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Furloughs begin for Defense Department civilians

Posted 7/6/2013 in National

More than 650,000 civilian Defense Department workers will begin taking the first of their 11 unpaid days off next week, but the cut in salary they will see in the three months may pale compared to what officials worry could be larger scale layoffs next year.



Snowden's fate unclear despite asylum offers

Posted 7/6/2013 in National



Relatives clash over 911 call in Fla. shooting

Posted 7/6/2013 in National

Trayvon Martin's mother and George Zimmerman's mother clashed on the witness stand Friday over whether the screams for help that can be heard in the background on a 911 call came from the teenager or the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot him.


Mayor defends project manager hire

Posted 7/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith said contract fees will be discussed next week with the management team of J5 Broaddus, hired by the city council Tuesday for the newly-created position of project manager.


What now? Q&A about latest snag in health care law

Posted 7/5/2013 in National

Nothing's ever easy with President Barack Obama's health care law. The latest hitch gives employers an additional year before they must offer medical coverage to their workers or pay a fine.


Two thirds through year, city budget down slightly

Posted 7/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two thirds of the way through its financial year, the city of Columbus reports nearly $30,000 less in cash balances from its general fund than through this point last year but slightly more than $200,000 in balances from its reserve fund, a total decrease in the balance of $172,010.65.

Columbus Arts Council art camps open Monday

Posted 7/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Arts Council is kicking off its series of July art camps next week. On Monday, a variety of classes will be offered at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, ranging from ceramics to dance to drawing. The camp is open to children ages 5-10.


Brown goes before Judiciary Committee

Posted 7/5/2013 in State



Baptist officials say report inaccurate

Posted 7/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County



Mandela on life support, faces 'impending death'

Posted 7/5/2013 in National



Few Milwaukee clergy abuse victims get large sums

Posted 7/5/2013 in National


GOP has tough choices on Voting Rights Act

Posted 7/5/2013 in National

When the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights act last week, it handed Republicans tough questions with no easy answers over how, and where, to attract voters even GOP leaders say the party needs to stay nationally competitive.


South American leaders back Morales in plane row

Posted 7/5/2013 in National



Experts: Expect bigger, fiercer wildfires in West

Posted 7/5/2013 in National


Ole Miss lineman dies in car wreck, arrangements announced

Posted 7/4/2013 in State

A member of the University of Mississippi football team was killed Wednesday in a traffic accident in Chickasaw County, Miss.


County turns spec building lease over to CalStar

Posted 7/3/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Supervisors unanimously agreed Monday to a revised memorandum of understanding and lease agreement with sustainable building material manufacturing company CalStar specifying penalties the company would have to pay in the event it does not provide at least 58 jobs at its Columbus plant once its fully operational.


Liddell hearing set for July 16

Posted 7/3/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Columbus Municipal School Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell will soon learn if she will be reinstated to her former position.


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