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Classes for homeless focus on the basics

Posted 8/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On the day before school started in Columbus, Glenda Buckhalter stood before a table stacked with book bags containing school supplies Wednesday and offered an apology. "I'm sorry that I couldn't get everything," she told the group of a dozen women, all moms, and in one case, a grandmother.

Mississippi tea garden in the works

Posted 8/9/2014 in State

Raindrops bead on the green leaves of thousands of young plants in the shade nursery at the Great Mississippi Tea Co. in Brookhaven, a glistening endorsement of Jason McDonald's plan for land where cattle once roamed.

 

Charges in Jim Brady's homicide could prove tough

Posted 8/9/2014 in National

Trying to bring a case against John Hinckley Jr. in the homicide of former White House press secretary James Brady could prove difficult for prosecutors, given the three decades that have passed since he was shot in an assassination try on Ronald Reagan and because a jury ruled that Hinckley was insane when he opened fire, an attorney and law professor said.

 

 

Ebola: Just the facts

Posted 8/9/2014 in National

 

White students to no longer be majority at school

Posted 8/9/2014 in National

The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell's summer school classroom in Pennsylvania's wealthiest county reads "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos" in polished handwriting.

 

Mainstream GOP upbeat after sweeping tea party

Posted 8/9/2014 in National

Mainstream conservatives ran the table in Senate Republican primaries as tea party upstarts lost all six challenges to GOP incumbents, leaving the establishment upbeat about midterm elections and the insurgent movement beaten but unbowed.

 

Downtown business owner disputes city's claims

Posted 8/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Realtor is disputing claims that she allowed work on her downtown building without a proper permit from the city. On Monday, the back brick wall at 421 Main St. collapsed, injuring Ann Davis, who suffered a broken arm and broken ribs.

Back to school: Mixture of excitement, nerves for new Columbus students

Posted 8/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nerves and jitters were on the menu Thursday morning as pre-K and kindergarten students started their first day of school in the Columbus Municipal School District.

First Yokohama phase on schedule for fall 2015

Posted 8/8/2014 in Area

Construction is on schedule for the new Yokohama Tire Company plant in West Point to begin operations in roughly 14 months.

Taxis to transport students home from bars

The Mississippi State University Student Association-funded Night Route, a transportation system that moves students from campus to various Starkville bars and restaurants, will transition to a taxi-based system that takes riders home from some venues, MSUSA President Brett Harris confirmed during his group's budget presentation to aldermen Tuesday.

 

Business group grades area legislators

Posted 8/8/2014 in Area

Three state legislators from the Golden Triangle have been an awarded "A" gradings by the Business and Industry Political Education Committee.

 

Miss. consumer spending grows slowest in nation

Posted 8/8/2014 in State

Overall consumer spending grew more slowly in Mississippi than in any other state in 2012, reflecting the state's slow recovery from the recession.

 

Embezzlement charges dropped against state rep.

Posted 8/8/2014 in State

Mississippi's attorney general has dropped criminal embezzlement charges against Republican state Rep. Brian Aldridge because of the death of a key witness.

 

 

MSU President Keenum elected as vice chairman

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum was elected by his fellow directors as vice chairman of the 15-member board of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) at the group's inaugural meeting on Aug. 7.

 

Monkeys take 'selfies,' copyright dispute ensues from camera owner

Posted 8/8/2014 in National

Monkey see, monkey do. But when a monkey takes a selfie, who owns the copyright?

 

Groups fight deposit delay for abuse victims

Posted 8/8/2014 in State

Water utilities said Tuesday that the Mississippi Public Service Commission doesn't have the power to force them to allow victims of domestic abuse to hook up utilities without immediately paying deposits.

 

Bad bite: A tick can make you allergic to red meat

Posted 8/8/2014 in National

A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat.

 

Man guilty of murder in Michigan porch shooting

Posted 8/8/2014 in National

A suburban Detroit man who insisted he killed an unarmed woman on his porch in self-defense was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday after the jury rejected his tearful claim that he fired through a screen door in the wee hours because he feared his life was at risk.

 

Beef production pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

Posted 8/8/2014 in National

Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

 

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