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Building permits 5-23-13

Posted 5/23/2013 in Business


Man shot by FBI had connections to Boston bombing suspect

Posted 5/23/2013 in National

A Chechen immigrant shot to death in central Florida after an altercation with an FBI agent had several ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects who authorities were questioning him about at the time.


Up and away: Median CEO pay rises to $9.7 million in 2012

Posted 5/23/2013 in National


Turner unseats Stewart in close Ward 4 runoff

Posted 5/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Five-term Ward 4 councilman Fred Stewart was unseated by challenger Marty Turner 433-409 in the run-off election Tuesday.

City Council approves Dollar General relocation

Posted 5/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council gave its approval Tuesday night to a developer's request to re-zone a property from a general agricultural to a highway commercial district, paving the way for construction to begin on a larger Dollar General store to replace the one at 930 Tuscaloosa Road.

Searchers mourn death of 9-year-old

Posted 5/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The body of 9-year-old Justin Brown was pulled from Luxapalila Creek early Tuesday evening, ending a four-day search that began Saturday afternoon when the ATV he was riding flipped into the river. The currents quickly swept Justin and his brother, 6-year-old Jacob, out of reach.

Columbus Girlchoir lifts off for Carnegie Hall

Posted 5/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thirty-one members of the Columbus Girlchoir will fly to New York Thursday to fulfill every singer's dream: performing at Carnegie Hall.

Adams tasked with exploring SPC issues

Posted 5/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officials authorized City Clerk Taylor Adams Tuesday to review Starkville Parks and Recreation's audit and budgeting issues in order to determine how the city will handle the autonomous board after numerous anomalies surfaced in its Fiscal Year 2012 report.

Perkins says Parks report and deadline politically motivated

Posted 5/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins Tuesday called an upcoming, city clerk-led investigation of Starkville Parks and Recreation's budgeting and bill payments a political maneuver "intended to bring some desired results" for the June 4 general election.

It's official: Wynn takes Ward 2 seat

Posted 5/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Challenger Lisa Wynn ousted Ward 2 incumbent Sanda Sistrunk in Tuesday's runoff 217-191.


Restaurant learns online reviews can burn

Posted 5/22/2013 in National

It was the customer service disaster heard around the Internet.


Judge denies Manning new trial in 1993 slayings

Posted 5/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A judge has denied death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning's request for a new trial in the 1993 slayings of a 90-year-old woman and her 60-year-old daughter in Starkville.

Severstal names new general manager

Posted 5/22/2013 in Business

Severstal North America has appointed a new general manager for its rolled steel mill in Lowndes County.


Senate panel approves immigration bill

Posted 5/22/2013 in National

Far-reaching legislation that grants a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a solid bipartisan vote Tuesday night after supporters somberly sidestepped a controversy over the rights of gay spouses.



Apple case possible spur to tax action

Posted 5/22/2013 in National



Parents face tough choice when tornadoes bear down

Posted 5/22/2013 in National



Wynn beats Sistrunk for Starkville Ward 2 Alderman seat

Posted 5/21/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It still needs to be made official, but Lisa Wynn looks to have taken the Ward 2 Alderman seat from incumbent Sandra Sistrunk in a close Starkville run-off.



Turner leads Stewart for Ward 4 seat

Posted 5/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Challenger Marty Turner appears to have beaten incumbent Fred Stewart in the run-off for the Ward 4 councilman seat in Columbus but 21 affidavit ballots remain uncounted.



Body of second boy recovered

Posted 5/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department confirmed the body of 9-year-old Justin Brown was found this afternoon.



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