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6 companies with total $2.3B investment eyeing Lowndes

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle Development LINK will ask the Lowndes County supervisors Friday for a sewer line extension at the county's industrial park, in preparation for an automotive company to potentially make its home there, LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins said.

Unity Park names honorees for 2021

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Things were supposed to be different Monday at Unity Park in downtown Starkville. No crowd will gather at the park on Douglas L. Conner Drive to witness the formal dedication of two new honorees whose lives helped promote racial unity and understanding. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic took care of that local Martin Luther King Jr. Day tradition.

C Spire sues Lowndes for allegedly violating internet agreement

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

C Spire Fiber has filed a lawsuit against Lowndes County over the county's alleged violation of a franchise agreement the two entities signed in 2019 allowing C Spire to lay fiber optic cables and provide internet to parts of the county.

 

OCH opens additional vaccination slots, experiencing high demand for COVID vaccine

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Appointments to receive the COVID vaccine are filling up as quickly as they become available, and not only at OCH Regional Medical Center but also across the state.

 

Business Moves with Mary: 1883 Smokehouse expanding to West Point

Posted yesterday in Business

Business owner Mark Welch is doing everything he can to survive. With COVID-19, Welch said restaurant-goers are simply staying in, putting local restaurants through critical times.

 

Expecting trouble, DC locks down a week before inauguration

Posted yesterday in National

All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing.

 

 

Biden forgoing Amtrak trip to Washington over security fears

Posted yesterday in National

President-elect Joe Biden will no longer be taking an Amtrak train to Washington for his inauguration because of security concerns, a person briefed on the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

 

 

Vaccines and masks: Biden plan aims to break pandemic cycle

Posted yesterday in National

A coronavirus action plan being unveiled by President-elect Joe Biden centers on a mass vaccination campaign and closer coordination among all levels of government.

 

 

Capitol investigators try to sort real tips from noise

Posted yesterday in National

Potential threats and leads are pouring in to law enforcement agencies nationwide after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The challenge is now figuring out what's real and what's just noise.

 

 

Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I've had the virus?

Posted yesterday in National

 

 

Amazon seeks to keep right-wing app Parler offline

Posted yesterday in National

Seattle-based Amazon.com, Inc. has asked a federal judge to deny a request to reinstate the cloud-service account for conservative social media network Parler, claiming Parler shrugged off police violence content on its site before and after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

 

 

US Space Command site to be located in Huntsville, Alabama

Posted yesterday in National

The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that the new U.S. Space Command headquarters will be in Huntsville, Alabama, after the state was selected over five others competing for the project, including Colorado, where Space Command is provisionally located.

 

Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

Posted 1/13/2021 in National

President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time, charged with "incitement of insurrection" over the deadly mob siege of the U.S. Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.

 

City of Columbus Building Permits Jan. 4-8, 2021

Posted 1/13/2021 in Public Records

 

 

Lowndes County Building Permits Jan. 13, 2021

Posted 1/13/2021 in Public Records

 

Appointments filling up at area COVID vaccination sites

Posted 1/13/2021 in Area

As the COVID-19 vaccines become available to elderly citizens, more vaccination sites are opening in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties, including at area hospitals and the Mississippi Horse Park.

Higgins: Renewed TVA interest in area beefing up industrial recruitment

Posted 1/13/2021 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four years went by without a single contract from the Tennessee Valley Authority bringing new industry to Lowndes, Oktibbeha or Clay counties. The Mississippi Development Authority also wasn't pointing many clients in the region's direction for a while, Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins said.

Clay County EMA director: COVID data lags behind; ICU beds nearly full

Posted 1/13/2021 in Area

The Intensive Care Unit beds at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point are "pretty much full" as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in light of the Christmas holidays, Clay County Emergency Management Agency Director Torrey Williams told the West Point selectmen at their Tuesday meeting.

 

Trump on verge of second impeachment after Capitol siege

Posted 1/13/2021 in National

President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time, the House planning the unprecedented vote one week after he encouraged a mob of loyalists to "fight like hell" against election results and the U.S. Capitol became the target of a deadly siege.

 

 

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