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MUW kicks off homecoming today

Posted 4/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The long blue line is coming home, with hundreds expected to celebrate Mississippi University for Women's homecoming, which kicks off today and continues through Sunday.

Corinth man arrested for mailing suspected ricin

Posted 4/18/2013 in State

A Mississippi man accused of mailing letters with suspected ricin to national leaders believed he had uncovered a conspiracy to sell human body parts on the black market and claimed "various parties within the government" were trying to ruin his reputation.


Bryant signs charter school, other education bills

Posted 4/18/2013 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant continues to tout the potential of new education measures. The Republican Bryant signed four bills into law Wednesday at Northwest Rankin High School, where he pledged last fall to seek many of the changes and promised students he would come back to sign the bills before them.


Caledonia hires interim town clerk

Posted 4/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Voters in Caledonia will see a familiar face around Town Hall for the next few weeks.

Lathan optimistic about Golden Triangle's future

Posted 4/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle is poised for new industries and job growth, said Brenda Lathan, Golden Triangle Development Link vice president for economic development, during GTDL's quarterly luncheon Wednesday at East Mississippi Community College.


Marriages and divorces 4-18-13

Posted 4/18/2013 in Business


Bryant expected to sign local school merger bills

Posted 4/18/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Golden Triangle school consolidation bills should receive Gov. Phil Bryant's signature by the end of the month, state Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, confirmed Tuesday.


Purvis man faces trial in Turkey over 'stones'

Posted 4/18/2013 in State

An American tourist who collected stones during a six-day beach holiday with his wife was briefly detained in Turkey and faces trial for attempting to smuggle historical artifacts, he said on Wednesday.


War medicine now is helping Boston bomb victims

Posted 4/18/2013 in National

The bombs that made Boston look like a combat zone have also brought battlefield medicine to their civilian victims. A decade of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has sharpened skills and scalpels, leading to dramatic advances that are now being used to treat the 13 amputees and nearly a dozen other patients still fighting to keep damaged limbs after Monday's attack.


Building permits 4-18-13

Posted 4/18/2013 in Business


Arizona moves to force sale of turned-in guns

Posted 4/18/2013 in National

The months since the deadly Connecticut school shooting have seen dozens of gun buyback events across the country, with officials getting thousands of unwanted firearms off the street and sending them off to their destruction.


Feds charge 24 IRS workers with theft

Posted 4/18/2013 in Area

Twenty-four current and former Internal Revenue Service employees have been charged with stealing government benefits, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.



Wife of ex-judge confesses in Texas DA slayings

Posted 4/18/2013 in National



Miss. clinic doing abortions after court ruling

Posted 4/17/2013 in State

Mississippi's only abortion clinic continued seeing patients Tuesday, the day after a federal judge temporarily stopped the state from closing it.



Losing appeal, Scruggs wants to go back to prison

Posted 4/17/2013 in State

After losing a key appeal, disbarred Mississippi attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs asked to return to federal prison to resume serving out a seven-year prison sentence for trying to illegally influence a judge.



SPD files charges stemming from fatal wreck

Posted 4/17/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department filed charges against two drivers involved in a fatal Jan. 25 car wreck.


Corey pushes for city control of Parks

Posted 4/17/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday which makes two standing city boards advisory entities, but Ward 4 Alderman Richard Corey said the same alignment should occur with Starkville Parks Commission to prevent future budgeting issues from occurring.


Fire at Corps of Engineers barn estimated at $350K in losses

Posted 4/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The War on Weeds is dead in the water -- for the moment, anyway.


Council OKs street upgrades, hiring policy

Posted 4/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council unanimously approved contributing funds for two road projects during their meeting Tuesday.

Pressure cooker bombs suspected in Boston blast

Posted 4/17/2013 in National

Federal agents zeroed in Tuesday on how the Boston Marathon bombing was carried out -- with kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel -- but said they still didn't know who did it and why.


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