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Obama taps Lew for Treasury

Posted 1/10/2013 in Business

Jack Lew, President Barack Obama's nominee for treasury secretary, is a premier federal budget expert who would take the helm of the government's main agency for economic and fiscal policy just as the administration girds itself for a new confrontation with congressional Republicans over the nation's debt and deficits.

 

Business brief: Woodard new bankruptcy judge

Posted 1/10/2013 in Business

Burr & Forman LLP Birmingham partner, Jason Woodard will be sworn into office on January 16, 2013 as a bankruptcy judge in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.

 

Marriages and divorces 1-10-13

Posted 1/10/2013 in Business

 

 

'Smart' potty or dumb idea? Wacky gadgets at CES

Posted 1/10/2013 in Business

 

 

Tide QB's beauty queen girlfriend in spotlight after title game

Posted 1/9/2013 in National

A day after ESPN cameras lingered on her, announcers piled on compliments and at least one pro athlete made an online pass at her, Twitter was still abuzz Tuesday about former Miss Alabama USA Katherine Webb, who is dating Crimson Tide championship quarterback AJ McCarron.

 

Lowndes County drug sweep targets 17 suspects

Posted 1/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Agents with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Narcotics Division conducted a major round-up this morning, issuing 44 warrants for 17 people, including a city employee.

Health forces resignation of West Point legislator Gibbs

Posted 1/9/2013 in Area

Rep. David Gibbs, D-West Point, resigned from the Mississippi House of Representatives Tuesday during the opening day of the state's legislative session, ending more than 21 years of representing the people of Clay County and surrounding areas.

 

Pay can be deterrent in municipal elections

Posted 1/9/2013 in Area

With the municipal elections fast approaching, incumbents and challengers will battle for mayor, council and aldermen positions. But the perks of the job are not always financial.

 

AIG board weighs suing US over bailout

Posted 1/9/2013 in National

AIG is considering Wednesday whether the company should join a lawsuit against the government that spent $182 billion to save it from collapse.

Prather starts job as special events coordinator at GSDP

The new special events and projects coordinator clocked her first day on the job at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership on Tuesday.

Starkville Schools reduce credit requirements

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees dropped one credit from its graduation requirements in a unanimous decision during Tuesday's monthly meeting.

 

Grant may 'pave' way for steel plant expansion

Posted 1/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A $1.2 million expansion project for Mississippi Steel Processing continues to be a top priority for the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors.

 

Coroner Hunt pleads guilty to DUI charge

Oktibbeha County Coroner Micheal Hunt pleaded guilty in Lowndes County Justice Court on Tuesday to one count of driving under the influence.

 

Two qualify for aldermen races

A pair of challengers have qualified to run for spots on the Starkville Board of Aldemen.

 

 

Tax filing season starts Jan. 30 for most filers

Posted 1/9/2013 in National

The Internal Revenue Service says late changes to federal tax laws should mean only a short delay for most taxpayers to file their 2012 returns.

 

 

Biden to meet with gun-safety, victims groups

Posted 1/9/2013 in National

Seeking to spur fresh action on gun legislation, Vice President Joe Biden is meeting at the White House with victims groups and gun-safety organizations.

 

 

DOJ official wants trustee in meningitis outbreak case

Posted 1/9/2013 in National

An independent trustee must be appointed to oversee the bankruptcy of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak because of the firm's "gross mismanagement," among other reasons, a Justice Department official argued Tuesday.

 

 

US seared during hottest year on record by far

Posted 1/9/2013 in National

America set an off-the-charts heat record in 2012. A brutal combination of a widespread drought and a mostly absent winter pushed the average annual U.S. temperature last year up to 55.32 degrees Fahrenheit, the government announced Tuesday. That's a full degree warmer than the old record set in 1998.

 

Police: Colo. shooting suspect planned massacre

Posted 1/9/2013 in National

As officials this week laid out the most detailed portrait yet of last year's Aurora movie theater massacre, they also mapped sometimes paradoxical behavior by the man accused of the rampage, James Holmes.

 

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