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ARC pushes Northeast Mississippi food initiative

Posted 9/25/2013 in State


Officials celebrate start of Yokohama construction

Posted 9/24/2013 in Area

"Some people say Mississippi's a club," Joe Max Higgins said Monday. "Mississippi is a family, and we've got new family members in the house today, folks." Higgins, the Golden Triangle Development Link CEO, was referring to Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi. Company, state and local officials broke ground on what will be one of the largest tire plants in the country during a ceremony at the Prairie Belt Powersite in Clay County.

Residents giddy with enthusiasm over arrival of new industry

Posted 9/24/2013 in Area

The excitement in the air at Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi's ground-breaking ceremony in Clay County was almost palpable Monday morning as executives, lawmakers and Clay County residents gathered on the hundreds of acres of farm land that will soon house a booming tire manufacturer.

Downtown bus stops removed

Posted 9/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City officials have confirmed that the planned bus stops at the corners of Fifth and Main streets have been deleted from Lawrence Transit's route. Other areas close to the intersection but not in the city's historic district are being considered as alternatives by LTS director of Columbus operations Dorothy Dowdell.

Drug raid leads to seizure of $40K

Posted 9/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A series of search warrants and raids led to the seizure of nearly $40,000 in suspected drug money. Assistant Commander Archie Williams with the Lowndes County Narcotics Division said agents seized more than $37,000 in cash along with cocaine and marijuana from three homes in Lowndes County over the past week.


Hattiesburg residents to choose mayor

Posted 9/24/2013 in State


County education building in limbo

Posted 9/24/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As consolidation committee members turn their attention to forming a unified school district's structure for students, the fate of the county's education building remains an unsettled issue.


GOP offers smaller budget cuts on debt measure

Posted 9/24/2013 in National



Miss. lawmakers face long budget writing process

Posted 9/24/2013 in State



EPA to 'effectively shut down' without budget deal

Posted 9/24/2013 in National



Report: Environmental chemicals a pregnancy risk

Posted 9/24/2013 in National



Death penalty protocol focus of Mass. bomb hearing

Posted 9/24/2013 in National



Report: Shooter lied about previous arrest, debts

Posted 9/24/2013 in National



Fairfax reaches tentative deal to buy BlackBerry

Posted 9/24/2013 in Business



Apple's sales of new iPhones off to fast start

Posted 9/24/2013 in Business



China's richest man plans $8 billion Chinese Hollywood

Posted 9/24/2013 in Business


Columbus resident to receive French Legion of Honor

Posted 9/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On the 640-acre Alabama farm he grew up on, 16-year-old Joseph R. Johnson told his father he wanted to join the Army after World War II broke out. Being underage, Johnson needed his father's signature to go off to war. His father didn't like that idea. Johnson persisted. "We had a world to save," he said last week. "If we left Hitler alone he would take over the world."

Yokohama gives $250K to both MSU, EMCC

Posted 9/23/2013 in Area

On the eve of breaking ground on their new plant in Clay County, Yokohama Tire Company made another statement of commitment to the Golden Triangle area. The global tire manufacturing giant announced plans to give $250,000 each to Mississippi State University and East Mississippi Community College Sunday.


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