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North Korean soldier defects to South Korea

Posted 10/6/2012 in National

A North Korean soldier killed two of his superiors Saturday and defected to South Korea across the countries' heavily armed border in a rare crossing that prompted South Korean troops to immediately beef up their border patrol, officials said.

 

Israeli jets down drone that entered airspace

Posted 10/6/2012 in National

 

 

Jackson named interim principal at West Lowndes

Posted 10/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Charles Jackson was named interim principal of West Lowndes High School Thursday during a special called board meeting at the Lowndes County School District's central office.

 

 

Study: Free birth control leads to fewer abortions

Posted 10/5/2012 in National

Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concluded Thursday. The findings were eagerly anticipated and come as a bitterly contested Obama administration policy is poised to offer similar coverage.

 

 

CMSD Board approves additional P.E. hire

Posted 10/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Middle School will soon have a new physical education assistant, a position which came under much scrutiny during Thursday night's city school board meeting.

 

Seventh Ave. Festival honors unsung heroes

Posted 10/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival officially kicked off Thursday night with a reception in the penthouse of Court Square Towers. Several members of the community were recognized during an awards ceremony.

Romney shifts to center as his confidence grows

Posted 10/5/2012 in National

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is shifting sharply to the political center as he begins to deliver a closing argument aimed at a slice of moderate, undecided voters a month before Election Day.

 

After debate, Obama campaign signals 'adjustments'

Posted 10/5/2012 in National

His performance panned, President Barack Obama is changing his debate strategy against Republican Mitt Romney, aides conceding the president must find a crisper way to sell his agenda and counter his opponent without getting lost in the weeds.

 

 

Outbreak spotlights risks from custom-mixed drugs

Posted 10/5/2012 in National

Two people blinded in Washington, D.C., in 2005. Three dead in Virginia in 2006 and three more in Oregon the following year. Twenty-one dead polo horses in Florida in 2009. Earlier this year, 33 people in seven states with fungal eye infections. And now, at least five people dead and 35 sickened with fungal meningitis that has been linked to steroid shots for back pain.

 

 

Romney hits a trifecta in Denver

Posted 10/5/2012 in National

The presidential campaign, hitherto a plod through a torrent of words tedious beyond words, began to dance in Denver. There a masterfully prepared Mitt Romney completed a trifecta of tasks and unveiled an issue that, because it illustrates contemporary liberalism's repellent essence, can constitute his campaign's closing argument.

 

Dispatch panel offers variety of views on debate

Posted 10/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first presidential debate of the 2012 election season has come and gone, and most political pundits and news outlets are claiming Mitt Romney as the winner.

MUW artists go graffiti at Propst Park

Posted 10/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you can't beat em' join 'em. And if you're going to join them, do it in style.

 

Voter registration intensifies ahead of Saturday deadline

Posted 10/4/2012 in State

With the deadline for voter registration fast approaching, area circuit court clerks and volunteers alike are urging people to register to vote by Saturday. Those who fail to register by Saturday are not eligible to vote in the November election.

 

Governor, energy experts court future energy workers at MSU summit

Posted 10/4/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Gov. Phil Bryant labeled the Wednesday event as an opportunity to reach out to the future workforce. Mississippi State hosted "Powering Mississippi in the 21st Century," on Wednesday, and Foster Ballroom in the Colvard Student Union was nearly full during the program, most of the seats occupied by students.

State senator to address 'campaigns and common sense' tonight

Posted 10/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's Gordy Honors College Forum Series presents state senator Sally Burchfield Doty today at 6 p.m. in Nissan Auditorium in Parkinson Hall on the MUW campus.

CPD arrests armed robbery suspect

Posted 10/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is currently in the custody of the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after allegedly committing an armed robbery on Tuesday.

Katrina victims take on hurricane tour operators

Posted 10/4/2012 in National

Some New Orleans residents and city officials are pushing back against tour operators who bus out-of-towners into the city's Lower 9th Ward, where Hurricane Katrina unleashed a wall of water that pushed homes off foundations and stranded residents on rooftops when the levees failed.

 

Company wins $10.2M grant for rural cell service

Posted 10/4/2012 in Area

A small company won a $10 million federal grant to expand wireless service in one of Alabama's most isolated regions, a five-county area west of Montgomery where it's sometimes impossible to make a cellphone call.

 

 

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