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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.

City Council approves Dollar General relocation

Posted 5/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council gave its approval Tuesday night to a developer's request to re-zone a property from a general agricultural to a highway commercial district, paving the way for construction to begin on a larger Dollar General store to replace the one at 930 Tuscaloosa Road.

Searchers mourn death of 9-year-old

Posted 5/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The body of 9-year-old Justin Brown was pulled from Luxapalila Creek early Tuesday evening, ending a four-day search that began Saturday afternoon when the ATV he was riding flipped into the river. The currents quickly swept Justin and his brother, 6-year-old Jacob, out of reach.

Columbus Girlchoir lifts off for Carnegie Hall

Posted 5/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thirty-one members of the Columbus Girlchoir will fly to New York Thursday to fulfill every singer's dream: performing at Carnegie Hall.


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