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Bells toll for victims one week after shooting

Posted 12/21/2012 in National

The chiming of bells reverberated throughout Newtown on Friday, commemorating one week since the crackle of gunfire in a schoolhouse killed 20 children and six adults in a massacre that has shaken the community -- and the nation -- to its core.



Few memorials for gunman's mother

Posted 12/21/2012 in National

When people here speak of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, they use the number 26: the ones killed after Adam Lanza stormed his way into the school.



Pension funds reconsider investments in gun makers

Posted 12/21/2012 in National

From California to New York, teacher and public-worker retirement funds are reconsidering their investments in gun makers and confronting an uncomfortable fact: Their pensions have supported the manufacture of deadly weapons, in some cases the same type of gun used in the Connecticut school shooting.



N Korea says it has detained US citizen

Posted 12/21/2012 in National

North Korea said today that an American citizen has been detained after confessing to unspecified crimes, confirming news reports about his arrest at a time when Pyongyang is facing criticism from Washington for launching a long-range rocket last week.



Girl shot by Taliban doesn't want school named after her

Posted 12/21/2012 in National

A 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for promoting girls' education has urged Pakistan to reverse a decision to rename a college in her honor to avert militant attacks on students, an official said today.



Business brief: Rupp promoted

Posted 12/20/2012 in Business

Cadence Bank announces the promotion of Donna Rupp to vice president, corporate marketing officer, where she oversees the marketing functions for several of the bank's key lines of business: treasury management, specialized industries and wealth services.



Business brief: Haftek joins Cadence

Posted 12/20/2012 in Business

Cadence Bank names Andrew Haftek as a commercial banker and vice president for its Columbus Banking Center.



Business brief: Neel awarded

Posted 12/20/2012 in Business

The 2012 recipient of the American Council of Engineering Companies -- Mississippi (ACEC/MS) Teddy Roosevelt Award is Hibbett Neel, president of Neel-Schaffer, Inc., which he co-founded in 1983.



Business brief: Brown honored

Posted 12/20/2012 in Business

Starkville physician Dr. Jim Brown has been honored for his impact on the ophthalmology profession.



Business brief: Trebisky joins Neel-Schaffer

Posted 12/20/2012 in Business

Neel-Schaffer, Inc. announces the addition of Chris Trebisky, PE, PLS, PP to their team of professionals.



Building permits 12-23-12

Posted 12/20/2012 in Business



Marriages and divorces 12-23-12

Posted 12/20/2012 in Business


Mint testing new metals to make coins cheaper

Posted 12/20/2012 in National

When it comes to making coins, the Mint isn't getting its two cents worth. In some cases, it doesn't even get half of that. A penny costs more than two cents and a nickel costs more than 11 cents to make and distribute. The quandary is how to make coins more cheaply without sparing our change's quality and durability, or altering its size and appearance.


Bernard Madoff brother to face victims in NY court

Posted 12/20/2012 in National

The suspense surrounding the sentencing of the brother of Ponzi king Bernard Madoff will largely be absent because a plea agreement makes a 10-year prison term all but certain.



Firm includes Columbus among sites recommended for cultural center

Posted 12/20/2012 in Area

A consulting firm has recommended seven to eight visitors centers to capitalize on the cultural and tourism heritage in north Mississippi.



Texas town allows teachers to carry concealed guns

Posted 12/20/2012 in National

In this tiny Texas town, children and their parents don't give much thought to safety at the community's lone school -- mostly because some of the teachers are carrying concealed weapons.



Medicare premiums could rise for many retirees

Posted 12/20/2012 in National

It's a health care change that President Barack Obama and Republicans both embrace: Expand a current, little-known law so more retirees the government considers well-off are required to pay higher Medicare premiums.


Higgins: Link making progress on several fronts

Posted 12/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There was little in the way of new information presented at the annual Link luncheon Wednesday at East Mississippi Community College, but the event provided yet another opportunity for organizers to tout the benefits of regional partnership and global thinking, specifically through the newly-formed Golden Triangle Development Link.


LCSO arrests three on drug charges

Posted 12/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three people were arrested Tuesday by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Division on various drug-related charges.


SPD makes arrest in pizza driver robberies

Posted 12/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An arrest was made Tuesday in connection with a string of armed robberies involving local pizza delivery drivers, according to officials with the Starkville Police Department.


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