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Scientology makes few waves in Israel

Posted 11/8/2012 in National

The Church of Scientology has apparently found one place where its presence doesn't set off alarms, protests and demonstrations, and that place is one of the world's most religiously fraught countries -- Israel.



Obama, GOP leaders prepare to negotiate budget deal

Posted 11/8/2012 in National

Taking little time to celebrate, President Barack Obama is setting out to leverage his re-election into legislative success in an upcoming showdown with congressional Republicans over taxes, deficits and the impending "fiscal cliff."



Man to be sentenced for mass shooting in Tucson

Posted 11/8/2012 in National

The man who pleaded guilty in the Arizona shooting rampage will be sentenced Thursday for the attack that left six people dead and wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others.



Seemingly endless Wis. election cycle eases to end

Posted 11/8/2012 in National

Candidates approving this message have been at it for two years in Wisconsin, along with the robocalls, angry commercials, emails begging for campaign donations and glossy political mail.


Business brief: Fisackerly joins BankFirst

Posted 11/8/2012 in Business

BankFirst Financial Services announces the appointment of Haley R. Fisackerly of Jackson to its board of directors.


Business brief: Blufish receives awards

Posted 11/8/2012 in Business

Blufish design studio received three awards from Graphic Design USA for their design work.


Business brief: LeBrun elected chief of staff

Posted 11/8/2012 in Business

Chris LeBrun, MD, nephrologist, has been elected chief of the medical staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.

Business brief: Morris joins staff

Posted 11/8/2012 in Business

Pediatrician Dr. Andrea Morris has joined the staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.


Marriages and divorces 11-8-12

Posted 11/8/2012 in Business



Building permits 11-8-12

Posted 11/8/2012 in Business



On a slow night for business, election talk is subdued

Posted 11/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There were no confetti showers of red, white and blue raining down on Columbus Tuesday night, no bunting dangling from windowsills or streamers hanging from downtown trees. By the time Mitt Romney took the stage in Boston to deliver his concession speech, a darkened hush had fallen over our slumbering city, with the chill night air punctured only by the lone rumble of a passing train.


Obama faces urgent task in second term

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

President Barack Obama faces a new, urgent task now that he has a second term -- working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis economists say could plunge the country into further recession if not resolved.


Coleman defeats Phillips for Supreme Court seat

Posted 11/7/2012 in State

Newcomer Josiah Coleman won a seat on the Supreme Court on Tuesday with a suprisingly easy win over Richard "Flip" Phillips.



Wicker, Nunnelee, Harper hold off challenges

Posted 11/7/2012 in State

Two years after booting two incumbents from the U.S. House, Mississippi voters chose stability in 2012 by re-electing all four current congressmen and returning Republican Roger Wicker to the U.S. Senate.


Voter turnout strong locally

Posted 11/7/2012 in Area

Although President Barack Obama was elected to a second term Tuesday night, Republican Mitt Romney won in Lowndes County but only by a narrow margin.


Study: Looking old may be a sign of heart risks

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

Want a clue to your risk of heart disease? Look in the mirror.



Testimony: US soldier knew he killed Afghans

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales made a mid-massacre confession, asked for help bleaching his blood-stained clothing and deliberately destroyed his laptop computer, fellow soldiers have testified -- statements that prosecutors say show he knew what he was doing the night 16 civilians were slaughtered in two villages in southern Afghanistan.



Penn State ex-President Spanier heads to court

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

The criminal case begins against Graham Spanier, the former Penn State president accused of lying during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case and trying to derail the investigation.



Engineer: Stove brand in day care fire problematic

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

The brand of stove at the center of a fire at a Texas home day care that killed four children and injured three others has been known to be problematic, an engineering expert told jurors Tuesday in the murder trial of the facility's owner.



Police: Calif. shooting suspect was 'methodical'

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

Clattering machinery at a chicken-processing plant provided all the cover Lawrence Jones needed to kill two co-workers execution style and wound two others Tuesday, police said.



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