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Finalized consolidation plan heading to legislature

Posted 1/25/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Between smiles and handshakes after signing their final consolidation report Friday, members of the Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure turned their focus to lobbying lawmakers for legislative language and funding streams needed to successfully consolidate Oktibbeha County School District and Starkville School District.


In address, Obama to focus on economic opportunity

Posted 1/25/2014 in National

Struggling to generate second-term momentum, President Barack Obama will use Tuesday's State of the Union address to announce new executive actions on job training and retirement security, while prodding a divided Congress to work harder on expanding economic mobility for middle class Americans.



Republican leaders shorten presidential nominating season

Posted 1/25/2014 in National

Republican leaders overwhelmingly voted Friday to shorten their presidential selection process in an attempt to minimize damage from GOP candidates attacking each other.



Hospital considers judge's order on pregnant woman

Posted 1/25/2014 in National

Hospital executives in North Texas were conferring Saturday with the district attorney's office to determine their next step following a judge's ruling that they must disconnect life support for a pregnant, brain-dead woman, according to a hospital official.



Suspect charged with murder in campus shooting

Posted 1/25/2014 in National

A 20-year-old South Carolina State University student shot to death outside a dormitory was an engineering technology student who also played on the school's football team, the school said Saturday.



Police say 3 dead in shooting at Maryland mall

Posted 1/25/2014 in National

Someone armed with a gun opened fire at a busy shopping mall in suburban Baltimore on Saturday, sending store employees and customers scrambling for cover. Police said three people died, including the person believed to be the shooter, in an apparent murder-suicide.



Missing Lowndes woman found in Texas

Posted 1/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After vanishing without a trace, Shondra Rice has been found alive.



Editorial cartoon for 1-24-14

Posted 1/24/2014 in National


Link, Columbus call it quits on retail partnership

Posted 1/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle Development Link is no longer responsible for retail development in Columbus. Link officials confirmed Thursday that after more than a decade of that being part of the economic development recruiter's goals, the responsibility is now the city's alone.

Starkville man facing armed robbery charge after break-in

Posted 1/24/2014 in Area

A Starkville teen is being charged with armed robbery after he allegedly broke into a house and robbed a man in Artesia on Wednesday.


Area preps for second round of frigid temps

Posted 1/24/2014 in Area

As Golden Triangle residents brace for another round of freezing temperatures, at least two organizations are making adjustments in anticipation of problems associated with cold weather.


Columbus L&W operating incomes up slightly

Posted 1/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water power sales are down, but the city energy distributor's purchases from Tennessee Valley Authority are also.

Crew extinguishes New Albany plant fire

Posted 1/24/2014 in State

A fire at a north Mississippi biofuels plant has been extinguished.


House seeks August pay for school employees

Posted 1/24/2014 in State

The Mississippi House Thursday passed a bill meant to ensure teachers get a full paycheck in August, but school board leaders say they don't believe the proposal is legal.



Marriages and divorces 1-24-14

Posted 1/24/2014 in Business



Nissan settles with gov't over deceptive ad

Posted 1/24/2014 in Business

Nissan went too far with a TV commercial that depicts its Frontier pickup truck powering up a sandy hill to save a struggling dune buggy, according to the Federal Trade Commission.



Michigan seeks visas to lure immigrants to Detroit

Posted 1/24/2014 in National

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder asked the federal government Thursday to set aside thousands of work visas for bankrupt Detroit, a bid to revive the decaying city by attracting talented immigrants who are willing to move there and stay for five years.



Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban

Posted 1/24/2014 in National

Gay marriage moved closer to gaining its first foothold in the South when Virginia's attorney general said Thursday that the state's ban on same-sex matrimony is unconstitutional and he will join the fight to get it struck down.


Natural gas locomotives may prove cheaper

Posted 1/24/2014 in National

The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas -- a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.


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