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'Mockingbird' author Lee settles lawsuit

Posted 2/20/2014 in National

"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has settled the federal lawsuit she filed against a museum in her south Alabama hometown over its sale of souvenirs featuring her name and the title of her book, court documents show.

 

Floor collapses at Miss. church center

Posted 2/20/2014 in State

Authorities say the second floor of an activity center at a Mississippi church collapsed during a youth service, sending about 70 people tumbling and injuring 35 of them.

 

Senate hopefuls collected $500K a day last year

Posted 2/20/2014 in National

Candidates in U.S. Senate races this year collectively raised more than a half-million dollars a day in 2013, suggesting a spate of never-ending campaign ads, mail and phone calls to come before November's elections.

 

Ice falling from high-rises creates winter hazard

Posted 2/20/2014 in National

City dwellers facing one of the most brutal winters on record have been dealing with something far more dangerous than snow falling from the sky: ice tumbling from skyscrapers.

Ukraine: At least 18 dead as truce collapses

Posted 2/20/2014 in National

Fierce clashes between police and protesters -- some including gunfire -- shattered a brief truce in Ukraine's besieged capital Thursday, killing at least 19 people.

 

WhatsApp: A $19 billion bet for Facebook

Posted 2/20/2014 in Business

Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people send texts, photos and videos on their smartphones.

 

 

Miss. governor to lawmakers: Fund trooper school

Posted 2/20/2014 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he wants lawmakers to set aside money to train a new group of state troopers -- and if they don't do it, he'll call them into a special session to force more discussion about the issue.

 

 

Vernon moving closer to deal for industry park

Posted 2/20/2014 in Area

The City of Vernon is a lease agreement away from finalizing a deal to bring the first tenant to the city's industrial park.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 2-20-14

Posted 2/20/2014 in Business

 

 

New Tupelo police station estimated at $8.8M

Posted 2/20/2014 in Area

The early design of Tupelo's new police headquarters shows a two-story facility with an $8.8 million price tag.

 

 

Democrats push for Mississippi state employee raises

Posted 2/20/2014 in State

Democrats say they'll keep trying to give all Mississippi government employees at least a $1,000 pay raise in the coming year, even after several attempts were blocked Wednesday in the Republican-majority House.

 

Vaughn fails to recuse himself for school board vote

Posted 2/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn failed to recuse himself from Tuesday's Starkville School District Board of Trustees appointment despite having a family member employed by the district.

 

Starkville sets sales tax record for fourth straight year

Posted 2/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville set a fourth straight yearly record in sales tax returns last year.

 

 

Starkville teen pleads guilty on murder charge

Posted 2/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An 18-year-old pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Tuesday in Lowndes County Circuit Court. Ronagal Lamar Outlaw pleaded guilty to fatally shooting 23-year-old Trumaine Macon at the CrossRoads Lounge in west Lowndes County last February.

 

 

Assistant SSD superintendent named interim SHS principal

Posted 2/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Assistant Starkville School District superintendent Toriano Holloway will serve as Starkville High School's interim leader for the rest of the academic year as the district begins its search to replace outgoing Principal Keith Fennell.

 

School board: Weaver-Reese in, Myles out

Posted 2/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The 10-year school board career of Starkville School District Board of Trustees President Eddie Myles came to an end when aldermen, led by Ward 2 representative Lisa Wynn, killed his attempt at a third term and appointed Juliette Weaver-Reese to his expiring seat.

 

Sales tax slightly down, still on pace to eclipse FY '13 total

Posted 2/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus sales tax disbursements are down slightly this month compared to February 2013.

 

 

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