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MSU looks to add defensive-line depth

Posted 1/31/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University's football coaching staff is using its 2012 recruiting class to define a philosophy.

Downtown bar tries to move past controversy

Posted 1/29/2012 in Business

A downtown Columbus bar steeped in controversy opened its doors Friday afternoon after being closed for almost a year. The Elbow Room at 418 Second Ave. N. was the scene of a double homicide in 2011.

Former Vietnam POW to share experiences at Town and Tower breakfast

Posted 1/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Few letters of the alphabet have come to mean more to Retired Col. Carlyle Smith "Smitty" Harris than GBU. As a prisoner of war in Vietnam for "seven years, 10 months, and some days," hearing -- and sending -- the secret tap code for God bless you through cell walls helped save sanity.

 

Unidentified body found in Lowndes County

Posted 1/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County authorities are trying to determine the identification of a white male whose body was recovered Saturday afternoon along Bud Price Road.

 

Aerial pioneer: Latest movie on Tuskegee Airmen real life for friends and family of aviator

Posted 1/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

He grew up exploring the fields of Carrollton, Ala., lying in the high, sun-warmed grass and staring at contrails in the sky, dreaming of being a pilot.There was no reason to believe his boyhood fantasies would come true. And yet, they did.

 

Oktibbeha County Circuit Court

Posted 1/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The defense team for the Weir man accused of stabbing two doughnut shop employees Thursday filed a motion to determine whether he is mentally fit to stand trial.

 

 

Louisville Street construction to begin this week

Posted 1/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The initial phase of the Louisville Street widening project is set to begin Monday. Traffic will be greatly affected, as construction will force the street to one lane. At no point during construction will the street completely close, said Aaron Gregory, of Columbus-based Gregory Construction.

 

TVA Generation Partners site wins national award

Posted 1/28/2012 in Business

STARKVILLE -- A Mississippi regional landfill participating in the Tennessee Valley Authority's Generation Partners renewable power program has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as one of the nation's top renewable generation projects.

 

Man accidentally shoots himself in hip

Posted 1/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is home but not necessarily resting comfortably after shooting himself in the buttocks Friday night.

 

 

Once-homeless science whiz moves into new NY house

Posted 1/28/2012 in National

BAY SHORE, N.Y. -- A New York teen who was living at a homeless shelter when she was picked as a semifinalist in a prestigious national science competition has moved into her new home. Samantha Garvey and her family were handed the keys to their house in Bay Shore, Long Island on Saturday.

 

 

Miss. regulators pushed to drop statewide burn ban

Posted 1/28/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Although almost no one seems to know it, it's illegal for everyday citizens to burn common waste in Mississippi.

 

 

New Orleans celebrates anniversary of steamboat

Posted 1/28/2012 in National

NEW ORLEANS -- Two hundred years ago, the first steamboat meandered down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, taking more than four months to reach New Orleans. The journey was marked by Indians chasing the paddle-wheeled boat, a baby's birth and an earthquake that made the Mississippi flow in the opposite direction for 45 miles.

 

 

Bryant salutes work of racial reconciliation group

Posted 1/28/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Gov. Phil Bryant said he plans to continue activity with a Christian group promoting racial reconciliation.

 

 

Brandon teenager in 'Idol' top 40

Posted 1/28/2012 in State

Brandon -- A 17-year-old Brandon girl is one of the Top 40 candidates on Fox's American Idol. Skylar Laine Harden was one of the top 40 contestants who advanced to the singing competition's Hollywood round, placing her one step closer to making her debut on a stage that has launched the careers of stars such as Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.

 

 

BP emails reveal company knew rig could blow

Posted 1/28/2012 in National

NEW ORLEANS -- On the day the Deepwater Horizon sank in the Gulf of Mexico, BP officials warned in an internal email conversation that if the well was not protected by the blow-out preventer at the drill site, crude oil could burst into the Gulf of Mexico at a rate of 3.4 million gallons a day, an amount a million gallons higher than what the U.S. government ultimately estimated spilled daily from the site.

 

 

Aurora to expand manufacturing; details forthcoming

Posted 1/28/2012 in Business

Aurora Flight Sciences is expanding its Columbus operation, but a company spokesman declined to give specifics Friday, citing continuing negotiations.

 

 

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