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Census: Income, poverty numbers stay just about the same

Posted 9/17/2015 in National

The wallets of America's middle class and poorest aren't seeing any extra money, the U.S. Census reported Wednesday, a financial stagnation experts say may be fueling political dissent this campaign season.



Ag secretary Vilsack announces goal for cutting food waste

Posted 9/17/2015 in National

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a goal Wednesday to cut the amount of food that Americans waste by 50 percent by 2030.


Affidavits allege former SA coach made sexual advances toward minors

Posted 9/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Affidavits filed by Starkville Police Department allege former Starkville Academy baseball coach Jody Wayne Britt made sexual advances toward two minors and asked them to photograph themselves in a restroom.


Hamilton schools close after threat

Posted 9/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hamilton School students were dismissed at noon today after threats of violence were received via social media.


Lowndes Co. approves budget with $750K shortfall

Posted 9/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors approved the Fiscal Year 2016 budget and millage rate Tuesday following an hour-long public hearing on the budget.

Columbus man accused of New Hope thefts

Posted 9/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities say that for the past several weeks, a Columbus man has been breaking into New Hope Elementary School's kindgergarten-3rd grade building stealing cleaning supplies and then re-selling them around town.

City council picks Goodwin for bench

Posted 9/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council on Tuesday voted to hire local attorney Gary Goodwin as the city's new municipal court judge.

Former SA coach charged with child enticement

Posted 9/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A former Starkville Academy baseball coach was arrested and charged with two counts of child enticement.


Stricklin appointed to school board

Posted 9/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Anne Stricklin was appointed to the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees after a heated session featuring verbal rows between aldermen and the mayor's frequent use of his gavel in an attempt to maintain decorum.


MSU-led ASSURE identifying drone issues

Posted 9/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Unmanned aircraft, or drones, are expected to play a vital role in the future, but researchers must first figure out their impact before the technology is implemented and integrated into daily life.

SPD searching for person of interest in Tuesday burglary

Posted 9/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Law enforcement agents are searching for a Starkville man identified as a person of interest in a recent burglary.


Columbus man files suit after Aurora firing

Posted 9/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has filed a federal lawsuit against Aurora Flight Sciences, claiming he was unfairly terminated by the company because of a medical disability.



Motive elusive in Mississippi double shooting

Posted 9/16/2015 in State

Shannon Lamb's motive for fatally shooting his girlfriend and a university colleague remains largely a mystery.



Shifting debate strategies, GOP hopefuls to take on Trump

Posted 9/16/2015 in National

In the first Republican presidential debate, most candidates took a hands-off approach to Donald Trump and hoped the brash billionaire would hurt himself. Instead, he only got stronger.


Subway: Co-founder of sandwich chain DeLuca dead at 67

Posted 9/16/2015 in National

Subway co-founder Fred DeLuca, who turned a sandwich shop he started as a teenager into the world's largest fast-food chain, died Monday evening. He was 67.


Panel backs aspirin for heart health only in certain adults

Posted 9/16/2015 in National

A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke -- and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time.



Republicans oppose new rules on offshore drilling

Posted 9/16/2015 in National

Republican lawmakers on Tuesday criticized an Obama administration move to toughen standards for offshore drilling, saying the new rules would be costly for drillers and threaten to shut down oil and gas exploration off the nation's coasts.



Stark contrasts in Europe's welcome to migrants

Posted 9/16/2015 in National

The bleary-eyed travelers arriving in Malmo's glass-and-steel train station agreed on one thing: Sweden was a better place to go than Denmark, which has cut welfare benefits for refugees.


Amid Trump bombast, Ben Carson rises in GOP field

Posted 9/16/2015 in National

Amid all the bombast in the Republican race for president, Ben Carson comes across more like a whisper.


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