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Drop in gas prices benefits drivers, economy

Posted 4/23/2013 in National

 

Project Blast targets struggling students

Posted 4/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two new after-school tutoring programs will focus on helping under-performing elementary students. Project Boost and Project Blast began last week within the Columbus Municipal School District and are being offered at four of the district's elementary schools.

 

Hearing resumes today for Miss. ricin suspect

Posted 4/23/2013 in State

More discussion is likely today of the mental state of the Mississippi man accused of mailing poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge.

 

AP: Congress slows military efforts to save

Posted 4/23/2013 in National

Parked around the airstrip at Lackland Air Force Base are more than a dozen massive C-5A Galaxy transport planes. There is no money to fly them, repair them or put pilots in the cockpits, but Congress rejected the Air Force's bid to retire them.

Monday profile: 'Superhero' Weeks lauded as Parent of the Year

Posted 4/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Roberta Weeks, volunteering is not some great philosophical issue. Instead, it's pretty simple: Find a need and fill it.

 

Student, school at odds over NRA T-shirt

Posted 4/22/2013 in National

A West Virginia student was charged with causing a disruption at a middle school when he refused to remove a T-shirt that displayed the National Rifle Association's logo and hunting rifle.

 

CL&W to accept bids for new meters

Posted 4/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Inadequate performance in the automatic meter system Columbus Light and Water intended to install for all its customers will necessitate restarting the bid-seeking process for a new meter provider, CL&W General Manager Todd Gale said.

States rejecting Obamacare face serious fallout

Posted 4/22/2013 in National

Rejecting the Medicaid expansion in the federal health care law could have unexpected consequences for states where Republican lawmakers remain steadfastly opposed to what they scorn as "Obamacare."

 

Hearing to continue today in ricin letter case

Posted 4/22/2013 in State

The man charged with mailing ricin-laced letters to the president and a senator was expected back in court today, and the hearing could reveal what evidence authorities have collected from searches of his home and vehicle.

 

 

5 businesses broken into in one week in Aberdeen

Posted 4/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Suspects turn the tables in many cases

Posted 4/22/2013 in State

 

 

MBI: 25-year-old killed after shooting at police

Posted 4/22/2013 in State

 

 

Arrest report 4-22-13

Posted 4/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Aldermen approve Mill TIF proposal

Posted 4/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen approved a 15-year, $3.25 million-maximum tax increment financing agreement for Golden Triangle developer Mark Castleberry's Mill development Tuesday.

Prayer and waiting in West, Texas

Posted 4/22/2013 in National

The First Baptist Church in the tiny Texas town where a fertilizer plant exploded is still off-limits, so the Rev. John Crowder put folding chairs in a hay pasture and improvised a pulpit on a truck flatbed.

A taste of Starkville: CDAF highlights city's creative prowess

Posted 4/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Thousands gathered in the arts, food and culture of Starkville Saturday during the annual Cotton District Arts Festival.

The W celebrates 40th anniversary of nursing program

Posted 4/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They came from across the nation, their hair perhaps a little grayer, their steps perhaps a little slower, but their faces as alight with enthusiasm as they were the first day they stepped on campus at Mississippi University for Women. It was a celebration, after all, and the charter class of MUW's College of Nursing and Speech-Pathology came prepared for the occasion.

Despite challenges, MUW shows growth

Posted 4/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While enrollment is down nationwide, enrollment at Mississippi University for Women is up more than two percent, university president Dr. Jim Borsig said Friday.

 

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