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Lamar County, Ala. Marriages and divorces 11-27-13

Posted 11/27/2013 in Business

 

 

Blakeslee to speak at Dec. MUW graduation

Posted 11/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ed Blakeslee, a retired utility company executive and a member of the State College Board, will speak at Mississippi University for Women's December graduation.

 

 

Fla.'s GOP chair calls on Radel to step down

Posted 11/27/2013 in National

The chairman of the Republican Party of Florida on Monday called for U.S. Rep. Trey Radel to step down following his recent cocaine conviction.

 

 

Ahead of Winter Olympics, Russia sends mixed message on gays

Posted 11/27/2013 in National

Anyone who switched on Russian TV recently might have been forgiven for thinking the Kremlin was relaxing its hard line on gays: Images of rainbow flags and a happy same-sex couple looking adoringly at their child flashed across the screen.

 

Starkville police chief to retire at year's end

Posted 11/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Chief David Lindley resigned Tuesday following a one-hour meeting by the Starkville Board of Aldermen, which placed Lindley on administrative leave on Friday. Lindley's resignation will go into effect Dec. 31.

Cadets carry game ball from Oxford to Starkville

Posted 11/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Egg Bowl tradition was born Monday in the cold and rain. Winding through pine trees and the cotton fields lining Mississippi Highways 9 and 82, Army ROTC cadets from Ole Miss and Mississippi State carried Thursday's game ball from Oxford to Starkville. The 98.1-mile journey -- dubbed The Egg Bowl Run -- began at 5 a.m. Monday.

Columbus woman charged with murder

Posted 11/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman has been formally charged with murder after her boyfriend was stabbed to death last week. Chaddy Mae Brooks, 27, of 300 Lehmberg Rd, Apartment 153, was charged Monday morning. Danielle Gore, 37, died Friday.

 

Baptist Memorial Hospital hosting blood drive

Posted 11/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you have blood and are in the giving mood, you could consider being a donor today. Until 5 p.m., Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle is hosting a blood drive.

 

Former hostages react to Iran's nuclear deal

Posted 11/26/2013 in National

A nuclear deal between the U.S., Iran and other world powers has been described as a trust-building step after decades of animosity that hopefully will lead to a more comprehensive deal down the road.

Posey to retire as county administrator

Posted 11/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

County Administrator Don Posey will retire from his post Dec. 20, leaving behind a career serving Oktibbeha County residents under five different boards of supervisors.

GSDP execs delivering new letter of support for Gregory

Posted 11/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is expected this week to deliver to Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn a letter supporting CEO Jennifer Gregory and the organization's previous push for a transparent, non-partisan ordinance review committee, sources close to the situation have confirmed.

 

Mississippi to start making voter ID cards in early 2014

Posted 11/26/2013 in State

Mississippi's top elections official says the state should start issuing free voter identification cards in early 2014, months before the first election in which people will be required to show photo IDs at the polls.

 

 

Jackson Furniture to add new Miss. plant, hire 250

Posted 11/26/2013 in State

A Tennessee furniture maker is opening two plants in northeast Mississippi, hiring 250. Jackson Furniture, based in Cleveland, Tenn., announced Monday that it will add a plant in Myrtle to one it opened in Mantachie in September, investing $2 million overall.

 

 

File folder maker expands to Starkville, hiring 25

Posted 11/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

Woman held captive in Cleveland has book deal

Posted 11/26/2013 in National

 

Man saves woman's life at Raiders' game

Posted 11/26/2013 in National

When he saw a woman jumping from the upper deck at the Oakland Raiders' stadium on Sunday, Donnie Navidad said his military instincts immediately kicked in as he lunged forward trying to catch her.

 

Man's gun discharges in church

Posted 11/26/2013 in State

A Rankin County man has been charged with discharging a firearm in the city after a pistol in his pocket discharged when he sat down in a church pew in Flowood.

 

 

FDA tells 23andMe to halt sales of genetic test

Posted 11/26/2013 in National

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is supported by science.

 

 

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