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Ole Miss students rally for racial harmony

Posted 11/8/2012 in State

A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama Tuesday night grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges.

Church reaps reward for special needs prom

Posted 11/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Last April, members of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church joined together for an evening of joy, hosting a unique prom in which 62 members of the special needs community were paired with student "dates" from the church youth group and nearby New Hope High School.


Obama's health care overhaul turns into a sprint

Posted 11/8/2012 in National

Its place assured alongside Medicare and Medicaid, President Barack Obama's health care law is now in a sprint to the finish line, with just 11 months to go before millions of uninsured people can start signing up for coverage.



False fire alarms tax fire personnel

Posted 11/8/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When the alarm at a fire station sounds to signal a call coming in, firefighters are taught to react quickly and efficiently, every single time, regardless of what the call might be.



Ballots fall in Miss., as GOP enthusiasm wanes

Posted 11/8/2012 in State

Who knew the enthusiasm gap was among Mississippi Republicans? The number of Mississippi voters dropped from the 2008 presidential election by as much as 90,000 people, with Republican votes falling twice as much as Democratic ballots.


Columbus Police search for three suspects

Posted 11/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is asking for the community's help in locating three suspects wanted for questioning.


Scientology makes few waves in Israel

Posted 11/8/2012 in National

The Church of Scientology has apparently found one place where its presence doesn't set off alarms, protests and demonstrations, and that place is one of the world's most religiously fraught countries -- Israel.



Obama, GOP leaders prepare to negotiate budget deal

Posted 11/8/2012 in National

Taking little time to celebrate, President Barack Obama is setting out to leverage his re-election into legislative success in an upcoming showdown with congressional Republicans over taxes, deficits and the impending "fiscal cliff."



Man to be sentenced for mass shooting in Tucson

Posted 11/8/2012 in National

The man who pleaded guilty in the Arizona shooting rampage will be sentenced Thursday for the attack that left six people dead and wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others.



Seemingly endless Wis. election cycle eases to end

Posted 11/8/2012 in National

Candidates approving this message have been at it for two years in Wisconsin, along with the robocalls, angry commercials, emails begging for campaign donations and glossy political mail.


Business brief: Fisackerly joins BankFirst

Posted 11/8/2012 in Business

BankFirst Financial Services announces the appointment of Haley R. Fisackerly of Jackson to its board of directors.


Business brief: Blufish receives awards

Posted 11/8/2012 in Business

Blufish design studio received three awards from Graphic Design USA for their design work.


Business brief: LeBrun elected chief of staff

Posted 11/8/2012 in Business

Chris LeBrun, MD, nephrologist, has been elected chief of the medical staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.

Business brief: Morris joins staff

Posted 11/8/2012 in Business

Pediatrician Dr. Andrea Morris has joined the staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.


Marriages and divorces 11-8-12

Posted 11/8/2012 in Business



Building permits 11-8-12

Posted 11/8/2012 in Business



On a slow night for business, election talk is subdued

Posted 11/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There were no confetti showers of red, white and blue raining down on Columbus Tuesday night, no bunting dangling from windowsills or streamers hanging from downtown trees. By the time Mitt Romney took the stage in Boston to deliver his concession speech, a darkened hush had fallen over our slumbering city, with the chill night air punctured only by the lone rumble of a passing train.


Obama faces urgent task in second term

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

President Barack Obama faces a new, urgent task now that he has a second term -- working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis economists say could plunge the country into further recession if not resolved.


Coleman defeats Phillips for Supreme Court seat

Posted 11/7/2012 in State

Newcomer Josiah Coleman won a seat on the Supreme Court on Tuesday with a suprisingly easy win over Richard "Flip" Phillips.



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