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Hunting, fishing rights issue before voters

Posted 10/18/2014 in State

Van Allen has been processing deer meat and selling gear to hunters and anglers for 20 years in Mississippi and other parts of the South. Like many outdoors enthusiasts, he thinks hunting and fishing are birthrights that ought to be constitutionally protected.


Starkville, MSU officials tackling SMART route issues

Posted 10/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen will hear a proposal on how to improve the Starkville Sportsplex's city-university mass transit stop.


Mississippi reports season's first flu case

Posted 10/18/2014 in State

Weeks into the flu season, state health officials say a Marshall County teen has Mississippi's first reported flu infection.



Black Caucus pushes for more minority contracts

Posted 10/18/2014 in State

Mississippi government agencies needs to make a stronger effort to buy more goods and services from businesses owned by minorities and women, leaders of the Legislative Black Caucus say.



Report: Ferguson officer says he feared for life

Posted 10/18/2014 in National

The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun, The New York Times reported.



GOP turns to Ebola fears in campaign drive

Posted 10/18/2014 in National

Republicans are tapping into Americans' fears about Ebola in their latest attacks on the competence of the Obama administration, adding a darker and more emotional edge to their main argument of the 2014 elections.


Fla. man gets life in prison in loud music killing

Posted 10/18/2014 in National

A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole.


Another year, another small Social Security bump

Posted 10/18/2014 in National

For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.



Obama's under-used credit card declined in New York

Posted 10/18/2014 in National

The Secret Service is charged with watching the president's back, but who's watching his wallet?



Activists: IS militants may have warplanes

Posted 10/18/2014 in National

Syrian activists say the Islamic State militant group has captured some MiG fighter jets and is test-flying the warplanes in Syria with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots.


Water rate increase coming to Columbus

Posted 10/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light & Water customers are about to start paying more for water.

Little change in Golden Triangle school ratings

Posted 10/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Status quo can mean distinctly different things to different people.


Old HOME project bills unpaid by ex-contractor

Posted 10/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

About $25,000 in back pay to sub-contractors for two Lowndes County house rebuilding projects will be paid by the county and reimbursed by the state.


Columbus man jailed after pair of robberies

Posted 10/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An overnight robbery spree Wednesday has landed a Columbus man in custody.


Starkville Dollar General hit for smokes

Posted 10/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is searching for three suspects after a Monday commercial burglary at Jackson Street's Dollar General location.


SSD, OCSD maintain district, school grades with waivers

Posted 10/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Both Starkville School District and Oktibbeha County School District maintained their respective "C" district-level state accountability grades.

Arrest report: 10-17-14

Posted 10/17/2014 in Area


Scores show most Miss. kindergarten students lag

Posted 10/17/2014 in State

A first-ever look at whether Mississippi's kindergarten students are ready to learn to read shows that two-thirds are not.


Obama weighs Ebola czar; Texas toughens monitoring

Posted 10/17/2014 in National

Facing renewed criticism about the U.S. response to Ebola, President Barack Obama is conceding that it may make sense to have a single person lead the administration's effort.


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