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Syria-Iraq conflict gets a name: 'Inherent Resolve'

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

It's less punchy than previous nicknames for U.S. conflicts in the Middle East --remember Operation Desert Storm?

 

 

Business brief: Flowers honored

Posted 10/16/2014 in Business

 

 

Business brief: Crossley hired

Posted 10/16/2014 in Business

 

 

Barbie's star fades, dragging down Mattel in 3Q

Posted 10/16/2014 in Business

Mattel's got girl problems and her name is Barbie. Sales of the iconic doll continue to slide and a surprising drop in sales of its American Girl toys could become another headache for the toy company as it heads into the crucial holiday season.

 

 

Bail bid dropped for boy in killing of 90-year-old

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

A 10-year-old boy charged with fatally beating a 90-year-old woman remained in adult prison Wednesday after his lawyer withdrew a request for bail, saying his family isn't ready to have him released into their custody.

 

 

Modest response by donors thus far to crisis

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

Individual Americans, rich or not, donated generously in response to many recent international disasters.

 

 

Nurses in safety gear got Ebola, why wouldn't you?

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

How come nurses wearing protective gear can catch Ebola from a patient?

 

 

Building permits 10-16-14

Posted 10/16/2014 in Business

 

 

Report: Private student borrowers can't get help

Posted 10/16/2014 in Business

Millions of Americans still struggle with high-cost private student loans, with many tumbling into default because the companies servicing the loans aren't offering reasonable options for improved terms, a new report says.

 

 

Police: Drunken Santa zombie enters home

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

Police have cited a 21-year-old man they say entered a St. Paul home drunk and dressed as a Santa Claus zombie.

 

 

'Real Housewives' star pleads guilty in ID case

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

It took two tries, but when it was over one of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars already headed to federal prison for bankruptcy fraud pleaded guilty Wednesday in an unrelated state case involving a bogus driver's license.

 

 

HBO Go-ing away from cable, will stand on its own

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling its popular streaming video service HBO Go as a stand-alone product.

 

 

EPA approves new weed killer for engineered crops

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.

 

Kurds holding their own against IS militants in Syria

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

Intensified U.S.-led airstrikes and a determined Kurdish military force on the ground appear to have had some success in halting advances by Islamic State fighters.

West Point re-appoints members for LINK board

Posted 10/15/2014 in Area

West Point Selectmen re-appointed Tim Brinkley and Jackie Edwards as members of the Golden Triangle Development LINK Board of Directors during their meeting Tuesday.

Golden Triangle crews work to restore power

Posted 10/15/2014 in Area

Utility companies said that by the end of the day Tuesday service would be restored to the handful of customers who lacked electricity.

Legendary Vernon songwriter to perform in hometown

Posted 10/15/2014 in Area

Organizers told The Dispatch this morning that roughly 20 tickets remained.

SPC passes budget, projects shortfall

Posted 10/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Parks Commission passed its Fiscal Year 2015 budget Tuesday during its monthly meeting but will ask aldermen to pitch in more money to pay for utility expenses.

 

Mississippi hires charter school board director

Posted 10/15/2014 in State

An employee who leads charter schools in Louisiana has been hired as executive director of the new Charter School Authorizer Board in Mississippi.

 

 

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