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Smith resents county board's inaction

Posted 11/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a position usually occupied by District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks, District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith took District 1 Supervisor and board president Harry Sanders to task during Monday's board meeting.



Hosemann eyes streamlining state boards

Posted 11/6/2012 in State

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is advocating streamlining state government by reining in the 200 boards and commissions that oversee various agencies.



Police seek two for pizza delivery robberies

Posted 11/6/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is searching for two men believed to be responsible in the armed robberies of pizza delivery drivers.



Supervisors hear consultant on OCH analysis

Posted 11/6/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In what is starting to become a regularly scheduled déjà vu, Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer again focused attention on the county hospital at the board's first November meeting Monday.



Study: Vitamins don't lower heart risks in men

Posted 11/6/2012 in National

Multivitamins might help lower the risk for cancer in healthy older men but do not affect their chances of developing heart disease, new research suggests.



Stem cells from strangers can repair hearts

Posted 11/6/2012 in National

Researchers are reporting a key advance in using stem cells to repair hearts damaged by heart attacks. In a study, stem cells donated by strangers proved as safe and effective as patients' own cells for helping restore heart tissue.



Americans face prospect of status quo Congress

Posted 11/6/2012 in National

A barrage of negative ads, more than $2 billion in spending and endless campaign stops all come down to this: Americans likely will elect a Congress as divided as the one they've been ranting about for two years.


Utility workers face tasks monumental and mundane during Sandy cleanup

Posted 11/6/2012 in National

For utility crews racing to restore power to residents of this waterfront city that have been sitting in the dark for a week, the task is both mundane and monumental: Clean a bunch of gunk off electrical equipment with rags and cleaning spray.


Gay marriage, marijuana highlight ballots

Posted 11/6/2012 in National

Lady Gaga and Brad Pitt have weighed in on one side, evangelist icon Billy Graham on the other as the four-state showdown over same-sex marriage reaches its Election Day conclusion with the potential for a historic breakthrough.


China hauls away activists in crackdown

Posted 11/6/2012 in National

During her 30-hour train journey to Beijing, Wang Xiulan ducked into bathrooms whenever the conductors checked IDs. Later, as she lay low in the outskirts of the capital, unidentified men caught her in a nighttime raid and hauled her to a police station. She assumed a fake identity to get away, and is now in hiding again.


Brother of Syrian parliament speaker assassinated

Posted 11/6/2012 in National

Gunmen killed the brother of Syria's parliament speaker as he drove to work in Damascus on Tuesday, the state-run news agency reported, as the international envoy for Syria warned the country could become another Somalia.



On final lap, Romney, Obama focus on key states

Posted 11/5/2012 in National

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney storm into the final day of their long presidential contest, mounting one last effort to protect their flanks while engaging in the toughest battleground of all -- Ohio.


Starkville awaits ruling on desperately needed municipal complex

Posted 11/5/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

City officials say there are many reasons the city of Starkville needs a new municipal complex.


Deadline for e-center applications approaches

Posted 11/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Applications are due next week for organizations interested in joining the Columbus Municipal School District's fight to bring high school dropouts back into the classroom.



City ready to work with county despite hard feelings

Posted 11/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After more than a month of hard feelings, the City of Columbus is getting over it. The "it" in question is some ill will between city and county officials, fostered by a derogatory remark made by a high-ranking county board member.



Miss. to vote on US offices, state judicial seats

Posted 11/5/2012 in State

Mississippi voters are preparing to choose one U.S. senator, four U.S. House members, four state Supreme Court justices and one judge for the state Court of Appeals.


Prison factories caught in private biz debate

Posted 11/5/2012 in Area

On the outside, Unicor, with its big oaks and magnolia trees, looks like it could be part of a landscaped industrial park. Step a little closer and it's clear the apparel shop lies in the middle of a medium-security federal prison in east Alabama.

Bridge damage won't lead to cost overruns

Posted 11/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Work has finally started on a long-planned, multi-million-dollar project for the Columbus Riverwalk.

Poindexter wows patrons

Posted 11/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than a century ago, Chattanooga, Tenn. architect Reuben Harrison Hunt designed the building that would become the crown jewel and pièce de résistance of Mississippi University for Women.

Thousands swarm Starkville for Bulldog Bash

Posted 11/3/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The weather warmed up a bit Friday, causing the vendors setting up tents in the Cotton District to sweat a little.


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