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Drugmakers bet on Ebola vaccines, treatments

Posted 10/27/2014 in National

Drugmakers are racing to develop vaccines and drugs to address the worst outbreak of Ebola in history.

 

 

New home test shakes up colon cancer screening

Posted 10/27/2014 in National

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do.

 

Lowndes County Senate candidates prepare for election

Posted 10/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 10 days, Lowndes County voters will go to the polls to choose which of four candidates will fill the unexpired term of former District 17 state senator Terry Brown.

As more stores move into the Golden Triangle, how is competition shaping up?

Posted 10/25/2014 in Area

About a decade ago, Shane Reed, a Neshoba County native who graduated from Mississippi State in 2000, decided to open a business in the Golden Triangle.

Starkville eases debris ordinances, drop-off fees

Posted 10/25/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen relaxed several city ordinances Tuesday to help speed up debris removal following last week's storm that downed numerous trees.

 

High court sides with Cochran over primary

Posted 10/25/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court said Friday that it won't revive an election challenge by a candidate who lost a Republican primary to Sen. Thad Cochran.

 

Childers overshadowed by Miss. Senate Republican primary

Posted 10/25/2014 in State

Former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers acknowledges he faces a tough task running for senator in Mississippi, a conservative state that hasn't chosen a Democrat for that job since Ronald Reagan was in the White House.

 

Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles

Posted 10/25/2014 in Business

Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch.

 

 

CMSD unveils new website

Posted 10/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District unveiled a new website last week.

 

 

LCSD looking for armed robbery suspects

Posted 10/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Department is searching for two men responsible for the armed robbery of a Crawford convenience store.

 

 

Remains belong to missing Virginia student

Posted 10/25/2014 in National

Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing university student.

 

 

Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

Posted 10/25/2014 in National

Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed.

 

 

Militant group said to be using chlorine bombs

Posted 10/25/2014 in National

New allegations have emerged that Islamic State extremists have expanded their arsenal with chlorine bombs and captured fighter jets -- weapons that could help the militants in Iraq and Syria.

 

 

Poll: 2 of 3 Americans say IS threat is important

Posted 10/25/2014 in National

Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important.

 

NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror

Posted 10/25/2014 in National

A brazen daylight hatchet attack against a group of police officers on a busy New York street was a terrorist act by a reclusive Muslim convert.

 

U.S. official: Auto safety agency under review

Posted 10/25/2014 in National

Transportation officials are reviewing the "safety culture" of the federal agency that oversees auto recalls.

 

 

WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015

Posted 10/25/2014 in National

The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015.

 

Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

Posted 10/25/2014 in National

A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.

Turkeys needed for annual Thanksgiving program

Posted 10/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department and Columbus Fire & Rescue are organizing the 20th annual Turkey Drive.

Woodard stepping down as assistant to mayor, COO

Posted 10/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The assistant to Columbus' mayor and chief operations officer is resigning.

 

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