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Housing recovery gains momentum in August

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

A jump in sales of previously occupied homes and further gains in home construction suggest the U.S. housing recovery is gaining momentum.

 

Has the economy bottomed out? Census data suggests it has

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

The U.S. economy is showing signs of finally bottoming out: Americans are on the move again after record numbers had stayed put, more young adults are leaving their parents' homes to take a chance with college or the job market, once-sharp declines in births are leveling off and poverty is slowing.

 

Justice Dept faulted in gun-trafficking operation

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

The Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.

 

 

LSU police make arrest La. man in bomb threat

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

Police arrested a Baton Rouge man in the bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the LSU campus earlier this week but don't believe he is connected to threats made against three other universities recently.

 

 

Nobel winner's colleague to speak at MSU event

Posted 9/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A friend and colleague of late Nobel Peace Prize-winning Kenyan, Wangari Maathai, will speak at Mississippi State University tonight.

 

 

Hosemann: Miss. voter ID may survive in court

Posted 9/20/2012 in State

 

 

Short Main to get speed bumps

Posted 9/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Speeders on Short Main Street in Columbus, a residential extenuation of Main Street, will soon have a bumpy ride.

 

Mayor says he'll veto plan to open Green Acres access road

Posted 9/19/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It wasn't the budget agenda item that packed the room during Tuesday's Starkville Board of Aldermen's meeting. Although the city held a public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2013 budget, most of the citizen comments were focused on another topic.

MSMS turns to public to boost funds, build endowment

Posted 9/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science celebrates its 25th year, it's also facing a common problem among schools -- escalating costs, a decrease in state appropriations and an ever-increasing need for public support.

 

Schools hope to engage parents with 'Volunteer Fair'

Posted 9/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As city school officials continue to seek ways to improve the district, they're reaching out to parents, hoping to increase parental involvement in the schools and deepen the community's investment in the district's missions.

 

Council gives bus service green light

Posted 9/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lawrence, Ind., and Columbus are approximately 500 miles apart. While Lawrence has twice the population of the Friendly City and is a suburb of the sprawling Indianapolis, the two cities will soon have something in common -- a mass transportation system from the same provider.

Harvard scholar: Papyrus shows reference to wife of Jesus

Posted 9/19/2012 in National

A Harvard University professor on Tuesday unveiled a fourth-century fragment of papyrus she said is the only existing ancient text quoting Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife. Karen King, an expert in the history of Christianity, said the text contains a dialogue in which Jesus refers to "my wife," whom he identifies as Mary.

 

Alabama voters approve budget rescue

Posted 9/19/2012 in Area

Alabama voters decided by a 2-to-1 margin Tuesday to avoid dramatic cuts in state government by withdrawing $437 million from a state trust fund to help balance the General Fund budget for the next three years.

 

MUW's Gordy Forum to explore biological arms in Thursday talk

Posted 9/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The topic of biological arms races will take centerstage Thursday as the Mississippi University for Women Gordy Honors College Forum Series presents Dr. Paul Mack, on "Biological Arms Races: What You Don't Know Can Still Kill You."

Man arrested on drugs, weapon charges

Posted 9/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested and charged with possession of marijuana more than one ounce and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

 

Texas town's rental ban to get second hearing

Posted 9/19/2012 in National

A Dallas suburb's long, expensive fight to ban illegal immigrants from renting homes will have perhaps its most important hearing before a largely conservative group of judges with the power to influence the national immigration debate.

 

 

Carter grandson arranged Romney video's release

Posted 9/19/2012 in National

Midway through a routine Internet search, James Carter IV stumbled upon a video that just didn't seem right.

 

 

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