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Campaign is in high gear, but White House is quiet

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

 

Area farmers markets winding down as fall approaches

Posted 9/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Anchored along the South end of the Columbus Soccer Complex, the Hitching Lot Farmers Market continues to provide homegrown and homemade goods three days a week for Lowndes County residents. And about a month before it will close its doors until the early spring of 2013, consumers still descend upon the market at daybreak to line up to purchase the locally grown produce.

 

SPD: Think twice before buying pet snakes

Posted 9/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Animal control officers in Starkville are asking students to think twice before buying exotic pets.

 

 

Bryant blocks $3 million for Miss. Grammy museum

Posted 9/22/2012 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant has blocked lawmakers' attempt to send $3 million from the Mississippi Development Authority budget to the proposed Grammy museum in Cleveland.

 

 

Congress exits Washington to hit campaign trail

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

The most partisan, least productive Congress in memory has skipped out of Washington for the campaign trail.

 

 

Military-style tactics seen in US Consulate siege

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

The heavily armed extremists who laid siege to the U.S. Consulate in Libya used military-style tactics that may have steered Americans toward a waiting ambush, U.S. officials said Friday as they pieced together details about how the compound was overrun.

 

 

Mauled NY man: I wanted to be one with the tiger

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

A man who was mauled by a tiger at the Bronx Zoo is facing arrest after telling investigators he wanted "to be one" with the 400-pound beast, police said Saturday.

 

 

Facebook posts worry police in Pa. hostage-taking

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

Pittsburgh police said they had serious concerns when an armed man took a business owner hostage in a downtown high-rise office building -- and not just because he had a knife. The suspect, 22-year-old Klein Michael Thaxton, made Facebook posts during the five-hour ordeal Friday, authorities said, and they feared that responses from friends, family and others might goad him into violence.

 

iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans worldwide

Posted 9/21/2012 in National

In a now familiar global ritual, Apple fans jammed shops from Sydney to Paris to pick up the tech juggernaut's latest iPhone.

Three killed in prophet protests in Pakistan

Posted 9/21/2012 in National

Protests by tens of thousands of Pakistanis infuriated by an anti-Islam film descended into deadly violence on Friday, with police firing tear gas and live ammunition in an attempt to subdue rioters who hurled rocks and set fire to buildings in some cities. Three people were killed and dozens injured on a holiday declared by Pakistan's government so people could rally against the video.

 

Panetta: U.S. surge troops out of Afghanistan

Posted 9/21/2012 in National

 

 

Texas hospital plans 'moonshot' against cancer

Posted 9/21/2012 in National

The nation's largest cancer center is launching a massive "moonshot" effort against eight specific forms of the disease, similar to the all-out push for space exploration 50 years ago.

 

Romney tries to seize mantle of change

Posted 9/21/2012 in National

Now it's Mitt Romney who wants to be the candidate of change.

Anti-jihad 'savage' ads going up in NYC subway

Posted 9/21/2012 in National

A provocative ad that equates Muslim radicals with savages is set to go up in the city's subway system as violent protests over an anti-Islamic film ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad sweep over much of the Muslim world.

Shuttle to sightsee around Calif. with low flyovers

Posted 9/21/2012 in National

Space shuttle Endeavour will spend its last flying day today not rocketing into space, but doing what most tourists do when visiting California: Taking in the state Capitol, Golden Gate Bridge and the Hollywood Sign.

 

Unemployment claims fell last week to 382,000

Posted 9/21/2012 in National

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell only slightly last week to a seasonally adjusted 382,000. The level suggests hiring remains weak.

 

 

Black women rally against voter ID laws

Posted 9/21/2012 in National

Deidra Reese isn't waiting for people to come to her to find out whether they are registered to vote.

 

 

Chamber, Link will go separate ways by 2014

Posted 9/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By next month, the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link will exist only in the annals of local history, a fact which has left many to wonder what will happen to the Chamber of Commerce once the economic development portion of the Link is folded into a new tri-county regional partnership between Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Clay counties.

 

 

Volunteer Fair promotes parental involvement

Posted 9/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Marcus Carpenter sat at the doorway to the Columbus High School gym, chatting with a classmate as his gaze flitted from the newcomers to the pamphlet-strewn table, where his mother, Mattie Jones, stood talking with his 10th-grade algebra teacher, Amanda Taylor.

 

 

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