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Fed official to Kiwanis: Economic outlook good

Posted 3/12/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Martha Perine Beard went out on a high note Wednesday.

 

Sanitation equipment issues plague Starkville

Posted 3/12/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Frequent sanitation equipment failures could force Starkville aldermen to once again broach a residential rate increase after the board failed to raise monthly charges by $1.50 on Feb. 17.

 

 

Wet, cool weather hampering pothole patching

Posted 3/12/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The year's wet weather and cooler temperatures have not only caused numerous potholes to form in Starkville's roads, but also prevented city workers from acquiring the materials needed to fix the infrastructure issues.

 

Volunteer coordinator director retiring

Posted 3/12/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Leslie Peel will retire as the director of Volunteer Columbus on Apr. 15.

Man arrested on child endangerment, drug counts

Posted 3/12/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A 911 hang-up call on Wednesday led to a Lumberton man being booked in Oktibbeha County Jail.

Browning on Business: Country store opens in Caledonia

Posted 3/12/2015 in Business

Last week, Cal-City opened in Caledonia.

 

Miss. special-needs voucher bill inches forward

Posted 3/12/2015 in State

A proposal to create state-funded vouchers for a small fraction of special education students is moving forward in the Mississippi Legislature.

 

 

Man says he didn't mean to drown Clarksdale candidate

Posted 3/12/2015 in State

Jurors will have to decide whether they believe Lawrence Reed acted with premeditation when he killed Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian in 2013.

 

2 officers shot at protest outside Ferguson police station

Posted 3/12/2015 in National

Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday, authorities said, as demonstrators gathered after the resignation of the city's police chief in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report alleging bias in the police department and court.

Clinton emails breathe new life into Benghazi panel

Posted 3/12/2015 in National

The photo that became an Internet meme -- Hillary Rodham Clinton, wearing sunglasses, staring at her BlackBerry -- troubles Republicans on the House committee investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, for what they say is an incomprehensible omission.

 

Fraternity in racist video has roots in antebellum South

Posted 3/12/2015 in National

Sigma Alpha Epsilon was born a few years before the Civil War in the antebellum South, the creation of a small group that set out to forge bonds among young men that would "hold them together for all time."

 

 

Mississippi considers mandate on cancer drug costs

Posted 3/12/2015 in State

Health insurers would be banned from making patients pay higher out-of-pocket costs for oral medication taken at home than for chemotherapy received in a health care facility, under a bill moving through the Mississippi Legislature.

 

 

Google's safe browsing system targets 'unwanted software'

Posted 3/12/2015 in Business

Get ready to see more red warning signs online as Google adds ammunition to its technological artillery for targeting devious schemes lurking on websites.

 

Bomb-sniffing elephants? Not so nutty, Army says

Posted 3/12/2015 in National

Armed with a sharp sense of smell, dogs have a long history of detecting explosives for their human handlers.

 

AG Hood recovers $30 million for state

Posted 3/12/2015 in State

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has delivered a check totaling just over $30 million to the state treasury from litigation involving cases against Standard & Poor's and Capital One Bank.

 

 

Tetanus shot may aid treatment of brain cancer

Posted 3/12/2015 in National

Can a tetanus shot help treat brain cancer?

 

 

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