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Confusion over accreditation loss stirs emotions in Oktibbeha County

Posted 10/31/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Call it a technicality. When the Oktibbeha County School District was taken over by the state earlier in the month, the district's accreditation was automatically withdrawn, but a meeting last week to finalize the procedure ended up causing more confusion than clarity.

 

 

Burtman sentenced to 13 months

Posted 10/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus doctor who was facing a maximum of 35 years in federal prison was sentenced to serve just 13 months on Tuesday.

 

A darkened NYC begins to stir to life

Posted 10/31/2012 in National

Two days after superstorm Sandy brought New York to a standstill, residents itching to get back to work and their old lives noticed small signs that the city might be getting back to -- well, not quite normal.

 

Romney, Obama, talk of Sandy before election

Posted 10/31/2012 in National

Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney edged back into active campaigning on Tuesday while President Barack Obama stayed close to the White House, rival candidates calibrating their responses to superstorm Sandy and the misery it inflicted on millions.

 

 

Nasty campaign tactics: Phony voting instructions

Posted 10/31/2012 in National

 

Disney to make new 'Star Wars' films, buys Lucasfilm

Posted 10/31/2012 in National

A decade after George Lucas said "Star Wars" was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy is destined for theaters as The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it was buying Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion.

Nunnelee enjoys huge edge in campaign donations

Posted 10/30/2012 in State

As election season comes to a close, politicians are still hoping for last minute donations that will give their campaigns a final push to the finish.

Horseback program empowers those with special needs

Posted 10/30/2012 in Area

The dusty gravel road winds through 60 acres of rolling pasture just off Highway 45 Alternate in West Point. It is a bucolic setting, hardly the place where one might imagine a battle being waged or a war being won.

Starkville signs on with Link

Posted 10/30/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Board members from both the Greater Starkville Development Partnership and the Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority signed and authorized a revised contract with a new regional economic development coalition Monday night.

 

FBI: Crime reported to police fell last year

Posted 10/30/2012 in National

The number of violent crimes reported to police decreased 3.8 percent last year to 1.2 million, the fifth straight year of declines, the FBI announced Monday.

 

Three women arrested in fatal stabbing

Posted 10/30/2012 in Area

Three women, including one from Columbus, have been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing in West Point Saturday night.

 

Jackson schools could lose accreditation Thursday

Posted 10/30/2012 in State

Jackson's public schools could lose state accreditation Thursday, after district board members rejected a deal that would have given the system longer to comply with rules regarding special education.

 

 

Starkville High School Fall Festival set for tonight

Posted 10/30/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The students who normally inhabit the halls of Starkville High School, will be replaced by an assortment of ghouls, princesses and super-heroes tonight during the Starkville Schools Fall Festival.

 

 

Starkville teacher resigns in wake of arrest

Posted 10/30/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville High School teacher has resigned his position three days after being suspended with pay following his arrest on a variety of charges, including second-offense DUI.

 

 

Seniors a tough crowd on gay marriage vote

Posted 10/30/2012 in National

The word "homosexual" was rarely uttered in public when Louise Pardee was growing up, but now the 81-year-old is dialing up fellow Minnesota senior citizens trying to convince them gay relationships are nothing to fear.

 

One dead, captain missing after Sandy claims ship

Posted 10/30/2012 in National

When the Bounty set sail last week, the captain running the ship made famous in Hollywood adventure films believed he could navigate around Hurricane Sandy and weather the storm. After two days in rough seas, he realized his journey would be far more difficult.

Crane dangles from NYC high-rise, clearing streets

Posted 10/30/2012 in National

A construction crane atop a $1.5 billion luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan collapsed in high winds Monday and dangled precariously, prompting plans for engineers and inspectors to climb to the top to examine it as a huge storm bore down on the city.

Syrian regime launches airstrikes

Posted 10/30/2012 in National

Syrian fighter jets pounded rebel areas across the country on Monday with scores of airstrikes that anti-regime activists called the most widespread bombing in a single day since Syria's troubles started 19 months ago.

 

Musicians: Iran's national orchestra disbanded

Posted 10/30/2012 in National

The Iranian national symphony orchestra has been disbanded for lack of funds, musicians said Monday, another sign of the effects of Western economic sanctions.

 

 

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