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Ballroom dance club creates Elvis festival

Posted 4/22/2014 in Area

For three days starting Friday, the Tupelo Ballroom Dance Club will go all-Elvis. Since Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, the club is holding a new festival called Dancing with the King.

 

Why are Americans obsessed with missing Malaysian plane?

Posted 4/22/2014 in National

From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist.

Teen stowaway shows holes in vast airport security

Posted 4/22/2014 in National

Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security breach until the plane -- and the boy -- landed in Hawaii.

 

Spencer wins $30,000 short story prize

Posted 4/22/2014 in National

Elizabeth Spencer, a revered Southern author still active in her 90s, has won a $30,000 short story prize.

 

Courthouse violence unpredictable despite security

Posted 4/22/2014 in National

When Utah's new federal courthouse opened last week, it came with security improvements that are becoming standard around the country: separate entrances and elevators for judges, defendants and the public; bullet-resistant glass and paneling; and vehicle barricades to keep car bombs at bay.

 

Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

Posted 4/22/2014 in National

Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened.

 

 

Funding divides Cochran, McDaniel

Posted 4/21/2014 in State

How large a role should the federal government have in educating American children? It's a politically sensitive question dividing the Republicans in Mississippi's U.S. Senate race this year.

 

Garrard ready to lead as county administrator

Posted 4/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While Oktibbeha County Administrator Emily Garrard formally took over the county's top administrative post earlier this month, she has yet to physically move into the head office.

Presley to unveil new tool to request natural gas

Posted 4/21/2014 in Area

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will unveil a new tool that people without natural gas as a home energy source can use to make their need known to his offices and state suppliers.

 

Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colo.

Posted 4/21/2014 in National

Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

 

 

Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

Posted 4/21/2014 in National

Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.

 

 

Tupelo Guard unit could be stripped of Apaches

Posted 4/21/2014 in State

The Army wants to move all AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the National Guard to active units. Mississippi's 14 Apaches are based at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Tupelo.

 

 

Immanuel Christian School charts new path forward

Posted 4/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Advisors with Immanuel Christian School are looking forward to changes in the upcoming school. From the possibility of new athletic facilities to a new headmaster, advisors say the school is primed for growth.

 

Settlement brings new hope for Kerr-McGee cleanup

Posted 4/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Maranatha Faith Center Pastor Steve Jamison sees the $5.15 billion settlement from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation as a major turning point in the 15-year fight his East Columbus church has led to remediate the contamination from the Kerr-McGee site and protect the safety of those who live near it.

Chicks: They're not just for Easter anymore

Posted 4/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For years, the approach of Easter meant to trip to the local co-op or feed store to buy an Easter Chick. In recent years, however, the practice of buying live chicks as Easter gifts has fallen into disfavor in some quarters.

 

One convicted in 2012 West Point stabbing death

Posted 4/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the stabbing death of a West Point in 2012.

 

Gilbert named finalist for Austin Peay's top position

Posted 4/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University Provost and Executive Vice President Jerry Gilbert was named one of four finalists for Austin Peay State University's top post's upcoming vacancy.

 

Board narrows community developer list to five

Posted 4/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen narrowed a list of 26 community developer applicants to five finalists this week and scheduled interviews for a 5:30 p.m. special-call board meeting on Tuesday.

 

 

Miss. facility making cars for export

Posted 4/19/2014 in State

Toyota officials at the car manufacturer's Blue Springs facility are celebrating the production of the first Corolla built at the plant for export.

 

 

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