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CL&W board OKs electric budget

Posted 6/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Light & Water Board of Directors on Thursday approved next year's budget for its electric division, as well as a cost-of-living increase in pay for its 90 employees.

Nuisance ordinance plan moving forward

Posted 6/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A draft of a city ordinance that would regulate the leasing of private property for gatherings where alcoholic beverages are served has been introduced for review.

 

Golden Triangle celebrates Juneteenth

Posted 6/20/2014 in Area

Two Golden Triangle cities will host events Saturday marking Juneteenth, the annual celebration of the abolishment of slavery and the emancipation of African Americans.

 

Mississippi native awarded Medal of Honor

Posted 6/20/2014 in State

A 24-year-old veteran who lost an eye after taking a grenade blast in Afghanistan to save a fellow Marine received the nation's highest military honor Thursday in a somber White House ceremony.

Artesia man arrested for drive-by shooting

Posted 6/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Artesia man has been arrested and charged in connection with a drive-by shooting.

 

Celebs dip into hard-fought Miss. Senate race

Posted 6/20/2014 in State

Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre pitches his support for Sen. Thad Cochran in a new TV ad paid for by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

 

Ex-sheriff gets prison in meth-for-sex case

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

A judge on Thursday sentenced a former Colorado sheriff to 15 months in prison for repeatedly violating his probation in a meth-for-sex case, saying the lawman, who was once regarded as a hero, had exhausted his opportunities to reform.

 

Republicans: Obama must defend Christian values at home, abroad

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

Leading Republicans on Thursday insisted that America's leaders must do more to defend Christian values at home and abroad.

 

 

12-cent gas tax increase proposed

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress' struggle to pay for highway and transit programs.

 

 

CDC workers might have been exposed to anthrax

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

About 75 workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been accidentally exposed to dangerous anthrax bacteria this month because of a safety problem at some of its labs in Atlanta, the federal agency revealed Thursday.

 

For Syria's displaced children, clowns know laughing matters

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

The Syrian children sat in guarded silence as the clowns tumbled out in a blur of colorful polka dots and suspenders, then burst into laughter as one of the performers kicked her glittery high heels into the air to the toots of a blue trombone.

 

Poll: Many still struggle to pay health premiums

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

Most people who signed up under President Barack Obama's health care law rate their new insurance highly, but a substantial number are struggling with the cost, according to a poll released Thursday.

 

 

Obama plan leaves Iraq mostly on its own

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

For years, the U.S. has been clear about its intent to step back from Iraq.

 

 

Maine tow truck driver swarmed by honeybees

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

What started as a routine response for a Maine tow truck driver ended with a trip to the hospital after he was swarmed by thousands of honeybees.

 

 

GM could face another fine for Impala recall

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

An old e-mail from a General Motors employee warning of a "serious safety problem" could help trigger another government fine against the automaker.

 

Starkville alderman Vaughn arrested for DUI

Posted 6/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn was arrested by Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department deputies early Thursday morning and charged with a DUI , no insurance and careless driving.

J5 Broaddus managing public works through July

Posted 6/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When city project managing firm J5 Broaddus began overseeing Columbus' public works department on April 15, the arrangement was supposed to last a month.

LINK seeks $10M to jumpstart new Oktibbeha industrial site

Posted 6/19/2014 in Area

Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins has a plan to kick start economic development in Oktibbeha County: open a new 300-plus-acre industrial park that will become the local focal point for manufacturing jobs and erase years of failed industrial enticement.

LINK unveils plans for 'communiversity'

Posted 6/19/2014 in Area

Golden Triangle Development LINK officials on Wednesday unveiled plans for a $38 million facility that will increase East Mississippi Community College's workforce development capabilities and help position the area as a manufacturing powerhouse.

 

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