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Patty Andrews, last of Andrews Sisters, dies in Los Angeles

Posted 1/31/2013 in National

Patty Andrews never served in the military, but she and her singing sisters certainly supported the troops.

 

New England Journal: Study finds prostate cancer treatment side effects

Posted 1/31/2013 in National

A new study shows how important it is for men to carefully consider treatments for early-stage prostate cancer. Fifteen years after surgery or radiation treatment, nearly all of the older men in the study had some problems having sex.

 

 

Miss. submits proposed voter ID rules to feds

Posted 1/30/2013 in State

Mississippi's top elections official said Tuesday that he has given the federal government proposed rules for how the state intends to carry out a voter identification law that is in limbo.

 

District 36 House election date set for March 12

Posted 1/30/2013 in Area

Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday set a date for a special election for House District 36. The election, created because of the death of longtime District 36 Rep. David Gibbs, will be March 12.

Two arrested on drug, burglary charges

Posted 1/30/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A West Point man was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana, more than an ounce with intent to distribute.

 

Soldier with new arms determined to be independent

Posted 1/30/2013 in National

After weeks of round-the-clock medical care, Brendan Marrocco insisted on rolling his own wheelchair into a news conference using his new transplanted arms. Then he brushed his hair to one side.

 

 

Report: Jobless pay needless bank fees

Posted 1/30/2013 in National

Jobless Americans are paying millions in unnecessary fees to collect unemployment benefits because of state policies encouraging them to get the money through bank-issued payment cards, according to a new report from a consumer group.

 

 

Study says leafy greens top food poisoning source

Posted 1/30/2013 in National

A big government study has fingered leafy greens like lettuce and spinach as the leading source of food poisoning, a perhaps uncomfortable conclusion for health officials who want us to eat our vegetables.

 

 

Trial date set in Dwight Bowling civil suit

Posted 1/30/2013 in State

A civil lawsuit filed against former Mississippi and Alabama prep football coach Dwight Bowling will be heard in March of 2014 in federal court in Oxford.

 

Johnson: More focus needed on mental illness

Posted 1/30/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than a month has passed since the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., but questions remain. What was wrong with Adam Lanza? What would lead someone to kill 20 children, six adults, his mother and himself? And how can we stop this from happening again?

Correnti takes steel mill to Arkansas

Posted 1/30/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Venture capitalist John Correnti is among the investors connected with a $1.1 billion steel mill headed for Mississippi -- Mississippi County in Arkansas.

Liddell: No further cuts to athletics this year

Posted 1/30/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell assured parents and staff members via email Sunday that athletic funding will not be among the "non-essentials" that will be cut at the beginning of next month.

SSD's Holloway pushes for amendments to consolidation bill

Posted 1/30/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A proposed House bill that would consolidate the schools in Starkville and Oktibbeha County would not mean a change on the Starkville School District's board of trustees, Superintendent Dr. Lewis Holloway said.

 

Obama on immigration overhaul: 'Now is the time'

Posted 1/30/2013 in National

Declaring "now is the time" to fix the nation's broken immigration system, President Barack Obama on Tuesday outlined broad proposals for putting millions of illegal immigrants on a clear path to citizenship while cracking down on businesses that employ people illegally and tightening security at the borders.

 

Schools delay start times for Wednesday

Posted 1/29/2013 in Area

Area schools have delayed Wednesday's start times due to the threat of severe weather.

 

Bill: Elect school boards as local control returns

Posted 1/29/2013 in State

Residents of some Mississippi school districts exiting state control could get to elect new school board members.

 

Police push for background checks on gun purchases

Posted 1/29/2013 in National

Law enforcement leaders who met with President Barack Obama Monday urged him to focus on strengthening gun purchase background checks and mental health systems, but did not unify behind his more controversial gun control efforts.

 

FBI: Checks peak in week after Conn. shooting

Posted 1/29/2013 in National

The FBI said Monday it conducted more background checks for firearms sales and permits to carry guns the week following the Newtown, Conn., shooting massacre that it has in any other one-week period since 1998.

 

 

CVB backs down: Board tables motion to change festival funding bylaw

Posted 1/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau tabled a motion that would have eliminated elected officials from receiving festival grant funding during its Monday meeting. The motion, made by Leon Ellis, would have closed the door on any elected official being part of a festival or quality of life committee.

 

 

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