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Business brief: BMH-Golden Triangle recognized

Posted 6/19/2014 in Business



Business brief: GSM awarded

Posted 6/19/2014 in Business



Religious conservatives to judge top Republicans

Posted 6/19/2014 in National

Some of the Republican Party's most ambitious leaders are courting religious conservatives as evangelical officials claim new momentum in their fight for the GOP's soul.



Social Security closes offices as baby boomers age

Posted 6/19/2014 in National

Budget cuts have forced the Social Security Administration to close dozens of field offices even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement, swamping the agency with applications for benefits, a senior agency official told Congress Wednesday.



New salary scale will cost Lowndes County School District $1.3 million

Posted 6/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District Business Office released details on the salary scale the board approved last week.


Council appoints Tate to CL&W board

Posted 6/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen appointed Micheal Tate to the Columbus Light and Water Board of Directors in a 3-2 vote during their meeting Tuesday. He will replace David Shelton, whose term expires June 30. Shelton, who currently serves as the board's president, has been a board member since 1999.


Starkville approves planning items for chain restaurants

Posted 6/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen unanimously passed planning items Tuesday that will allow national fast food chains Panda Express and Sonic to offer new or more services in Starkville.


Starkville police chief graduates from FBI academy

Posted 6/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police Chief Frank Nichols was among 220 law enforcement agents to graduate Friday from the FBI National Academy Program in Quantico, Va.

Columbus school board begins superintendent interviews

Posted 6/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board is conducting face-to-face interviews this week with candidates hoping to be the district's next superintendent.

New citizen input policy passes

Posted 6/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City councilmen approved a new policy Tuesday requiring residents fill out a form six days in advance of a council meeting if they want to speak at council meetings.

City may lose some storm cleanup reimbursement

Posted 6/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Chief Operations Officer David Armstrong notified city councilmen Tuesday that the city is at risk of losing about $35,000 in storm cleanup reimbursement from the April 28 tornado.

KiOR begins layoffs, more expected

Posted 6/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

KiOR laid off approximately 18 employees at its Columbus facility Tuesday and that is likely only the beginning.

Vernon makes switch in contractors

Posted 6/18/2014 in Area

The City of Vernon's industrial park infrastructure work will be performed by a new construction company.

Arrest report: 6-18-14

Posted 6/18/2014 in Area


U.S. aims for trial of Benghazi suspect held on ship

Posted 6/18/2014 in National

The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gave U.S. officials a rare moment of good news.



Miss. GOP senator seeking union and black support

Posted 6/18/2014 in State

Six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is trying to survive an intense tea party challenge in Mississippi by reaching out to union members and black voters -- two groups that traditionally support Democrats.



Deadly brawl is latest test of self-defense laws

Posted 6/18/2014 in National

A Colorado prosecutor said he's frustrated that the state's "Make My Day" law prevents him from charging a man who killed an acquaintance during a drunken brawl that spilled into his home, becoming the latest test to self-defense gun laws nationwide.



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