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State to help stock, manage Amory pond

Posted 9/2/2014 in Area

An Amory pond has been added to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks community assistance program.

 

 

New Mississippi record alligator, 2 days into season

Posted 9/2/2014 in State

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says there's a new state alligator record.

 

 

Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.

 

Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town -- not realizing he's fired it backward at his leader.

 

No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception.

 

U.S. eating habits improve a bit -- except among poor

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

Americans' eating habits have improved -- except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.

 

Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power. The tweet was later deleted, followed by another from Perry's account that disavowed the post.

 

Group accuses extremists of war crimes in Iraq

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group today of carrying out a systematic campaign of "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq that includes mass killings, abductions and other war crimes.

 

Americans detained in North Korea call for help

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and -- watched by officials as they spoke -- called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

 

 

Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade -- a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent.

 

CMSD board buys new books

Posted 8/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board voted to approve $600,000 worth of textbooks Friday on the recommendation of superintendent Dr. Philip Hickman.

A year in, is J5 Broaddus saving Columbus money?

Posted 8/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

How much money J5 Broaddus may have saved the city during its first year as Columbus' project managing firm isn't known, but the man who runs the company says the savings exceed the $90,000 flat rate paid to it during its first 12 months of work.

Historic Columbus depot has a buyer

Posted 8/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A historic building in downtown Columbus that is more than 125 years old and teetering on the verge of disrepair has been bought by a developer.

Lowndes man found guilty of manslaughter

Posted 8/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man was found guilty of manslaughter in Lowndes County Circuit Court Friday afternoon for shooting and killing a man romantically involved with the defendant's wife.

County working on possible storm shelter project

Posted 8/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Supervisors could address the lack of county-maintained, public storm shelters with federal funding in the future.

 

Judicial candidates approved for Nov. ballot

Posted 8/30/2014 in Area

Mississippi elections officials on Tuesday rejected requests to keep two judicial challengers off the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

 

 

Nunnelee seeks 3rd term after brain surgery

Posted 8/30/2014 in State

Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is likely to make few campaign appearances in north Mississippi this fall as he recovers from brain surgery and a stroke.

 

 

Grant will fund work on Ulysses Grant memoirs

Posted 8/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission will allow the Ulysses S. Grant Association to continue its work on the first two volumes of the personal memoirs of President Ulysses S. Grant.

 

 

Indictment alleges advertisement sales scam

Posted 8/30/2014 in State

A Shannon woman has been indicted on charges that she attempted to defraud businesses by selling ads in a fictitious publication.

 

 

Woman guilty in silicone-injection case

Posted 8/30/2014 in State

A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman's death.

 

 

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