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Meeting to discuss silicon plant project

Posted 7/10/2014 in State

A North Carolina group plans a meeting Saturday in Iuka to call on local residents to press state regulators to hold a hearing on what it believes is health risks connected to a silicon metal plant under construction in Tishomingo County.


Photo: Mayor honored

Posted 7/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith was selected as the 27th civilian to be honored with the Columbus Air Force Base Wingman distinction during a Tuesday evening presentation at the CAFB.


Caledonia restructures park department

Posted 7/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia aldermen have agreed to a restructuring of its park department that will result in three part-time employees overseeing maintenance and operations rather than one full-time parks director.



Obama aims to shift border crisis debate

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

Faced with a potentially awkward scene at the Texas-Mexico border, President Barack Obama sought to recast the political debate over a flood of young migrants as a question of Republican willingness to tackle the problem, not his decision to skip a chance to view the crisis first-hand.



Marriages and divorces 7-10-14

Posted 7/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County



Building permits 7-10-14

Posted 7/10/2014 in Business



Visitors wait 5 hours for Universal Orlando Harry Potter ride

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

You might need a magic wand to get on the new Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando Resort.



PC shipment slump bottoms out

Posted 7/10/2014 in Business

A two-year slump in personal computer sales ended in the second quarter, helped by improving demand in developed markets like North America and Europe.



Commanders suggest a 2nd group in Benghazi attacks

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

Well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, suggesting different perpetrators from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the previous night, according to newly revealed testimony from top military commanders.



U.S. students in middle of pack on financial knowhow

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

In an increasingly global economy, just 1 in 10 teenagers around the world is able to make some key -- but complex -- financial decisions, including choosing among various loans or analyzing invoices and pay slips.



Naked intruder recites Scripture in home

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

It was little comfort to the residents of a Seattle home along Lake Washington when the naked man who crashed through their front door began loudly reciting Scripture.



AP: Disabled often banned from voting

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation's largest county.



Confederate flags on Va. campus to be moved

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

Washington and Lee University is drawing praise from some and complaints from others after announcing that it will remove Confederate battle flags from a chapel on the Virginia campus where Robert E. Lee is buried.


Robbery victim dies after being shot in face

Posted 7/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus man who was shot in a Sunday morning robbery has died. Quinton Hill, 31, died 3:19 p.m. Tuesday at University Medical Center in Jackson, according to Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant.

School board, council vow closer cooperation

Posted 7/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council and members of the Columbus Municipal School Board met Tuesday night to discuss the school district's operations and finances.

Tax break won't lift cloud over catfish industry

Posted 7/9/2014 in Area

Mississippi farmers are saving some money as of this month. Mississippi House Bill 844, which went into effect on July 1, exempts certain agriculture businesses from paying state sales tax on utility bills.


Ohio company seeks to purchase MetroCast

An Ohio-based media company is expected to finalize a deal at the end of this year that will acquire MetroCast Communications' state-wide operations.



Supervisors unanimously pass Blackjack TIF plan

Oktibbeha County supervisors unanimously approved a $4.78 million-maximum tax increment financing plan Monday that, once expected housing developments are added to the tax rolls, will provide funding for numerous Blackjack Road improvements.



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