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Senate speeches headline Neshoba Fair

Posted 8/1/2014 in State

There was no Tea Party uprising and scant new ground broken as the political speeches at the Neshoba County Fair came to an end Thursday with calls for equality from the Democrats and unity from the Republicans.

 

 

Investigator: Death at 21 Apartments does not appear suspicious

Oktibbeha County investigators believe a man who was found dead at 21 Apartments Thursday did not die from any suspicious causes.

 

 

City contributions to Horse Park, theater on the chopping block

The amount of money Starkville gives outside groups, including the Mississippi Horse Park and Starkville Community Theater, is expected to decrease in the upcoming fiscal year as the city's budget committee slashed a $1.5 million wish list to an amount about $41,000 shy of current contributions.

 

Budget committee split on possible employee raises

A small pay increase for Starkville employees is in limbo after the city's budget committee recommended to only fully fund increasing insurance expenses in the upcoming fiscal year.

Gas blasts kill 25, injure 267 in Taiwan

Posted 8/1/2014 in National

At least 25 people were killed and 267 injured when underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said today, as they searched for the cause.

 

Man who lived in U-Haul banished from Pike Co.

Posted 8/1/2014 in State

A judge has freed a Mississippi couple who were jailed after they were found living in a U-Haul truck with several other people but has told the man to leave Pike County.

 

 

Gunn: Mississippi Republicans need to heal rift

Posted 8/1/2014 in State

The Mississippi Republican Party needs to heal divisions created by a hard-fought U.S. Senate primary that is still being protested by tea party conservatives, House Speaker Philip Gunn said Thursday.

 

 

Debit card overdraft fees often exceed cost of purchase

Posted 8/1/2014 in Business

The fees that banks charge debit-card users who overdraw their accounts usually cost more than the items being bought.

 

 

GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers

Posted 8/1/2014 in Business

As General Motors prepares to report monthly sales results today, a look at its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping new-car sales on the rise during a record spate of safety recalls.

 

Interfaith house of prayer to be built in Berlin

Posted 8/1/2014 in National

A rabbi, an imam and a priest start praying together under the same roof. It may sound like the start of a joke, but hopes are high it will become reality in Berlin.

 

House gives the go-ahead to sue Obama

Posted 8/1/2014 in National

A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.

 

 

U.S. warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

Posted 8/1/2014 in National

U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.

 

 

Experts reach Ukraine crash site

Posted 8/1/2014 in National

A team of several dozen international investigators descended today on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.

 

 

100 years ago: Europe started WWI, blind to tragedy

Posted 8/1/2014 in National

British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914.

 

City Hall renovation plan resumes

Posted 7/31/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Funding at the state level is going to make up for a grant the city lost last year for renovating the Columbus City Hall.

J5 extends management of public works through Sept.

Posted 7/31/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

J5 Broaddus' temporary management of Columbus' public works department will continue at least through September after it was originally set to end in May.

AirBnB offers homes away from home

Posted 7/31/2014 in Area

There are 1,846 hotel rooms in the Golden Triangle, but few are like the Bouchillon Lodge. The Lodge is different in that it is a bed and breakfast, which is typically defined as a hotel with 10 rooms or fewer that provides a more home-like feel.

Jury finds Quinn guilty of capital murder

Posted 7/31/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man was found guilty of capital murder Wednesday. Archie Quinn, 53, of Sturgis, was convicted of the 2008 murder of his ex-girlfriend, 35-year-old Stacy Gray. The jury took less than 45 minutes to return the verdict.

Browning on Business: Hobby Lobby, Fashion Apparel set for openings

Posted 7/31/2014 in Business

Hobby Lobby will be open for business in Columbus on Monday, August 11. The doors will open at 9 a.m. that day, according to Vincent Parker, the retail chain store's spokesperson.

 

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