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Mementos, trash from Louisville fall in Caledonia after tornado

Posted 5/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ripped and weathered scraps of paper and photographs from Louisville -- tiny reminders of the hurt and destruction a tornado caused there -- fell from the sky into Caledonia yards Monday.

 

Browning on Business: Shoe store coming to downtown Columbus

Posted 5/1/2014 in Business

For a couple of weeks there has been a sign in front of a vacant storefront in downtown Columbus that reads, "Taylor Smith Shoes." Just beneath that sign is another that reads, "Coming Soon."

 

 

Community Counseling cancels Friday yard sales

Posted 5/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Community Counseling Services has elected to cancel six fundraising yard sales originally scheduled for May 2 at its facilities in Columbus, Starkville, West Point, Ackerman, Louisville and Macon.

 

Starkville Community Market opens 2014 season this Saturday

Starkville Community Market begins its 2014 season with a limited, early season produce market 7:30 a.m. Saturday and a new, mid-week supplemental market 4 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Building permits 5-1-14

Posted 5/1/2014 in Business

 

 

Marriages and divorces 5-1-14

Posted 5/1/2014 in Business

 

 

Business brief: Neel-Schaffer ranked

Posted 5/1/2014 in Business

 

 

'Stand your ground' law being tested in recent shootings

Posted 5/1/2014 in National

A Montana man is accused of setting a trap and blindly blasting a shotgun into his garage, killing a 17-year-old German exchange student. A Minnesota man is convicted of lying in wait in his basement for two teenagers and killing them during a break-in.

 

 

More than 100 injured in Florida jail explosion

Posted 5/1/2014 in National

A gas explosion at a jail has injured 100 to 150 inmates and corrections officers, a county spokeswoman said.

 

 

Toronto mayor says he'll take leave

Posted 5/1/2014 in National

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence to seek help for alcohol, he said, as a report surfaced about a second video of the mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.

 

'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' actor Hoskins dies at 71

Posted 5/1/2014 in National

Bob Hoskins never lost his Cockney accent, even as he became a global star who charmed and alarmed audiences in a vast range of roles.

FedEx gunman wasn't enthusiastic about job

Posted 5/1/2014 in National

A gunman who wounded six colleagues in an Atlanta-area rampage didn't seem enthusiastic about his job loading boxes but never mentioned problems with co-workers or supervisors, his father said Wednesday.

 

Gov. calls for review after botched execution

Posted 5/1/2014 in National

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin named a member of her Cabinet on Wednesday to lead a review of how the state conducts executions after a botched procedure that the White House said fell short of the humane standards required.

 

 

Military sex assault claims up 50 percent

Posted 5/1/2014 in National

Reports of sexual assaults by members of the military rose 50 percent after the Pentagon began a vigorous campaign to get more victims to come forward, prompting defense officials to order a greater focus on prevention programs, including plans to review alcohol sales and policies.

 

 

Drug resistance found worldwide, new drugs needed

Posted 5/1/2014 in National

Bacteria resistant to antibiotics have now spread to every part of the world and might lead to a future where minor infections could kill, according to a report published Wednesday by the World Health Organization.

 

 

City working to reach out to storm victims

Posted 4/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

First responders are going door to door in Columbus to provide assistance, while firemen and police are checking on residents.

 

 

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