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Caledonia man charged with arson

Posted 7/31/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia man has been charged with arson after he allegedly set his house on fire Monday morning.

Arrest report: 7-31-14

Posted 7/31/2014 in Area

Women survive ordeal along rail bridge

Posted 7/31/2014 in National

A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana.

Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

Posted 7/31/2014 in National

Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally.

Century-old pipe break points to national problem

Posted 7/31/2014 in National

The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago.

 

Miss. Senate candidates to appear together

Posted 7/31/2014 in State

For a half-hour or so, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran will be in the same place and talk to the same crowd as Democratic rival Travis Childers. And it might just be the only time during this year's campaign that'll happen.

 

 

Lt. Gov. Reeves touts conservatism, AG Hood decries bloggers

Posted 7/31/2014 in State

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves emphasized his conservative credentials Wednesday during the first day of political speaking at the Neshoba County Fair.

 

 

Building permits 7-31-14

Posted 7/31/2014 in Business

 

 

Business brief: Stan Maynard honored

Posted 7/31/2014 in Business

 

 

Marriages and divorces 7-31-14

Posted 7/31/2014 in Business

 

 

Severstal fined for DEQ emissions violation

Posted 7/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Commission of Environmental Quality has fined Columbus steel mill Severstal $135,000 because the company's pollution control monitors didn't function properly after the plant expanded in June 2011.

 

MSU's FCA group helps athletes make transition to college life

Posted 7/30/2014 in Area

The Columbus Rotary Club hosted the Mississippi State University Fellowship of Christian Athletes at its luncheon on Tuesday at Lion Hills Golf Club. Bill Buckley is the FCA director for Mississippi State. He and his team cover the entire eastern part of the state on behalf of FCA; they offer support to high schools and middle schools in the area.

Governor touts workers, state's growth potential

Posted 7/30/2014 in Area

Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant gave area leaders a preview of his upcoming Neshoba County Fair speech Monday as he touted the successes of the Golden Triangle's blue-collar workers and the state's ability to come together and aggressively pursue major economic development projects.

Jurors hear 911 tape as Quinn murder trial begins

Posted 7/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A murder victim's 911 call for help was the highlight of the capital murder trial of Starkville resident Archie Quinn Tuesday.

Millport may need to purchase land to meet waste water challenge

Posted 7/30/2014 in Area

With less than a month before the Town of Millport must resolve its lingering issues with its waste water lagoon, there's a chance the city will have to purchase land from Lamar County to keep costs within the $350,000 threshold of a grant from the Alabama Department of Economic Community Affairs.

U.S. appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

Posted 7/30/2014 in State

Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business.

 

Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

Posted 7/30/2014 in National

Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency.

 

 

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