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Supes sign off on 2014 road plan

Posted 1/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Lowndes County supervisors passed their Fiscal Year 2013-14 budget in September, they set aside an extra $500,000 for road repairs.

 

 

Mississippi State lauded for recycling program

Posted 1/16/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials from the Mississippi Recycling Coalition were at Mississippi State Tuesday to present the university with the "Educational Institution Recycler of the Year" award.

 

 

J.C. Penney to cut 2,000 jobs, close 33 stores

Posted 1/16/2014 in Business

Struggling department-store operator J.C. Penney announced it will cut 2,000 jobs and close 33 stores as it tries to get back on the path to profitability.

 

 

House passes welfare drug-testing bill

Posted 1/16/2014 in State

The Mississippi House engaged in a contentious four-hour debate Wednesday before voting largely along party lines to pass a bill that would require drug testing for some people applying for welfare.

 

Nichols vying to become Starkville's next police chief

Posted 1/16/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Department Capt. Frank Nichols confirmed Wednesday he is one of two applicants seeking the recently vacated police chief's position.

Nicholas bringing fresh ideas, rock-solid faith to Starkville Academy

Posted 1/16/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Life is filled with numerous paths, said Jeremy Nicholas, but three months ago the current Park Place Christian Academy headmaster could not see himself leaving his job and returning to Starkville, his self-described second home, to serve as Starkville Academy's next head of school.

Report: Systemic failures led to Benghazi attacks

Posted 1/16/2014 in National

A bipartisan Senate report on the attacks on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, paints a picture of systemic failure of security for U.S. diplomats overseas that led to the deaths of the ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.

 

Universities seek $20M to fund aid formula

Posted 1/16/2014 in State

The board that oversees state-run universities in Mississippi says it needs more money to complete the transition to a new formula for dispensing funds to the state's eight public universities.

 

 

Senate ready to send $1.1T spending bill to Obama

Posted 1/16/2014 in National

Drained of much of its vitriol over the budget, Congress is poised to adopt a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the specter of an election-year government shutdown.

 

 

Town of Terry losing its only banking option

Posted 1/16/2014 in Business

Regions is closing its branch in the town of Terry on March 14.

 

 

Building permits 1-16-14

Posted 1/16/2014 in Business

 

'Miracle on the Hudson' survivors mark five years

Posted 1/16/2014 in National

The pilots and some passengers on a plane that made an extraordinary landing on the Hudson River marked the fifth anniversary of that remarkable event on Wednesday, giving thanks to those who kept everyone on the flight alive.

 

Cybersecurity chief had qualms over health website

Posted 1/16/2014 in National

The top cybersecurity officer for the Health and Human Services Department said he was concerned about potential vulnerabilities ahead of the launch of the Obama administration's health care website.

 

 

Kerry plays down spat with Israeli defense chief

Posted 1/16/2014 in National

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday played down criticism by Israel's defense minister of American efforts to broker peace in the Middle East, saying he wouldn't let "one set of comments" undermine his work.

 

 

Experts see possible charges in N.J. scandal

Posted 1/16/2014 in National

The George Washington Bridge traffic jam that was apparently engineered by allies of Gov. Chris Christie as political payback could lead to criminal charges such as conspiracy or official misconduct, legal experts say.

 

 

Apple will refund at least $32.5M in app case

Posted 1/16/2014 in Business

Kids gleefully snapped up virtual pet food, gems or other items while playing games on their mobile devices, while the bills from Apple Inc. mounted, often without parents' knowledge. Now, the tech giant has agreed to refund the money.

 

 

SF crash firefighter saw girl before hitting her

Posted 1/16/2014 in National

Video from the helmet camera of a firefighter responding to the crash landing of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco shows at least one rescuer was aware someone was on the ground outside the aircraft and even warned a colleague. Yet two fire trucks subsequently ran over an injured passenger.

 

Flap artists: Birds sync wing beats while flying in V formation

Posted 1/16/2014 in National

The next time you see birds flying in a V, consider this: A new study says they choreograph the flapping of their wings with exquisite precision to help them on their way.

 

Company seeks change in Mississippi helmet law

Posted 1/16/2014 in State

A company that plans to make a three-wheeled vehicle is seeking a change in Mississippi's helmet law.

 

Browning on Business: Grocery store makes purchase, Monograms Plus moves

Posted 1/16/2014 in Business

Late last year, Kroger purchased the spaces that sit on either side of it in Kroger Plaza on Hwy. 45 North in Columbus. That means the strip from AutoZone to UPS now belongs to the grocery store. Robert Rhett, with Rhett Real Estate, confirmed the purchase Wednesday. Rhett said he did not know what plans, if any, Kroger had for the space.

 

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