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Man who killed girlfriend escapes from Parchman

Posted 9/24/2012 in State

A man serving life in prison for killing his girlfriend in 1996 has escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, and visitation there was closed.

MSU professor getting rave reviews for debut novel

Posted 9/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After graduating from Princeton with a degree in Music, Michael Kardos decided not to leave the Garden State. It was home, Kardos was raised on the Jersey Shore, and he could keep doing what he was doing: playing music.

 

Miss. payrolls fall, signaling shrinking economy

Posted 9/24/2012 in State

Payrolls fell in Mississippi for the fourth straight month in August, reinforcing economists' judgment that the state is back in recession.

 

 

Blood drive planned for highway patrol trooper battling cancer

Posted 9/24/2012 in Area

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is encouraging citizens to come to the Starkville Substation tomorrow and donate blood.

 

Kick-start: Overflow crowd celebrates opening of complex

Posted 9/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A cloudless, sun-drenched day was the perfect setting for the sea of jerseys that descended on the new jewel of Columbus on Saturday morning. The Columbus Soccer Complex at Tanyard Park hosted more than a thousand players, coaches, parents and local dignitaries for the opening ceremonies of the state-of-the-art soccer and football complex.

Unforgettable: CAFB ceremonies honor POW/MIA

Posted 9/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dark shapes against a field of blue: Four aircraft roared overhead, flying low. Slowly, agonizingly graceful, one pulled away, concluding its journey alone. White words on a field of black: "You are not forgotten." Gently, the flag waved as Columbus resident Jo Shumake stared up at the sky, at the aircraft growing distant in the summer sun, and thought of her father.

 

Web-based system helps parents track student progress

Posted 9/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville School District will launch its new student information system on Monday and will hold orientation sessions at each campus throughout the week.

 

 

Silicor on schedule after first progress report

Posted 9/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the first of three monthly meetings out of the way, county officials are breathing a sigh of relief, saying plans appear to be on track and going well with the two-phase construction of a silicon metal production and purification facility.

 

Romney gives Dem support for tax deductions claim

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

Mitt Romney has given Democrats plenty of support for their claim he manipulated his deductions to keep his overall 2011 federal income tax rate above a certain threshold for political purposes.

 

Campaign is in high gear, but White House is quiet

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

 

Area farmers markets winding down as fall approaches

Posted 9/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Anchored along the South end of the Columbus Soccer Complex, the Hitching Lot Farmers Market continues to provide homegrown and homemade goods three days a week for Lowndes County residents. And about a month before it will close its doors until the early spring of 2013, consumers still descend upon the market at daybreak to line up to purchase the locally grown produce.

 

SPD: Think twice before buying pet snakes

Posted 9/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Animal control officers in Starkville are asking students to think twice before buying exotic pets.

 

 

Bryant blocks $3 million for Miss. Grammy museum

Posted 9/22/2012 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant has blocked lawmakers' attempt to send $3 million from the Mississippi Development Authority budget to the proposed Grammy museum in Cleveland.

 

 

Congress exits Washington to hit campaign trail

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

The most partisan, least productive Congress in memory has skipped out of Washington for the campaign trail.

 

 

Military-style tactics seen in US Consulate siege

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

The heavily armed extremists who laid siege to the U.S. Consulate in Libya used military-style tactics that may have steered Americans toward a waiting ambush, U.S. officials said Friday as they pieced together details about how the compound was overrun.

 

 

Mauled NY man: I wanted to be one with the tiger

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

A man who was mauled by a tiger at the Bronx Zoo is facing arrest after telling investigators he wanted "to be one" with the 400-pound beast, police said Saturday.

 

 

Facebook posts worry police in Pa. hostage-taking

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

Pittsburgh police said they had serious concerns when an armed man took a business owner hostage in a downtown high-rise office building -- and not just because he had a knife. The suspect, 22-year-old Klein Michael Thaxton, made Facebook posts during the five-hour ordeal Friday, authorities said, and they feared that responses from friends, family and others might goad him into violence.

 

iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans worldwide

Posted 9/21/2012 in National

In a now familiar global ritual, Apple fans jammed shops from Sydney to Paris to pick up the tech juggernaut's latest iPhone.

Three killed in prophet protests in Pakistan

Posted 9/21/2012 in National

Protests by tens of thousands of Pakistanis infuriated by an anti-Islam film descended into deadly violence on Friday, with police firing tear gas and live ammunition in an attempt to subdue rioters who hurled rocks and set fire to buildings in some cities. Three people were killed and dozens injured on a holiday declared by Pakistan's government so people could rally against the video.

 

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