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New DNA codes for mammoths: Step toward bringing them back?

Posted 4/24/2015 in National

Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward bringing back the extinct beast.


Lawyer says fatally injured arrestee lacked seat belt

Posted 4/24/2015 in National

No video captured what happened to Freddie Gray inside the police van where officers heaved him into a metal compartment after pinning him to a sidewalk. The cause of his fatal spine injury has not been revealed.



Hostage deaths a reminder of risk of 'deadly mistakes'

Posted 4/24/2015 in National

Two years ago, President Barack Obama stood before a military audience and spoke of the "heartbreaking tragedy" of accidental civilian deaths caused by U.S. military strikes in the fight against terrorism in places like Pakistan and Afghanistan.


Food Babe blogger Vani Hari taking heat over health science

Posted 4/24/2015 in National

As truth wars go, Vani Hari of the Food Babe blog has produced a doozy.

CPD makes cocaine arrests

Posted 4/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have arrested six suspects on various narcotics counts since April 16, according to a press release the police department issued on Wednesday.

Columbus Middle students prepare for global Destination Imagination competition, again

Posted 4/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Essence Hughes' head sticks out of a lily pad. Her body has disappeared beneath the surface of the water. That's what it looks like, at least.

Higgins: Land key to LINK success

Posted 4/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The secret to Lowndes County's industrial success, according to Golden Triangle Development LINK Executive Director Joe Max Higgins, is years of investing in industrial land.

Browning on Business: Are there more Golden Triangle attorneys?

Posted 4/23/2015 in Business

Someone recently said the Golden Triangle is experiencing an influx of attorneys. We checked it out. It's not true.

Clay County continues climb out of unemployment

Posted 4/23/2015 in Area

For a long time, when the monthly jobless report from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security was released, Clay County officials would find their county near the bottom of the list. These days, the reports are much favorable.

MUW students share cultures from around the globe

Posted 4/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Wednesday night, Rent Auditorium at Mississippi University for Women filled with students in colorful saris and glittering jewelry as students on stage sang and danced to tunes from all over the world.

Britt: County likely to turn dirt on shelter next year

Posted 4/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County has secured federal grant funding for a $4.2 million storm shelter that is expected to house about 3,500 people during short-term storms, Emergency Management Director Jim Britt confirmed Wednesday.


Editorial cartoon for 4-23-15

Posted 4/23/2015 in National


Columbus MSU student wins percussion competition

Posted 4/23/2015 in Area

A Mississippi State junior from Columbus is this year's winner in the upper division of the Mississippi Percussive Arts Society's solo percussion competition.


Building permits 4-23-15

Posted 4/23/2015 in Business



CDC using new technology to track listeria illnesses

Posted 4/23/2015 in National

The government is relying on some new technology -- as well as a bit of luck -- to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.


Unruh keeps Noxubee Co. from going to the dogs

Posted 4/22/2015 in Area

Over the past four years, 1,604 Noxubee County dogs have been spayed or neutered, with more than a quarter of them -- 440 -- being adopted by a Massachusetts-based rescue organization called Sweet Paws Rescue.


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