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UK police arrest 10th suspect in soldier's slaying

Posted 5/28/2013 in National

British police arrested a 10th suspect Monday in connection with the vicious street killing of a soldier in London, an apparent Islamic extremist attack that has horrified the country and heightened racial tensions.

 

WWII Marine's diary: A brief look at a brief life

Posted 5/28/2013 in National

Before Cpl. Thomas "Cotton" Jones was killed by a Japanese sniper in the Central Pacific in 1944, he wrote what he called his "last life request" to anyone who might find his diary: Please give it to Laura Mae Davis, the girl he loved.

New committee to explore development on the Island

Posted 5/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There has been much talk over the years about what kind of economic development projects could be lured to the Island, but so far, no one has been able to come to agreement. Now, the Island's future is on the table again, with the formation of an ad hoc committee to explore options for the once-popular property.

Mastectomy: Radical or sensible?

Posted 5/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When actress Angelina Jolie recently revealed she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy, it was a very personal decision that sparked a very public debate.

 

MUW celebrates nursing milestone

Posted 5/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's nursing program has much to celebrate this month, from its 40th anniversary to learning this week that it is now the largest nursing program in the state.

 

Gaskin challenges Ward 4 race, seeking new election

Posted 5/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 4 candidate John Gaskin's attorney, Matthew Wilson, confirmed he has formally challenged the May 7 Democratic primary and is seeking a new election during the June 4 general election.

 

Political landscape changes with improving economy

Posted 5/25/2013 in National

Alleged misbehavior by the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies gives the GOP something else to talk about and investigate as the economy clearly, if slowly, recovers on President Barack Obama's watch, robbing Republicans of a central argument against Democrats.

 

 

Judge declines to dismiss West Point lawsuit

Posted 5/25/2013 in Area

A federal judge won't dismiss a lawsuit that argues the city of West Point and a local nightclub are liable for injuries to an underage driver, who authorities say was driving while intoxicated after drinking at the club.

 

 

Troopers out in force for weekend

Posted 5/25/2013 in State

 

 

Rheta Johnson: Fine art on layaway

Posted 5/25/2013 in National

There was this glorious routine. My Mississippi Coast visits in the 1980s were frequent, full and never varied. Every nice weekend, three or four of us newspaper buddies would pool our resources, fill up the Mustang with cheap gas and drive down from Jackson to catch the first ferry to Ship Island. That was the main event.

 

 

Defense releases photos, texts of Trayvon Martin

Posted 5/25/2013 in National

 

Obama: Sexual assault threatens trust in military

Posted 5/25/2013 in National

With a growing sexual assault epidemic staining the military, President Barack Obama urged U.S. Naval Academy graduates Friday to remember their honor depends on what they do when nobody is looking and said the crime has "no place in the greatest military on earth."

 

French soldier stabbed in throat

Posted 5/25/2013 in National

 

 

Netflix looks to hook subscribers with 'Arrested Development'

Posted 5/25/2013 in National

 

 

Gaskin challenges Starkville Ward 4 alderman race

Posted 5/24/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 4 candidate John Gaskin's attorney, Matthew Wilson, confirmed he has formally challenged the May 7 Democratic primary and is seeking a new election during the June 4 general election.

 

Veteran says Vietnam taught invaluable lessons

Posted 5/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Turner Jackson was 21 when he left Columbus, headed for the jungles of Vietnam. As a young black man, the first lesson he had to learn was trust.

Council mulls variance to fire sprinkler requirement

Posted 5/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Renovation of a downtown mixed-use building could soon slow down while the city council decides whether to allow a variance bypassing installation of a sprinkler system.

 

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