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New Mississippi governor says he's 'ready to work'

Posted 1/11/2012 in State

JACKSON -- The inauguration of Republican Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday capped a week of ceremony in Mississippi state government, as leadership changed hands in the House, then the Senate, and finally in the governor's office.

 

 

Study: Mississippi River channel woes huge for economy

Posted 1/11/2012 in National

NEW ORLEANS -- The U.S. economy faces losing billions of dollars in trade unless the Army Corps of Engineers' budget for dredging the Mississippi River is increased to prevent the river from silting in, according to a new study commissioned by businesses that rely on the river.

 

 

Wild hogs unwelcome guests at Miss. Civil War site

Posted 1/11/2012 in State

Last year's frightening flooding of the Mississippi River didn't do any direct damage to the site of one of the pivotal battles of the Civil War. It did bring in some undesirable new neighbors.

 

 

Lamar officials get pay boost

Posted 1/11/2012 in State

PURVIS -- Two key Lamar County administrators received significant raises this year, thanks to provisions provide by state statute.

 

 

State drops drug charges against doctor

Posted 1/11/2012 in State

ESCATAWPA -- Prosecutors have dropped all charges against former heart surgeon, who in 2009 was accused of growing marijuana on his 50-acre property in Jackson County.

 

 

Union County rejects liquor sale

Posted 1/11/2012 in State

NEW ALBANY -- For the second time in three years, Union County residents have rejected the sale of hard liquor and wine in the county.

 

Regional airport fills many roles, part of larger economic development plan

Posted 1/11/2012 in Business

Working with the nation's busiest air base is just one part of the multifaceted role of Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Other facets include economic development, business travel and passenger air service.

 

Starkville school board trims superintendent list, mum on names

Posted 1/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- An undisclosed number of the 22 candidates in the Starkville School District superintendent pool have been eliminated, though the board of trustees won't release names until next week.

 

 

Navistar to provide $880M in upgrades for military vehicles

Posted 1/11/2012 in Area

WEST POINT -- Navistar Defense, LLC received a $880 million delivery order Tuesday to upgrade 2,717 International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.

 

 

Recreation authority parks projects nearly complete

Posted 1/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Lowndes Recreation Authority is two community centers away from finishing its neighborhood parks projects.

 

Starkville woman arrested in connection with burglaries

Posted 1/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A woman was arrested Tuesday in connection with a rash of burglaries which have plagued the New Hope area over the past few weeks.

Doss officially charged with murder

Posted 1/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- A Starkville man has been charged with murder in connection with the Monday shooting death of his uncle. Kewon Doss, 18, was officially charged Tuesday.

 

Police recover counterfeit money, arrest one

Posted 1/11/2012 in Area

Area law enforcement agencies are investigating numerous reports of counterfeit money. West Point Assistant Police Chief Avery Cook said his department made one arrest Friday -- Quenton Davis, 21, of 16 Redbird Lane in Aberdeen, who was charged with counterfeiting. He was released on bond Saturday.

 

 

Smithville bank robbed; suspects in custody

Posted 1/10/2012 in Area

SMITHVILLE -- Monroe County law enforcement officials arrested a Tupelo woman on a charge of armed robbery Tuesday after a Renasant Bank branch in Smithville was robbed at around 11:30 a.m. A male was taken into custody later in the day in Lee County but was released without being charged.

 

 

New NOAA study mirrors spill rate from BP well

Posted 1/10/2012 in National

NEW ORLEANS -- Federal scientists say a new chemistry-based analysis of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico closely matches official estimates released at the time of the spill.

 

 

Bryant's road to the mansion started with a defeat

Posted 1/10/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Phil Bryant has won seven straight elections, beginning with a race for state House in 1991. But he lost his first run for public office, a bid to become a Rankin County supervisor in 1988.

 

 

Bryant appoints several state agency directors

Posted 1/10/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Phil Bryant's administration is going to look at least a little like outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour's administration.

 

 

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