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Walmart employee arrested for embezzlement

Posted 4/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Hamilton woman has been arrested and charged with embezzling from the Walmart in Columbus.

Supervisors grant Eka Chemicals tax exemption

Posted 4/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors Tuesday granted a 10-year tax exemption to Eka Chemicals for an $11.65 million expansion of its facility off Nashville Ferry Road.

Council moves closer to capital improvement bond issue

Posted 4/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen Tuesday passed a resolution of intent to issue a $5 million capital improvement bond. That means that within the next 30 days the city must publish advertisements notifying citizens of its intention to raise taxes in order to pay back a $5 million loan aimed at improving infrastructure in Columbus.

Borsig hails boost in undergraduate degrees

Posted 4/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women President Jim Borsig told Columbus Rotarians Tuesday that a dramatic increase in degrees awarded is an indicator the school is on the right track.

Boston police blow up suspicious backpacks

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

Stewart woman arrested with meth, paraphernalia

Posted 4/16/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police officers arrested a Stewart woman Monday after discovering she had methamphetamine and methamphetamine paraphernalia after a morning incident at Walmart.

Aldermen move forward with 4 sanitation studies

Posted 4/16/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen on Tuesday unanimously approved four separate sanitation studies -- including one that would outsource service -- in an effort to find future savings to help balance the department's budget.

New fire agreement approved in Lamar Co.

Posted 4/16/2014 in Area

Residents of Lamar County will feel safer in the event of a fire when fire departments throughout the county finalize an aid agreement next month.

 

MSMS students earn computer-tech honors

Posted 4/16/2014 in Area

Three students from Mississippi School for Math and Science are among six Mississippi girls honored during the Mississippi Aspirations in Computing award ceremony.

 

 

Alternative to Pap smear sparks debate

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.

 

 

College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

Anxious students -- not to mention their parents -- can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.

 

 

A year after background check defeat, modest goals

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms.

 

 

Robot sub returns to water after first try cut short

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet continued its second seabed search on Wednesday as up to 14 planes were to take to the skies for some of the final sweeps of the Indian Ocean for floating debris from the ill-fated airliner.

 

 

End of NYPD Muslim surveillance applauded

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terror threats, but said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.

 

 

Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first place.

 

 

Pakistan brothers in cannibalism case face court

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

Two brothers arrested for the second time over accusations of cannibalism appeared in court Tuesday, police officials said, in a sensational case that has horrified Pakistanis.

 

 

People with old Social Security debts get reprieve

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve -- for now.

 

First women move into Army platoon artillery

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise.

 

Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations.

 

 

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