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Sweets makers work to keep names off e-cigarettes

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

Owners of brands geared toward children of all ages are battling to keep notable names like Thin Mint, Tootsie Roll and Cinnamon Toast Crunch off the flavored nicotine used in electronic cigarettes.



Colombia chocolate thief sentenced to 5 months

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

It's enough to make a candy junkie give up the sweet stuff forever.


Google to build prototype of truly driverless car

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

Google plans to build and launch onto city streets a small fleet of subcompact cars that could operate without a person at the wheel.


Texas: Can't tie water contamination to drilling

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

The amount of explosive gas tainting a North Texas neighborhood's water supply has increased in recent years, but the state's oil and gas regulator says it can't link the methane to drilling activity nearby, according to a report it released Wednesday.


Palmer Home to help children of imprisoned moms

Posted 5/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Palmer Home for Children has made Jonah's Journey, a Tennessee-based organization that finds temporary or long-term care for children of incarcerated mothers, part of its ministry.


Two officers commended for saving drowning boy

Posted 5/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Lowndes County conservation officers are being credited with saving the life of an 11-year-old boy who nearly drowned in the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway on Memorial Day.


Photo: A squirrel of a different color

Posted 5/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bird watchers James and Dianne Patterson are used to interlopers helping themselves to the buffet of black oil sunflower seeds they leave out for their feathered friends.

Senate campaign rolls through Columbus

Posted 5/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The race for a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi has reached its last leg before the June 3 primary narrows down the field, and the two most publicized candidates for the Republican ticket have included Columbus in their campaign stops.

Shooting suspect bond set at $1M

Posted 5/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kale Scott, 19, was charged with one count of murder Tuesday for his alleged role in last week's fatal shooting at the Columbus Fairgrounds.


Starkville aldermen OK numerous drainage, street projects

Posted 5/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Five Starkville aldermen unanimously approved the city's proposed Fiscal Year 2014 capital improvements work list for roads, drainage systems and sidewalks with little discussion and no modifications from the table during a Tuesday recess meeting.


University: Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

Posted 5/28/2014 in National

Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, has died. She was 86.

Median CEO pay crosses $10M in 2013

Posted 5/28/2014 in Business

They're the $10 million men and women.


Military recovers items from 1952 plane crash

Posted 5/28/2014 in State

After 62 years, the family of Claiborne Thigpen will receive some closure on his death. Thigpen's nephew, Cecil Craft, received a phone call a few months ago saying the U.S. Air Force had located the wreckage of Thigpen's plane, which had crashed in November of 1952.



Pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by family

Posted 5/28/2014 in National

A pregnant woman was stoned to death Tuesday by her own family outside a courthouse in the Pakistani city of Lahore for marrying the man she loved.



How VA clinics falsified appointment records

Posted 5/28/2014 in National

Fake appointments, unofficial logs kept on the sly and appointments made without telling the patient are among tricks used to disguise delays in seeing and treating veterans at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics.



Man arrested in JSU professor's slaying

Posted 5/28/2014 in State

Madison Police Chief Gene Waldrop says a 20-year-old man has been charged with murder in the May 21 slaying Jackson State University professor Garrick Shelton.



House, Senate bills to OK spuds in WIC plan

Posted 5/28/2014 in National

The ubiquitous white potato has scored another victory on Capitol Hill.



First lady responds to school meal critics

Posted 5/28/2014 in National

First lady Michelle Obama is striking back at House Republicans who are trying to weaken healthier school meal standards, saying any effort to roll back the guidelines is "unacceptable."


Profile: Cole gives back to community with annual 'fun day' for seniors

Posted 5/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After retiring in 2006, Lillie Cole was looking for something to do. She's not one to sit.


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