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CDC workers might have been exposed to anthrax

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

About 75 workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been accidentally exposed to dangerous anthrax bacteria this month because of a safety problem at some of its labs in Atlanta, the federal agency revealed Thursday.


For Syria's displaced children, clowns know laughing matters

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

The Syrian children sat in guarded silence as the clowns tumbled out in a blur of colorful polka dots and suspenders, then burst into laughter as one of the performers kicked her glittery high heels into the air to the toots of a blue trombone.


Poll: Many still struggle to pay health premiums

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

Most people who signed up under President Barack Obama's health care law rate their new insurance highly, but a substantial number are struggling with the cost, according to a poll released Thursday.



Obama plan leaves Iraq mostly on its own

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

For years, the U.S. has been clear about its intent to step back from Iraq.



Maine tow truck driver swarmed by honeybees

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

What started as a routine response for a Maine tow truck driver ended with a trip to the hospital after he was swarmed by thousands of honeybees.



GM could face another fine for Impala recall

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

An old e-mail from a General Motors employee warning of a "serious safety problem" could help trigger another government fine against the automaker.


Starkville alderman Vaughn arrested for DUI

Posted 6/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn was arrested by Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department deputies early Thursday morning and charged with a DUI , no insurance and careless driving.

J5 Broaddus managing public works through July

Posted 6/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When city project managing firm J5 Broaddus began overseeing Columbus' public works department on April 15, the arrangement was supposed to last a month.

LINK seeks $10M to jumpstart new Oktibbeha industrial site

Posted 6/19/2014 in Area

Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins has a plan to kick start economic development in Oktibbeha County: open a new 300-plus-acre industrial park that will become the local focal point for manufacturing jobs and erase years of failed industrial enticement.

LINK unveils plans for 'communiversity'

Posted 6/19/2014 in Area

Golden Triangle Development LINK officials on Wednesday unveiled plans for a $38 million facility that will increase East Mississippi Community College's workforce development capabilities and help position the area as a manufacturing powerhouse.

Sales tax up in all three Golden Triangle cities

Posted 6/19/2014 in Area

For the second straight month, sales tax revenue is up in all three Golden Triangle cities.

Starkville icon Carole McReynolds Davis dead at 72

Posted 6/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local artist Carole Elizabeth McReynolds Davis, 72, a well-known figure known for her paintings of local figures, her iconic Louisville Street home, her boisterous style of dress and exuberant support of her lifelong home of Starkville, died of natural causes Wednesday.

Browning on Business: Restaurant moving into old State Theatre in Starkville

Posted 6/19/2014 in Business

For roughly two months the building at 217 East Main St. in downtown Starkville has been undergoing renovations. That's the 17,000 square foot spot that once housed the old State Theatre. It's about to be a new restaurant.

All gone: How erasing billions of birds shocked us

Posted 6/19/2014 in National

It was the moment that humanity learned we had the awesome power to erase an entire species off the face of the Earth in the scientific equivalent of a blink of an eye: The passenger pigeon went from billions of birds to extinct before our very eyes.


College Board mulls seeking big increase

Posted 6/19/2014 in State

The College Board is likely to decide today how large of a budget increase it will seek from Mississippi lawmakers.



Turmoil in Iraq is pushing up gasoline prices

Posted 6/19/2014 in National

Violence in Iraq is pushing U.S. gasoline prices higher, depriving drivers of the usual price break between Memorial Day and July Fourth.



Marriages and divorces 6-19-14

Posted 6/19/2014 in Business



Cheese! Small businesses get sales off Instagram

Posted 6/19/2014 in Business

A picture is worth thousands of dollars for Limelight Extensions.



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