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Mennonite community rallies to repair tornado-damaged home

Posted 4/13/2013 in Area

Thursday afternoon, before answering his wife's call to lunch, Randy Classen walked out on his back porch. The area was under a storm warning and he wondered if he could see evidence of a tornado that had torn through neighboring Kemper County less than an hour earlier.

A charming day in the Golden Triangle

Posted 4/13/2013 in Area

The South has its troubles, Lord knows. But it also has its charms, as a Saturday trip around the Golden Triangle confirmed.

Legislation could open funding for Starkville pre-K programs

Posted 4/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District's Family Center Programs could see an expansion of its preschool services through the state's recent commitment to early childhood education, program director Joan Butler told school board members Tuesday.

Apartment fire contained by sprinklers

Posted 4/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A fire sprinkler system contained and quickly extinguished a single-unit fire at The Pointe at MSU apartment complex Friday, Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said.

 

Felled tower a loss to Noxubee area farmers

Posted 4/13/2013 in Area

Agriculture experts at Mississippi State University say some 200 farmers in eastern Mississippi will feel the loss of a 300-foot-tall communications tower that was felled by a recent tornado.

 

Oil falls 2 percent, gas prices to keep dropping

Posted 4/13/2013 in National

Signs that the global economy isn't strong enough to quickly burn through the world's ample supplies of oil and gasoline sank crude oil prices for a second straight day.

Economic issues dominate in candidates forum

Posted 4/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first question mayoral candidates in the upcoming city election were asked during Thursday night's forum was hypothetical in nature: If $10 million fell out of the sky into the city's coffers, what would you do with it?

Tornado rips through Shuqualak: Homes destroyed, 2 seriously injured in Noxubee storm

Posted 4/12/2013 in Area

A few hours after a tornado ripped through the small Noxubee town of Shuqualak early Thursday afternoon, LeMerrick Hill was on his hands and knees, picking up loose change and carefully placing the nickels, dimes and the occasional quarter into a mason jar.

City seeks state help to review sales tax dip

Posted 4/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus city officials said Thursday they met with representatives from the Mississippi Department of Revenue to address current fiscal year general sales tax declines.

Super Saturday II: Golden Triangle hosts variety of events

Posted 4/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus got its name during a town meeting in 1819. According to local historian Rufus Ward, there wasn't much fanfare associated with naming the young town located on the banks of the Tombigbee River. Silas McBee, one of the town's founders and leading citizens, suggested the name Columbus. And that was about it.

 

Ohio man admits making more than 100 bomb threats

Posted 4/12/2013 in State

 

Burdine honored with Golden Deeds award

Posted 4/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's only once every five years that the Columbus Exchange Club gives the Andy Morris Book of Golden Deeds Award to one of its own members.

 

Election debate will feature use of social media

Posted 4/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two non-partisan events will bring Starkville municipal candidates off the campaign trail and into the Greensboro Center for issues-based discussions before this year's primary.

 

 

Starkville Tea Party to hold rally

Posted 4/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

Despite solitude, hermit had taste for fine things

Posted 4/12/2013 in National

He would meditate on an overturned bucket while staring up at the sky and knew all the eagles that nested nearby.

 

 

Implanted 'bracelet' helps treat chronic heartburn

Posted 4/12/2013 in National

A tiny magnetic bracelet implanted at the base of the throat is greatly improving life for some people with chronic heartburn who need more help than medicine can give them.

 

 

Hagel: Job not to cut heart out of Pentagon

Posted 4/12/2013 in National

 

 

Warrant: Texas suspect interested in cannibalism

Posted 4/12/2013 in National

A man accused of stabbing more than a dozen people at a Houston-area college told investigators that he had fantasized about cannibalism and necrophilia and about cutting off people's faces and wearing them as masks, according to a court document made public on Thursday.

 

 

Ga. man who held firefighters hostage faced financial crisis

Posted 4/12/2013 in National

A gunman who lured firefighters to his Georgia home with an emergency call, then held four of them hostage for hours before being shot to death faced a series of personal and financial calamities before he lashed out.

 

Video of the Noxubee County Tornado

Posted 4/11/2013 in Area

Video of tornado in Noxubee County from Tony Sudduth. Taken in the area of Prairie Point and Deerbrook Road.

 

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