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U.S. vs. European hurricane model: Which is better?

Posted 5/30/2013 in National

When forecasters from the National Weather Service track a hurricane, they use models from several different supercomputers located around the world to create their predictions.



Building permits 5-30-13

Posted 5/30/2013 in Business



United Furniture Industries expanding

Posted 5/30/2013 in State



Oil below $93 ahead of US crude inventory data

Posted 5/30/2013 in National



Ariz. woman fights drug allegation in Mexico

Posted 5/30/2013 in National

An Arizona mother of seven accused of trying to smuggle marijuana into the U.S. had a court hearing Wednesday where her lawyer pushed for her release from a Mexico prison, saying she was set up.



Disneyland worker arrested in park blast

Posted 5/30/2013 in National


Golden Triangle cities earn Main Street honors

Posted 5/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each of the Golden Triangle's three cities are among 47 in Mississippi to have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs in 2013 for meeting revitalization performance standards as dictated by the National Main Street Center.


Gay rights advocates applaud Boy Scouts decision

Posted 5/29/2013 in Area

Last week the Boy Scouts of America reached a landmark decision when it changed its policies to allow openly gay boys into the organization. The new policy, which goes into effect in January, has been met with both applause and controversy.


Rhode Island company wins bus contract

Posted 5/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Rhode Island-based Ecco Ride was awarded the transportation contract for the Columbus Municipal School District Tuesday night. In a special meeting, the board voted 3-1 to award the four-year bus contract to Ecco Ride. Ecco Ride's bid was more than $1 million less than the bid made by Columbus-based Waters Truck and Tractor.

Local Democrats set hearing date for Ward 4 challenge

Posted 5/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local Democrats will hear Ward 4 candidate John Gaskin's election appeal at 8:15 a.m. Friday at City Hall. Chris Taylor, a member of the Starkville Democratic Municipal Election Committee and an executive member of the party's local chapter, confirmed the meeting's logistics Tuesday at a monthly party meeting.

Sumrall to serve five years for child exploitation

Posted 5/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man will serve five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to one count of exploitation of a child.


Groups work to bring Internet to rural areas

Posted 5/29/2013 in State

Internet connectivity is spreading through rural Mississippi but there is still work to be done. Internet access needs can vary widely and adoption of this connectivity still remains a hurdle, say groups working on these challenges.


City sets interview date for prosecutor applicants

Posted 5/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen will hold a special meeting 5 p.m. Monday at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership to interview city prosecutor candidates.


OCH earns national accreditation

Posted 5/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The OCH Regional Medical Center Arterial Blood Gas Lab in respiratory therapy has received 100-percent approval rating from COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization.


Mom's obesity surgery may help break cycle in kids

Posted 5/29/2013 in National

Obese mothers tend to have kids who become obese. Now provocative research suggests weight-loss surgery may help break that unhealthy cycle in an unexpected way -- by affecting how their children's genes behave.


Healthy quintuplets born in Salt Lake hospital

Posted 5/29/2013 in National

A Utah woman gave birth to a healthy set of quintuplets over the weekend with help from a team of eight doctors, one anesthesiologist and dozens of nurses ensuring the mother and the tiny babies survived.



GOP dilemma: Draw new voters without irking base

Posted 5/29/2013 in National

The Republican Party, having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, confronts a dilemma that's easier to describe than to solve: How can it broaden its appeal to up-for-grabs voters without alienating its conservative base?



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