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Supervisors appoint LINK committee members

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors appointed three members to the Golden Triangle Development LINK Executive Committee during their meeting Monday.

Child dies in morning blaze

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A fire at Jamestown Square townhouse claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl this morning.

Ask first, respect the answer: MUW hosts event on sexual assault

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mike Domitrz is the author of "May I Kiss You? A Candid Look at Dating, Communication, Respect, Sexual Assault Awareness." He spoke at Mississippi University for Women on Tuesday evening.

Parks' budget expected to mirror previous allocations

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Parks and Recreation Department's official Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget will nearly mirror its predecessor, Parks Director Herman Peters said Tuesday, but the document remains unreleased to the public and without formal approval from overseers as the autonomous organization enters into the first day of the new fiscal year.

MSMS director: 'We will be a top 10 high school'

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Executive Director of the Mississippi School for Math and Science told local Rotarians Tuesday that he expects the school to be one of the top ten high schools in the nation in coming years.


Group seeks ballot initiative to legalize marijuana

Posted yesterday in State

A group has filed a petition seeking a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Mississippi.



Government confirms first case of Ebola in U.S.

Posted yesterday in National

The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas -- a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.


Arrest report: 10-1-14

Posted yesterday in Area


Miss. officials question local school aid spending

Posted yesterday in State

State education officials making their legally-mandated push to support Mississippi's school funding formula were questioned Tuesday in a budget hearing about rising spending on administrators and whether lawmakers should spend more money on programs not included in the formula.


After bombs found, police say ambush suspect Frein making errors

Posted yesterday in National

The discovery of two powerful pipe bombs during a massive manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods indicates the fugitive wanted in an ambush on state troopers is stressed out and making mistakes, authorities said as they repeated a call for him to surrender.


Man charged with murder in beheading

Posted yesterday in National

An Oklahoma man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker's head, and had "some sort of infatuation with beheadings," but the killing appeared to have more to do with the man's suspension from his job than his recent conversion to Islam, a prosecutor said Tuesday.



Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers

Posted yesterday in National

From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine.


School spending by rich is widening wealth gap

Posted yesterday in National

Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways: Preschool can lift children from poverty. Top high schools prepare students for college. A college degree boosts pay over a lifetime. And the U.S. economy would grow faster if more people stayed in school longer.

Index ranks Norway tops for well-being of elderly

Posted yesterday in National

A global index reflecting economic security, health and other factors -- and not deducting for cold winters -- ranks Norway and Sweden with the highest level of well-being for older people. Of the 96 nations in the index, Afghanistan ranked last.

Details of presidential security breaches evolve

Posted yesterday in National

The embarrassing disclosures about lapses in presidential security just keep coming for the Secret Service.


Tornado rescue convinces woman of purpose

Posted yesterday in Area

Lauren Swann pulled out her iPhone and posed for a selfie. Her boyfriend, John Servati, a swimmer for Alabama, leaned over her left shoulder. The only light in the basement allowed the camera to frame their smiles. For that split second, everything was perfect.



Nazi hunter pushes for new probe

Posted yesterday in National

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for an investigation, The Associated Press has learned.



Mississippi has 2 more cases of enterovirus

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi health officials are confirming two more cases of a virus that causes respiratory illness in children.



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