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No more mail at your door? Delivery changes eyed

Posted 7/25/2013 in National

Door-to-door mail delivery is about as American as apple pie. With the Postal Service facing billions of dollars in annual losses, that tradition could be virtually phased out by 2022 under a proposal in Congress.


BankFirst moves corporate office to Columbus

Posted 7/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus will be the new corporate headquarters for BankFirst, the company announced Wednesday. BankFirst president and CEO Moak Griffin said he was excited about the change and saw it as a move in efficiency to benefit BankFirst stakeholders.


Miss. officials dispute home child care criticism

Posted 7/25/2013 in State



Belle Foods to sell 44 stores

Posted 7/25/2013 in Area



Hearing set for cold beer sales in Oxford

Posted 7/25/2013 in State



Building permits 7-25-13

Posted 7/25/2013 in Business



Witness to Emmett Till lynching dies in Illinois

Posted 7/25/2013 in National

Hearing the screams of 14-year-old lynching victim Emmett Till from inside a Mississippi barn left a teenage field hand with an unbearable choice. He could tell a courtroom and risk paying for it with his life or keep quiet and let those screams eat away at his conscience.



Coca-Cola, PepsiCo see soda declines continue

Posted 7/25/2013 in National



Man swims across Detroit River, needs rescue

Posted 7/25/2013 in National



House warns Kerry he could be 1/16,000th poorer

Posted 7/25/2013 in National



Fears over Zimmerman riots prove overblown

Posted 7/25/2013 in National

The predictions were dire: Black people would burn and loot America's cities if George Zimmerman was found not guilty. White people everywhere would be attacked in revenge for the killing of Trayvon Martin.


City will pay J5 Broaddus $90K plus

Posted 7/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen voted Tuesday to compensate J5 Broaddus $90,000 yearly plus a six-percent fee of expenses for each project it manages. Councilmen Gene Taylor, Joseph Mickens, Marty Turner and Kabir Karriem voted in support of the four-year master services agreement with the firm previously selected to the fill the newly-created city position of project manager. Charlie Box and Bill Gavin voted in dissent.

CVB won't give 'Grilling' second half of grant

Posted 7/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors voted 7-1 Tuesday to deny funding the second half of a quality-of-life grant to the Grilling on the River. The decision was made after the grant committee's review of the event's project clearance report raised ethical concerns about former CVB board member Harvey Myrick's involvement with the event

Policy expert sheds light on charter schools

Posted 7/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the arrival of charter schools quickly approaching in Mississippi, local residents are learning how area public schools could be affected. Dr. Laurie Smith, Education Policy Advisor to the Governor, spoke about "Education Works 2013" to Rotary Club members Tuesday.


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