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EMCC expansion gains support

Posted 6/29/2013 in Area

East Mississippi Community College President Rick Young said Friday he's received verbal commitments from Clay and Kemper counties' representatives to help fund a two-phase, $34 million expansion project.

 

Tagert: Hwy 45 bypass design is ongoing

Posted 6/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Acquiring federal environmental documents for construction of a bypass for Highway 45 North was a third of the battle in getting the project off the ground, according to Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert.

Local law enforcement, businesses preparing for 'open carry'

Posted 6/29/2013 in State

A state judge blocked Mississippi's open-carry gun law from taking effect next week, writing in a Friday ruling that the law was vague and that an injunction was needed to prevent irreparable harm. Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd scheduled a hearing July 8 to consider more arguments about whether to extend the injunction.

Karriem hopes to keep gun buyback program

Posted 6/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four months after the Columbus Police Department sponsored a gun buyback program, organizers are mulling over whether to make it an annual event.

 

West Nile case reported in Lowndes Co.

Posted 6/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi State Department of Health confirmed a case of West Nile virus in Lowndes County Thursday, one of three reported statewide so far this year.

 

Immigration focus on House now

Posted 6/28/2013 in National

Attention is shifting to the House and its conservative majority after the Senate passed a landmark immigration bill opening the door to U.S. citizenship to millions while pouring billions of dollars into securing the border with Mexico.

 

Target cuts ties with Paula Deen

Posted 6/28/2013 in National

 

 

Miss. get funds for bat disease project

Posted 6/28/2013 in State

 

 

Mortgage rates jump to 2-year high of 4.46 pct.

Posted 6/28/2013 in National

 

 

Watchdog warns of waste in Afghan aircraft buy

Posted 6/28/2013 in National

 

 

Senators: Student loan interest rates to double

Posted 6/28/2013 in National

Student loan rates will double Monday -- at least for a while -- after a compromise to keep student loan interest rates low proved unwinnable before the July 1 deadline, senators said Thursday.

 

 

Jeep owners worry about safety after recall deal

Posted 6/28/2013 in National

 

 

Deen dropped by Wal-Mart after 'Today' tears

Posted 6/27/2013 in National

Paula Deen was dropped by Wal-Mart and her name was stripped from four buffet restaurants on Wednesday, hours after she went on television and tearfully defended herself amid the mounting fallout over her admission of using a racial slur.

 

Two-headed turtle hatches at San Antonio zoo

Posted 6/27/2013 in National

A two-headed turtle has hatched at the San Antonio Zoo and officials have named her Thelma and Louise.

Unemployment increases across Golden Triangle

Posted 6/27/2013 in Area

Statistics released Wednesday indicated there were about 300 more people in Lowndes County last month without work than there were in May 2012. The county's unemployment rate is 10.1 percent -- a half point above last May's 9.6 percent. That's about 2,750 people who are out of a job.

Higgins says Yokohama project on schedule

Posted 6/27/2013 in Area

Area business leaders convened Wednesday for the Golden Triangle Development Link's quarterly luncheon and heard a report on the status of Yokohama Tire Company manufacturing plant construction in Clay County from Link CEO Joe Max Higgins.

 

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