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TV comedy pioneer Sid Caesar dies at 91

Posted 2/13/2014 in National

Carl Reiner remembers Sid Caesar as a great flame who drew comedy writer "moths" including Mel Brooks and Neil Simon to his side.

 

Building permits 2-13-14

Posted 2/13/2014 in Business

 

 

17,350 in Miss. enroll in health insurance exchange

Posted 2/13/2014 in State

New figures show 17,350 Mississippi residents have signed up for private health insurance using a website run by the federal government.

 

 

Bill would make repeat offenders serve longer

Posted 2/13/2014 in State

Old habits are hard to break when it comes to Mississippi lawmakers' desire to lock up criminals.

 

 

House nixes district for failing schools

Posted 2/13/2014 in State

Fears about loss of local control and more charter schools led Mississippi House members Wednesday to reject a plan for a separate statewide school district to take over individual failing schools.

 

 

Chism, Ellis support Holloway's early transition to conservator

Posted 2/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Oktibbeha County representatives say they favor the original language of local school consolidation bills that called upon Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway to lead the county school district in July.

 

 

West Point selectmen appoint King to school board

Posted 2/12/2014 in Area

West Point selectmen have appointed Shay King to the city school district's board of trustees. Selectman Gary Dedeaux's motion in support of King passed 2-1 with Jimmy Clark in favor and Linda Hannah opposed.

 

Mississippi House passes new road bill honoring Zacharias

Posted 2/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that, if approved by the Senate and signed by Gov. Phil Bryant, would honor Donald Zacharias by naming a portion of Hwy. 25 after the long-serving Mississippi State University president.

West Point chief says he may review false alarm policy

Posted 2/12/2014 in Area

West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley received approval from selectmen to review the department's policy on false alarm calls and make a recommendation on possible changes to it in a future meeting.

 

Major Oktibbeha Co. cocaine ring busted

Posted 2/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A major cocaine ring based out of Oktibbeha County has been dismantled, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. The investigation, called Operation Queen Bee, focused on a group of Starkville-based cocaine distributors who provided narcotics to the northern half of the state.

 

Alabama woman dies in roll-over

Posted 2/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Icy road conditions are to blame for a single-car accident that claimed the life of a young mother Tuesday morning.

 

Miss. students lag on Advanced Placement exams

Posted 2/12/2014 in State

Mississippi is not only last among states in its share of high school students scoring well on Advanced Placement exams. It's also falling further behind.

 

 

IRS loses federal appeal on new rules for tax preparers

Posted 2/12/2014 in National

The IRS on Tuesday lost a federal appeal in a legal battle over its effort to institute competency exams and other new regulations for as many as 700,000 paid tax preparers.

 

 

Gay Md. teen achieves Eagle Scout

Posted 2/12/2014 in National

Change is coming quickly to the Boy Scouts of America after years of turmoil and debate over its membership policy, with an openly gay 17-year-old in Maryland achieving the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

 

 

House approves military pension bill

Posted 2/12/2014 in National

The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to restore full cost of living increases to pension benefits for younger military retirees, responding eagerly to election-year pressure from veterans groups.

 

 

Graco recalling nearly 3.8M child car seats

Posted 2/12/2014 in National

Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can get trapped by buckles that may not unlatch.

 

 

Discovery of graves affects hospital parking lot plan

Posted 2/12/2014 in State

The discovery of what could be as many as 1,000 graves on the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center has officials rethinking the location parking facilities and other facilities.

 

 

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