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Art Walk Downtown expands in second year

Posted 9/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The second annual Art Walk Downtown will convert historic downtown Columbus into a lively arts festival Thursday night.

Sanctions may delay Severstal sale

Posted 9/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The sale of Russia-based Severstal may be slowed down due to sanctions the United States currently has on the country.

Accused New Hope shooter's attorney asks for mental evaluation

Posted 9/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused of shooting two Lowndes County deputies and injuring a third will undergo a mental evaluation before he stands trial.

Public works employees fired for misconduct

Posted 9/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen fired two public works employees for misconduct Tuesday. The identities of the two employees terminated during the council meeting were not revealed because the move was a personnel matter discussed in executive session.

Arrest follows Brookville Gardens shooting

Starkville police arrested a local man Sunday after a Brookville Garden shooting injured another man in his car.

 

Flat tax rate forecast for upcoming fiscal year

Starkville is expected to operate with the same ad valorem tax rate in the upcoming fiscal year, officials forecasted Tuesday, after staff said an expected early January economic development bond issuance will mean the city won't need additional funds for payments until Fiscal Year 2015-2016.

 

Vernon working toward fixing City Hall issues

Posted 9/3/2014 in Area

City officials are moving closer to a solution to structural issues plaguing parts of city hall.

 

Police find body of missing teenager

Posted 9/3/2014 in State

Jackson police on Tuesday found the body of a 17-year-old girl they say was kidnapped and shot during the weekend.

 

Second Syria beheading raises stakes for U.S.

Posted 9/3/2014 in National

Islamic State extremists have released a video showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warned President Barack Obama that continuing airstrikes against the group in Iraq will be met with the killing of more Western captives.

A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group

Posted 9/3/2014 in National

The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years. But what danger does it immediately pose?

 

Halliburton reaches $1B Gulf oil spill settlement

Posted 9/3/2014 in National

Halliburton's agreement to pay more than $1 billion to settle numerous claims involving the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be a way for the company and victims of the spill to avoid years of costly litigation -- if all the pieces fall into place.

 

 

Photo hacking rekindles digital privacy worries

Posted 9/3/2014 in National

As the celebrity photo-hacking scandal has made clear, privacy isn't what it used to be.

 

Tropical Storm Dolly moves ashore in Mexico

Posted 9/3/2014 in National

Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Dolly threatened flash floods and mudslides in mountainous areas as it moved in from Mexico's Gulf coast, where authorities had readied shelters and suspended school classes Wednesday.

 

Detroit-area man gets 17 years in porch shooting

Posted 9/3/2014 in National

A suburban Detroit man was sentenced Wednesday to at least 17 years in prison for killing an unarmed woman who appeared on his porch before dawn.

 

 

Judge: Voters' birthdates not public record

Posted 9/3/2014 in State

A federal judge has ruled against a Texas-based group and several Mississippi residents who sought access to Mississippi voters' birthdates after a disputed Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

 

 

Sentence in silicone injection case

Posted 9/3/2014 in State

A Mississippi woman convicted of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has been sentenced to life in prison.

 

 

Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

Posted 9/3/2014 in National

An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.

 

 

International group says world is losing battle against Ebola

Posted 9/3/2014 in National

he international group Doctors Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone."

 

 

Double mastectomy doesn't boost cancer survival for most

Posted 9/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests.

 

 

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