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CVB recommends funding for seven events

Posted 11/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Festivals throughout Lowndes County are one step closer to receiving funding through the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

Controversy surrounds rejected grant

Posted 11/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city school board recently rejected a $75,000 grant intended to fund a dropout prevention program, but the project is still underway, despite concerns some board members have raised about the circumstances surrounding the grant and the feasibility of maintaining the program in future years if the district is required to foot the bill.

State auditor investigating CVB

Posted 11/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau is under investigation by the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor.

Longtime legislator Turner dead at 64

Posted 11/28/2012 in Area

A longtime member of the state legislature, who represented a portion of Lowndes County, has died at age 64. Bennie Turner, D-West Point, died Tuesday afternoon at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

 

Link committee set for Starkville, Oktibbeha County

Posted 11/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Zelma Talley will be joined today by three additional members to serve on the new Golden Triangle Regional Link's operations in Oktibbeha County.

 

Columbus man gets 50 years on drug charge

Posted 11/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man will spend 50 years in prison for drug charges after he lost an appeal in the Mississippi Court of Appeals on Tuesday.

 

A big disconnect as 'fiscal cliff' clock ticks

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

Republicans' newfound willingness to consider tax increases to avert the "fiscal cliff" comes with a significant caveat: larger cuts than Democrats seem willing to consider to benefit programs like Medicare, Medicaid and the president's health care overhaul.

 

 

China's party paper falls for Onion joke

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

The online version of China's Communist Party newspaper has hailed a report by The Onion naming North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as the "Sexiest Man Alive" -- apparently unaware it is satire.

 

 

Miss. economic growth predicted to rise in 2013

Posted 11/28/2012 in State

Economists say growth and employment should increase in Mississippi next year, led by an improved housing market and an increase in home construction.

 

New city website set to go online Dec. 14

Posted 11/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Computer savvy citizens of Starkville have a little extra reason to rejoice in the season. The city will launch its new, improved government website Friday, Dec. 14.

 

Ark. man arrested in girl's death due in court

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

After her father and stepmother were arrested last year for chaining her to a dresser, young Jersey Bridgeman received something of a fresh start when she began kindergarten this fall in northwestern Arkansas.

 

 

Man says prayer group leader told him to kill wife

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

Less than three months after he stood as a groomsman in the wedding of two friends he had known since college in Texas, Micah Moore walked into a suburban Kansas City police department and unloaded a dark secret: He had taken the woman's life at the request of her new husband, a charismatic prayer group leader.

 

 

Rice concession on Libya fails to please

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told lawmakers Tuesday that her initial explanation of the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya was wrong, but her concession failed to mollify three Republican senators who signaled they would try to block her possible nomination to be secretary of state.

 

 

After mostly silence, Jill Kelley defends herself

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

Jill Kelley wants the world to know that she didn't do anything wrong when she befriended top military brass.

 

 

US declines to label China a currency manipulator

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

The Obama administration declined Tuesday to label China a currency manipulator, noting that it has let the yuan rise nearly 10 percent in value against the dollar since June 2010.

 

 

Review: Kabul Bank sent millions of dollars abroad

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

Hundreds of millions of dollars from Kabul Bank were spirited out of Afghanistan -- some smuggled in airline food trays -- to bank accounts in more than two dozen

 

 

AP Exclusive: Disney, Sears used factory in fire

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

Clothing and order books found at a Bangladeshi factory where a fire killed 112 people show that it was making clothing for Disney, Wal-Mart, Sears and other Western brands.

 

Creativity helps MUW light up for Christmas

Posted 11/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women is celebrating Christmas in a big way this year, beginning what campus officials hope will become a community-wide, annual tradition.

Buffett urges Congress to raise taxes on wealthy

Posted 11/27/2012 in National

Billionaire Warren Buffett is again calling for higher taxes on the "ultrarich" and he's urging Congress to compromise on spending cuts and tax increases.

 

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