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Thailand army declares coup, nationwide curfew

Posted 5/22/2014 in National

Thailand's army chief seized power today in a bloodless coup, mounting the country's 12th military takeover since 1932 in what he called a necessary move to restore stability after nearly seven months of political deadlock and deadly violence.



Building permits 5-22-14

Posted 5/22/2014 in Business



Marriages and divorces 5-22-14

Posted 5/22/2014 in Business


City agrees to fund cost overruns for CAFB firing range

Posted 5/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After tabling the matter two weeks ago, the Columbus City Council has agreed to pay cash for half of cost overruns after the lowest base bid for the bullet trap and building for the shooting range for Columbus Air Force Base exceeded the initial project budget.

Charter School Authorizing Board hears from public

Posted 5/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Charter School Authorizing Board held a public forum in Columbus Tuesday night. Approximately 50 people gathered at Genesis Church, and what would be the home of Inspire Charter School, to hear from ICS's executive director Darren Leach and offer their input.

City preparing for largest soccer tourney in state

Posted 5/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi's largest soccer tournament will take place in Columbus this weekend. One hundred and twenty teams from every corner of the state are scheduled to take part in the Mississippi Soccer Association's President's Cup.

McGill will apply for permanent superintendent

Posted 5/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District Interim Superintendent Edna McGill announced Wednesday that she will apply to be the district's next superintendent.

Sanitation recommendations unofficially pushed back

Posted 5/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen unofficially delayed receipt of recommendations on possibly outsourcing the city's sanitation services Tuesday after Chief Administrative Officer Taylor Adams and department head Emma Gandy asked for more time to study internal, cost-saving measures.

West Point man charged with Starkville shooting

Posted 5/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department charged 26-year-old Antwjuan Terry, of 326 W. Half Mile St., Apartment A8, West Point, with aggravated assault and armed robbery in connection with a May 15 shooting.


CAFB Main Gate temporarily shut down Tuesday

Posted 5/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The main gate at Columbus Air Force Base was shut down Tuesday after a military dog alerted on a vehicle attempting to enter the base.


Vernon council approves city hall upgrades

Posted 5/21/2014 in Area

The Vernon City Complex will be a bit more colorful in a few weeks.

Brooksville man arrested after Columbus shooting

Posted 5/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Brooksville man was arrested Monday and charged with possession of a stolen firearm after gunfire was exchanged near an apartment complex in Columbus.

Columbus man charged in hit and run

Posted 5/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries after he allegedly struck a woman with his vehicle and then fled the scene


Antitrust experts: 2 big deals better than 1

Posted 5/21/2014 in Business

Antitrust experts say AT&T's bid for DirecTV could reap immediate regulatory rewards. Coming so quickly on the heels of a rival cable company merger -- the pairing of Comcast and Time Warner Cable -- makes it easier for regulators to approve both transactions because they create two counterbalanced giants in pay TV.



Mississippi-based international case nets 16 arrests on fraud

Posted 5/21/2014 in State

Sixteen people from several states and other countries have been arrested on charges that they took part in a fraud that used stolen information to get money and goods and then ship them to South Africa and Nigeria, according to documents unsealed in federal court Tuesday.



U.S. hacking victims fell prey to mundane ruses

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

The victims were their own worst enemies. The hacking techniques the U.S. government says China used against American companies turned out to be disappointingly mundane, tricking employees into opening email attachments or clicking on innocent-looking website links.



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