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Call your mother: Law requires Chinese to visit their aging parents

Posted 7/2/2013 in National

Mothers and fathers aren't the only ones urging adult children to visit their parents. China's lawbooks are now issuing the same imperative.



Sentencing delayed for Jesse Jackson Jr., wife

Posted 7/2/2013 in National


Monday profile: Jones: Doughnuts for sale, no charge for the smiles

Posted 7/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Walking into Shipley Donuts in Columbus, customers are greeted by two things: the overwhelming smell of sweet, sugary doughnuts and the beaming smile of Kay Jones. Jones, 51, has worked at Shipley's for the last three years and says she strives to make each customer feel at home.

Teachers encouraged after Common Core training

Posted 7/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With Common Core State Standards set to be implemented in all Mississippi classrooms for the 2014-15 school year, area teachers are preparing for the change in curriculum.


As loan interest doubles, students face tough decisions

Posted 7/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While Mississippi University for Women psychology major Kayla Tate finishes her coursework, she mulls what her next step will be. Graduate school is the front runner of her many options. While she hasn't had to rely on student loans so far, it seems likely she would need a loan to continue her education. As of today, the cost of a student loan has doubled.


Arizona wildfire kills 19 members of elite crew

Posted 7/1/2013 in National

An elite crew of firefighters trained to battle the nation's fiercest wildfires was overtaken by an out-of-control blaze in Arizona, killing 19 members as they tried to protect themselves from the flames under fire-resistant shields.


Key city, board positions up for appointment Tuesday

Many of Starkville's primary department heads are up for reappointment Tuesday as the incoming board of aldermen takes control of local governance.



Leaders must name charter school board members

Posted 7/1/2013 in State



Tupelo Furniture Market funding restored

Posted 7/1/2013 in State



House takes up own immigration fix, no citizenship

Posted 7/1/2013 in National



Alabama county files plan to exit $4.2B bankruptcy

Posted 7/1/2013 in Area



Union rep: Producers replacing film crew in Miss.

Posted 7/1/2013 in State



Sears, Penney sever ties with Paula Deen

Posted 7/1/2013 in National


'Crash Course' helps students discover new careers in medical field

Posted 6/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A week-long "crash course" in nursing has set the career path for three Columbus teenagers. For the past week, high school seniors Ariana Mays, 16, Ambreauna Brown, 16, and Karigan Johnston, 17, have participated in "Crash Course" at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.

Law enforcement looks for prank caller

Posted 6/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are searching for the man responsible for placing a prank 911 call Friday morning.

Lowndes schools pass budget

Posted 6/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a 4-1 vote, the Lowndes County School Board approved the district's budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.


EMCC expansion gains support

Posted 6/29/2013 in Area

East Mississippi Community College President Rick Young said Friday he's received verbal commitments from Clay and Kemper counties' representatives to help fund a two-phase, $34 million expansion project.


Tagert: Hwy 45 bypass design is ongoing

Posted 6/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Acquiring federal environmental documents for construction of a bypass for Highway 45 North was a third of the battle in getting the project off the ground, according to Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert.


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