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Intelligence effort named citizens, not terrorists

Posted 10/3/2012 in National

A multibillion-dollar information-sharing program created in the aftermath of 9/11 has improperly collected information about innocent Americans and produced little valuable intelligence on terrorism, a Senate report concludes.



White House widening covert war in North Africa

Posted 10/3/2012 in National

Small teams of special operations forces arrived at American embassies throughout North Africa in the months before militants launched the fiery attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya. The soldiers' mission: Set up a network that could quickly strike a terrorist target or rescue a hostage.


Rare century-old $5 Alaska bill to be auctioned

Posted 10/3/2012 in National

The $5 bill displayed for decades on Charles Fairbanks IV's wall was long a treasured family heirloom from Alaska. Now, to the surprise of the grandson of a turn-of-a-century vice president, it's also become a likely treasure trove.


Caledonia Aldermen consider breach-of-property pay outs

Posted 10/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Caledonia Board of Aldermen received updates Tuesday night on damages paid to two town residents who allege the water department crossed their properties without easements to make repairs.



Feds want more information on Miss. voter ID law

Posted 10/3/2012 in State

Federal officials are pushing Mississippi to do more to prove that voter identification requirements won't discriminate against minorities.



Aldermen may have votes to override expected veto

Posted 10/3/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

City Attorney Chris Latimer was called on Tuesday night at the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting to explain why, in the case of a veto, abstentions count toward an override.


Fight breast cancer, buy stamps

Posted 10/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus post offices kicked off breast cancer awareness month Monday with pink, pink, everywhere, from pink-frosted doughnuts for customers to pink balloons competing for space with envelopes and parcels in the Bluecutt Road facility's lobby.

Oktibbeha schools conservator stresses parental involvement

Posted 10/2/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County parents got their first glimpse Monday night of the woman tasked with getting their schools back on track following last week's state takeover.

Moon rocks exhibit open to public

Posted 10/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Linda Marlbrough may be the only instructor in the history of Greater Columbus Learning Center to need a police escort when she leaves the building. Then again, she carries precious cargo -- two locked boxes containing authentic moon rocks that are both ageless and priceless.


Okt. Supervisors consider bid for comprehensive plan

Posted 10/2/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Every Supervisor at the table seemed to agree: Oktibbeha County needs a comprehensive plan.



County committee to examine pair of bids

Posted 10/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A committee appointed by the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors will soon begin discussions on the expansion of a steel company and county water service.



Rough economy in clear view for Obama on the road

Posted 10/2/2012 in National

Sometimes all President Barack Obama has to do is look out the window to get a firsthand look at the country's economic woes.



Agent: Abduction of sisters planned for a year

Posted 10/2/2012 in National

A Mississippi man's infatuation with a 12-year-old Tennessee girl led him to plot her abduction for a year and kill her mother and sister, according to testimony in court Monday.



Governor, energy experts to meet on MSU campus

Posted 10/2/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Gov. Phil Bryant, along with energy-industry leaders will convene on the campus of Mississippi State University Wednesday for "Powering Mississippi in the 21st Century," a program examining the state's energy future.



Columbus man arrested after shooting report

Posted 10/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with the Columbus Police Department responded to the 100 block of Beech Street last night for reports of shots fired.



Miss. tracks possible misuse of food stamps

Posted 10/2/2012 in State

State officials say 1,705 people in Mississippi were disqualified last budget year from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for making false claims and improperly taking more than $2.7 million in benefits.


Pink power: Teamwork 'catapults' girls in competition

Posted 10/1/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The three girls were all concentrated on their individual tasks, tuning and tweaking, huddled around the pink, wooden catapult, but still trouble-shooting as they worked.

Meredith distances himself from moment in history

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

James Meredith is a civil-rights icon who hates the term "civil rights." It's as if civil rights were somehow set apart from -- well, rights.


Breast Cancer: Early detection key to survival

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

Get ready to see a lot of pink in the upcoming weeks as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off in the Golden Triangle and around the country.



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