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Golden Triangle Scots weigh-in on country's historic vote

Posted 9/19/2014 in Area

Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

Focus on Parks' finances increasing into next fiscal year

Posted 9/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Parks Commission Chairman Dan Moreland will get a $60,000 bailout to meet payroll, retirement and bill payments this month, but aldermen expect the autonomous department to pay the money back and balance its revenue shortfalls with increased sports participation fees next year.

Man arrested in fast-growing California wildfire

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

A man with a lengthy criminal history has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said Thursday.

Mississippi officers searching for 4 missing girls

Posted 9/19/2014 in State

Mississippi authorities were searching Thursday for four young girls last seen with their mother and stepfather who are charged with mistreating the children.

 

Loser to Sen. Thad Cochran files appeal arguments

Posted 9/19/2014 in State

A defeated Senate candidate in Mississippi is arguing that a state court judge was wrong to dismiss his lawsuit that sought to overturn his Republican primary loss to incumbent Thad Cochran.

 

Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren, daughter

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past.

 

Brown says new law doesn't apply to him

Posted 9/19/2014 in Area

Longtime Democratic political operative Ike Brown says a new Mississippi law doesn't apply to him because he believes it can't be retroactive.

 

 

France strikes Islamic State depot in Iraq

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, France conducted its first airstrike Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot that it controlled, the French presidency said.

 

 

Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts today questioned whether the ruthless movement had the capacity or inclination to sustain a terror campaign so far from the Middle East.

 

 

Fake tweets stir debate about parody, lawsuit

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol.

 

 

CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.

 

 

Dog found in Oregon heading back to Pennsylvania

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

Gidget is going back to Pennsylvania.

 

 

Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

Posted 9/19/2014 in Business

Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.

 

 

Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack.

 

 

Police: Ambush suspect probably hiding in woods

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

Pennsylvania State Police paused to pay tribute to their fallen comrade, then got back to work hunting for the man suspected as his killer -- a self-taught survivalist they are trying to flush out of dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland.

 

 

Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their "permanent removal" from society is appropriate.

 

CVB looking to buy new double decker

Posted 9/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus and Lowndes County's tourism agency is looking for a new bus. Mechanical issues with the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau's 1984 Leyland Motors Olympian double decker led CVB board members last month to ask executive director Nancy Carpenter to begin soliciting quotes for a new one.

Charter school group submits incomplete application

Posted 9/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group of locals hoping to open a charter school in Columbus hit a snag Monday when they failed to successfully submit their entire application to the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board.

Browning on Business: Golden Triangle gains a coffee shop, eatery this month

Posted 9/18/2014 in Business

There are more than 21,000 Starbucks in the world. The first one in Columbus opens Friday, according to what is written on the front window of the coffee shop.

 

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