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Welcome to the Legion: World War II veteran, Starkville resident to receive French honor

Posted 1/12/2012 in Area

STARKVILLE -- When a Starkville man graduated high school in the 1940s, there was little doubt what his next move would be. The United States was in the heart of World War II, and any able-bodied man was bound for military service, either by choice or through the draft.

 

Romney boasts big money lead as race shifts south

Posted 1/11/2012 in National

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Rivals anxious to end Mitt Romney's two-state winning streak doubled down their criticism of him as unfeeling toward laid-off workers and out of step with conservative Christians as the presidential race headed to South Carolina Wednesday. Romney made a show of dominance by touting his campaign's $56 million in fundraising.

 

 

Planting decisions weighed by state farmers

Posted 1/11/2012 in State

GREENWOOD -- The lower input costs of corn give it some advantages for Mississippi Delta farmers choosing between corn and cotton for 2012.

 

 

Oxford has bright idea for Square

Posted 1/11/2012 in State

OXFORD -- The city of Oxford intends to brighten the area around the downtown Square by adding new lighting to nearby parking areas.

 

 

Whelan to lead O'Keefe Cultural Center

Posted 1/11/2012 in State

OCEAN SPRINGS -- Bryant Whelan has been named the new executive director of the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center for Arts and Education in Ocean Springs.

 

 

New Mississippi governor says he's 'ready to work'

Posted 1/11/2012 in State

JACKSON -- The inauguration of Republican Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday capped a week of ceremony in Mississippi state government, as leadership changed hands in the House, then the Senate, and finally in the governor's office.

 

 

Study: Mississippi River channel woes huge for economy

Posted 1/11/2012 in State

NEW ORLEANS -- The U.S. economy faces losing billions of dollars in trade unless the Army Corps of Engineers' budget for dredging the Mississippi River is increased to prevent the river from silting in, according to a new study commissioned by businesses that rely on the river.

 

 

Wild hogs unwelcome guests at Miss. Civil War site

Posted 1/11/2012 in State

Last year's frightening flooding of the Mississippi River didn't do any direct damage to the site of one of the pivotal battles of the Civil War. It did bring in some undesirable new neighbors.

 

 

Lamar officials get pay boost

Posted 1/11/2012 in State

PURVIS -- Two key Lamar County administrators received significant raises this year, thanks to provisions provide by state statute.

 

 

State drops drug charges against doctor

Posted 1/11/2012 in State

ESCATAWPA -- Prosecutors have dropped all charges against former heart surgeon, who in 2009 was accused of growing marijuana on his 50-acre property in Jackson County.

 

 

Union County rejects liquor sale

Posted 1/11/2012 in State

NEW ALBANY -- For the second time in three years, Union County residents have rejected the sale of hard liquor and wine in the county.

 

Regional airport fills many roles, part of larger economic development plan

Posted 1/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Working with the nation's busiest air base is just one part of the multifaceted role of Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Other facets include economic development, business travel and passenger air service.

 

Starkville school board trims superintendent list, mum on names

Posted 1/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- An undisclosed number of the 22 candidates in the Starkville School District superintendent pool have been eliminated, though the board of trustees won't release names until next week.

 

 

Navistar to provide $880M in upgrades for military vehicles

Posted 1/11/2012 in Area

WEST POINT -- Navistar Defense, LLC received a $880 million delivery order Tuesday to upgrade 2,717 International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.

 

 

Recreation authority parks projects nearly complete

Posted 1/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Lowndes Recreation Authority is two community centers away from finishing its neighborhood parks projects.

 

Starkville woman arrested in connection with burglaries

Posted 1/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A woman was arrested Tuesday in connection with a rash of burglaries which have plagued the New Hope area over the past few weeks.

 

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