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OCSD identifies person of interest in Tuesday shooting

Posted 9/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A person of interest has been taken into custody after a Tuesday night shooting left a woman injured in Oktibbeha County.

 

 

Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

Nearly 6 million Americans -- significantly more than first estimated-- will face a tax penalty under President Barack Obama's health overhaul for not getting insurance, congressional analysts said Wednesday. Most would be in the middle class.

 

 

Luna certified

Posted 9/20/2012 in Business

Kim Luna, Staffing Specialist with Key Staff Source has received the Certified Staffing Professional designation from the American Staffing Association.

 

Business brief: Architects registered

Posted 9/20/2012 in Business

Pryor & Morrow Architects and Engineers, P.A. announce the recent architectural registration of two staff members.

 

Building permits 9-20-12

Posted 9/20/2012 in Business

 

 

Marriages and divorces 9-20-12

Posted 9/20/2012 in Business

 

 

Housing recovery gains momentum in August

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

A jump in sales of previously occupied homes and further gains in home construction suggest the U.S. housing recovery is gaining momentum.

 

Has the economy bottomed out? Census data suggests it has

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

The U.S. economy is showing signs of finally bottoming out: Americans are on the move again after record numbers had stayed put, more young adults are leaving their parents' homes to take a chance with college or the job market, once-sharp declines in births are leveling off and poverty is slowing.

 

Justice Dept faulted in gun-trafficking operation

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

The Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.

 

 

LSU police make arrest La. man in bomb threat

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

Police arrested a Baton Rouge man in the bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the LSU campus earlier this week but don't believe he is connected to threats made against three other universities recently.

 

 

Nobel winner's colleague to speak at MSU event

Posted 9/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A friend and colleague of late Nobel Peace Prize-winning Kenyan, Wangari Maathai, will speak at Mississippi State University tonight.

 

 

Hosemann: Miss. voter ID may survive in court

Posted 9/20/2012 in State

 

 

Short Main to get speed bumps

Posted 9/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Speeders on Short Main Street in Columbus, a residential extenuation of Main Street, will soon have a bumpy ride.

 

Mayor says he'll veto plan to open Green Acres access road

Posted 9/19/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It wasn't the budget agenda item that packed the room during Tuesday's Starkville Board of Aldermen's meeting. Although the city held a public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2013 budget, most of the citizen comments were focused on another topic.

MSMS turns to public to boost funds, build endowment

Posted 9/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science celebrates its 25th year, it's also facing a common problem among schools -- escalating costs, a decrease in state appropriations and an ever-increasing need for public support.

 

Schools hope to engage parents with 'Volunteer Fair'

Posted 9/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As city school officials continue to seek ways to improve the district, they're reaching out to parents, hoping to increase parental involvement in the schools and deepen the community's investment in the district's missions.

 

Council gives bus service green light

Posted 9/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lawrence, Ind., and Columbus are approximately 500 miles apart. While Lawrence has twice the population of the Friendly City and is a suburb of the sprawling Indianapolis, the two cities will soon have something in common -- a mass transportation system from the same provider.

Harvard scholar: Papyrus shows reference to wife of Jesus

Posted 9/19/2012 in National

A Harvard University professor on Tuesday unveiled a fourth-century fragment of papyrus she said is the only existing ancient text quoting Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife. Karen King, an expert in the history of Christianity, said the text contains a dialogue in which Jesus refers to "my wife," whom he identifies as Mary.

 

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