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Business brief: Trebisky joins Neel-Schaffer

Posted 12/20/2012 in Business

Neel-Schaffer, Inc. announces the addition of Chris Trebisky, PE, PLS, PP to their team of professionals.

 

 

Building permits 12-23-12

Posted 12/20/2012 in Business

 

 

Marriages and divorces 12-23-12

Posted 12/20/2012 in Business

 

Mint testing new metals to make coins cheaper

Posted 12/20/2012 in National

When it comes to making coins, the Mint isn't getting its two cents worth. In some cases, it doesn't even get half of that. A penny costs more than two cents and a nickel costs more than 11 cents to make and distribute. The quandary is how to make coins more cheaply without sparing our change's quality and durability, or altering its size and appearance.

 

Bernard Madoff brother to face victims in NY court

Posted 12/20/2012 in National

The suspense surrounding the sentencing of the brother of Ponzi king Bernard Madoff will largely be absent because a plea agreement makes a 10-year prison term all but certain.

 

 

Firm includes Columbus among sites recommended for cultural center

Posted 12/20/2012 in Area

A consulting firm has recommended seven to eight visitors centers to capitalize on the cultural and tourism heritage in north Mississippi.

 

 

Texas town allows teachers to carry concealed guns

Posted 12/20/2012 in National

In this tiny Texas town, children and their parents don't give much thought to safety at the community's lone school -- mostly because some of the teachers are carrying concealed weapons.

 

 

Medicare premiums could rise for many retirees

Posted 12/20/2012 in National

It's a health care change that President Barack Obama and Republicans both embrace: Expand a current, little-known law so more retirees the government considers well-off are required to pay higher Medicare premiums.

 

Higgins: Link making progress on several fronts

Posted 12/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There was little in the way of new information presented at the annual Link luncheon Wednesday at East Mississippi Community College, but the event provided yet another opportunity for organizers to tout the benefits of regional partnership and global thinking, specifically through the newly-formed Golden Triangle Development Link.

 

LCSO arrests three on drug charges

Posted 12/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three people were arrested Tuesday by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Division on various drug-related charges.

 

SPD makes arrest in pizza driver robberies

Posted 12/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An arrest was made Tuesday in connection with a string of armed robberies involving local pizza delivery drivers, according to officials with the Starkville Police Department.

 

Bryant weighs in on tort cap case in federal court

Posted 12/20/2012 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant says scrapping Mississippi's tort reform laws would hinder economic development and cost the state the jobs that it brings.

 

 

Kerry: Mistakes made at State in Libya assault

Posted 12/20/2012 in National

The State Department had "clear warning signs" of a deteriorating security situation in Libya prior to the deadly Sept. 11 assault on the diplomatic mission, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Thursday as he also faulted Congress for failing to provide sufficient funds to protect facilities worldwide.

 

 

Officials: 31 suspended in Army day care scandal

Posted 12/20/2012 in National

At least 31 people were suspended from two Army day care centers at Fort Myer, Va., last week after officials scrutinized their backgrounds and found criminal convictions including fourth-degree sexual assault and drug use, a defense official said Wednesday.

 

If Friday were the last day for Earth, what would you do?

Posted 12/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Scientific Mayans measured the passage of time with the Mayan Long Count calendar. It has 5,125 year cycles, with the 12th cycle or "Baktun" ending on Friday, December 21, 2012. While it is questionable if the Mayans ever made a prophesy of the end of the world, movie makers and writers have latched on to the Apocalypse hype. Modern scientists have assured us the world will not end Friday.

Mom, children arrested for felony shoplifting

Posted 12/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A mother and her two adult children were arrested Tuesday after they attempted to steal approximately $1,200 in merchandise from Walmart in Columbus.

October sales tax receipts down $14K from 2011

Posted 12/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the second month in a row, sales tax receipts are down for Columbus. According to Chief Financial Officer Mike Bernsen, the city's sales tax check for the month of December is down almost $14,000 from December 2011.

Sears Hometown Store, Ross to open at Leigh Mall

Posted 12/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By next Christmas, shopping enthusiasts will likely have three new stores to choose from when searching for that perfect gift.

 

Benghazi review slams State Department

Posted 12/19/2012 in National

The leaders of an independent panel that blamed systematic State Department management and leadership failures for gross security lapses in the deadly Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya will explain their findings to Congress on Wednesday.

 

 

Heavy price: Medicare overpaying for back braces

Posted 12/19/2012 in National

You can find it on the Internet for $250 or less. But if Medicare is paying, a standard-issue brace for back patients costs more than $900.

 

 

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