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Ole Miss' Ward pleads guilty to DUI

Posted 2/18/2014 in Area

Ole Miss football player Channing Ward has pleaded guilty to a DUI charge.



Computer whizzes brainstorm for cash at hackathons

Posted 2/18/2014 in National

It used to be that "hacking" was just a type of crime, a computer break-in. But today, the term is also part of a growing -- and perfectly legal -- mainstay of the tech sector.



First night a hit for new 'Tonight' host Jimmy Fallon

Posted 2/18/2014 in National

If Jimmy Fallon had already proven he was a natural hosting NBC's "Late Night," he left no doubt Monday that "The Tonight Show" now fits him like a glove.



Intellectually disabled struggling to find work

Posted 2/18/2014 in National

Most Americans with intellectual or developmental disabilities remain shut out of the workforce, despite changing attitudes and billions spent on government programs to help them. Even when they find work, it's often part time, in a dead-end job or for pay well below the minimum wage.


A western wrinkle on eminent domain

Posted 2/18/2014 in National

The view from the deck of the small, century-old cabin was a dream come true for Andy and Ceil Barrie -- a sweeping panorama of 13,000 and 14,000-foot peaks towering above the forest of centuries-old bristlecone pines.

City council to make 2 CVB appointments

Posted 2/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The dynamics of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors could change a lot -- or not at all -- depending on how Columbus councilmen vote on two vacant board seats Tuesday.

Front Door/Back Door closes for second time in a year

Posted 2/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local downtown eatery has closed. Again.


Lawmakers choose small increase in financial aid

Posted 2/17/2014 in State

The leaders of Mississippi's universities and community colleges had plans for a major overhaul of state-funded financial aid programs before the current legislative session. But lawmakers appear likely to adopt only a portion of the plan.


Myles hopes to remain on school board

Posted 2/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District Board of Trustees President Eddie Myles will submit his letter of intent to again serve on the city school board today and is expected to plead his case for reappointment to aldermen Tuesday.


Missing plane, 2 bodies found near Birmingham

Posted 2/17/2014 in Area



Voters may enshrine right to hunt, fish

Posted 2/17/2014 in State

Mississippi voters will decide in November whether to amend the state constitution to guarantee the right to hunt and fish.



Spanish man enters comatose state after pot cake

Posted 2/17/2014 in National

A university student in Spain's capital went into a comatose state early Sunday after he ate a birthday cake baked with marijuana, while nine others were also hospitalized, officials said.



Snake-handling pastor dies from snake bite

Posted 2/17/2014 in National

A snake-handling pastor who appeared on the National Geographic television reality show "Snake Salvation" has died after being bitten by a snake during a weekend church service in Kentucky.


Craigslist killing suspect claims 22 others

Posted 2/17/2014 in National

A Pennsylvania woman charged with her newlywed husband with killing a man they met through Craigslist admitted to the slaying in a jailhouse interview with a newspaper and said she has killed more than 20 other people across the country, claims police said they are investigating.


Some sponsors compose Olympians' tweets

Posted 2/17/2014 in National

Between photos and insights about their Olympic experience, some Olympians are turning over their social media accounts to sponsors, agreeing to quotas of postings on Twitter and Facebook and letting other people send commercial messages in their name.



Legacy of civil rights leaders source of fights

Posted 2/17/2014 in National

Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter recently walked up to the pulpit of the Atlanta church where her father preached and, in a painful public display, dissociated herself from her brothers.



Next up: TV ads just for you, dear voter

Posted 2/17/2014 in National

The days when political campaigns would try to make inroads with demographic groups such as soccer moms or white working-class voters are gone. Now, the operatives are targeting specific individuals.



Fla. man guilty of lesser counts in music shooting

Posted 2/17/2014 in National

A 47-year-old software developer was convicted Saturday of attempted murder for shooting into a car full of teenagers after an argument over what he called their "thug music," but jurors couldn't agree on the most serious charge of first-degree murder.



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