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Business brief: Cochran selected

Posted 6/6/2013 in Business


Judge backs dying Pa. girl who needs new lungs

Posted 6/6/2013 in National

A federal judge has temporarily allowed a dying 10-year-old girl to move up the adult waiting list for a lung transplant, though an expert has questioned the decision on medical and ethical grounds.


Building permits 6-6-13

Posted 6/6/2013 in Business


Bible's comeback surprises Norway

Posted 6/6/2013 in National

It may sound like an unlikely No. 1 best-seller for any country, but in Norway -- one of the most secular nations in an increasingly godless Europe -- the runaway popularity of the Bible has caught the country by surprise.


Report: Gov't wants Verizon phone records

Posted 6/6/2013 in National



Officials to meet over cellphone thefts

Posted 6/6/2013 in National



Runner's pain is no pulled muscle; it's a baby

Posted 6/6/2013 in National



Nice gesture helps widow, 84, win jackpot

Posted 6/6/2013 in National



Miss. issues $420,000 fine for telemarketing

Posted 6/6/2013 in State



Council declares two structures menaces

Posted 6/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council on Tuesday declared two city properties menaces, re-appointed Board of Adjustment and Appeals of Development Codes board member Mickey Brislin to another three-year term and tabled a request for a sprinkler-system variance from developer Chris Chain for one of his downtown mixed-use properties.



Democrats win big in state mayoral races

Posted 6/5/2013 in State


It's Smith in a landslide: Incumbent mayor, Mickens easily outdistance election challengers

Posted 6/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Only a little more than 30 percent of voters in Columbus participated in Tuesday's general municipal election, but those who did spoke clearly in favor of incumbent Mayor Robert Smith. Smith, a Democrat, won a second full term in office by a landslide -- 69.4 percent of the vote -- over Republican challenger Glenn Lautzenhiser and Independent Bo Jarrett.

Lawrence returns as Caledonia mayor

Posted 6/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The town of Caledonia has a new mayor. In fact, it has an old one, too. The unofficial tally indicates Bill Lawrence defeated Susan Bell, 239 to 92.

Quack attack! Habitat's Duck race set for Saturday

Posted 6/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The second annual Tombigbee Duck Race will take place this Saturday at the Columbus Riverwalk. Thousands are expected to turn out for the event in hopes of having a "million-dollar duck" cross the finish line first.

Bryant: U.S. education declined with working moms

Posted 6/5/2013 in State

Mississippi's governor said Tuesday that the quality of education in the U.S. began declining when mothers started working outside the home, though he added later that he was not trying to blame working women for education problems.

Wiseman beats back GOP challenge

Incumbent Parker Wiseman earned a second term as Starkville's mayor Tuesday, defeating GOP challenger Dan Moreland by an unofficial 2,299 to 1,817 vote count.


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