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Ebola workers ask Congress for help

Posted 11/12/2014 in National



Security agents train to stop the next Benghazi

Posted 11/12/2014 in National

In long tunics and Bedouin scarves, men kick a soccer ball in front of the U.S. consulate.


Columbus school board questions old textbooks

Posted 11/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three months after the Columbus Municipal School District board voted to revamp the district's curriculum, the district is sitting on $500,000-plus worth of unused textbooks.

Oldest Lowndes vet spent 30 years in Air Force

Posted 11/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Elvin Woodrow Taylor was drafted into the Air Force in 1942, the last thing he thought he would be doing was flying planes.

Seven brothers, seven veterans

Posted 11/11/2014 in Area

For the Cummings boys of Pickens County, Alabama, there is more than one Veterans Day.

Holloway: SSD deal for City Hall space 'off the table'

Posted 11/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway knows his organization will need additional administrative space once it merges with Oktibbeha County School District next year.


Columbus KiOR not part of company's bankruptcy

Posted 11/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Biofuel maker KiOR Inc. has filed for bankruptcy, although its Mississippi subsidiary has not, preserving the chance that its Columbus plant could be sold quickly.



Changes to cell tower ordinance get OK from CPC

Posted 11/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A proposed change to the city's cell phone tower law has one more hurdle to clear before it takes effect.


Iraqi Shiite militias grow brutal in anti-Islamic State fight

Posted 11/11/2014 in National

The vengeance that Iraq's Shiite militias mete out as they fight the Islamic State group can be just as brutal as that of their sworn sectarian enemies.


Miss. attorneys seek to uphold ban on gay marriage

Posted 11/11/2014 in State

Mississippi's Republican governor and Democratic attorney general are asking a federal judge to uphold the state's ban on same-sex marriage.



Private prison operator MTC fires indicted consultant

Posted 11/11/2014 in State

Private prison contractor Management & Training Corp. says it has fired a consultant who prosecutors say bribed the former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner.



Man branded 'selfie stalker' sues Nancy Grace

Posted 11/11/2014 in National

A man who was quickly branded a "selfie stalker" after his picture turned up on a crime victim's cellphone is suing television commentator Nancy Grace for defamation.



S. Korean ferry captain gets 36 years in prison

Posted 11/11/2014 in National

A South Korean ferry captain was sentenced Tuesday to 36 years in prison for negligence and abandoning passengers when his ship sank earlier this year.



Study: Hundreds of kids harmed by detergent 'pods

Posted 11/11/2014 in National

Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years.



Writing workshop helps veterans get memories on paper

Posted 11/11/2014 in National

Matt Phair wept as he wrote about the chaos he witnessed as a Marine in 1975 at the end of the Vietnam War.


Focus at Lowndes Co. supes table is on entire county

Posted 11/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before getting in a SUV to tour District 1, Harry Sanders is quick to point out that Lowndes County supervisors prioritize needs based on how to best serve the entire county, not individual districts.

OCEDA leader unveils delayed financial plan

Posted 11/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority is expected to operate a $735,700 budget with an equal amount of revenues and expenditures during the current fiscal year.


Sales tax dodging on the rise in Miss.

Posted 11/10/2014 in State

The recent indictment of Fannin Mart Restaurant owner Steve Page on charges of felony tax evasion highlights what state revenue officials call a growing epidemic costing Mississippi nearly $190 million last year alone.



32 arrested, 1,367 pot plants confiscated

Posted 11/10/2014 in State

The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics says a six-month campaign against marijuana growers brought 32 arrests and 1,367 confiscated plants.



Lamar rescue service looks to replace ambulance cot

Posted 11/10/2014 in Area

The South Lamar County Rescue Squad is about one-third of the way to a fundraising goal that will purchase a new electric cot for ambulance runs.



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