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Obama, GOP duel over rising college expenses

Posted 9/1/2012 in National

President Barack Obama would make tax credits for college expenses permanent and expand Pell grants for students from lower-earning families. The Republican team of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would emphasize the need to curb rising tuitions and federal education spending that are burdening families and the government.

 

New website offers Bulldog fans plenty of game day info

Posted 9/1/2012 in Area

Football season has opened at Mississippi's universities, and Mississippi State Bulldog enthusiasts now have a new football-friendly website, fanguide.msstate.edu.

 

Wreck on Main

Posted 8/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with the Columbus Police Department responded to the intersection of Fifth St. and Main St. after a SUV hit a light pole.

 

Official: 3 dead in NJ supermarket shooting

Posted 8/31/2012 in National

At least three people have died in a shooting at a New Jersey supermarket early today, a law enforcement official said.

 

Texas school to open $60M football field of dreams

Posted 8/31/2012 in National

Call it the palace of high school football: A gleaming $60 million facility with seats for 18,000 roaring fans, a 38-foot-wide high-definition video screen, corporate sponsors and a towering upper deck.

Trouble with the chair: Clint mocked for RNC bit

Posted 8/31/2012 in National

Clint Eastwood earned plenty of bad reviews for his latest performance: a bizarre, rambling endorsement of Mitt Romney.

New life for decades-old Wis. cheddar blocks

Posted 8/31/2012 in National

A recently discovered block of eastern Wisconsin cheddar cheese that dates back to the Nixon presidency will be sold for $10 per ounce.

Seymour's class at MUW geared toward helping women learn 'language of football'

Posted 8/31/2012 in Area

The beginning of college football season is a rite of passage for many men in the South. It is a much-lauded, much-discussed subject year-round, but it can also be a source of contention in many homes, as some wives may feel they have a rival for their affection in Lady Football.

 

Labor Day closings

Posted 8/31/2012 in Area

 

 

MUW, MSU fare well in college guide rankings

Posted 8/31/2012 in Area

Two area universities were recognized by a national publication this week for providing an affordable, high-quality education and producing graduates who improve the world through their work, research and service.

 

 

Game-day means big bucks for area

Posted 8/31/2012 in Area

The Mississippi State University Bulldogs will take on the Jackson State University Tigers on Saturday. The players are ready. The coaches are ready. The fans are ready.

 

Romney shows emotions, makes case for his character

Posted 8/31/2012 in National

When Mitt Romney strode onto a windswept New Hampshire farm last summer to begin his presidential bid, he spoke about jobs and taxes and a restoration of American might. What he didn't talk about was himself.

 

Misery in La. as Isaac flooding leaves power out

Posted 8/31/2012 in National

Isaac sloshed northwards into the nation's midsection Friday after flooding stretches of Louisiana and knocking out power, leaving entire water-logged neighborhoods without lights, air conditioning or clean water.

 

 

Law enforcement uses discretion in enforcing ATV laws

Posted 8/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With hunting season right around the corner, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department is getting reports of more and more all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on the highway.

 

 

Columbus schools enact 'zero tolerance' policies for games

Posted 8/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sporadic fights between attendees of a Columbus High School football game have prompted school officials to issue new policies restricting attendance and behavior.

 

Isaac brings higher gas prices as Labor Day approaches

Posted 8/30/2012 in National

Drivers are being hit with the biggest one-day jump in gasoline prices in 18 months just as the last heavy driving weekend of the summer approaches.

 

SPD's Lindley says 'take-home cars' save big bucks

Posted 8/30/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department will soon be adding 15 new cars to its fleet. With the new budget year fast approaching, Starkville Police Chief David Lindley is excited about the newest additions to his department.

 

 

City to pick consultant for Brownfield Grant projects

Posted 8/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City of Columbus is one step closer to implementing a federal grant that could bring about industrial development.

 

 

Will dispute prevents burial of Sherman Hemsley

Posted 8/30/2012 in National

The embalmed body of actor Sherman Hemsley, who became famous for his role as television's George Jefferson, will be kept in refrigeration at an El Paso funeral home until a local court rules on the validity of his will.

 

 

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