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Browning on Business: Columbus gas stations closing doors

Posted 1/9/2014 in Business

Some gas station items to begin. The Kwik-N-Go next to Church's Chicken in the 1400 block of Main Street, as you may have noticed, has closed. That gas station was owned by Sanders Oil Company until the longtime Columbus business sold to Vernon, Ala.-based Midstates Petroleum Company in September.

 

Building permits 1-9-14

Posted 1/9/2014 in Business

 

 

Business brief: Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC recognized

Posted 1/9/2014 in Business

 

 

Hiring policies make job hunt tough for ex-inmates

Posted 1/9/2014 in State

Mississippi lawmakers say they want to reduce the number of former inmates who return to prison after serving time. However, one state representative said ex-felons could have trouble finding jobs because of workers' compensation insurance policies that companies carry.

 

 

Tupelo approves donated leave for officer

Posted 1/9/2014 in Area

The Tupelo City Council will allow employees to donate sick days to a police officer wounded in a shooting on Dec. 23.

 

 

Group restates Common Core support

Posted 1/9/2014 in Business

The Mississippi Economic Council is redoubling its support for Common Core academic standards.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 1-9-14

Posted 1/9/2014 in Business

 

Zoo animals get iced treats as Brazil swelters

Posted 1/9/2014 in National

Sure, it's mind-bogglingly cold in the Northern Hemisphere. But the sweltering weather on the opposite end of the Earth has man and beast alike dreaming of ice.

 

Gov't: Most school discipline need not mean court

Posted 1/9/2014 in National

The Obama administration on Wednesday pressed the nation's schools to abandon what it described as overly zealous discipline policies that send students to court instead of the principal's office.

 

 

Republicans promoting ways of helping the poor

Posted 1/9/2014 in National

Faced with an empathy gap before the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans are trying to forge a new image as a party that helps the poor and lifts struggling workers into the middle class.

 

 

India takes aim at privileges held by U.S. diplomats

Posted 1/9/2014 in National

India chipped away at America's diplomatic perks Wednesday, ordering the envoys to obey local traffic laws and warning that a popular U.S. Embassy club violates diplomatic law because it is open to outsiders.

 

Dennis Rodman apologizes for comments

Posted 1/9/2014 in National

Dennis Rodman apologized today for comments about captive American missionary Kenneth Bae in an interview with CNN.

Christie faces fallout over traffic jam

Posted 1/9/2014 in National

This was supposed to be a month of celebration for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's political future. But after personal messages revealed that his administration may have closed highway lanes to exact political retribution, the prospective Republican presidential candidate is faced with what may be the biggest test of his political career.

 

Few tech 'wearables' balance fashion and function

Posted 1/9/2014 in National

Gadget lovers are slipping on fitness bands that track movement and buckling on smartwatches that let them check phone messages.

 

Insurance group offering ACA seminar in Columbus

Posted 1/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local citizens with questions regarding the Affordable Healthcare Act are encouraged to attend a question and answer seminar at the Municipal Complex Thursday night.

Hard freeze damages three MSU residence halls

Numerous Mississippi State University students will be displaced from their residence halls after freezing temperatures ruptured pipes and flooded dorms, the university announced Tuesday.

Adams takes over as Starkville CAO

Taylor Adams, Starkville's city clerk and finance director, became the city's second chief administrative officer Tuesday after aldermen unanimously approved the hire.

City to use general funds to pay off FY 12-13 shortfalls

Posted 1/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus will have to pay more than $107,000 from this fiscal year's general fund to make up for revenue shortfalls from last year.

Jobless bill clears hurdle in bipartisan surprise

Posted 1/8/2014 in National

Election-year legislation to revive expired federal jobless benefits unexpectedly cleared an early hurdle on Tuesday, offering a hint of bipartisan compromise in Congress and a glimmer of hope to the long-term jobless and their families.

 

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