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Senate speeches headline Neshoba Fair

Posted yesterday in State

There was no Tea Party uprising and scant new ground broken as the political speeches at the Neshoba County Fair came to an end Thursday with calls for equality from the Democrats and unity from the Republicans.

 

 

Investigator: Death at 21 Apartments does not appear suspicious

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County investigators believe a man who was found dead at 21 Apartments Thursday did not die from any suspicious causes.

 

 

City contributions to Horse Park, theater on the chopping block

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The amount of money Starkville gives outside groups, including the Mississippi Horse Park and Starkville Community Theater, is expected to decrease in the upcoming fiscal year as the city's budget committee slashed a $1.5 million wish list to an amount about $41,000 shy of current contributions.

 

Budget committee split on possible employee raises

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A small pay increase for Starkville employees is in limbo after the city's budget committee recommended to only fully fund increasing insurance expenses in the upcoming fiscal year.

Columbus celebrates summer youth program participants

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

City officials and employees crammed into a banquet room at Lion Hills on Thursday to celebrate 19 local high school students who took part in this year's MDOT Urban Youth Corps Program.

Volunteers needed for student move-in

Posted yesterday in Area

The population in the Golden Triangle will boost dramatically in the coming weeks as college students descend on the area. As hundreds of students move into dorm rooms at Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University, local volunteers are needed to lend a hand.

Charter school hopeful to file second letter of intent

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The group behind Inspire Charter School said it plans to file a letter of intent with the state asking for approval of a charter that would allow it open a school in Columbus.

Gas blasts kill 25, injure 267 in Taiwan

Posted yesterday in National

At least 25 people were killed and 267 injured when underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said today, as they searched for the cause.

 

Man who lived in U-Haul banished from Pike Co.

Posted yesterday in State

A judge has freed a Mississippi couple who were jailed after they were found living in a U-Haul truck with several other people but has told the man to leave Pike County.

 

 

Gunn: Mississippi Republicans need to heal rift

Posted yesterday in State

The Mississippi Republican Party needs to heal divisions created by a hard-fought U.S. Senate primary that is still being protested by tea party conservatives, House Speaker Philip Gunn said Thursday.

 

 

Debit card overdraft fees often exceed cost of purchase

Posted yesterday in Business

The fees that banks charge debit-card users who overdraw their accounts usually cost more than the items being bought.

 

 

GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers

Posted yesterday in Business

As General Motors prepares to report monthly sales results today, a look at its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping new-car sales on the rise during a record spate of safety recalls.

 

Interfaith house of prayer to be built in Berlin

Posted yesterday in National

A rabbi, an imam and a priest start praying together under the same roof. It may sound like the start of a joke, but hopes are high it will become reality in Berlin.

 

House gives the go-ahead to sue Obama

Posted yesterday in National

A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.

 

 

U.S. warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

Posted yesterday in National

U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.

 

 

Experts reach Ukraine crash site

Posted yesterday in National

A team of several dozen international investigators descended today on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.

 

 

100 years ago: Europe started WWI, blind to tragedy

Posted yesterday in National

British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914.

 

Browning on Business: Hobby Lobby, Fashion Apparel set for openings

Posted 7/31/2014 in Business

Hobby Lobby will be open for business in Columbus on Monday, August 11. The doors will open at 9 a.m. that day, according to Vincent Parker, the retail chain store's spokesperson.

Jury finds Quinn guilty of capital murder

Posted 7/31/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man was found guilty of capital murder Wednesday. Archie Quinn, 53, of Sturgis, was convicted of the 2008 murder of his ex-girlfriend, 35-year-old Stacy Gray. The jury took less than 45 minutes to return the verdict.

 

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