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Hanukkah festivities begin with candle lighting

Posted 12/8/2012 in National

Jews around the world ushered in the eight-day Hanukkah festival Saturday evening, lighting the first candles of ceremonial lamps that symbolize triumph over oppression.

 

 

$2 billion price tag for presidential election

Posted 12/8/2012 in National

The 2012 presidential election broke the $2 billion milestone in its final weeks, becoming the most expensive in American political history, according to final federal finance reports released Thursday.

 

 

China's new leader campaigns to cut pomp

Posted 12/8/2012 in National

New communist leader Xi Jinping is on a mission to soften the image of Chinese officialdom, winning kudos for his breezy personal style and ordering leaders to take a knife to the pomp, formality and waste that have alienated many among the public.

 

 

Capitalism and socialism wed as words of the year

Posted 12/8/2012 in National

Thanks to the election, socialism and capitalism are forever wed as Merriam-Webster's most looked-up words of 2012.

 

Smithsonian to unveil largest aquamarine gem

Posted 12/8/2012 in National

The world's largest cut aquamarine gem will soon go on display in its new home at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

 

Grant will help Columbus residents restore contaminated properties

Posted 12/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A project aimed at identifying possibly contaminated properties for renewal will be implemented in Columbus sometime in 2013.

 

Farm to Table event puts emphasis on 'home' cooking

Posted 12/7/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Planning for the Farm to Table dinner started months ago. Not because it was going to be a difficult event to plan, but because the farmers involved had to know what Ty Thames, local chef and restaurateur, wanted to use.

 

Grant could help open new industrial site

Posted 12/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 100,000-square-foot spec building owned by the county may soon be a small industrial development site. Although details about the project are sketchy due to a confidentiality agreement, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors is working with the Golden Triangle Development Link and Golden Triangle Planning and Development to see the project through by applying for a Community Development Block Grant to help lure the potential business.

 

 

Salvation Army, police seek toy donations

Posted 12/7/2012 in Area

The Salvation Army and Walmart will be working together this weekend to provide another way for local residents to make Christmas brighter for area children.

 

 

Langston: Link won't change GSDP's mission

Posted 12/7/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

At its Thursday afternoon meeting, the Greater Starkville Development Partnership reviewed some basics about the newly formed Golden Triangle Regional Development Link.

 

 

Miss. gov tells teens to avoid early parenthood

Posted 12/7/2012 in State

To fight Mississippi's highest-in-the-nation teen birth rate, is it best to give young people detailed information about contraception or to just tell them to abstain from sex before marriage?

 

Couple arrested for running spice lab

Posted 12/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A husband and wife were arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly manufacturing a spice lab.

Columbus woman faces sentencing for embezzlement

Posted 12/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly a half-million dollars from her employer is scheduled to be sentenced today in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

Pearl Harbor survivor helps identify unknown dead

Posted 12/7/2012 in National

Ray Emory could not accept that more than one quarter of the 2,400 Americans who died at Pearl Harbor were buried, unidentified, in a volcanic crater.

 

Trade-offs in raising Medicare eligibility age

Posted 12/7/2012 in National

Americans are living longer, and Republicans want to raise the Medicare eligibility age as part of any deal to reduce the government's huge deficits.

 

 

Gypsies take curious route through US to asylum

Posted 12/7/2012 in National

A minivan with California license plates and a dozen passengers zipped across the border between Vermont and Quebec in October, heading north in a southbound lane unblocked by traffic.

 

 

Tsunami warning lifted for Japan earthquake

Posted 12/7/2012 in National

A strong earthquake Friday struck the same Japanese coast devastated by last year's massive quake and tsunami, generating small waves but no immediate reports of heavy damage.

 

 

Hamas chief arrives in Gaza for first-ever visit

Posted 12/7/2012 in National

Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal has arrived in the Gaza Strip for his first-ever visit. The landmark trip reflects his militant group's burgeoning international acceptance.

 

 

Black boxes in cars raise concerns

Posted 12/7/2012 in National

Many motorists don't know it, but it's likely that every time they get behind the wheel, there's a snitch along for the ride.

 

 

Gene-altered mosquitoes could be used vs. dengue

Posted 12/7/2012 in National

Mosquito control officials in the Florida Keys are waiting for the federal government to sign off on an experiment that would release hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes to reduce the risk of dengue fever in the tourist town of Key West.

 

 

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