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Religion vs. Retail: Sunday alcohol sales still debated

Posted 4/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

On any given Sunday, Starkville restaurant owners and managers say you can find large crowds gathered at local eateries.

 

Starkville sales tax returns remain on track despite slight dip

Posted 4/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials are confident Starkville's economy is still growing despite a slight dip in February sales tax returns.

 

 

Attorney: Scant evidence in ricin case

Posted 4/20/2013 in State

Federal authorities have produced scant evidence linking a Mississippi man to the mailing of ricin-laced letters to the president and a senator, his attorney says.

 

City officials to travel to Indiana to observe bus service

Posted 4/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A clearer picture could emerge about the potential for a bus service in Columbus when city officials travel to Lawrence, Ind., next week to meet with representatives from Lawrence Transit System, city director of federal programs Travis Jones said Friday.

 

Attorney donates Welty memorabilia to MUW

Posted 4/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A gift of first-edition, signed books, as well as photographs, magazines, monographs and related memorabilia representing the career of Eudora Welty has been donated to Mississippi University for Women by a Jackson attorney.

 

Young North Koreans train to seek 'revenge on U.S.'

Posted 4/20/2013 in National

North Korea's newest batch of future soldiers -- scrawny 11-year-olds with freshly shaved heads -- punch the air as they practice taekwondo on the grounds of the Mangyongdae Revolutionary School. Students and teachers here say they're studying harder these days to prepare for a fight.

Some residents allowed back home after Texas blast

Posted 4/20/2013 in National

After days of waiting, the first group of residents who fled their homes when a fertilizer plant exploded in a blinding fireball were allowed to go home Saturday to find out what remained.

Boston bomb suspect hospitalized under heavy guard

Posted 4/20/2013 in National

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lay hospitalized in serious condition under heavy guard Saturday as people around the city breathed easier and investigators tried to piece together the who and why of the deadly plot.

 

Strong quake jolts China, killing 156

Posted 4/20/2013 in National

YA'AN, China -- Residents huddled outdoors Saturday night in a town near the epicenter of a powerful earthquake that struck the steep hills of China's southwestern Sichuan province, leaving at least 156 people dead and more than 5,500 injured.

 

 

Small businesses: Rule-breakers get an edge

Posted 4/19/2013 in Business

She could save money, and there's a good chance she wouldn't get caught, but Consuelo Gomez says she won't hire people who aren't authorized to work in the U.S. to work for Marty K, her cleaning and landscaping business.

 

Two killed in Thursday night crash

Posted 4/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two women were killed on Highway 82 in Columbus Thursday night after their stalled vehicle was struck by an 18-wheeler.

Faithful turn to prayer in wake of tragedies

Posted 4/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Terrie Young was watching television Monday when the words scrolled across the screen. Two bombs had exploded near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. At least three people were dead. Dozens were injured. "Lord have mercy," she whispered. And she fell to her knees.

A father's mission: Son's suicide prompts Halligan to warn parents of dangers of bullying

Posted 4/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The words remain fresh and painful in John Halligan's mind: "I hate that school, I hate that school. I never want to go back there again. Can you home-school me? Can we move?"

Man charged in letters case described as troubled

Posted 4/19/2013 in State

Mississippi man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president and other officials was described Thursday as a good father, a quiet neighbor and an entertainer who impersonated Elvis at parties.

Navistar celebrates milestone

Posted 4/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Navistar Defense armored cab testing representative Wesley Jenkins knows he has an important job -- keeping soldiers safe.

1 of 2 Mass. bomb suspects dead

Posted 4/19/2013 in National

The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer and hurled explosives at police in a car chase and gun battle overnight that left one of them dead and his brother on the loose, authorities said today as thousands of officers swarmed the streets in a manhunt that all but paralyzed the Boston area.

 

Hoaxes, scams abound after disasters like Boston attack

Posted 4/19/2013 in National

A blond, bespectacled girl with a serious expression and a red T-shirt chugs along a street in runner's togs and bib in a photo shared thousands of times on social media soon after the Boston Marathon explosions.

 

 

Air search finds no trace of missing man

Posted 4/19/2013 in National

A short break in windy weather on Thursday allowed a rancher with a helicopter to search a rugged mountainside in southeastern Oregon for a young Oklahoma man who set out to test himself against the wilderness.

 

 

Dick Van Dyke tweets for help with health issue

Posted 4/19/2013 in National

 

 

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