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Cuba publishes first photos of Fidel Castro in 5 months

Posted 2/3/2015 in National

Cuba has published the first photos of Fidel Castro in more than five months, showing the 88-year-old former leader engaged in what appears to be a lively conversation with a university student.

New Hope rallies behind a lady that believed in them

Posted 2/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ame Robertson played softball under former New Hope High School coach Cary Shepherd for six years. She remembers that when she was a freshman, her old coach once called her into a meeting, and Robertson expected the worst.

Lowndes Co. homeless population down in survey

Posted 2/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A statewide tally of homeless Mississippians conducted last week shows that Lowndes County numbers are down.

Community market seeks new home at fire station greenspace

Greater Starkville Development Partnership officials hope to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the city to take over management of Fire Station No. 1's greenspace and move Starkville Community Market to the Russell Street corridor's terminus.


Three-way race emerges for District 5 supervisor seat

A new challenger, 27-year-old political newcomer Ernest Rogers Jr., qualified this week as the third Democrat vying for Oktibbeha County's District 5 supervisor's seat.



Analysis: More opponents loom for school funding initiative

Posted 2/2/2015 in State

The skies were already clouding over for an initiative meant to require higher funding of Mississippi's education system. But they're getting darker.



The world's problems enter Japan's psyche, again

Posted 2/2/2015 in National

The Japanese, who inhabit one of the safest countries in the world, have been brutally reminded that the world is a dangerous place.



Japan's leader defends handling of crisis

Posted 2/2/2015 in National

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe defended his policy toward terrorism, as the flag at his official residence flew at half-staff Monday in a mark of mourning for two hostages killed by the Islamic State group.



Toddler wounds both parents with 1 shot from handgun

Posted 2/2/2015 in National

A 3-year-old boy found a handgun in his mother's purse and fired just one shot that wounded both his parents at an Albuquerque motel on Saturday, police said.



Rep. Nunnelee sent home after new tumor discovered

Posted 2/2/2015 in State

Doctors have found a new tumor in U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee and told him no further medical treatment is possible.



Obama proposing $478B public works program in budget

Posted 2/2/2015 in National

The $4 trillion budget that President Barack Obama sends Congress today proposes higher taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations, and an ambitious $478 billion public works program for highway, bridge and transit upgrades.


Finding love online: As Valentine's Day approaches, more and more people use dating sites to find that special someone

Posted 1/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's getting to be that time of year -- heart-shaped chocolates and candlelit dinners.

Golden Triangle law enforcement agencies seek more diversity

Posted 1/31/2015 in Area

While a nationwide debate on the racial makeup of law enforcement agencies continues, statistics show agencies in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties are working toward becoming mirrors of the communities they serve.

Starting over: MSU's Cox looks to rebuild career

Posted 1/31/2015 in Area

The days are quiet for Justin Cox now. That's fine with him.


No bids in yet for City Hall, lagoon properties

Posted 1/31/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While some aldermen seem intent on moving forward with a $2.55 million-maximum purchase of Cadence Bank's Main Street location, a financing issue could manifest in the middle of the month.


Romney's exit unleashes race for donors among 2016 hopefuls

Posted 1/31/2015 in National

Mitt Romney's exit from the presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising and set off a new race for the backing of donors who had remained loyal to the 2012 Republican nominee.


Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

Posted 1/31/2015 in National

Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags.



Fire damages 3 Collegiate Heights apartments

Posted 1/31/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials say an apparent cooking fire damaged three Collegiate Heights apartments Saturday morning, but no injuries were reported during the incident.


Suspected shooter surrenders to police

Posted 1/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman is in custody after she allegedly shot at another resident.


MUW to hold campus blood drive

Posted 1/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

United Blood Services will host a two-day campus blood drive with Mississippi University for Women this week.



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