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House Education Committee OKs school prayer bill

Posted 2/5/2013 in State

State lawmakers are advancing a measure meant to make it legal for students to pray before public school groups.

 

SPD begins downtown parking enforcement

Effective today, Starkville Police Department will begin enforcing a two-hour time limit on downtown parking.

Monday profile: Bus driver's unofficial reading program is a hit with students

The final bell of the day rings, and about 30 third through fifth-graders are on their way to meet another Bell. Pauline Bell warmly greets her children as they climb aboard Bus No. 16 at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary on Friday. They aren't really her children, of course, but it would be easy to make that assumption based on how she interacts with the kids.

Comprehensive plan goes before public

Posted 2/4/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After months of discussion, the Comprehensive Plan for Columbus seems to be almost ready for implementation. A public hearing will be held on the plan Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the courtroom in City Hall.

CPD chief defends delay in grand jury cases

Posted 2/4/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department presented only one case to the January grand jury, but it hardly suggests a dramatic drop in crime in the city.

Ex-Navy SEAL author died pursuing his passion

Posted 2/4/2013 in National

The former top Navy SEAL sniper who authorities say was killed at a Texas shooting range was devoted to maintaining camaraderie and helping his fellow veterans find their way after leaving active duty.

 

AP Ananlysis: Gunn shores up strength in second year

Posted 2/4/2013 in State

Speaker Philip Gunn has emerged as a stronger figure in his second year at the helm of Mississippi House.

 

Feb. 4-8 Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Miss.

Posted 2/4/2013 in State

Mississippi's in the middle of a deadly tornado zone, and Gov. Phil Bryant has declared this week Severe Weather Preparedness Week statewide. The zone stretches roughly from Little Rock, Ark., to Birmingham, Ala.

 

Super Bowl good for Mississippi

Posted 2/4/2013 in State

Mississippi Gulf Coast hotels chartered buses to bring guests to New Orleans for the Super Bowl and back. Mississippi's coastal casinos were hoping for good business.

 

 

Obama to campaign for gun proposals in Minnesota

Posted 2/4/2013 in National

The fate of his gun proposals on Capitol Hill uncertain, President Barack Obama is seeking to rally support from the public and law enforcement community for his calls to ban assault weapons and install universal background checks for gun buyers.

 

Obama says Boy Scouts should allow gays

Posted 2/4/2013 in National

President Barack Obama said Sunday that gays should be allowed in the Boy Scouts and women should be allowed in military combat roles, weighing in on two storied American institutions facing proposals to end long-held exclusions.

How did 'Little House' sister really become blind?

Posted 2/4/2013 in National

Any fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved "Little House" books knows how the author's sister Mary went blind: scarlet fever. But turns out that probably wasn't the cause, medical experts say, upending one of the more dramatic elements in the classic stories.

Details emerge in Alabama standoff

Posted 2/4/2013 in National

As an Alabama standoff and hostage drama marked a sixth day Sunday, more details emerged about the suspect at the center, with neighbors and officials painting a picture of an isolated man estranged from his family.

 

Scientists to reveal result of Richard III hunt

Posted 2/4/2013 in National

Has Britain's lost king been found? Today scientists will announce the results of tests conducted to determine whether a battle-scarred skeleton found under a municipal parking lot in central England belongs to 15th-century King Richard III, the last English monarch to die in combat.

 

 

Search underway for CVB attorney

Posted 2/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you have a law degree and you enjoy high drama, backstabbing and bickering, then there may be a job available for you.

 

Dust, noise accompany Caledonia fracking operation

Posted 2/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bob, who agreed to be interviewed on the condition his identity would not be revealed, stood in the middle of a field Friday, describing a hydraulic fracking operation that just started on property two football fields from his Caledonia home.

Effort to reclaim graves of black residents brings a community together

Posted 2/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It is late evening in Vaughn's Cemetery, and the shadows are beginning to creep across the graves, slowly enveloping both simple and ornate without prejudice.

Murder suspect in custody

Posted 2/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with a murder.

Miss. River reopened to vessels after oil removed

Posted 2/2/2013 in State

The Coast Guard has reopened the Mississippi River to vessel traffic in both directions after finishing the cleanup of thousands of gallons of oil from a leaking barge.

Southern Miss could get first black chief

Posted 2/2/2013 in State

More than 50 years ago, the University of Southern Mississippi rejected a chance to admit a black man and end segregation in the state's higher education system. Today, the school is likely to become the first of Mississippi's historically white public universities to be led by a black man.

 

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