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Judge to hear case to block silicon metal plant

Posted 11/12/2014 in State

A federal judge has given opponents of a silicon metal plant in Mississippi's northeast corner a chance to make their case in court.

Columbus students say 'konnichiwa' to Japanese culture

Posted 11/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students at Cook Elementary are embarking on a tour of Japanese culture -- and they don't even have to leave Columbus.

CPD chief focuses on officers' mental, physical health

Posted 11/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the past year, Columbus Police Chief Tony Carleton has focused on community policing and building a strong department with top-notch officers.

 

Anadarko suit finalized, $68M to Columbus site

Posted 11/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Barring an appeal, companies entrusted with cleaning up Kerr-McGee sites across the country are going to receive the money they need to do so within weeks.

 

 

JASMIS to hold reception at Bost Center

Posted 11/12/2014 in Area

The Japan-America Society of Mississippi was founded in 2002 as an avenue to bridge cultural gaps between families that were moving in for the then-new Nissan factory and their suppliers in Central Mississippi.

 

Delayed '13 audit shows SSD tapped into reserves

Posted 11/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A delayed audit of Starkville School District's Fiscal Year 2012-2013 shows the district spent more than it received.

 

Justices review racial makeup of Alabama districts

Posted 11/12/2014 in Area

In last week's elections, Alabama Republicans shrank their once-powerful Democratic opponents to just eight seats in the state Senate.

 

 

GM ordered switches nearly 2 months before recall

Posted 11/12/2014 in Business

Emails showing that General Motors ordered a half-million replacement ignition switches nearly two months before telling the government of a safety recall will be heavily scrutinized by federal prosecutors.

 

 

Mo. gov. outlines Ferguson preparations

Posted 11/12/2014 in National

Police will work to protect peaceful protesters after a grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown shooting case is announced, but those who cross the line into violence will face consequences, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon warned Tuesday.

 

 

Ebola workers ask Congress for help

Posted 11/12/2014 in National

 

 

Obama steps into divisive debate on net neutrality

Posted 11/12/2014 in Business

Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago.

 

 

Security agents train to stop the next Benghazi

Posted 11/12/2014 in National

In long tunics and Bedouin scarves, men kick a soccer ball in front of the U.S. consulate.

 

Columbus school board questions old textbooks

Posted 11/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three months after the Columbus Municipal School District board voted to revamp the district's curriculum, the district is sitting on $500,000-plus worth of unused textbooks.

Oldest Lowndes vet spent 30 years in Air Force

Posted 11/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Elvin Woodrow Taylor was drafted into the Air Force in 1942, the last thing he thought he would be doing was flying planes.

Seven brothers, seven veterans

Posted 11/11/2014 in Area

For the Cummings boys of Pickens County, Alabama, there is more than one Veterans Day.

Holloway: SSD deal for City Hall space 'off the table'

Posted 11/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway knows his organization will need additional administrative space once it merges with Oktibbeha County School District next year.

 

Columbus KiOR not part of company's bankruptcy

Posted 11/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Biofuel maker KiOR Inc. has filed for bankruptcy, although its Mississippi subsidiary has not, preserving the chance that its Columbus plant could be sold quickly.

 

 

Changes to cell tower ordinance get OK from CPC

Posted 11/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A proposed change to the city's cell phone tower law has one more hurdle to clear before it takes effect.

 

Iraqi Shiite militias grow brutal in anti-Islamic State fight

Posted 11/11/2014 in National

The vengeance that Iraq's Shiite militias mete out as they fight the Islamic State group can be just as brutal as that of their sworn sectarian enemies.

 

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