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Site work continues on old Sara Lee plant

Posted 8/14/2014 in Area

Earlier this week, trucks began arriving at the old Sara Lee plant to haul rubble away.

 

Same-sex couple files marriage license in Oktibbeha

Posted 8/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ravi Perry and Paris Prince went to Oktibbeha County's courthouse Wednesday and filed their marriage license with the government, a mundane task couples complete on a routine basis.

 

MUW ready for student move-in

Posted 8/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Approximately 400 college students -- from seniors to freshmen -- will move to Columbus on Saturday during student move-in day at Mississippi University for Women.

Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb

Posted 8/14/2014 in National

Police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel crowds who threw Molotov cocktails during another violent night on the streets of a St. Louis suburb in the wake of the shooting of the unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown.

 

Israeli tactic to stop soldier capture criticized

Posted 8/14/2014 in National

An Israeli military tactic that allows overwhelming fire to stop the capture of soldiers -- even at the risk of killing them -- is facing criticism after its use in the Gaza war killed some 100 Palestinians.

 

Study questions need for most people to cut salt

Posted 8/14/2014 in National

A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health -- and too little may be as bad as too much. The findings came under immediate attack by other scientists.

 

McDaniel challenge expected to be filed today

Posted 8/14/2014 in State

A campaign spokesman said tea party-backed Chris McDaniel will file a lawsuit today to challenge his Republican primary loss to six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.

 

Arrest report: 8-14-14

Posted 8/14/2014 in Area

 

Lighter prison sentences sought for some business crimes

Posted 8/14/2014 in Business

The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of nonviolent drug offenders.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 8-14-14

Posted 8/14/2014 in Business

 

 

Building permits 8-14-14

Posted 8/14/2014 in Business

 

 

Obama weighs strategy against Islamic State

Posted 8/14/2014 in National

The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between its increasingly dire assessment of the threat posed by the Islamic State group and the limited, defensive air campaign it has so far undertaken, which military officials acknowledge will not blunt the group's momentum.

 

Maserati raises police suspicions in Mass.

Posted 8/14/2014 in National

Police patrol cars are usually Fords or Chryslers, not Maseratis. So when a patrolman in Braintree, Massachusetts, spotted a Maserati resembling a police cruiser over the weekend, he pulled it over.

 

Daughter of Robin Williams faced online abuse

Posted 8/14/2014 in National

Robin Williams' daughter has abandoned her online social media accounts in disgust following what she called "cruel and unnecessary" messages following her father's death, a move that has prompted Twitter to explore how it handles such situations.

 

 

It's a jungle out there: Animals in campaign ads

Posted 8/14/2014 in National

It's a jungle out there in political television advertising, what with parrots, chicks, dogs and pigs taking turns in commercials that bite and scratch in a way no nonpartisan pet ever would.

 

Second suspect in Monday shooting in custody

Posted 8/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A second man has been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred Monday in Columbus.

Financial filing: KiOR warns of bankruptcy

Posted 8/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Struggling biofuel firm KiOR says in a financial filing that it will run out of money by September and bankruptcy could follow.

MUW legend, Girl Scouts pioneer dies at 105

Posted 8/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Elizabeth Gwin, a spark of a woman whose passion for helping others burned for more than a century and led her to become a trailblazing Girl Scout and one of the most cherished, enthusiastic Mississippi University for Women alumna, has died. She was 105.

Men charged with statutory rape of 14-year-old

Posted 8/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus men have been arrested and charged with statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl.

 

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