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A sugar glider in downtown Columbus

Posted 11/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sugar gliders are marsupials native to Australia but these days, if you know the right pocket to look in, you can find one in downtown Columbus.

After first loss, Bulldogs await playoff ranking

Posted 11/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For the first time since the initial College Football Playoff Rankings were unveiled more than three weeks ago, the Mississippi State football team won't know where the playoff committee will slot the Bulldogs when it announces its rankings at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Hearing set for permanent ban on pets in cemeteries

Posted 11/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

Supes ask state to name bridge after Brown

Posted 11/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors has approved a resolution asking state legislators to name a bridge after late Mississippi Senator Terry Brown.

Lowndes schools to present second bond issue to voters

Posted 11/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School Board is presenting another bond issue to voters.

Perfection denied: Bulldog's quest for undefeated season ends in Tuscaloosa

Posted 11/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Nobody's perfect. The first time Josh Robinson, Mississippi State's bowling ball of a tailback, carried the ball Saturday, it went for a score... For Alabama.

 

Epps gets wife a car to drive to work

Posted 11/15/2014 in State

The attorney for ex-state prisons chief Christopher Epps confirms Epps bought or leased his wife a car the day after he appeared in court to answer federal corruption charges.

 

Navy SEAL who shot bin Laden was at war for years

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill, who says he fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden, played a role in some of the most consequential combat missions of the post-9/11 era, including three depicted in Hollywood movies.

Civil rights figure: U.S. divided by race again

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says America today looks a lot like the world she helped break apart 54 years ago: A nation with segregated schools and racial tension.

Officials assess fire damage at Miss. Agriculture Museum

Posted 11/15/2014 in State

A two-alarm fire at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum was believed to have started in a barn, but fire investigators were sifting through the charred debris to determine the exact cause, fire officials said Friday.

 

3 insurers sell health plans on exchange in Miss.

Posted 11/15/2014 in State

Three companies are now selling health insurance in Mississippi through a federal website created under the health overhaul that President Barack Obama signed into law.

 

Islamic State group says it'll mint its own coins

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

The leader of the Islamic State group has ordered the terror organization to start minting gold, silver and copper coins for its own currency -- the Islamic dinar.

Bill Cosby's guest shot with Letterman canceled

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

Bill Cosby's upcoming appearance on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" has been canceled amid a growing uproar over allegations that he sexually assaulted several women in past decades.

 

Republicans mull response to Obama on immigration

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

House Republicans debated Friday how to respond to President Barack Obama's expected executive action on immigration.

 

 

Court rejects contraceptives challenge

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a path devised by the Obama administration that allows religious nonprofit groups to avoid paying for contraception under the president's health care law.

 

 

Cities brace for protests off Ferguson decision

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

From Boston to Los Angeles, police departments are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

 

Ban sought for cosmetics testing on animals

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

Hoping to build off recent bans in Europe and India, opponents of animal testing for cosmetics plan to make a big push for a similar prohibition in the United States.

 

Golden Triangle blanket drive begins Monday

Posted 11/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the temperature begins to drop, locals without heat are in need of blankets to keep warm.

 

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