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Drones will require new privacy laws

Posted 3/21/2013 in National

Privacy laws urgently need to be updated to protect the public from information-gathering by the thousands of civilian drones expected to be flying in U.S. skies in the next decade or so, legal experts told a Senate panel Wednesday.

 

 

Building permits 3-21-13

Posted 3/21/2013 in Business

 

 

Business brief: Mitchell Distributing Awarded

Posted 3/21/2013 in Business

 

 

Tax proposal could help small business, economy

Posted 3/21/2013 in National

A notable piece of small business news on Capitol Hill this year isn't about a bill -- it's about a tax proposal that could lift some of the uncertainty owners have been complaining about.

 

Amazon CEO recovers Apollo engines from Atlantic

Posted 3/21/2013 in National

Rusted pieces of two Apollo-era rocket engines that helped boost astronauts to the moon have been fished out of the murky depths of the Atlantic, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos and NASA said Wednesday.

 

School asks students to cut back on body spray

Posted 3/21/2013 in National

 

Unpredictable pope worries security team

Posted 3/21/2013 in National

Forgive Pope Francis' security team for looking a bit nervous.

 

Survey: Low-wage workers missing out on training

Posted 3/21/2013 in National

As they struggle to get ahead, many low-wage workers are not taking advantage of job training or educational programs that could help them make the leap to better-paying jobs.

 

 

Simon & Garfunkel song to be preserved

Posted 3/21/2013 in National

A popular tune by Simon and Garfunkel written after John F. Kennedy's assassination and Chubby Checker's 1960s dance hit "The Twist" will be among 25 recordings selected for preservation at the Library of Congress.

 

 

Both sides agree on tough new fracking standards

Posted 3/21/2013 in National

Some of the nation's biggest oil and gas companies have made peace with environmentalists, agreeing to a voluntary set of tough new standards for fracking in the Northeast that could lead to a major expansion of drilling.

 

Council considers dispute over gas tanks

Posted 3/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A currently defunct gas station is at the center of a dispute between the City of Columbus and the station operator, who contends he is not responsible for removing four free-standing fuel tanks which city fire officials have declared a hazard.

 

Trotter Center ready for her facelift

Posted 3/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Trotter Convention Center's long-awaited renovations will soon be underway, with $2 million in improvements planned for the aging facility.

 

Noon Tunes 'springs' into action with Thursday concert

Posted 3/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today marks the advent of spring, ushering in warmer temperatures and a growing Columbus tradition. Noon Tunes kicks off Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Trotter Convention Center courtyard, with live music from light rock favorite Paul Brady.

 

Kitchens dismisses company's suit against city

Posted 3/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A lawsuit against the City of Columbus has been dismissed.

 

Additional TVA line will shore up city's electrical grid

Posted 3/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Electric Department General Manager Terry Kemp said Tuesday two power outages are needed this summer to proceed with installing a secondary high-voltage feeder line to the city.

Religious Liberty law may have unintended consequences

Posted 3/20/2013 in Area

Last week, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed legislation designed to ensure religious liberties in the state's schools. While widely lauded by many in conservative Christian camps, others believe the legislation's impact may result in some unintended consequences that go far beyond assuring that students can reference religion over the school intercom, at sporting events or at graduation ceremonies.

Local representative proposes Zacharias road designation

Posted 3/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

State Rep. Joey Hood, R-Ackerman, says he will seek legislation soon to rename a portion of a local roadway after former Mississippi State University President Dr. Donald Zacharias.

 

Homestead exemption deadline is April 1

Posted 3/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County residents wishing to file for homestead exemption must do so by April 1.

 

 

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