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Former SA coach charged with child enticement

Posted 9/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A former Starkville Academy baseball coach was arrested and charged with two counts of child enticement.


Stricklin appointed to school board

Posted 9/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Anne Stricklin was appointed to the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees after a heated session featuring verbal rows between aldermen and the mayor's frequent use of his gavel in an attempt to maintain decorum.


MSU-led ASSURE identifying drone issues

Posted 9/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Unmanned aircraft, or drones, are expected to play a vital role in the future, but researchers must first figure out their impact before the technology is implemented and integrated into daily life.

SPD searching for person of interest in Tuesday burglary

Posted 9/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Law enforcement agents are searching for a Starkville man identified as a person of interest in a recent burglary.


Columbus man files suit after Aurora firing

Posted 9/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has filed a federal lawsuit against Aurora Flight Sciences, claiming he was unfairly terminated by the company because of a medical disability.



Motive elusive in Mississippi double shooting

Posted 9/16/2015 in State

Shannon Lamb's motive for fatally shooting his girlfriend and a university colleague remains largely a mystery.



Shifting debate strategies, GOP hopefuls to take on Trump

Posted 9/16/2015 in National

In the first Republican presidential debate, most candidates took a hands-off approach to Donald Trump and hoped the brash billionaire would hurt himself. Instead, he only got stronger.


Subway: Co-founder of sandwich chain DeLuca dead at 67

Posted 9/16/2015 in National

Subway co-founder Fred DeLuca, who turned a sandwich shop he started as a teenager into the world's largest fast-food chain, died Monday evening. He was 67.


Panel backs aspirin for heart health only in certain adults

Posted 9/16/2015 in National

A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke -- and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time.



Republicans oppose new rules on offshore drilling

Posted 9/16/2015 in National

Republican lawmakers on Tuesday criticized an Obama administration move to toughen standards for offshore drilling, saying the new rules would be costly for drillers and threaten to shut down oil and gas exploration off the nation's coasts.



Stark contrasts in Europe's welcome to migrants

Posted 9/16/2015 in National

The bleary-eyed travelers arriving in Malmo's glass-and-steel train station agreed on one thing: Sweden was a better place to go than Denmark, which has cut welfare benefits for refugees.


Amid Trump bombast, Ben Carson rises in GOP field

Posted 9/16/2015 in National

Amid all the bombast in the Republican race for president, Ben Carson comes across more like a whisper.


Anti-abortion videos draw scrutiny to fetal tissue brokers

Posted 9/16/2015 in National

Covert videos released by an anti-abortion group have opened a window on a largely unknown corner of science: the middlemen who supply researchers with human fetal cells from elective abortions.


Senate Democrats block vote to disapprove of Iran deal

Posted 9/16/2015 in National

For the second time, Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a vote to move forward on a resolution rejecting the Iran nuclear deal, protecting President Barack Obama's key foreign policy initiative.


Fierce response to Walker plan to bar federal public unions

Posted 9/16/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is hoping to pull his campaign off the mat by taking on unions -- a familiar foe for the Wisconsin governor -- in a sweeping plan to upend pillars of organized labor nationwide.



2016 candidates jump to raise money via new Twitter service

Posted 9/16/2015 in National

Think of it as tweeting for dollars.



EMCC, Mayhew high school deal in limbo

Posted 9/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

East Mississippi Community College is continuing to explore educational opportunities at a former Oktibbeha County School District high school campus, President Thomas Huebner confirmed Monday.


AG opinion: Aldermen can fill vacant school board seat

Posted 9/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An opinion delivered by the state Attorney General's Office states Starkville aldermen have the right to fill the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District seat recently vacated by Juliette Weaver-Reese.


Initiative 42 supporters want more information on ballot

Posted 9/15/2015 in State

Supporters of citizen-sponsored Initiative 42 have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to have more information about their proposal placed on the Nov. 3 ballot.



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