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Teen dies after Labor Day shooting

Posted 9/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A fatal shooting on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Columbus has claimed the life of a Columbus teen.

 

Failure to report sex assault not always prosecuted

Posted 9/1/2012 in Area

In the days and months following the Penn State sex abuse scandal, people across the country seemed to be asking the same question: "How can something like this go unreported for so long?" Jerry Sandusky was allowed unfettered access to his young victims while reports of the abuse were quickly and quietly silenced, never reaching authorities.

 

Word of mouth, tradition keep Prairie Arts Festival thriving

Posted 9/1/2012 in Area

Despite the threat of rain, thousands of people turned out for 34th annual Prairie Arts Festival in downtown West Point on Saturday, and though it did sprinkle a few times, it was the humidity that kept every brow glistening.

 

Catfish by Committee: Mayor wants group to devise ways to honor street's history

Posted 9/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although it is only one block long, "Catfish Alley," the stretch of Fourth Street between Main Street and College Street, has played a big role in shaping the city.

 

Symposium examines high drop-out rate among black male college students

Officials at Mississippi State University have reported that African American male graduation rates are consistently 20 percent lower than the graduation rates of white males, but the statistic is not unique to the university.

As Isaac pushes north, Gulf Coast slowly recovers

Posted 9/1/2012 in National

As the remnants of Hurricane Isaac pushed their way up the Mississippi valley on Saturday, spinning off severe thunderstorms and at least two tornadoes, some on the Gulf coast were impatient with the pace of restoring power days after the storm dragged through the region.

 

Noe pleads guilty in statutory rape case

Posted 9/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man pleaded guilty to statutory rape in Lowndes County Circuit Court this week. Stephen Noe, pleaded guilty to the 2011 rape of a then 13-year-old girl.

 

Stowaway cat from China finds new home

Posted 9/1/2012 in National

A stowaway kitten who survived a three-week ocean voyage from China to California trapped in a storage container without food or water has found a new home.

 

Can honor codes prevent cheating?

Posted 9/1/2012 in National

Harvard University, whose motto "Veritas" means "truth," has never had a student honor code in its nearly 400-year history -- as far as it knows. But allegations against 125 students for improperly collaborating on a take-home final in the spring are leading to renewed consideration of the idea.

 

 

First since '52: No talk of war in GOP speech

Posted 9/1/2012 in National

ith America embroiled in its longest armed conflict, Mitt Romney became the first Republican since 1952 to accept his party's nomination without mentioning war.

 

 

ICE chief resigns amid misconduct claims

Posted 9/1/2012 in National

A senior Obama administration political appointee and longtime aide to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano resigned Saturday amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior lodged by at least three Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees.

 

Decision not to charge Ariz. sheriff isn't the end

Posted 9/1/2012 in National

The federal abuse-of-power investigation into America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff may have been closed without criminal charges but Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's legal troubles are far from over.

 

Boomers retiring to rural areas won't find doctors

Posted 9/1/2012 in National

 

Obama, GOP duel over rising college expenses

Posted 9/1/2012 in National

President Barack Obama would make tax credits for college expenses permanent and expand Pell grants for students from lower-earning families. The Republican team of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would emphasize the need to curb rising tuitions and federal education spending that are burdening families and the government.

 

New website offers Bulldog fans plenty of game day info

Posted 9/1/2012 in Area

Football season has opened at Mississippi's universities, and Mississippi State Bulldog enthusiasts now have a new football-friendly website, fanguide.msstate.edu.

 

Wreck on Main

Posted 8/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with the Columbus Police Department responded to the intersection of Fifth St. and Main St. after a SUV hit a light pole.

 

Official: 3 dead in NJ supermarket shooting

Posted 8/31/2012 in National

At least three people have died in a shooting at a New Jersey supermarket early today, a law enforcement official said.

 

Texas school to open $60M football field of dreams

Posted 8/31/2012 in National

Call it the palace of high school football: A gleaming $60 million facility with seats for 18,000 roaring fans, a 38-foot-wide high-definition video screen, corporate sponsors and a towering upper deck.

Trouble with the chair: Clint mocked for RNC bit

Posted 8/31/2012 in National

Clint Eastwood earned plenty of bad reviews for his latest performance: a bizarre, rambling endorsement of Mitt Romney.

New life for decades-old Wis. cheddar blocks

Posted 8/31/2012 in National

A recently discovered block of eastern Wisconsin cheddar cheese that dates back to the Nixon presidency will be sold for $10 per ounce.

 

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