

 

 

Building permits 12-5-13

Posted 12/5/2013 in Business

 

 

Feds say Mississippi can delay high-stakes teacher evaluations

Posted 12/5/2013 in State

The federal government has granted Mississippi permission for a one-year delay in the use of evaluations to hire and fire teachers.

 

 

Teen convicted of killing over $4.74 in gas

Posted 12/5/2013 in State

Authorities say 18-year-old Bennie Lederric Beal has been convicted of fatally shooting a Jackson store owner over $4.74 worth of gas in 2011.

 

Ill Mandela putting up 'courageous fight'

Posted 12/5/2013 in National

Ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela is not "doing well" but is continuing to put up a courageous fight from his "deathbed," members of his family have told the South African Broadcasting Corporation in an interview.

 

Tech gurus help boost speedy Internet in schools

Posted 12/5/2013 in National

Needed to keep a school building running these days: Water, electricity -- and broadband. Interactive digital learning on laptops and tablets is replacing traditional textbooks in many cases. Students are taking computer-based tests instead of fill-in-the bubble exams. Teachers are accessing far-off resources for lessons.

 

 

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