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No Child Left Behind gets renewed focus

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback.

 

Cyber Monday gives retailers sales bump

Posted 12/2/2014 in Business

Cyber Monday is turning into Cyber Month.

 

Regulators investigating child car seat recall

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday that it is investigating whether Graco took too long to report a safety defect in its child car seats.

 

 

Feds impose new rules to protect bluefin tuna

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

New restrictions are being placed on fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic coast to protect the prized bluefin tuna species from being overfished.

 

Browning on Business: New MSU apparel store opens in Starkville

Posted 12/1/2014 in Business

Last Wednesday, Maroon & Co. opened in Starkville.

Needs of District 4 are broad in scope

Posted 12/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

District 4 runs the gamut of every socioeconomic class and many of the residences Jeff Smith represents have varying needs, regardless of income or background.

 

CMSD partners with CPD for toy drive

Posted 12/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District is partnering with the Columbus Police Department to bring toys to local children this Christmas.

 

 

Wassail Fest set for Friday

Posted 12/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friday will be a red letter day for wassail connoisseurs in Columbus.

 

 

School budget prop could get alternative

Posted 12/1/2014 in State

Next November, voters will decide whether to amend the Mississippi Constitution to require the state to pay for "an adequate and efficient system of free public schools."

 

 

Mississippi Capitol in midst of $8.3M restoration

Posted 11/29/2014 in State

The Mississippi Capitol is undergoing an $8.3 million restoration designed to help keep it in good working condition for generations to come.

 

 

Local Black Friday crowds controlled, sales increase

Posted 11/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local Black Friday shopping went off without a hitch, according to law enforcement and retailers.

 

 

Starkville aldermen likely to approve rezoning for industrial park

Posted 11/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville could take another step toward breaking ground on a new industrial park as aldermen are expected to rezone about 326 acres of property near Highway 182 and Highway 25 for manufacturing usage.

 

 

Magicians stage effort to restore Houdini's grave

Posted 11/29/2014 in National

Nestled next to the late Lewins, Blums and Levys in a spooky old cemetery in New York City lies the final resting place of America's most legendary magician, interred under a granite monument that bears his stage name in bold letters: Houdini.

 

Rebs prove spoiler to Dogs' storybook season

Posted 11/29/2014 in State

This is why the Bulldogs can't have nice things.

 

Firefighters: Common sense can prevent winter fires

Posted 11/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County and Starkville fire officials are urging residents to use common sense with heating elements, Christmas displays and cooking appliances this holiday season as winter's cooler temperatures usually bring with them an increase in emergency calls.

 

Local Black Friday shoppers prepare in advance

Posted 11/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With Black Friday sales seemingly starting earlier and earlier each year, local shoppers say they have to strategize and plan to maximize their savings on the big day.

 

FBI investigating threat made against Ole Miss Grove

Posted 11/28/2014 in State

The FBI is looking into an anonymous threat made against trees and shrubs in the Grove at the University of Mississippi.

 

 

Egg Bowl is on center stage Saturday

Posted 11/28/2014 in Area

Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott walked into the media room at MSU's Seal Football Complex and immediately saw an old friend. Prescott, smiling broadly, walked to the front of the room and leaned over to give that friend a kiss.

 

Ava Moore, a civic leader in Starkville, has died

Posted 11/26/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Unity Park organizers say the civil rights park could one day honor Ava Moore, a long-time community activist and park supporter who died Nov. 20.

 

Columbus stabbing leaves one in hospital

Posted 11/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An altercation between two women left one in critical condition from multiple stab wounds and the other behind bars.

 

 

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