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Civil War museums changing as view on war changes

Posted 1/9/2012 in State

NEW ORLEANS -- Inside Louisiana's Civil War Museum, battle flags line the walls. Uniforms, swords and long-barreled guns fill museum cases beside homespun knapsacks, dented canteens and tiny framed pictures of wives that soldiers carried into battle.

 

 

Dodge Dart to join compact car race

Posted 1/9/2012 in National

 

 

Gov. Barbour pardons convicted murderer

Posted 1/9/2012 in State

JACKSON -- A convicted murderer released from prison over the weekend on a pardon by Gov. Haley Barbour was denied parole less than two weeks ago.

 

 

Fundraising begins to construct Evers statue

Posted 1/9/2012 in State

LORMAN -- The 50th anniversary of the June 12, 1963, assassination of Medgar Evers won't be commemorated until next year, but Alcorn State University has begun its campaign to raise funds to build a statue honoring Evers, who graduated there in 1952.

 

 

Mississippi high court to hear church dispute

Posted 1/9/2012 in State

JACKSON -- The Mississippi Supreme Court has agreed to hear a dispute over the move of a church in Oxford.

 

 

Bush education law offered great promise, but after 10 years, wide agreement on need to fix it

Posted 1/8/2012 in National

WASHINGTON -- The No Child Left Behind education law was cast as a symbol of possibility, offering the promise of improved schools for the nation's poor and minority children and better prepared students in a competitive world.

 

 

Arkansas man dies after electrocution in Monroe

Posted 1/8/2012 in Area

An Arkansas man visiting family for the holidays died New Year's Eve after a metal pole he was moving made contact with a power line.

 

 

AP Interview: Hyde-Smith will focus on jobs

Posted 1/8/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Cindy Hyde-Smith wants to emphasize the "commerce" part of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce.

 

 

USPS, residents at odds over Columbus station closure

Posted 1/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The downtown Columbus post office has received a stay of execution for now. But a number of local organizations are trying to figure out what -- if anything -- can be done if a proposed closure moves from conjecture to certainty.

 

 

Accused student's shooter fired into the darkness, he tells police

WEST POINT -- The more details revealed in the New Year's Day shooting death of Devin Mitchell, the more questions arise.

 

 

Buyers find treasure and trash in abandoned storage units

Posted 1/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Who knows what strange treasures lurk inside a storage unit? Storage-auction bidder Mark Binkley of Starkville knows all too well.In some, bidders may find a makeshift home.

 

Friends remember Devin Mitchell as protector, caregiver

STARKVILLE -- The cool kids and the cliques meant nothing to Devin Mitchell, though he was in everybody's circle of friends.

Let the bidding begin: Storage unit sales a business, hobby

Posted 1/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When the door rises, silence reigns. Thirty people take mental snapshots of anything that crosses their experienced eyes, doing their best to add up prospective numbers and figure out just how much profit rests inside this storage unit

 

Parole denied for man in killing of trooper

Posted 1/7/2012 in State

JACKSON -- The Mississippi Parole Board has refused early release for a man convicted of felony fleeing in the death of a Mississippi state trooper.

 

 

Mississippi motorhome wreck kills 1, injures 11

Posted 1/7/2012 in State

HATTIESBURG -- A motorhome bound for a college football championship game in New Orleans went off Interstate 59 in southern Mississippi and struck a tree, killing one person and injuring 10 others.

 

 

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