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Testing operations underway at CalStar

Posted 6/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An official ribbon cutting for the new CalStar plant has not been set, but operations are already taking place there. Construction of the facility at the Golden Triangle Regional Global Industrial Aerospace Park wrapped up late last month.

 

 

SSD re-branding effort yields new website

Posted 6/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District unveiled its redesigned website Friday in hopes of better branding the school system and helping improve communication efforts for students, teachers and parents.

 

Columbus native serving on Navy 'boomer'

Posted 6/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus native is serving his country on one of the world's most advanced submarines.

Police: 9 shot on Bourbon Street in New Orleans

Posted 6/30/2014 in National

Two men exchanged gunfire early Sunday on the city's always-crowded Bourbon Street in the celebrated French Quarter and nine people were shot in the crossfire, including two who were critically wounded, police said.

 

Mississippi GOP scarred after Senate primary

Posted 6/30/2014 in State

The Mississippi Republican Party will need to mend rifts within its own ranks after a bitter primary between six-term U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and a tea party-backed challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel.

 

 

New 4-lane part of Highway 6 to open

Posted 6/30/2014 in State

Mississippi Department of Transportation officials say the new four-lane section of Mississippi Highway 6 into Tupelo is scheduled to open July 15.

 

 

2 man escape from Hancock County jail; 1 caught

Posted 6/30/2014 in State

Chief Deputy Don Bass says one of two men who escaped from the Hancock County jail remains at large. Bass tells The Sun Herald investigators believe 28-year-old Perry Thomas and 21-year-old Montrell McPherson scaled the fence around the recreation yard late Sunday afternoon.

 

 

UMMC seeks legal opinion on relocating graves

Posted 6/30/2014 in State

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is seeking an attorney general's opinion on whether the state Department of Archives and History has authority over the medical center's ability to relocate unmarked graves on its Jackson property.

 

Obama picks ex-P&G head to lead Veterans Affairs

Posted 6/30/2014 in National

President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, as the White House seeks to shore up an agency beset by treatment delays and struggling to deal with an influx of new veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

Al-Qaida splinter declares new Islamic state

Posted 6/30/2014 in National

The al-Qaida breakaway group that has seized much of Syria and Iraq has formally declared the establishment of a new Islamic state, demanding allegiance from Muslims worldwide in a move that could further strain relations with other militant groups.

 

Harley helps put electric motorcycles in spotlight

Posted 6/30/2014 in National

When Maggie McNally-Bradshaw and husband Curt hop on their electric motorcycles and twist the throttles, they get a rush like no other. Or maybe a WHOOSH!

 

Border Patrol has many agents in wrong places

Posted 6/30/2014 in National

The downcast faces on computer screens are 1,500 miles away at a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas: a 20-year old Honduran woman arrested rafting across the Rio Grande and a 23-year-old man caught under similar circumstances.

 

 

Booneville gets medical devices

Posted 6/30/2014 in State

City officials in Booneville say four defibrillators have been donated by a hospital for use in the event residents suffer heart attacks on city property.

 

'Designing Women' star Meshach Taylor dies at 67

Posted 6/30/2014 in National

Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom "Designing Women" and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer at age 67, his agent said Sunday. Taylor died Saturday at his home near Los Angeles, according to agent Dede Binder.

Studies question UN strategies to save mothers

Posted 6/30/2014 in National

In the past decade, billions of dollars have been spent trying to save the lives of mothers in developing countries using strategies -- usually inexpensive drugs -- deemed essential by the U.N. health agency.

Pursuit leads to meth arrest

Posted 6/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two men were arrested Thursday and charged with intent to manufacture methamphetamine after they fled from law enforcement.

World Changers volunteers have local impact

Posted 6/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three-hundred and fifteen teenagers from across the country descended on Columbus this week. Known as a Christian mission group called "World Changers," the students each paid $250 to do volunteer work throughout the community. They say they do it for the love of Christ and their fellow man.

Investigation continues in tea party official's death

Posted 6/28/2014 in State

A tea party official charged with conspiring to take photos of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's wife inside a nursing home apparently committed suicide Friday, police said, days after Cochran won a nasty Republican primary.

The new promised land: Big plans for GTR park

Posted 6/28/2014 in Area

The transformation of the prairie into a sprawling industrial haven continues.

 

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