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Changes to cell tower ordinance get OK from CPC

Posted 11/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A proposed change to the city's cell phone tower law has one more hurdle to clear before it takes effect.


Iraqi Shiite militias grow brutal in anti-Islamic State fight

Posted 11/11/2014 in National

The vengeance that Iraq's Shiite militias mete out as they fight the Islamic State group can be just as brutal as that of their sworn sectarian enemies.


Miss. attorneys seek to uphold ban on gay marriage

Posted 11/11/2014 in State

Mississippi's Republican governor and Democratic attorney general are asking a federal judge to uphold the state's ban on same-sex marriage.



Private prison operator MTC fires indicted consultant

Posted 11/11/2014 in State

Private prison contractor Management & Training Corp. says it has fired a consultant who prosecutors say bribed the former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner.



Man branded 'selfie stalker' sues Nancy Grace

Posted 11/11/2014 in National

A man who was quickly branded a "selfie stalker" after his picture turned up on a crime victim's cellphone is suing television commentator Nancy Grace for defamation.



S. Korean ferry captain gets 36 years in prison

Posted 11/11/2014 in National

A South Korean ferry captain was sentenced Tuesday to 36 years in prison for negligence and abandoning passengers when his ship sank earlier this year.



Study: Hundreds of kids harmed by detergent 'pods

Posted 11/11/2014 in National

Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years.



Writing workshop helps veterans get memories on paper

Posted 11/11/2014 in National

Matt Phair wept as he wrote about the chaos he witnessed as a Marine in 1975 at the end of the Vietnam War.


Focus at Lowndes Co. supes table is on entire county

Posted 11/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before getting in a SUV to tour District 1, Harry Sanders is quick to point out that Lowndes County supervisors prioritize needs based on how to best serve the entire county, not individual districts.

OCEDA leader unveils delayed financial plan

Posted 11/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority is expected to operate a $735,700 budget with an equal amount of revenues and expenditures during the current fiscal year.


Sales tax dodging on the rise in Miss.

Posted 11/10/2014 in State

The recent indictment of Fannin Mart Restaurant owner Steve Page on charges of felony tax evasion highlights what state revenue officials call a growing epidemic costing Mississippi nearly $190 million last year alone.



32 arrested, 1,367 pot plants confiscated

Posted 11/10/2014 in State

The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics says a six-month campaign against marijuana growers brought 32 arrests and 1,367 confiscated plants.



Lamar rescue service looks to replace ambulance cot

Posted 11/10/2014 in Area

The South Lamar County Rescue Squad is about one-third of the way to a fundraising goal that will purchase a new electric cot for ambulance runs.


Hummingbird secrets revealed through banding

Posted 11/10/2014 in National

Hummingbirds are giving up some of their secrets.


Ebola nurse to remain a voice against quarantines

Posted 11/10/2014 in National

The Maine nurse who defied quarantine attempts after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is looking forward to stepping out her front door -- "like normal people."



Miss. Delta Blues Museum recognized for youth program

Posted 11/10/2014 in State

The Delta Blues Museum Arts and Education Program in Clarksdale is among 12 winners of the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.



KiOR files for bankruptcy, but not Miss. unit

Posted 11/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Biofuel maker KiOR Inc. has filed for bankruptcy, although its Mississippi subsidiary has not, preserving the chance that its Columbus plant could be sold quickly.



KiOR says it owes $312M because it missed payment

Posted 11/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Biofuel maker KiOR said Friday that the $1.8 million loan payment it missed to the state of Mississippi means it now owes more than $312 million immediately.


New CLRA head could face conflict of interest

Posted 11/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The next executive director of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority could be facing a conflict of interest because he also serves on the Columbus Municipal School Board.


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