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'Tis the season: The search for the perfect Christmas tree

Posted 12/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cindy Lawrence went Christmas tree shopping at Lowe's on Monday during her lunch hour and her preference for a live one was clear from the entrance she used.

Entergy Miss. leader encourages MSU grads to make a difference

Posted 12/13/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

"Think about how you can give back to your community and make it a better place," Entergy Mississippi President and CEO Haley R. Fisackerly said during Saturday's fall commencement ceremonies at Mississippi State University.


Prison review group examining no-bid contracts

Posted 12/13/2014 in State

A group reviewing Mississippi prison contracts could recommend changes requiring more accountability in how all state agencies purchase goods or hire people to provide services, members said after their first meeting Friday.


Arrest report: 12-14-14

Posted 12/13/2014 in Area

Wife of Mississippi Senator Cochran dies

Posted 12/13/2014 in State

Rose Clayton Cochran has died. She was 73.


Like low gas prices? So does the station owner

Posted 12/13/2014 in National

So you think you are finally getting one over on the gas stations as you pay well under $3 a gallon for the first time in four years?



Senate averts shutdown fears; fights over nominees

Posted 12/13/2014 in National

Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama's nominees.


CIA lied about torture, Senate report suggests

Posted 12/13/2014 in National

When CIA interrogators were torturing accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed at a secret prison in Poland in March 2003, a top CIA analyst asked them to show him a photograph of an alleged terrorist named Majid Khan.


Ice bucket challenge, Robin Williams top 2014 popular list on Facebook

Posted 12/13/2014 in National

Day after day, Facebook captures our best and worst moments.


Moreland resigning as Parks chair effective Dec. 31

Posted 12/13/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Parks Commission Chairman Dan Moreland tendered a letter of resignation this week to Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins and will step down from his position by the end of the year. Perkins asked Moreland to continue serving until June 30, but the commissioner refused.


MUW finishes in nation's top 20 for community service

Posted 12/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the fourth time, Mississippi University for Women has been recognized on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.


Columbus Christmas parade is Saturday night

Posted 12/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 2014 Columbus Christmas Parade is Saturday night. It begins at 7 p.m. and takes its normal route: down Main Street then back up College Street.

Riverwalk connector nears completion

Posted 12/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thursday morning, Gary Weathers of Weathers Construction took a half-hour to join a tour of the Riverwalk connector.

MSU's Prescott seeks injunction against Miss. T-shirt maker

Posted 12/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A legal dispute between MSU quarterback Dak Prescott and a south Mississippi T-shirt maker moved to Oktibbeha County Circuit Court this week.


14th Avenue N. to close Sat., all throughout week

Posted 12/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A five-block section of 14th Ave. North will be closed Saturday through Dec. 23 as part of a major road and drainage project, the city has announced.


Police ask public for help in burned woman case

Posted 12/12/2014 in State

Jessica Chambers was a former cheerleader and softball player who had started a new job and hoped to begin college next year, friends and relatives say.


Salvation Army bell ringer robbed in Gulfport

Posted 12/12/2014 in State

A man robbed a Salvation Army bell ringer and ran off with her kettle full of cash just as she was finishing her shift.



DOJ says Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana

Posted 12/12/2014 in National

Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legalized the drug, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.



Bitter Mideast greets U.S. torture report with shrug

Posted 12/12/2014 in National

This week's revelations about the CIA's harsh treatment of terror suspects in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks have been met with a collective shrug in the broader Middle East.



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