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Highway Patrol's Turnipseed sheds light on concealed carry laws

Posted 3/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There were not many gun carriers in the room -- only about six or seven people said they held concealed carry permits -- but after Tuesday's Columbus Rotary Club meeting, some members said they are rethinking their stance.

Gibbs heads to runoff, opponent undecided

Posted 3/13/2013 in Area

A runoff election could be held April 2 between Karl Gibbs and Eddie Longstreet for the District 36 State Representative seat if unofficial returns hold.


Senate passes latest plan for education changes

Posted 3/13/2013 in State

In their latest plan to improve Mississippi public schools, state senators are offering a compromise on requirements to become a teacher and doing away with a proposal to make it easier for the state to take over troubled schools.



GOP sends mixed signals on Obama's outreach effort

Posted 3/13/2013 in National

House Republicans are sending mixed signals in agreeing to meet with President Barack Obama for talks over the budget impasse.


Lindley elected SACOP Southern regional chairman

Posted 3/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Chief David Lindley was recently elected Southern Region Chair for the International Association of Chiefs of Police's State Association Chiefs of Police Division.

Senate passes school consolidation bill

Posted 3/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Senate passed an amended version of the Oktibbeha-Starkville school consolidation bill which now explicitly allows a potential study commission to look into the possibility of merging county schools with other area districts.


Hard to find good info on drug safety in pregnancy

Posted 3/13/2013 in National

Nearly every woman takes a medication at some point during pregnancy. Yet there's disturbingly little easy-to-understand information about which drugs pose a risk to her baby, and what to do about it.



AP Exclusive: Applying for Obama plan not easy

Posted 3/13/2013 in National

Applying for benefits under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul could be as daunting as doing your taxes.


Black smoke from Sistine Chapel: No pope yet

Posted 3/13/2013 in National

Cardinals remained divided over who should be pope this morning after three rounds of voting, an indication of disagreements about the direction of the Catholic church following the upheaval unleashed by Pope Benedict XVI's surprise resignation.


Man convicted in deadly Craigslist plot

Posted 3/13/2013 in National

A self-styled street preacher accused of teaming up with a high school student in a deadly plot to lure men with Craigslist job offers and then rob them was found guilty Tuesday of aggravated murder and could face the death penalty.



House revives armed teachers plan

Posted 3/13/2013 in State

House members want to steer the school safety debate back toward letting school districts arm teachers and employees.



Senators pass Starkville-Oktibbeha merger bill

Posted 3/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Senate passed an amended version of the Oktibbeha-Starkville school consolidation bill which now explicitly allows a potential study commission to look into the possibility of merging county schools with other area districts. The amendment, proposed by Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, was the only change made by legislators.



NY recommendation on drilling expected

Posted 3/12/2013 in National



Obama friend or foe? McCain charts his course

Posted 3/12/2013 in National

Republican Sen. John McCain is a walking contradiction, antagonizing President Barack Obama over foreign policy one minute, cooperating with the Democrat the next on immigration and the budget. So who is the real McCain?



West Point municipal elections: Democrats only

Posted 3/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

To say that Democrats will sweep this year's West Point municipal elections is not a prediction. The local Republican Party failed to field a single candidate in the city's mayoral and selectmen races.


History shows North Korean pattern: Wait, then attack

Posted 3/12/2013 in National

Recent Korean history reveals a sobering possibility: It may only be a matter of time before North Korea launches a sudden, deadly attack on the South. And perhaps more unsettling, Seoul has vowed that this time, it will respond with an even stronger blow.

Baptist expansion is good news for chemo patients

Posted 3/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There was a time, not too long ago, when chemotherapy patients at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle had to endure long waiting lines to receive vital treatment.

Grammy-winning FUN. will play at MSU

Posted 3/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University's Music Maker Productions announced Grammy-winning alternative rock band FUN. will perform Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. at the Humphrey Coliseum.


What you 'like' on Facebook can be revealing

Posted 3/12/2013 in National

Clicking those friendly blue "like" buttons strewn across the Web may be doing more than marking you as a fan of Coca-Cola or Lady Gaga. It could out you as gay. It might reveal how you vote. It might even suggest that you're an unmarried introvert with a high IQ and a weakness for nicotine.



Owner: SUV in deadly Ohio crash was stolen

Posted 3/12/2013 in National

Investigators on Monday tried to piece together what eight teenagers crammed into a stolen SUV were up to before the vehicle flipped over into a pond, killing six of them.



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