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Student allowed back after shooter scare

Posted 9/11/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi State University student taken into custody last month during an active shooter scare on campus will be allowed to return to the school in the spring 2016 semester, according to the student's attorney.

St. Paul's, Heritage say goodbye to Fitzner

Posted 9/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Martha Claire Fitzner, a lifelong Columbus resident, beloved teacher of 20 years, dedicated laywoman of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, loving mother, wife and friend, died Wednesday. She was 58.

'Field of Dreams' funding status still unclear

Posted 9/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the city and county officials approaching the end of the budget process, it's unclear whether either entity will offer funds for the "Field of Dreams."

 

Color guard flag presentation to be absent from MSU pregame

Posted 9/11/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A longtime tradition will be absent from Mississippi State University's football pregame show before the Bulldogs kick off against LSU Saturday.

 

At ground zero, 9/11 anniversary now both public and private

Posted 9/11/2015 in National

After years as a private commemoration, the anniversary of Sept. 11 at ground zero now also has become an occasion for public reflection on the site of the terror attacks.

Fire destroys southeastern Oktibbeha mobile home

Posted 9/11/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A fire destroyed a mobile home Wednesday in the southeastern portion of Oktibbeha County.

 

Price to read from, sign Katrina memoir

Posted 9/11/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Former Starkville resident and retired Presbyterian minister Sandra Price will sign copies of her memoir, "Katrina's Grace," at the Book Mart in Starkville from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

 

 

Uncertainty reigns over possible end of 9/11 health programs

Posted 9/11/2015 in National

Two federal programs that promised billions of dollars in compensation and medical care to sick 9/11 responders and survivors are set to expire next year.

 

 

After insulting Fiorina, Trump tested by wave of criticism

Posted 9/11/2015 in National

A wave of criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike rose Thursday after GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump insulted the physical appearance of Carly Fiorina, his party's only female White House contender.

 

 

Biden says he's unsure he can commit fully to be president

Posted 9/11/2015 in National

Vice President Joe Biden said he is overwhelmed at times by his son's death and unconvinced he could commit fully to being president, in an emotional interview that cast a deep pall over his deliberations about the 2016 presidential race.

 

 

11 Republicans to share stage in next debate

Posted 9/11/2015 in National

Eleven Republican presidential candidates have qualified for next week's primetime debate.

 

 

House continues effort to snarl Iran deal

Posted 9/11/2015 in National

The House is continuing to flex its muscles on the Iran nuclear deal even though the Senate has already sealed its fate in Congress.

 

 

Man allegedly stomps on flag, assaults Walmart customer

Posted 9/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Walmart shopper claims to have been assaulted by another shopper who vandalized U.S. flags in the store, authorities say.

 

 

Lowndes Co. first responders to be honored

Posted 9/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Main Street Columbus will host its 11th annual Salute to Lowndes County's Finest in honor of the county's first responders on Friday.

 

 

MaxxSouth rolling out fiber Internet service in Starkville

Posted 9/10/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Almost 8,000 Starkville homes will have first access to MaxxSouth 1 gigabit, fiber Internet service by mid-to-late October as the company plans to activate the infrastructure phases, company officials announced Wednesday.

 

West Point selectmen talk grants, therapeutic riding center

Posted 9/10/2015 in Area

The West Point board of selectman on Tuesday discussed grants and extending their lease agreement with the Mississippi State University therapeutic riding center.

Browning on Business: Taco Bell coming to West Point

Posted 9/10/2015 in Business

West Point is getting a Taco Bell.

A look into Golden Triangle rivalry games

Posted 9/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Don't call Tyrone Shorter crazy. That might be your first inclination if you've seen the schedule Shorter assembled for his Noxubee County High School football team this season.

MSMS cries foul on Ivy League study

Posted 9/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Researchers at an Ivy League school have made changes to a study on African American suspension rates in Southern schools after hearing from angry staff and alumni at a local high school.

 

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