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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.

CVB board tables proposed '14 budget

Posted 7/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During the annual Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitor's Bureau's Board of Directors retreat, members unanimously opted to table the proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year after requests for additional line items to be broken down into more detail.


Miss. lawmakers question Common Core standards

Posted 7/24/2013 in State



Paccar profit falls 2 percent

Posted 7/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County



Lawmaker urges steps to open Japanese markets

Posted 7/24/2013 in National



Weiner faces new scandal, now with wife at side

Posted 7/24/2013 in National



SCT continues two-week summer review

Posted 7/24/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County


Board defies citizens, ousts Spruill

Posted 7/24/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An impassioned plea from a state representative on the steps of City Hall, 19 residents' demands for transparency and a last-second recusal from Mayor Parker Wiseman could not save Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill's job Tuesday.


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