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Israel on alert as Jewish, Muslim holiday coincide

Posted 10/3/2014 in National

Israeli police were on high alert today to avert possible clashes as Jews and Muslims prepare to observe their faith's major holidays of Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha, which overlap this year for the first time in more than three decades.

 

NBC cameraman tests positive for Ebola in Liberia

Posted 10/3/2014 in National

An American cameraman helping to cover the Ebola outbreak in Liberia for NBC News has tested positive for the virus and will be flown back to the United States for treatment.

 

'Real Housewives' stars get prison for fraud

Posted 10/3/2014 in National

The married stars of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" are trading the drama of reality TV for prison.

 

Lowndes Co. drug bust nets $100K worth of crystal meth

Posted 10/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The raid, which took place Friday, was the result of a five-month investigation conducted by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Unit.

 

Family remembers Columbus fire victim

Posted 10/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the last hours of her life, Oranjula Shanklin did what she did best: She made her mother laugh.

Browning on Business: Starkville beer hits shelves next week

Posted 10/2/2014 in Business

SweetGum Brewing Co. will have its beer for sale locally next week.

Grant could help GTRA get westbound service

Posted 10/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that GTRA was one of 16 airports that had been awarded funding from the Small Community Air Service Development Program for local air service needs.

 

Accident claims life of Monroe County peanut farmer

Posted 10/2/2014 in Area

A Monroe County peanut farmer and member of the Monroe County school board died Wednesday night in a farming accident.

 

 

CLRA begins process to replace outgoing director

Posted 10/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Lowndes Parks and Recreation Board has received 16 applications for the department's executive director position.

 

GSDP, Chamber growing revenues, membership

Posted 10/2/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is forecasted to finish Fiscal Year 2013-2014 with an almost $7,000 surplus after experiencing a spike in membership investments and total revenues in the financial year that ended Tuesday.

 

Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.

 

Minneapolis community fights recruiters for jihad

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

Every evening after work, Abdirizak Bihi strolls through neighborhood parks where young Somalis shoot hoops and play soccer. He tells jokes, urges them to clean up their trash and even grabs the basketball to take a few shots.

 

Civilian casualty standard eased in Iraq, Syria

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

President Barack Obama announced in May 2013 that no lethal strike against a terrorist would be authorized without "near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured."

 

 

Tourism officials seek bigger promo budget

Posted 10/2/2014 in State

Mississippi tourism officials are requesting more public money to promote the state in big media markets such as Atlanta and Chicago, hoping the investment will lure travelers to play golf, visit civil-rights landmarks or hear authentic blues music close to its roots.

 

 

Mississippi colleges and universities seek more money

Posted 10/2/2014 in State

The two systems that run Mississippi's public universities and community colleges each want lawmakers to increase their budgets by more than $75 million, arguing more state spending on higher education will help residents earn higher incomes and bolster the future of the state.

 

Man in Cochran photo case indicted for burglary

Posted 10/2/2014 in State

The man accused of taking illicit photographs of the bedridden wife of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has been indicted on burglary charges.

 

Miss. personal income growth trails nation

Posted 10/2/2014 in State

Personal income growth in Mississippi accelerated in the second three months of 2014, but growth still trailed the nation.

 

 

General Mills plans to cut about 700 to 800 jobs

Posted 10/2/2014 in Business

General Mills plans to cut approximately 700 to 800 jobs, the second time it's trimmed its work force in a month, as the food company adjusts for a shift by U.S. consumers away from boxed or frozen meals.

 

 

Building permits 10-2-14

Posted 10/2/2014 in Business

 

 

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