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Beal attack ad inconsistent with previous position

A discrepancy emerged Tuesday between Democratic mayoral candidate Mary Lee Beal's previous support of a 2011 judicial complex bond referendum and a recently mailed attack ad against the current administration's plan.


Tests link deadly ricin to Obama letter suspect

Posted 5/1/2013 in State


Spears takes over for Gerard at Eurocopter

Posted 5/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The head of American Eurocopter's Lakota helicopter production facility is leaving the company, officials announced Monday.

SPD: Stabbing suspect known to frequent area

Posted 5/1/2013 in Area

Starkville Police Department is searching for a 34-year-old man who allegedly stabbed a victim Friday.


Uncle: Family to claim bomb suspect's body

Posted 5/1/2013 in National

Relatives of the dead suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will claim his body now that his wife has agreed to release it, an uncle said as officials in both Washington and Russia deepened their investigations into him and his ties.



Information sharing before bombings under review

Posted 5/1/2013 in National

President Barack Obama said Tuesday his counterterrorism bureaucracy "did what it was supposed to be doing" before the Boston Marathon bombing as his top intelligence official began a review into whether sensitive information was adequately shared and whether the U.S. government could have disrupted the attack.



Outraged lawmakers look to change military justice

Posted 5/1/2013 in National

Outrage over an Air Force officer's decision to overturn a jury's guilty verdict in a sexual assault case has Republicans and Democrats joining forces on ambitious legislation to change the military justice system.



Federal Reserve to stick to same formula

Posted 5/1/2013 in National

The Federal Reserve is widely expected Wednesday to stick with its aggressive efforts to strengthen a still-subpar economy.



South Dakota tribe faces ultimatum on sale of historic massacre site

Posted 5/1/2013 in National



Candidates focus on growth

Posted 4/30/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Grow the tax base responsibly? Absolutely. Explore options, including turn-key financial incentives, to attract major job creators? You bet. Support the city's 2 percent food and beverage tax's renewal? Definitely.



Lawyer: Former ricin suspect's home is unlivable

Posted 4/30/2013 in State

Attorneys for a Mississippi man who was briefly charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president and others are encouraged after speaking with the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's office about repairing or replacing the man's house after an intensive search left it uninhabitable.



Noose hung at mayoral candidate's office

Posted 4/30/2013 in State



Law sets standard for school absences

Posted 4/30/2013 in State



Smithville woman dies in Aberdeen crash

Posted 4/30/2013 in Area

A Smithville woman has died in an SUV crash, two years after her daughter was killed in a massive tornado that destroyed much of the tiny town.


Done deal! Officials sign deal to bring $1.2 billion project to Clay County

Posted 4/30/2013 in Area

After the ink was dry on the contract officials from Mississippi and Yokohama Rubber Company signed Monday, Golden Triangle Regional Development Link CEO Joe Max Higgins wasted no time letting a packed house at the Ritz Theater and Conference Center know what needed to happen during construction of the tire manufacturer's newest plant.

Cracker Barrel coming to Columbus

Posted 4/30/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local residents and ardent road-trippers will soon have another option on the menu: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant, a mainstay of the national food chain, is expected to locate in Columbus early next year.

Taking it to the limit: Columbus firefighters rely on each other to survive training ordeal

Posted 4/30/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As recently as two weeks ago, Will McReynolds and Steve Logan didn't know the limit of what they could endure. Now, they do.


FDA will investigate added caffeine in foods

Posted 4/30/2013 in National

Looking for a new way to get that jolt of caffeine energy? Food companies are betting snacks like potato chips, jelly beans and gum with a caffeinated kick could be just the answer.



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