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Millions captivated by historic Mach 1 jump

Posted 10/15/2012 in National

Felix Baumgartner stood alone at the edge of space, poised in the open doorway of a capsule suspended above Earth and wondering if he would make it back alive. Twenty four miles below him, millions of people were right there with him, watching on the Internet and marveling at the wonder of the moment.

Monday profile: Smith likes her 'thankless' job

Posted 10/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tameka Smith has become a familiar figure in downtown Columbus over the past year-and-a-half. Quick to smile, quick to say hello, the 33-year-old mother of three has come to know just about everybody who works, lives or shops downtown.

Luncheons focus attention on breast cancer

Posted 10/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Registration filled quickly for Tuesday's second annual breast cancer awareness luncheon at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, but it's not too late to reserve a seat for next week's luncheon at Mississippi University for Women.

Endeavour finally reaches permanent Los Angeles museum home

Posted 10/15/2012 in National

It was supposed to be a slow but smooth journey to retirement, a parade through city streets for a shuttle that logged millions of miles in space.

Expect small '13 Social Security benefit increase

Posted 10/15/2012 in National

Social Security recipients shouldn't expect a big increase in monthly benefits come January.

 

Pakistan sends girl shot by Taliban to UK for care

Posted 10/15/2012 in National

Pakistan airlifted a 14-year-old activist who was shot and seriously wounded by the Taliban to the United Kingdom for treatment Monday, a move that will give her access to the specialized medical care she needs to recover and also protect her from follow-up attacks threatened by the militants.

 

 

Sept. 11 trial rules under scrutiny at Guantanamo

Posted 10/15/2012 in National

A U.S. military judge is considering broad security rules for the war crimes tribunal of five Guantanamo prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attacks, including measures to prevent the accused from publicly revealing what happened to them in the CIA's secret network of overseas prisons.

 

Two Americans win Nobel economics prize

Posted 10/15/2012 in National

Americans Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley were awarded the Nobel economics prize on Monday for research that helps explain the market processes at work when doctors are assigned to hospitals, students to schools and human organs for transplant to recipients.

Centrist Sen. Specter died fighting for moderation

Posted 10/15/2012 in National

Arlen Specter, a pugnacious and prominent former moderate in the U.S. Senate who developed the single-bullet theory in President John F. Kennedy's assassination and played starring roles in Supreme Court confirmation hearings, lost a battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at a time when Congress is more politically polarized than anyone serving there -- or living in America -- can remember.

 

Analysis: 2012 not stressful for Miss. incumbents

Posted 10/15/2012 in State

This is a comfortable election year to be a sitting U.S. representative, U.S. senator or appellate judge in Mississippi.

 

 

Lowndes explores vo-tech school

Posted 10/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School Board continued Friday to explore adding a vocational-technical school to the district, but even if approved, it could be two years or more before it becomes reality.

 

 

Repaving of Hwy 69 to begin Tuesday

Posted 10/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

APAC will begin asphalt paving on Highway 69 Tuesday, from Highway 182 southward for approximately 2.6 miles.

 

 

STD risks particularly high among Mississippi teens

Posted 10/13/2012 in Area

It's a typical fall evening in Columbus. Hundreds have packed the stands at Columbus High School to cheer the Falcons to victory for their homecoming game. At the top of the bleachers, away from their parents and out of earshot of teachers, a group of young boys have gathered. As it often does with teenage boys, the conversation turns to sex.

 

Oktibbeha hospital sale still possible says supe

Posted 10/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer said he will continue to bring the possibility of a bond issue and the county's health care concerns to the forefront of discussion Monday night at the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Pumpkinpalooza adds a bit of 'madness' to celebration

Posted 10/12/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Main Street in downtown Starkville will be closed this afternoon from Jackson Street to Washington Street at 3 p.m. in order to begin preparations for the city's fourth annual Pumpkinpalooza later tonight.

Link'd Young Professionals to get a little older

Posted 10/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two years ago, the Link'd Young Professionals faced a dilemma: Membership was down, participation was low and an organization filled with potential seemed destined to go the way of Ma Bell and the rotary-dial phone.

 

Columbus comprehensive plan awaits approval

Posted 10/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After more than three years of discussion, the Columbus Comprehensive Plan should be approved before Thanksgiving.

 

Employees anxious after Country Club sale

Posted 10/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Last week, the country club, which filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2011, was sold at court auction to East Mississippi Community College for $1.6 million. While EMCC officials indicate the club's staff may be able to retain their jobs, uncertainty permeates the facility.

 

Diversity Day more than 'black and white'

Posted 10/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A week of learning more about people and their traditions and customs will culminate Saturday as Diversity Day will be recognized by Community Counseling Services at the request of the Department of Mental Health.

 

 

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