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Miss. State fundraising breaks $500M mark

Posted 4/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University announced Wednesday its capital fundraising campaign, Infinite Impact, has raised approximately $503.1 million and is closing in on its $600 million goal.

Del Rendon festival slated for Saturday

Posted 4/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Del Rendon Foundation will host its 10th Annual Del Rendon Music Festival at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Dave's Darkhorse Tavern in Starkville.


New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits

Posted 4/16/2015 in National

A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can't use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. The list of don'ts runs to several dozen items.



Mississippi law could expand autism services

Posted 4/16/2015 in State

Brian and Laura Beth Johnston of Madison learned in December that their 4-year-old son, Fraiser, has autism.



Marriages and divorces 4-16-15

Posted 4/16/2015 in Business


Church bells, kind acts mark 2 years since Boston bombings

Posted 4/16/2015 in National

With a moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness, Boston marked the second anniversary of the marathon bombings Wednesday.


Business brief: Grisham honored

Posted 4/16/2015 in Business


Man's body recovered from Lowndes Co. pond

Posted 4/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The body of a Crawford man who had not been seen since late Sunday was found in a catfish pond in southwest Lowndes County on Wednesday.

Portion of Military Road closed after culvert collapses

Posted 4/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Public Works Director Casey Bush said a brick culvert in the southbound lane near Boman Shelton Drive collapsed at about 10 a.m. today.

Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74.

Weyerhaeuser donates more than 100K diapers to United Way

Posted 4/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's not stretching the point too far to say that 12 months of the year Weyerhaeuser in Columbus makes diapers, but one month out of the year it collects them, too.

Heavy rains slam north Columbus

Posted 4/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Heavy rains brought flash flooding Tuesday afternoon that stranded drivers on north Columbus roadways and even displaced some city residents.

West Point approves TIF for new golf course

Posted 4/15/2015 in Area

The West Point Board of Selectmen agreed Tuesday to contribute to the construction of Clay County's latest attraction.

SSD, EMCC exploring lease of West Oktibbeha High School

Posted 4/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville School District is exploring a deal with East Mississippi Community College that would allow the junior college to offer general education testing and college-level classes at West Oktibbeha County High School.

Columbus Exchange Club 'believes in the blue' to combat child abuse

Posted 4/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Blue ribbons spotted in downtown Columbus and nearby are visual reminders that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.


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