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Seeking answers to getting recalled cars fixed quickly

Posted 4/29/2015 in Business

Robo calls, social media ads, personal letters from the CEO and even a smartphone app are among ways auto companies are trying to convince more customers to get repairs done on cars recalled for serious safety defects.


MSU professor continues fight against avian flu

Posted 4/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Influenza remains among the deadliest diseases known to living organisms on Earth.


2 arrested following vehicle chase

Posted 4/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two people are in custody following a pursuit that began in Lowndes County and ended in Alabama on Monday.


Tornado victims recall damage, recovery

Posted 4/28/2015 in Area

Recently, a lawnmower threw a rock into the glass front door of Sybil Prather's home in east Lowndes County.

A year later: 'I think we bounced back pretty well'

Posted 4/28/2015 in Area

A year ago today, a series of tornadoes ripped through Mississippi and other southern states, inflicting hundreds of millions of dollars in damage and costing the lives of 35 people.

Starkville playing infrastructure project catch up with $2.7M bond issuance

Posted 4/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen approved a $2.7 million-maximum bond package last week that will help workers tend to a growing list of road, drainage and access projects in the next three years.


MSU to take part in sexual assault awareness month 'Denim Day'

Posted 4/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University students and faculty, as well as local community members, elected officials and businesses are asked to wear and donate denim Wednesday as part of Denim Day, an annual event recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month.


Arrest report: 4-28-15

Posted 4/28/2015 in Area


Nissan gives $500,000 to Miss. history museums

Posted 4/28/2015 in State

Nissan Motor Co. is donating $500,000 to help fund exhibits and a dining area at two Mississippi history museums being built in downtown Jackson.



Analysis: Initiative process complex and difficult to use

Posted 4/28/2015 in State

A conservative group announced last week that it will try to put a term-limits amendment on the Mississippi ballot, but history shows there's a good chance the proposal will never even come up for a vote.


Modern tragedy: Quake-ravaged Nepal tower a site for selfies

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

Social media is a chronicle of life, and sometimes death. So it should be no surprise that a site of great human and cultural loss in Nepal's devastating earthquake is now barraged with the clicking of smartphones.

American Civil War commemorated way, way down south of Dixie

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried chicken, barbeque and draft beer, and a plethora of Confederate flags emblazoning everything from belt buckles to motorcycle vests to trucker caps.

Riots in Baltimore raise questions about police response

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

National Guard troops fanned out through the city, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early today as a growing area of Baltimore shuddered from riots following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.


US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water because some kids are getting too much, causing white splotches on their teeth.



Obama, Abe putting joint face on trade amid opposition in US

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

Eager to build on the U.S.-Japan alliance, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will work to strengthen economic ties further while confronting stiff resistance from the U.S. president's own political party to a massive new Pacific Rim trade deal.


Supreme Court to hear historic same-sex marriage arguments

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land.


Study blames global warming for 75 percent of very hot days

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity.


Post-It notes latest attack in neigborhood prank war

Posted 4/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This is war. "And we are losing," said Clifford McManus, 25, as he scanned the carnage of battle Sunday morning.

Leigh Mall under pressure to repave

Posted 4/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For years, Leigh Mall businesses and shoppers have wrestled with bad parking lot conditions. Now mall ownership presumably has a plan to fix the problem.


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