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Minimum wage: Call for an increase to $9 per hour has both supporters and opponents

Posted 2/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's a busy day at Watkins Washette on Highway 45. Almost every washer is whirring and the warmth from the dryers lends a welcome, almost homey atmosphere to the crowded laundromat.

CMSD board reviews finances, accounting procedures in workshop

Posted 2/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District is changing the way it tracks travel expenses, board members learned Saturday during a two-hour budget workshop at Brandon Central Services.

Support grows for state tourism board

Posted 2/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A pair of bills moving through the state's legislature could mean big things for the state's tourism industry. House Bill 935 and Senate Bill 2565 have passed through the respective chambers unanimously and a general tourism bill shouldn't be far behind.

Starkville opposition mounts against school consolidation

Posted 2/23/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three Starkville public school groups co-signed a letter last week opposing a state House bill calling for the consolidation of Starkville School District and Oktibbeha County School District.

Legislative support for school consolidation may be waning

Posted 2/23/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Although House Bill 716 rapidly passed through the State House Education Committee and the full chamber, Mississippi Senators say they will take time to study the bill and address numerous questions surrounding potential school consolidation.

Does Oscar crown await Affleck's 'Argo?'

Posted 2/23/2013 in National

Nominations morning last month revealed major surprises for the Academy Awards, promising one of the most wide-open campaigns ever for Hollywood's highest honors. Six weeks later, things have shaken out into the same old predictable Oscars.

 

Six tanks at Hanford nuclear site in Wash. leaking

Posted 2/23/2013 in National

Six underground tanks that hold a brew of radioactive and toxic waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site are leaking, federal and state officials said Friday, prompting calls for an investigation from a key senator.

 

What does a 'secure' border look like?

Posted 2/23/2013 in National

Once, the barren mesas and shrub-covered canyons that extend east of the Pacific Ocean held the most popular routes for illegal immigrants heading into the U.S. Dozens at a time sprinted to waiting cars or a trolley stop in San Diego, passing border agents who were too busy herding others to give pause.

 

North Korea issues warning to US over drills

Posted 2/23/2013 in National

North Korea warned the top American commander in South Korea on Saturday of "miserable destruction" if the U.S. military presses ahead with routine joint drills with South Korea set to begin next month.

 

 

It's personal and business in GOP fight over Hagel

Posted 2/23/2013 in National

The fierce Republican opposition to President Barack Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary is personal and business.

 

 

Jackson Jr.'s district has history of corruption

Posted 2/23/2013 in National

They elected a Harvard-educated Rhodes Scholar and ended up with a congressman who was convicted of having sex with an underage campaign worker. They voted for the son of a famous civil rights leader and got someone who illegally spent campaign funds on everything from furniture to Bruce Lee memorabilia.

 

 

Miss. airport towers could be closed

Posted 2/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Automatic federal budget cuts could shut down control towers at as many as seven Mississippi airports. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned Friday of the closing of 100 airport towers at airports that have 150,000 flights or fewer each year if automatic federal spending cuts take effect March 1.

 

 

FDA approves new targeted breast cancer drug

Posted 2/23/2013 in National

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a first-of-a-kind breast cancer medication that targets tumor cells while sparing healthy ones.

 

 

Guatemala: Probing reports drug lord may be dead

Posted 2/22/2013 in National

Guatemalan authorities are mobilizing security forces to scour a remote, rural area where residents reported a gunbattle between drug gangs and said one of the dead resembled Mexico's most-wanted drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

 

 

Utah trooper accused of making bogus DUI stops

Posted 2/22/2013 in National

During her 10 years as a Utah state trooper, Lisa Steed built a reputation as an officer with a knack for nabbing drunken motorists in a state with a long tradition of teetotaling and some of the nation's strictest liquor laws.

 

 

Gov't downsizes amid GOP demands for more cuts

Posted 2/22/2013 in National

Republicans and other fiscal conservatives keep insisting on more federal austerity and a smaller government. Without much fanfare or acknowledgement, they've already gotten much of both.

 

County volunteers quickly extinguish fire

Posted 2/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Thursday morning structure fire was quickly contained by Oktibbeha County volunteer firefighters, County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said.

Gray: Anyone can make a difference

Posted 2/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before he was a noted civil rights attorney, before he represented Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., before he won some of the most important cases in the South's troubled past, he was just a student on a bus in Montgomery, Ala., witnessing the first rumblings of a history he would eventually help write.

 

Flu shot doing poor job of protecting elderly

Posted 2/22/2013 in National

It turns out this year's flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting older people, the most vulnerable age group. The vaccine is proving only 9 percent effective in those 65 and older against the harsh strain of the flu that is predominant this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

 

 

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