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Lab tests imply formaldehyde risk in some e-cigarette vapor

Posted 1/22/2015 in National

Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest.


Newtown votes to raze home of gunman in school massacre

Posted 1/22/2015 in National

Officials in Newtown voted Wednesday night to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived before he carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Aldermen override Wiseman's attempt to save LGBT-friendly policies

Posted 1/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's statement of equality and its plus-one insurance offering will remain off the books after aldermen overrode Mayor Parker Wiseman's vetoes 5-2 Tuesday.

Four now vying for CMSD board posts

Posted 1/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A fourth applicant is now seeking appointment to the Columbus Municipal School Board.

John Dickerson, legendary coach, dies at 86

Posted 1/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

John Dickerson, a Columbus native who instilled character in an untold number of young people and who also played a quiet, but important, role in integration during a historic career as an educator and coach, died Monday.

Authorities: Child's death was murder

Posted 1/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is in custody for murder in the Monday morning shooting death of his girlfriend's 4-year-old son.

Tuesday fire damages Artesia home

Posted 1/21/2015 in Area

There are no injuries after an Artesia home was severely damaged by a house fire Tuesday morning.

Young to retire from East Mississippi

Posted 1/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The man who has led East Mississippi Community College forward in the 21st century has announced his retirement.

Arrest report: 1-21-15

Posted 1/21/2015 in Area


Senate committee to focus on issue of federally mandated testing

Posted 1/21/2015 in National

he Republican-controlled Senate education panel is beginning its revision of the landmark No Child Left Behind education law.



Bryant to outline priorities in State of the State

Posted 1/21/2015 in State

Job creation, schools, tax cuts and tourism are among the issues Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant will discuss Wednesday during his annual State of the State address.


Obama challenges GOP in State of Union

Posted 1/21/2015 in National

President Barack Obama says it's time to turn the page after years of economic hardship at home and wars overseas.


Pope praises big families after 'like rabbits' remark

Posted 1/21/2015 in National

Pope Francis praised big families on Wednesday as a gift from God, after his comments that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" made headlines this week.


Japan's Abe 'fighting against time'

Posted 1/21/2015 in National

Japan is doing all it can to free two hostages the Islamic State group is threatening to kill unless it receives $200 million.


Fact check: President claims credit for an incomplete recovery

Posted 1/21/2015 in National

The U.S. may not have "risen from recession" quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night.


Unity Park organizers unveil plaques at MLK event

Posted 1/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Almost four years after its construction and months of renovations, Unity Park and its numerous plaques honoring local and state figures key in advancing civil rights were formally dedicated and unveiled during Starkville's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Monday.

Baptist hosting blood drive in Columbus

Posted 1/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle will hold a community blood drive in the hospital's Outpatient Pavilion Conference Center on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Three vying for city school board posts

Posted 1/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council now has three names to consider in filling a pair of vacancies on the Columbus Municipal School District board.


Marchers remember, build upon King's legacy

Posted 1/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At 11 a.m., as the sun neared its highest point and the day became unseasonably warm, a crowd of marchers departed from Missionary Union Baptist Church. They marched to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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