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Missing Caledonia toddler found safe in Georgia

Posted 4/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Amber Alert that was issued for a Caledonia toddler has been canceled after the child was found safe in Sylvester, Ga.

Unemployment varies across Golden Triangle

Posted 4/24/2014 in Area

Compared to last March, unemployment rates in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties have changed little, while Clay County's was down nearly 1 percent and Noxubee County's was up 1 percent.

Browning on Business: Biscuit-maker opening shop in Starkville

Posted 4/24/2014 in Business

On Mother's Day weekend in Starkville a placed called The Biscuit Shop will open. There is an interesting story here.


Man shot in the leg by Columbus barber

Posted 4/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man was shot in the leg by his barber Wednesday afternoon.



New nightclub ordinance draft adds teeth

Posted 4/24/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A new draft of an ordinance regulating nightclub operations contains several new life safety provisions, including rules curbing establishment overcrowding and ensuring access to functional, unobstructed emergency exits in structures.



Miss. could give $20M in aid to Cooper Tire

Posted 4/24/2014 in Area

Mississippi could borrow $20 million to help Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. update its factory in Tupelo.



Gov. signs mid-pregnancy abortion ban

Posted 4/24/2014 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed a bill to ban abortion starting at the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy.



Building permits 4-24-14

Posted 4/24/2014 in Business



Marriages and divorces 4-24-14

Posted 4/24/2014 in Business



Business brief: Baptist Memorial honored

Posted 4/24/2014 in Business



Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

Posted 4/24/2014 in Business

Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years.



Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case changes name

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.



First lady announces job site for veterans

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to mine.



Boy says he sang gospel song, abductor freed him

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him.



Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the freezing, low-pressure ordeal, airport officials said Wednesday.



Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea.



Is the Taliban ready to deal on captive U.S. soldier?

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals in the military working for his release.



FDA proposes first regulations for electronic cigarettes

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.



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