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Couple starts Columbus snow cone biz

Posted 9/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been less than a month since Robert and Velma Woodard started a snow cone side business in Columbus.

Sanctuary of Lowndes County church condemned

Posted 9/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A church in east Lowndes County is on the verge of collapsing.


Freedom From Religion Foundation targets MSU athletic dept.

Posted 9/23/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A week after launching an investigation into the religious practices of the football program at Ole Miss, a Wisconsin-based group named Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has set its sights on Mississippi State's athletic department.



Victim in West Point beating moving to rehab facility

Posted 9/23/2014 in Area

A former Marine injured during a fight in a Huddle House parking lot is being transferred to a medical facility in Texas.



Columbus-Lowndes E-911 director McCoy resigns

Posted 9/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus-Lowndes Emergency 911 Director Melanie McCoy has stepped down from the post effective today.


Man stunned after alleged school break-in attempt

Posted 9/23/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police arrested a local man Sunday after he allegedly damaged public school property and charged at an officer.

Wynn's vote is crucial in plus-one insurance battle

Posted 9/23/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When aldermen vote tonight whether to override Mayor Parker Wiseman's veto of a board action that limited Starkville's plus-one health insurance policy to only legally married spouses, both supporters and detractors of the change will turn their attention to Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn for her decision to either abstain or take a stance on the issue.


ZZ Top concert postponed until April 10

Posted 9/23/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

ZZ Top's Oct. 30 concert is postponed to April 10 due to a hip injury to bassist Dusty Hill, Mississippi State University announced Monday.



Poll: Support for gay marriage may be leveling off

Posted 9/23/2014 in National

A survey released Monday from the Pew Research Center indicates American support for same-sex marriage could be leveling off after several years of dramatic growth in acceptance of equal rights for gays and lesbians.



Editorial cartoon for 9-23-14

Posted 9/23/2014 in National



Pit bull attack leaves one man dead, one in custody

Posted 9/23/2014 in State

One man has died and another is in custody following a weekend dog attack in Benton County.



Miss. aims to apply for federal preschool grant

Posted 9/23/2014 in State

The Mississippi Department of Education plans to seek grants from the federal government worth up to $15 million a year for four years to expand an existing pre-kindergarten program.



Outside group files briefs in Miss. Senate dispute

Posted 9/23/2014 in State

An Alabama-based group is filing legal arguments to support Chris McDaniel as he tries to overturn his Republican primary loss to six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.



Production company owner buys Miss. Film Studios

Posted 9/23/2014 in State

The owner of a video production company has bought Mississippi Film Studios.



Court says state can discipline radiologist

Posted 9/23/2014 in State

Mississippi's Court of Appeals says the state Board of Medical Licensure can discipline a radiologist for making what a federal judge found to be thousands of "manufactured" lung disease diagnoses.



2 West Nile deaths in Lee and Coahoma counties

Posted 9/23/2014 in State

State health officials are reporting two new deaths from the West Nile virus in Mississippi, bringing this year's total to five.


Media wants cameras for theater shooting trial

Posted 9/23/2014 in National

Prosecutors and defense lawyers in the Colorado theater shootings case urged the judge on Monday to bar cameras from the courtroom during the trial, saying witnesses could be harassed and threatened because of the coverage.


Gov't hackers try to crack

Posted 9/23/2014 in National

The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability -- but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features.



Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

Posted 9/23/2014 in National

A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business and intends to press for legalization of recreational pot in Alaska.



Dempsey: 'No safe haven' for militants

Posted 9/23/2014 in National

Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes at the heart of the Islamic State group's military strongholds in Syria achieved their strategic aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday.



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