Monthly Archives: February 2012

A picture is worth a thousand words . . .

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Waldo Fire Dept. responds to house fire

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Sally Burris in concert at the Columbia County Library

See more photos of Sally Burris in concert at the library below, and of course, in today’s print edition of the Banner-News! 

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LSU seeking oldest living graduate

The LSU Alumni Association is looking for LSU’s oldest living graduate to take part in the 2012 Golden Tigers reunion on May 17-18, the AP reports. The Golden Tigers reunion, held in conjunction with spring commencement, will honor the Class of … Continue reading

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Monroe, La., sheriff arrested in computer fraud probe

Ouachita Parish Sheriff Royce Edward Toney has been arrested on computer fraud and identity theft charges, the AP reports. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley’s office said Toney’s arrest Friday stems from allegations he conspired with a subordinate to track somebody else’s electronic … Continue reading

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W. Pa. tests: Chemicals in drilling area water

A western Pennsylvania woman says state environmental officials refused to do follow-up tests after their lab reported her drinking water contained chemicals that could be from nearby gas drilling, according to an AP report. 

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Supreme Court: Landowners also own groundwater

The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that landowners have an ownership interest in the water underneath their land, a decision that will have wide implications on state water management efforts, the AP reports. In a landmark ruling, the Court said … Continue reading

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Okla. congressman apologizes for gun comments

An Oklahoma congressman apologized on Friday for suggesting that “killing a couple” of U.S. senators may be the only way to get a budget passed through Congress. U.S. Rep. John Sullivan made the comments Wednesday during a town hall meeting … Continue reading

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Presbyterian minister censured for gay weddings

The Presbyterian Church’s highest court has officially censured a retired minister who officiated at same-sex weddings in 2008 during the brief period they were legal in California, the AP reports. The Rev. Jane Spahr of San Francisco was convicted of … Continue reading

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Rankin, Cotton and Cowart officially file for Ross’ seat in U.S. Congress

Three Republicans have filed to run for the south Arkansas seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, setting up a potentially costly GOP primary for the state’s only Democratic congressional district, the Associated Press reports. Tom Cotton, John Cowart … Continue reading

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