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First annual Veterans Memorial Walk/Run to be held Sunday

Posted 5/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every Memorial Day, Drs. Richard and Judie Holmes commemorate the life of their son, a United States Army veteran who paid the ultimate price for his time in uniform.

Lowndes unemployment rate drops

Posted 5/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County's unemployment numbers were down six-tenths of a percent from March, continuing a trend that has occurred yearly since 1996.

 

CMSD camp makes learning safe and fun

Posted 5/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Registration kicked off this week for Columbus Municipal School District's summer camp, with slots filling on a first-come, first-served basis almost immediately.

 

Link moves to create shovel-ready sites in Oktibbeha

Posted 5/23/2013 in Area

Golden Triangle developers confirm Yokohama Tire Corporation considered locating in both Oktibbeha and Lowndes counties, but massive infrastructure needs took both counties out of the running.

Yokohama contractor to be named at end of month

Posted 5/23/2013 in Area

Plans remain on track for workers to break ground in September on the first phase of Clay County's Yokohama tire manufacturing plant, Golden Triangle Development Link CEO Joe Max Higgins told the Link's board of directors Wednesday.

Shafer leaving GSDP for BankFirst

Posted 5/23/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Austin Shafer, Greater Starkville Development Partnership's vice president for membership and the chamber of commerce, will leave the Partnership at the end of the month and assume a new role with BankFirst Financial Services' local branch.

 

Oktibbeha unemployment rate shows improvement

Posted 5/23/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County unemployment numbers continued improving, with April statistics showing a drop from 8.4 percent in March to 7.8 percent in April.

 

Nearly all states see hefty drop in teen births

Posted 5/23/2013 in National

The nation's record-low teen birth rate stems from robust declines in nearly every state, but most dramatically in several Mountain States and among Hispanics, according to a new government report.

 

Southern Co. CEO defends power project

Posted 5/23/2013 in State

 

 

Hobby Lobby appeals employee birth control option

Posted 5/23/2013 in National

 

Man gets record-setting face transplant

Posted 5/23/2013 in National

A 33-year-old Polish man received a face transplant just three weeks after being disfigured in a workplace accident, in what his doctors said Wednesday is the fastest time frame to date for such an operation. It was Poland's first face transplant.

 

AAA: 31.2M drivers to take Memorial Day road trip

Posted 5/23/2013 in National

 

 

Building permits 5-23-13

Posted 5/23/2013 in Business

 

Man shot by FBI had connections to Boston bombing suspect

Posted 5/23/2013 in National

A Chechen immigrant shot to death in central Florida after an altercation with an FBI agent had several ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects who authorities were questioning him about at the time.

 

Up and away: Median CEO pay rises to $9.7 million in 2012

Posted 5/23/2013 in National

 

Turner unseats Stewart in close Ward 4 runoff

Posted 5/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Five-term Ward 4 councilman Fred Stewart was unseated by challenger Marty Turner 433-409 in the run-off election Tuesday.

 

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