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Elmo actor resigns amid underage-sex allegations

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash resigned from "Sesame Street" on Tuesday amid allegations he sexually abused underage boys, bringing an end to a 28-year career in which he turned the furry red monster into one of the most beloved -- and lucrative -- characters on TV and in toy stores.

 

 

Stores borrow from fast-food industry's playbook

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

This holiday season, Burger King won't be the only place where you can have it your way.

 

MSU business manager Collum arrested for embezzlement

Posted 11/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The business manager for the office of vice president and provost of Mississippi State University has been arrested for embezzlement.

City Council approves bus line

Posted 11/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An independent transportation company will be allowed to operate a bus line in Columbus.

 

Israel-Hamas cease-fire remains elusive

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

Israel and the Hamas militant group edged closer to a cease-fire Tuesday to end a weeklong Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, but after a day of furious diplomatic efforts involving the U.S. secretary of state, U.N. chief and Egypt's president, a deal remained elusive and fighting raged on both sides of the border.

 

 

OCEDA director confident Link won't require tax hike

Posted 11/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Though his budget had already been approved through the consent agenda, Jack Wallace, president of the Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority, made a presentation to the Board of Aldermen Tuesday night, highlighting the organization's most important projects and expenditures.

 

 

Furniture makers seek workers as hiring picks up

Posted 11/21/2012 in State

A few months ago, Nicole Harmon was cooking fast food at a Texaco gas station. Now she's learning to sew couch cushions at the Max Home furniture factory.

 

 

New fire rating means lower premiums

Posted 11/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County residents living in the Oktoc area could see their insurance premiums cut as much as a third, thanks to the District 5 Fire Department, which recently achieved a Class 8 fire protection rating.

 

OB/GYNs back over-the-counter birth control pills

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

No prescription or doctor's exam needed: The nation's largest group of obstetricians and gynecologists says birth control pills should be sold over the counter, like condoms.

 

Walmart and Target: A tale of two stores

Posted 11/21/2012 in Business

This holiday season, the biggest discount chains in the U.S. will tell the tale of two very different shoppers: those that have and those that have not.

 

 

Prosecutor: No arrests made in deadly Indy blast

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

Investigators said Tuesday that no arrests have been made in connection with an Indianapolis house explosion that killed two people and destroyed at least five homes, but that authorities were still serving search warrants and questioning people.

 

Economy sours travel for holidays

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

Feeling the pinch of the sluggish economic recovery, many Americans setting out on the nation's annual Thanksgiving migration had to sacrifice summer vacations, rely on relatives for airfare or scour the Web for travel deals to ensure they made it home.

 

Army veteran drove float in Texas parade crash

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

The driver of a parade float filled with wounded veterans and their spouses that was struck by a freight train in West Texas is an Army veteran himself who is "in shock" over the accident that killed four people, an attorney said Tuesday.

 

 

MUW will crunch numbers on athletics

Posted 11/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A decade has passed since intercollegiate sports was part of campus life at Mississippi University for Women.

 

CVB board clashes over finances

Posted 11/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After 20 minutes of closed talks that board members insisted was not an executive session, the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board convened Monday to engage in yet another contentious session, this time over finances.

Wilder gets 20 years for manslaughter

Posted 11/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Monday to avoid a capital murder charge.

General's wife speaks out on his misconduct probe

Posted 11/20/2012 in National

As an Army general faces a string of sexual misconduct charges involving female officers, his wife is seeking to stir a broader look at often taboo subjects in military marriages: adultery, the strain of separation and the stress of war.

Oktibbeha supes pick Talley for GTRD Link post

Posted 11/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors voted Monday night to approve the appointment of Zelma Talley to a four-person board representing Oktibbeha County in the new Golden Triangle Regional Development Link.

 

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