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Plan would give up to $1.5M to Miss. music

Posted 1/29/2015 in State

Mississippi license plates and highway welcome signs proclaim the state as the Birthplace of America's Music, bowing to the state's blues heritage.



Panel recommending changes to military health care, benefits

Posted 1/29/2015 in National

U.S. officials say an independent commission is recommending broad changes to the military's retirement and health care systems that could save more than $20 billion over the next four years.



Marriages and divorces 1-29-15

Posted 1/29/2015 in Business



Treasure hunter who found a fortune in gold is captured

Posted 1/29/2015 in National

A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history was captured at an upscale Florida hotel after more than two years on the lam.


Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave

Posted 1/29/2015 in National

Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead.


Fed sees strengthening economy but stays 'patient' on rates

Posted 1/29/2015 in Business

The Federal Reserve's outlook for the U.S. economy is steadily brightening. Yet the Fed will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows.



McDonald's CEO steps down as sales decline

Posted 1/29/2015 in Business

McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image.



Census: 1 in 5 children now on food stamps

Posted 1/29/2015 in National

Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008.



Business brief: Dunn & Hemphill expanding

Posted 1/29/2015 in Business



Business brief: Baptist honored

Posted 1/29/2015 in Business


Even with low prices, US oil industry pushing for exports

Posted 1/29/2015 in Business

Never mind dropping oil prices. U.S. producers are pushing harder than ever for the right to sell U.S. crude oil overseas.

Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies at 99

Posted 1/29/2015 in National

Charles H. Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped create the laser that would revolutionize everything from medicine to manufacturing, has died.

Columbus remembers Jimmy Garton, a man of many titles

Posted 1/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Aside from the Queen of England, few people held more titles that James Garton, who died Saturday at the age of 69.

Cattleman's: Open for business

Posted 1/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cattleman's Steak and Fish was open Tuesday, because that's how Steve Heinz would have wanted it. Heinz died Monday after suffering two heart attacks. He was 57.

Demonstration school seeks statewide impact

Posted 1/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A school that costs $30 million shouldn't have walls, according to Mississippi State University professor Devon Brenner.


Election now apparent for OCSD school bonds

Posted 1/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton said his office verified enough petition signatures to force a proposed $13.2 million Oktibbeha County School District bond to an election this year.


KiOR receiver named, but local tax payment unclear

Posted 1/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A judge has appointed a receiver to watch over KiOR's Columbus biofuel refinery, as owners and creditors seek a buyer.

$1M bond set for gas station shooting suspect

Posted 1/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Municipal Court Judge Rodney Faver set a combined $1 million bond for a Starkville man who allegedly shot a gas station attendant Friday.

Lowndes County has most traffic crashes in district

Posted 1/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sgt. Criss Turnipseed, a public affairs officer for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, spoke to the Columbus Rotary Club about drivers' safety Tuesday.


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