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Buzz Aldrin promotes space exploration at MSU

Posted 2/10/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The second man to walk to the moon, Buzz Aldrin, spent a part of his Tuesday-evening lecture at Mississippi State University telling the capacity crowd about the miracle of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the Moon.


Arrest report 2-10-16

Posted 2/10/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County



Man accused of tossing gator at drive-thru

Posted 2/10/2016 in National

Alligators have been used as shoes, briefcases, university mascots, lunch and now, authorities say, a deadly weapon.



Alabama bill would stop removal of Confederate, historic markers

Posted 2/10/2016 in National

Confederate monuments first erected after the Civil War to honor Southern soldiers have increasingly been targeted by civil rights activists who say they are offensive to blacks and should be taken down.



Architecture of white supremacy still evokes pain

Posted 2/10/2016 in National

Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham's segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked "COLORED," that was walled-off from the elegant lobby.



Intelligence officials: IS determined to strike US this year

Posted 2/10/2016 in National

Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, telling lawmakers that a small group of violent extremists will attempt to overcome the logistical challenges of mounting such an attack.



Exit polls: NH Democrats trust Sanders

Posted 2/10/2016 in National

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic primary after convincing voters he is more honest and trustworthy than Hillary Clinton, pointing to a potential liability for the former secretary of state as the race for president moves to Nevada and South Carolina, according to exit poll results.



For Donald Trump, for one night, there was so much winning

Posted 2/10/2016 in National

The billionaire political novice on Tuesday posted a decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary, a once-unthinkable first for an enterprise built on the promise of putting America on top and turning politics on its head.



Miss. education leaders seek 8 percent budget increase

Posted 2/10/2016 in State

Mississippi's public schools, community colleges and universities are asking for an additional $372 million in the budget year beginning July 1, even as House Appropriations Committee Chairman Herb Frierson said lagging state revenue makes large increases more unlikely than ever.



MSU offering alternative path to teaching certification

Posted 2/10/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University is offering people interested in going into teaching an alternate route to licensure.



South Carolina pastor's widow: Daughters must live without 'sense of fear'

Posted 2/10/2016 in National

The widow of a pastor slain with eight others at a historic South Carolina church said Tuesday that shielding her young daughters will be a priority during an upcoming murder trial expected to "open up wounds again."



Flint counsel: Manslaughter charge harshest possible

Posted 2/10/2016 in National

Flint's water crisis, after a switch in the drinking water source allowed dangerous levels of lead and potentially caused deadly cases of Legionnaires' disease, could result in criminal charges as serious as involuntary manslaughter, a top investigator said Tuesday.



Kim Davis obeying orders in gay marriage case, judges rules

Posted 2/10/2016 in National

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has obeyed orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the months since she spent five nights in jail for refusing to do so, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.


UPDATE: Boykin files suit against Columbus

Posted 2/9/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Columbus police officer involved in the October shooting death of Ricky Ball has filed a lawsuit against the city claiming he was wrongfully terminated.

Yokohama rep talks cross cultural communication at MUW

Posted 2/9/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi has hired 300 employees and hopes to hire 500 -- most from the Golden Triangle region -- by the end of 2016.


City files brief in Ethics Commission appeal

Posted 2/9/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A recently-filed brief by the city of Columbus claims that the Mississippi Ethics Commission overstepped its bounds when it ruled that the mayor and city council violated the state's Open Meetings Act.


CMSD moves to identify at-risk youth

Posted 2/9/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District will soon have a way to track students for success as young as kindergarten.

CPD honors life-saving officers

Posted 2/9/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Monday, the Columbus Police Department recognized two of its officers for their work reviving a shooting victim outside the Princess Theater early Sunday morning.


SFD courtesy inspections boosting dept's visibility

Starkville firefighters are providing an additional service to business owners with courtesy walkthroughs that identify potential fire code violations.


Public invited to Parks planning meetings

Starkville officials are asking residents to attend a three-day set of meetings designed to gather public input for its park system's master planning efforts.


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