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Controversial drainage project put on hold

Posted 11/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A joint project between the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and Tombigbee Water Management has been temporarily placed on hiatus. Drainage work in the Pickensville Road/Pickens Drive area has come to a halt as some engineering changes to the project are being made.

 

 

Deja Moo: MSU, Texas A&M have much in common

Posted 11/2/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Normally, the Mississippi State University football team would wear its maroon jerseys for Saturday's home game against Texas A&M. The Aggies would wear their white uniforms.

 

 

Hamilton man confesses to Starkville arson

Posted 11/2/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Hamilton, Miss., man has confessed to setting fire to a house he owns in Oktibbeha County, officials with the Starkville Police Department say.

 

SHS band's success begins at middle schools

Posted 11/2/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In a lot of respects, Starkville High School Band Director Shawn Sullivan and the school's head football coach Jamie Mitchell have eerily similar responsibilities.

 

Oct. jobs report likely to show modest hiring

Posted 11/2/2012 in National

The October employment report the government will release Friday will likely solidify the picture of the U.S. job market that's emerged this year: Companies are hiring steadily but cautiously. And unemployment remains high.

 

 

Flowers and ritual pay respect during Day of the Dead

Posted 11/2/2012 in National

Mexicans cleaned the bones of dead relatives and decorated their graves with flowers and candy skulls. In Haiti, voodoo practitioners circled an iron cross at a cemetery and poured moonshine to honor their ancestors. Some Guatemalans held a wild horse race to remember the dead.

 

 

Gang rules 6 years after start of Mexico drug war

Posted 11/2/2012 in National

Forest-camouflaged pickups roared to life as the Mexican soldiers pulled on their black masks and hoisted their Heckler & Koch G3 assault rifles.

 

 

Businessman accused of oil spill fraud

Posted 11/2/2012 in National

A Louisiana businessman faces a federal wire fraud charge for allegedly seeking to get BP PLC to pay him $1.4 million for supplying a helicopter that the oil giant allegedly did not authorize to pay for during its response to the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

 

Illinois mother stabs two children out of anger at husband

Posted 11/2/2012 in National

Neighbors heard the couple shouting at each other, but they never saw it get physical. Artur Plackowska said his wife recently told him she loved him.

 

 

Miss. gov says voters should voluntarily show ID

Posted 11/1/2012 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Wednesday that he thinks it would be a good idea for people in the state to voluntarily show identification when they vote, even though it's not required by law.

 

 

Bryant and Canadian diplomat tout Mississippi-Canada trade opportunities

Posted 11/1/2012 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant and a Canadian diplomat are urging Mississippi's business community to look north for trading opportunities.

 

 

China think tank urges government to end one-child policy

Posted 11/1/2012 in National

A government think tank is urging Chinese leaders to start phasing out China's one-child policy immediately and allow two children for every family by 2015, a daring proposal to do away with the unpopular policy.

 

Soccer Complex may get $200,000 upgrade

Posted 11/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Soccer Complex, which celebrated its grand opening a month ago, may soon undergo a $200,000 upgrade in amenities.

Lion Hills: EMCC takes over Country Club

Posted 11/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's official. The transfer of the Columbus County Club to East Mississippi Community College took place today at 12 a.m. After toiling more than a year in bankruptcy, the country club was sold to EMCC for $1.6 million during an auction Oct. 5.

 

Starkville and Oktibbeha join regional coalition

Posted 11/1/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville and Oktibbeha County have officially entered a three-year interim agreement with the new Golden Triangle Regional Development Link, but not without some haggling and revisions to the contract.

 

Battered New Jersey agonizes over whether to rebuild beloved shore

Posted 11/1/2012 in National

In its tear of destruction, the megastorm Sandy left parts of New Jersey's beloved shore in tatters, sweeping away beaches, homes, boardwalks and amusement parks. The devastation left the state a blank canvas to redevelop its prized vacation towns.

 

Sandusky moved to prison with death row inmates

Posted 11/1/2012 in National

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was sent Wednesday to serve his child molestation prison sentence at an institution in Pennsylvania that includes most of the state's death row inmates.

 

Business brief: Firefighters graduate

Posted 11/1/2012 in Business

Firefighters Jonathan C. Goodman and James L. Hays of the Starkville Fire Department recently graduated from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter course held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson, MS.

 

Business brief: Severstal recognized

Posted 11/1/2012 in Business

Severstal North America, a flat-rolled steel producer headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., has been recognized as the Gold Medal winner in the Reliability Achievement Award by the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST).

 

 

Business brief: Southwire awarded Star status

Posted 11/1/2012 in Business

Southwire Company's Starkville Manufacturing Plant and Power Cable Customer Service Center have been awarded Star status by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

 

 

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