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MSU program promotes entrepreneurs

Posted 4/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Charles Parker acquired Rod Sox, a manufacturer of fishing rod protectors, last May. The first thing he did was tell owners of stores who supplied the product that they would not be receiving any new stock for six months.

Tornadoes kill 16 in Arkansas, 1 in Oklahoma

Posted 4/28/2014 in National

Three years after a tornado devastated the Little Rock suburb of Vilonia, its residents again huddled in storm cellars as the most powerful twister this year carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburbs north of the state capital, killing at least 16 people.

Report: 4 in 5 U.S. high school students graduate

Posted 4/28/2014 in National

U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma.

Diggers find Atari games in landfill

Posted 4/28/2014 in National

A decades-old urban legend was put to rest Saturday when workers for a documentary film production company recovered "E.T." Atari game cartridges from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert.

 

Lawmakers pass third child protection bill

Posted 4/28/2014 in State

Beginning July 1, Mississippi mental health care professionals will report if a committed individual has children or has visitation with minors. The information goes the Mississippi Department of Human Services, the agency responsible for child protection issues.

 

Democrat Aiken goes for GOP-heavy House district

Posted 4/28/2014 in National

Singer-songwriter Clay Aiken doesn't have a problem with name recognition. But that doesn't mean voters in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District will send the "American Idol" star to Washington to represent them in Congress.

 

Abortion law at fed appeals court

Posted 4/28/2014 in State

The future of Mississippi's only abortion clinic soon will be up to a federal appeals court.

 

U.S., Philippines sign military deal

Posted 4/28/2014 in National

The U.S. military will get greater access to bases across the Philippines under a 10-year agreement signed Monday in conjunction with President Barack Obama's visit in a deal seen as an effort by Washington to counter Chinese aggression in the region.

Francis presides over historic day of four popes

Posted 4/28/2014 in National

Two 20th-century popes who changed the course of the Catholic Church became saints Sunday as Pope Francis honored John XXIII and John Paul II in a delicate balancing act aimed at bringing together the conservative and progressive wings of the church.

Columbus annexation trial set for September

Posted 4/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been nearly three years since the city of Columbus filed a plan to annex four areas of the county. Since that happened in July 2011, the matter has been mired in a lengthy legal process.

Immanuel Christian School to change name

Posted 4/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Immanuel Christian School is asking for the community's input in selecting a new name. The school's transition away from Immanuel Baptist Church and into its own entity was finalized Wednesday. As part of the agreement, Immanuel Church asked school board members to change the school's name.

 

Gov. signs suffrage bills for three

Posted 4/26/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant has signed bills to restore the voting rights of three people convicted of felonies.

 

 

Conn. school stabbing suspect under psychiatric evaluation

Posted 4/26/2014 in National

A teenager charged with stabbing a fellow high school student to death on the day of their junior prom is being held in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation where he will likely remain for two weeks, one of his attorneys said Saturday.

 

 

Nevada rancher had limited sympathy in the West

Posted 4/26/2014 in National

For a while, in certain quarters, Cliven Bundy was celebrated as a John Wayne-like throwback to the Old West -- a weathered, plainspoken rancher just trying to graze his cattle and keep the government off his back. But that was before he started sounding more like a throwback to the Old South.

 

 

Teen accused of poisoning grandmother's greens

Posted 4/26/2014 in National

Authorities say a North Carolina teenager tried to kill her grandmother by dumping insecticide and termite killer into a pot of collard greens.

 

Harness track repairs in limbo despite funding approval

Posted 4/26/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Despite Oktibbeha County supervisors approving funding and in-kind services to repair Mississippi Horse Park's harness racing surface and bring the venue up to U.S. Trotting Association standards, park Director Bricklee Miller says officials have not yet approved work at the Mississippi State University-owned facility.

 

Manning case back before Miss. Supreme Court

Posted 4/26/2014 in State

Attorneys for death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning are arguing again that Manning deserves a new trial for killing two sisters in 1993 in Starkville.

 

 

Group plans LGBT campaign in 3 Deep South states

Posted 4/26/2014 in Area

A national organization is launching a three-year, $8.5 million campaign to promote LGBT equality and push for new legal protections in three Southern states dominated by conservative politics and religion and known for resistance to change: Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi.

 

 

Miss.-based Hancock Fabrics plans to go private

Posted 4/26/2014 in State

Hancock Fabrics says it plans to stop being a publicly traded company, allowing executives to focus on improving its business.

 

 

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