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Box says he'll run for reelection

Posted 1/3/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ward 3 Councilman Charlie Box has officially announced he will seek a second term in the position he has held for the past four years.

 

Marriages and divorces 1-3-13

Posted 1/3/2013 in Business

 

 

Business brief: KiOR awarded

Posted 1/3/2013 in Business

 

 

Council honors trio for service to city

Posted 1/3/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Chief Financial Officer Mike Bernsen was among those honored for their service to the city during Wednesday's meeting of the Columbus City Council.

 

 

Al-Jazeera buys Current TV from Al Gore

Posted 1/3/2013 in National

With its purchase of left-leaning Current TV, the Pan-Arab news channel Al-Jazeera has fulfilled a long-held quest to reach tens of millions of U.S. homes. But its new audience immediately got a little smaller.

 

 

Icelandic girl fights for right to her own name

Posted 1/3/2013 in National

Call her the girl with no name. A 15-year-old is suing the Icelandic state for the right to legally use the name given to her by her mother. The problem? Blaer, which means "light breeze" in Icelandic, is not on a list approved by the government.

 

 

Middleby buys Viking Range for $380M

Posted 1/3/2013 in Business

Food service equipment maker Middleby Corp. has bought Mississippi-based oven and kitchen appliance maker Viking Range Corp. for $380 million.

 

 

Three shot at gas station on New Year's Day (Video)

Posted 1/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is looking for the man responsible for shooting three people at a gas station early New Year's morning.

 

Dream365 expands to include downtown march

Posted 1/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. 50 years ago and spoke these words during his now-famous "I Have a Dream" speech. And this month, from Jan. 16 through Jan. 21, organizers of the annual Dream365 event are embracing that sentiment, celebrating the progress that has been made in civil rights while continuing to look forward to a more unified city, state and nation.

 

Silicor project in jeopardy after missed deadline

Posted 1/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Silicor Materials has missed a Dec. 31 deadline to put up $150,000 in earnest money, jeopardizing the two-phase, $600-million project, according to a source close to the project.

 

Congress reaches deal on fiscal cliff

Posted 1/2/2013 in National

Past its own New Year's deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national "fiscal cliff" of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America's divided government to the limit.

Profile: Arledge puts emphasis on communication during first year as sheriff

Posted 1/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge, putting on his gun and his badge every day is almost second nature. Although he just finished his first year as sheriff, he has been donning a badge and a gun for more than 30 years.

 

Brain image study: Fructose may spur overeating

Posted 1/2/2013 in National

This is your brain on sugar -- for real. Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating.

 

 

MHP reports 16 area DUIs during holiday weekend

Posted 1/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Over the New Year's holiday, 16 people were arrested for DUI by the Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop G, a region that includes Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Noxubee, Monroe and Clay counties.

 

AP Interview: Bryant says education is top issue

Posted 1/2/2013 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said education dominates his 2013 legislative agenda, from merit pay for teachers to charter schools that will receive public funding but be free of some state regulations.

 

Calendar delivered 63 years late

Posted 1/2/2013 in National

A northeastern Pennsylvania newspaper has just received a calendar to help ring in the new year -- except the year is 1950.

 

 

Stampede kills 61 on Ivory Coast

Posted 1/2/2013 in National

A crowd stampeded after leaving a New Year's fireworks show early Tuesday in Ivory Coast's main city, killing 61 people -- many of them children and teenagers -- and injuring more than 200, rescue workers said.

 

 

Pakistanis bury slain teachers, aid workers

Posted 1/2/2013 in National

Hundreds of villagers in northwest Pakistan turned out today to bury five female teachers and two health workers who were gunned down a day earlier by militants in what may have been the latest in a series of attacks targeting anti-polio efforts in the country.

 

 

Psychiatric test for suspect in NYC subway death

Posted 12/31/2012 in National

A woman accused of shoving a man to his death in front of a subway train because she believed he was Muslim laughed and smiled during a court hearing where she was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

 

 

Hillary Clinton hospitalized in New York with blood clot

Posted 12/31/2012 in National

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is under observation at a New York hospital after being treated for a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month.

 

 

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