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County voter registration cards in mail this week

Posted 8/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some Lowndes County voters soon will be receiving new voter registration cards in the mail. Circuit Clerk Haley Salazar said her office began mailing the new cards Wednesday. The cards are being mailed to voters affected by the 2011 redistricting in the county.


MCSO bust meth lab operating near church, school

Posted 8/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A meth bust in Monroe County has landed one man behind bars. According to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, deputies raided an active meth lab Wednesday morning. The lab was located approximately 25 feet from Hamilton High School. The lab was also located across the street from a church.


Business brief: Leslie Thomas Peel

Posted 8/16/2012 in Business

Leslie Thomas Peel has assumed the position of Community Volunteer Center Coordinator for The United Way of Lowndes County.


Business brief: Smith elected to MMSA

Posted 8/16/2012 in Business

Mayor Robert E. Smith, Sr., was recently elected to the board of The Mississippi Main Street Association.


Business brief: Krispy Kreme opening

Posted 8/16/2012 in Business

At 6 a.m. on Sept.18, the "Hot Light" will shine at the Grand Opening of Krispy Kreme Columbus.



Business brief: Stokes joins BMG

Posted 8/16/2012 in Business

Baptist Medical Group-Columbus Cardiovascular Care and BMG physicians Dr. Michael J. Boland and Dr. John J. King welcome invasive cardiology specialist Dr. Donny R. Stokes.


Business brief: Sanders promoted

Posted 8/16/2012 in Business

Bruff Sanders has been promoted by Cadence Bank to senior vice president over Commercial Banking for the Columbus Banking Center.

Business brief: Whelan is new vice president

Posted 8/16/2012 in Business

Josh Whelan as joined the Palmer Home for Children as the new vice president of development.


Building permits 8-16-12

Posted 8/16/2012 in Business



Marriages and divorces 8-16-12

Posted 8/16/2012 in Business


New ad campaign portrays caregivers' call for help

Posted 8/16/2012 in National

A woman grips her car's steering wheel and silently lets out a scream as her frail father, on oxygen, coughs beside her and her kids play around in the back seat. The frustration portrayed in an arresting new public service announcement is recognizable to millions of Americans who struggle to care for aging loved ones while holding down jobs, raising children and taking care of their own health.


Undoing Obama Medicare cuts may backfire on Romney

Posted 8/16/2012 in National



Romney says Obama just trying to 'hang onto power'

Posted 8/15/2012 in National

epublican presidential challenger Mitt Romney charged Wednesday that President Barack Obama is running a campaign "of enmity and jealousy and anger" and called on him to lift the tone of political discourse.



Christie in, Palin out, as GOP convention speakers

Posted 8/15/2012 in National

The full slate of convention speakers for the Republican National Convention in Tampa later this month is now set, and it reveals a careful attempt by the GOP to highlight voices that will excite party loyalists in the campaign hall while excluding those that could turn off independent voters watching on television at home.


Dog treadmill sales brisk as pets shape up

Posted 8/15/2012 in National

Like any true celebrity, Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier from "The Artist" and "Water for Elephants," puts in his time on the treadmill.

Musicians remember Elvis' talent, character

Posted 8/15/2012 in National

Elvis Presley left behind hit songs, epic performances, some so-so movies and an image as a handsome, rebellious, talented and sometimes-troubled artist that remains indelibly marked in America's pop culture psyche 35 years after his death.


Ron Palillo, of 'Welcome Back, Kotter,' dies at 63

Posted 8/15/2012 in National


Some below poverty line don't qualify for Medicaid

Posted 8/15/2012 in National

Many working-class people are below the federal poverty line but don't qualify for Medicaid, a decades-old state-federal insurance program. That's especially true in states where conservative governors say they'll reject the Medicaid expansion under Obama's health law.

'Change' will be operative word, says MUW's Borsig

Posted 8/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women is growing, as is its economic impact on the community, but the watchword for the years ahead will be change, MUW President Dr. Jim Borsig told members of the Town and Tower Club Tuesday morning during the group's quarterly meeting.


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