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Prison company wants dismissal of riot lawsuit

Posted 7/8/2013 in State



Newseum in DC makes changes as funding falls

Posted 7/8/2013 in National

In five years since moving to its new home overlooking the U.S. Capitol, the Newseum has become a major attraction with 4 million people visiting its exhibits about journalism and the First Amendment. Yet it's been struggling mightily to cover its costs.


Social media infiltrates Zimmerman trial

Posted 7/8/2013 in National

Trayvon Martin's fatal shooting garnered worldwide attention when the man who fatally shot him wasn't arrested for weeks -- a backlash fueled largely by social media. Now, social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook have permeated George Zimmerman's trial both inside and outside the courtroom.

Project manager choice linked to political, business interests

Posted 7/6/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While questions abound about the City Council's sudden decision to create a project manager position at its July 2 meeting, one thing is clear: the major players in the saga -- Mayor Robert Smith, Jabari Edwards and Russell Sheffield -- have deep business and political connections.

A mother's touch: Baptist program encourages 'skin to skin' contact

Posted 7/6/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first few moments of a baby's life are the most precious. With that in mind, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle is implementing skin to skin, a program that focuses on immediate contact between the baby and mother immediately after birth.

City prepares two grant applications

Posted 7/6/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus is applying for two grants that would provide funding for improved crime lab equipment and police patrol speeding enforcement, as well as upgrades to Columbus-Lowndes County Airport.

Barnetts hope to preserve lake's beauty with investment

Like many county residents, John Barnett spent many of his younger days at the Oktibbeha County Lake. He grew up down the road from the body of water and learned to ski at the lake. Over time, Barnett said, the elements began overtaking the lake, transforming the once-beautiful landmark.


Meeting needed to identify potential county land uses

Supervisors will hold a special meeting July 22 to begin identifying and classifying areas for future land-use designations, a key step in developing a comprehensive plan for Oktibbeha County.



Dr. Arnold Smith at state mental facility

Posted 7/6/2013 in State


Lawyer wants delay in child porn sentencing

Posted 7/6/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A lawyer is seeking a delay in the July 15 sentencing of a man who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography in Columbus.


NTSB to investigate San Francisco crash

Posted 7/6/2013 in National


On tour, Giffords' actions speak on gun control

Posted 7/6/2013 in National

Thirty months after she was shot through the head, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords sits in a New Hampshire restaurant facing parents of children killed in the nation's latest school shooting.


37,000 police to secure Sochi Games

Posted 7/6/2013 in National



Pope Francis clears John Paul II for sainthood

Posted 7/6/2013 in National



Furloughs begin for Defense Department civilians

Posted 7/6/2013 in National

More than 650,000 civilian Defense Department workers will begin taking the first of their 11 unpaid days off next week, but the cut in salary they will see in the three months may pale compared to what officials worry could be larger scale layoffs next year.



Snowden's fate unclear despite asylum offers

Posted 7/6/2013 in National



Relatives clash over 911 call in Fla. shooting

Posted 7/6/2013 in National

Trayvon Martin's mother and George Zimmerman's mother clashed on the witness stand Friday over whether the screams for help that can be heard in the background on a 911 call came from the teenager or the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot him.


Mayor defends project manager hire

Posted 7/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith said contract fees will be discussed next week with the management team of J5 Broaddus, hired by the city council Tuesday for the newly-created position of project manager.


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