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Rough economy in clear view for Obama on the road

Posted 10/2/2012 in National

Sometimes all President Barack Obama has to do is look out the window to get a firsthand look at the country's economic woes.

 

 

Agent: Abduction of sisters planned for a year

Posted 10/2/2012 in National

A Mississippi man's infatuation with a 12-year-old Tennessee girl led him to plot her abduction for a year and kill her mother and sister, according to testimony in court Monday.

 

 

Governor, energy experts to meet on MSU campus

Posted 10/2/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Gov. Phil Bryant, along with energy-industry leaders will convene on the campus of Mississippi State University Wednesday for "Powering Mississippi in the 21st Century," a program examining the state's energy future.

 

 

Columbus man arrested after shooting report

Posted 10/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with the Columbus Police Department responded to the 100 block of Beech Street last night for reports of shots fired.

 

 

Miss. tracks possible misuse of food stamps

Posted 10/2/2012 in State

State officials say 1,705 people in Mississippi were disqualified last budget year from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for making false claims and improperly taking more than $2.7 million in benefits.

 

Pink power: Teamwork 'catapults' girls in competition

Posted 10/1/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The three girls were all concentrated on their individual tasks, tuning and tweaking, huddled around the pink, wooden catapult, but still trouble-shooting as they worked.

Meredith distances himself from moment in history

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

James Meredith is a civil-rights icon who hates the term "civil rights." It's as if civil rights were somehow set apart from -- well, rights.

 

Breast Cancer: Early detection key to survival

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

Get ready to see a lot of pink in the upcoming weeks as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off in the Golden Triangle and around the country.

 

 

Caledonians prepare to celebrate 'Mississippi's Mayberry'

Posted 10/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sometimes, you don't know what you've got till you're gone. Duane Perkins grew up in Caledonia, and now, with the ninth annual Caledonia Day rapidly approaching, he's busily working with the festival committee, making sure the Oct. 19-20 event goes off without a hitch.

 

Newspaper: Sniper felt like 'worst piece of scum'

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

Convicted D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo said in a newspaper interview published Sunday that the devastated reaction of a victim's husband made him feel like "the worst piece of scum."

Iran bans Gmail

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

 

Man sentenced to 514 years for botched, deadly holdup

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

A 32-year-old New Orleans man has been sentenced to 514 years in prison for a botched and bloody holdup in 2007.

 

 

Medicare to fine hospitals for readmitted patients

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

If you or an elderly relative have been hospitalized recently and noticed extra attention when the time came to be discharged, there's more to it than good customer service.

 

 

Bacon shortage 'baloney,' but prices to rise

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

Bacon lovers can relax. They'll find all they want on supermarket shelves in the coming months, though their pocketbooks may take a hit.

 

 

Obama, Romney hunker down for debate prep

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

Nearing their first face-off, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are hunkering down for intense preparations ahead of Wednesday's presidential debate, where the GOP nominee hopes to change the trajectory of the White House race.

 

 

Analysis: Coffee, tea and punditry from Barbour

Posted 10/1/2012 in State

In some scenarios, Haley Barbour would've been traveling the United States these days as the Republican nominee for president.

 

 

Council considers recycling contract

Posted 10/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council will begin looking at its contract with Mississippi Industrial Waste Disposal Tuesday night. The contract expires in November. The waste company is a subsidiary of Waste Pro.

 

 

Arrest report 10-1-12

Posted 10/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Legion of Honor and a life well-lived: France's highest honor wasn't Thompson's greatest achievement

Posted 9/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Joseph Thompson never understood why his family and friends believed he was so special, so worthy of such an honor. The way he saw it, all he did during World War II was avoid getting shot.

 

Health care providers encourage use of flu shots

Posted 9/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Data shows that only one in three Mississippians get flu shots each year, a ratio area health care professionals and daycare providers hope to improve upon.

 

 

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