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Aide resigns over criticism of Obama daughters

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

An aide to a Republican congressman resigned Monday after her Facebook post criticizing President Barack Obama's daughters touched off a backlash.



Bill Cosby resigns from Temple University board

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

Bill Cosby stepped down as a trustee of his beloved Temple University following renewed accusations that he had drugged and sexually assaulted a string of women over many years.


Congress crams unfinished agenda into final days

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

Lame-duck lawmakers returned to Washington on Monday for a two-week session in which they hope to prevent a government shutdown and renew tax breaks for individuals and businesses.

Court considers Facebook threats case

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

From the violent lyrics of rap music to the crude comments of teenagers in video-game chat rooms, the Supreme Court struggled Monday over where to draw the line between free speech and illegal threats in the digital age.


No Child Left Behind gets renewed focus

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback.


Cyber Monday gives retailers sales bump

Posted 12/2/2014 in Business

Cyber Monday is turning into Cyber Month.


Regulators investigating child car seat recall

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday that it is investigating whether Graco took too long to report a safety defect in its child car seats.



Feds impose new rules to protect bluefin tuna

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

New restrictions are being placed on fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic coast to protect the prized bluefin tuna species from being overfished.


Browning on Business: New MSU apparel store opens in Starkville

Posted 12/1/2014 in Business

Last Wednesday, Maroon & Co. opened in Starkville.

Needs of District 4 are broad in scope

Posted 12/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

District 4 runs the gamut of every socioeconomic class and many of the residences Jeff Smith represents have varying needs, regardless of income or background.


CMSD partners with CPD for toy drive

Posted 12/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District is partnering with the Columbus Police Department to bring toys to local children this Christmas.



Wassail Fest set for Friday

Posted 12/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friday will be a red letter day for wassail connoisseurs in Columbus.



School budget prop could get alternative

Posted 12/1/2014 in State

Next November, voters will decide whether to amend the Mississippi Constitution to require the state to pay for "an adequate and efficient system of free public schools."



Mississippi Capitol in midst of $8.3M restoration

Posted 11/29/2014 in State

The Mississippi Capitol is undergoing an $8.3 million restoration designed to help keep it in good working condition for generations to come.



Local Black Friday crowds controlled, sales increase

Posted 11/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local Black Friday shopping went off without a hitch, according to law enforcement and retailers.



Starkville aldermen likely to approve rezoning for industrial park

Posted 11/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville could take another step toward breaking ground on a new industrial park as aldermen are expected to rezone about 326 acres of property near Highway 182 and Highway 25 for manufacturing usage.



Magicians stage effort to restore Houdini's grave

Posted 11/29/2014 in National

Nestled next to the late Lewins, Blums and Levys in a spooky old cemetery in New York City lies the final resting place of America's most legendary magician, interred under a granite monument that bears his stage name in bold letters: Houdini.


Rebs prove spoiler to Dogs' storybook season

Posted 11/29/2014 in State

This is why the Bulldogs can't have nice things.


Firefighters: Common sense can prevent winter fires

Posted 11/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County and Starkville fire officials are urging residents to use common sense with heating elements, Christmas displays and cooking appliances this holiday season as winter's cooler temperatures usually bring with them an increase in emergency calls.


Local Black Friday shoppers prepare in advance

Posted 11/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With Black Friday sales seemingly starting earlier and earlier each year, local shoppers say they have to strategize and plan to maximize their savings on the big day.


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