Columbia Daily Herald

Thursday, Sep 27


Men launch campaign against breast cancer

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Ten of Maury County's most influential men are stepping up in the fight against breast cancer as the Real Men Wear Pink of Maury County campaign launched Wednesday at the Graymere Country Club. Each of the program's participants donned…

Thursday, Aug 18


Five things to watch for on opening night

Though “Friday Night Fever” hits in full force Friday night, let’s take a look at five things to watch for but not mentioned in someway in preseason, 80-page all-color magazine Friday Night Fever that our subscribers received in…

MPHS shows promise on volleyball court

The Mt. Pleasant High School volleyball team opened their season Tuesday but fell to Fayeteville by scores of 25-17, 25-20.

This year’s LL World Series has local connection

Little League baseball started in Columbia in 1948, thanks to the late Charles (Bungle) West, who four years later guided the local team to within just one win of the World Series.


Turkey releasing 38,000 prisoners to make room for post-coup detainees

ISTANBUL — Turkey on Wednesday announced plans to release about 38,000 inmates from overcrowded prisons as the penal system struggles to cope with a flood of new detainees after last month’s failed coup.

N. Korean diplomat defects from embassy

LONDON — The second in command of North Korea’s embassy in London defected to South Korea with his family, officials in Seoul said Wednesday, describing him as “sick and tired” of Kim Jong Un’s regime.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard settle divorce case a day before restraining-order hearing

The very public falling out between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has come to an end, with the two saying they have agreed “to resolve their divorce proceeding privately” and as Heard moved to withdraw abuse allegations.

Urban Outfitters, Children’s Place defy woes in retail apparel field

Shares of Urban Outfitters and Children’s Place rose Wednesday after the companies gave an optimistic view of the beleaguered U.S. apparel industry.

Canned tomato juice stills the show

Tiny bubbles proved to be the decisive factor in crowning Best of Show in the food preservation category at this year’s Maury County Fair.

School board, commission meet for play date at park

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The board of education and county commission gathered at Maury County Park on Tuesday to take part in a barbecue and friendly cornhole competition in celebration of the strengthening relationship between the two groups.

Law enforcement agents show up in force for funeral of TBI officer

MEMPHIS — Law enforcement officers from as far as Georgia gathered at Bellevue Baptist Church Wednesday to commemorate a fallen Tennessee Bureau of Investigation officer who lost his life in the line of duty.

James Bennett column: With Carnegie Hall under her belt, Cathy Oakes performs this weekend in Columbia

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Cathy Oakes played Carnegie Hall for the first time in October and remembers being in awe as she performed an original composition in the hallowed Manhattan music venue.

Arts Council readies plans for fire station mural

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The Columbia Arts Council is prepping for fall events and will begin searching for an artist to adorn Fire Station No. 1 with a commemorative mural honoring the department.

Doing business in Brazil: A tough lesson for Team USA

To American shoppers, the Team USA Olympic store in Rio’s ritzy Ipanema wouldn’t be out of place in any upscale suburban shopping mall, with clothes from Ralph Lauren and Nike, and jewelry from designer Alex Ani.

Barnes & Noble dumps its CEO after less than a year

Barnes &Noble ousted Chief Executive Officer Ron Boire after less than a year on the job, saying he wasn’t the right person to revamp a bookstore chain struggling to compete with Amazon.com Inc.


Ex-Perella banker convicted of tipping dad on health mergers

Jurors found a former Perella Weinberg Partners LP banker guilty in a major victory for prosecutors worried a recent appeals court ruling had tied their hands in fighting insider trading.

Man arrested on arson charges as fires burn in Calif.

Authorities in California have arrested a man in connection with a huge blaze that already has consumed more than 175 structures, many of them homes, and burned more than 4,000 acres north of San Francisco.

Liz Cheney is likely the next congresswoman from Wyo.

Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has won the GOP primary for Wyoming’s at-large congressional district, setting her up for an easy November election in this safe Republican seat.


MCPS Committee peruses ‘one to one’ tech

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In preparation for Maury County Public Schools’ mandate to get a digital device in every student’s hands, a special committee of teachers, students and faculty members voiced their thoughts after taking potential devices on a week-long…

Wednesday, Aug 17


Queen’s Reception

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Attending the Maury County Fair’s Queen’s Reception Tuesday evening are, from left, Libby Konig, 10, Preteen Miss; Teri Lynlee Staggs, 6, Petite Miss; Miss Fairest of the Fair Katie Boshers, 16; Rylee Bragg, 4, Little Doll Queen; and…

Columbia State to host Stem Girls workshop

Columbia State Community College this week announced online registration has opened for its third “Girls Really Love Science” event, which will be held on Oct. 22.


Mularkey, Robinson comment on Beckham-Green trade

NASHVILLE — Both general manager Jon Robinson and head coach Mike Mularkey said the trade of receiver Dorial Green-Beckham to Philadelphia on Tuesday was made to address a need for depth on the offensive line.

US triple jumper Claye wins silver medal, proposes to girlfriend

RIO DE JANEIRO — U.S. triple jumper Will Claye said he knew Tuesday was going to be special right from the start.

Lady Spartans defend home field against Columbia in season opener

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SPRING HILL — In the season opener for both teams, the Summit Lady Spartans (1-0) defended their home field with a 3-1 win over the visiting Columbia Central Lady Lions soccer team on Tuesday.


Child killed and mom injured after being hit by SUV

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NASHVILLE — A toddler was struck and killed by an SUV at a south Nashville apartment complex Monday evening.

Claire’s Stores corners bondholders with $800 million debt swap plan

Claire’s Stores is turning to its creditors to help it avoid becoming the latest mall chain to succumb to a mountain of debt.

Housing starts climb to a 5-month high in July

U.S. home construction unexpectedly accelerated in July to the fastest pace in five months, indicating the housing industry remains an area of support for the economy.

1,000-home plan receives final BOMA approval

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SPRING HILL — The Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to pass its second and final reading of a master development plan to bring more than 1,000 homes off Beechcroft and Cleburne Roads.

Maury County Commission approves road improvements

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The Maury County Board of Commissioners approved improvements to Clara Mathis Road, located in the eastern portion of the county between Green Mills Lane and Blackburn Lane, after a lengthy and sometimes contentious discussion.

Alexander Farms pushing for mixed-use rezone

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SPRING HILL — A Middle Tennessee real estate company said Wednesday it has been retained to seek rezoning of 780 acres fronting Interstate 65 owned by Buckner Lane Partners, LP, opening it for development.