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Jackson schools could lose accreditation Thursday

Posted 10/30/2012 in State

Jackson's public schools could lose state accreditation Thursday, after district board members rejected a deal that would have given the system longer to comply with rules regarding special education.

 

 

Starkville High School Fall Festival set for tonight

Posted 10/30/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The students who normally inhabit the halls of Starkville High School, will be replaced by an assortment of ghouls, princesses and super-heroes tonight during the Starkville Schools Fall Festival.

 

 

Starkville teacher resigns in wake of arrest

Posted 10/30/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville High School teacher has resigned his position three days after being suspended with pay following his arrest on a variety of charges, including second-offense DUI.

 

 

Seniors a tough crowd on gay marriage vote

Posted 10/30/2012 in National

The word "homosexual" was rarely uttered in public when Louise Pardee was growing up, but now the 81-year-old is dialing up fellow Minnesota senior citizens trying to convince them gay relationships are nothing to fear.

 

One dead, captain missing after Sandy claims ship

Posted 10/30/2012 in National

When the Bounty set sail last week, the captain running the ship made famous in Hollywood adventure films believed he could navigate around Hurricane Sandy and weather the storm. After two days in rough seas, he realized his journey would be far more difficult.

Crane dangles from NYC high-rise, clearing streets

Posted 10/30/2012 in National

A construction crane atop a $1.5 billion luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan collapsed in high winds Monday and dangled precariously, prompting plans for engineers and inspectors to climb to the top to examine it as a huge storm bore down on the city.

Syrian regime launches airstrikes

Posted 10/30/2012 in National

Syrian fighter jets pounded rebel areas across the country on Monday with scores of airstrikes that anti-regime activists called the most widespread bombing in a single day since Syria's troubles started 19 months ago.

 

Musicians: Iran's national orchestra disbanded

Posted 10/30/2012 in National

The Iranian national symphony orchestra has been disbanded for lack of funds, musicians said Monday, another sign of the effects of Western economic sanctions.

 

East Coast grinds to a halt

Posted 10/29/2012 in National

Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Eastern Seaboard's largest cities Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds, soaking rain and a surging wall of water up to 11 feet high.

Latest technology makes painful mammograms a thing of the past

Posted 10/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Most women have heard the horror stories, passed around the dinner table and growing in magnitude until a simple diagnostic procedure begins to take on the shadings of an epic nightmare.

 

MSU campaign surpasses $100 million

Posted 10/29/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As of mid-October, Mississippi State's "StatePride: An Initiative for Student and Faculty Support," has brought in more than $104 million, surpassing its $100 million goal two months ahead of schedule.

 

Monday profile: Tompkins looks to make a difference in role as city prosecutor

Posted 10/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For attorney and city prosecutor Shane Tompkins, the law isn't just a career choice, it's a family legacy.

 

Weather service warns of November weather

Posted 10/29/2012 in State

National Weather Service meteorologists are warning Mississippi residents to be wary of severe weather in November.

 

 

Canadian ambassador to visit Mississippi

Posted 10/29/2012 in State

The Canadian ambassador to the United States will be in Mississippi on Wednesday.

 

 

AP Analysis: Suit bodes ill for child care expansion

Posted 10/29/2012 in State

It seems crazy that to get the state Department of Human Services to negotiate with them, Mississippi's child-care providers had to sue the agency.

 

 

Can true solitude be found in a wired world?

Posted 10/29/2012 in National

When was the last time you were alone, and unwired? Really, truly by yourself. Just you and your thoughts -- no cellphone, no tablet, no laptop.

 

Facebook used to kidnap, traffic Indonesian girls

Posted 10/29/2012 in National

When a 14-year-old girl received a Facebook friend request from an older man she didn't know, she accepted it out of curiosity. It's a click she will forever regret, leading to a brutal story that has repeated itself as sexual predators find new ways to exploit Indonesia's growing obsession with social media.

Survivors criticize Myanmar gov't over clashes

Posted 10/29/2012 in National

Survivors of ethnic clashes in western Myanmar lashed out at the government today for failing to prevent violence between Muslims and Buddhists that has displaced more than 28,000 people over the last week.

 

Storm in spotlight in campaign's final full week

Posted 10/29/2012 in National

The presidential race's final full week was devolving into a scheduling nightmare as President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney grappled with how to push on with campaigning while a massive storm churned toward the East Coast.

 

The Romney effect: Campaign sheds light on Mormonism

Posted 10/28/2012 in Area

When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney traveled through Mississippi earlier this year, he used grits, football and "y'all" to connect with voters, but in the heart of the Bible Belt, many Southerners were more interested in the religious beliefs of the first Mormon candidate for the nation's highest office.

 

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