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Garrard ready to lead as county administrator

Posted 4/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While Oktibbeha County Administrator Emily Garrard formally took over the county's top administrative post earlier this month, she has yet to physically move into the head office.

Presley to unveil new tool to request natural gas

Posted 4/21/2014 in Area

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will unveil a new tool that people without natural gas as a home energy source can use to make their need known to his offices and state suppliers.

 

Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colo.

Posted 4/21/2014 in National

Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

 

 

Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

Posted 4/21/2014 in National

Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.

 

 

Tupelo Guard unit could be stripped of Apaches

Posted 4/21/2014 in State

The Army wants to move all AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the National Guard to active units. Mississippi's 14 Apaches are based at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Tupelo.

 

 

Immanuel Christian School charts new path forward

Posted 4/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Advisors with Immanuel Christian School are looking forward to changes in the upcoming school. From the possibility of new athletic facilities to a new headmaster, advisors say the school is primed for growth.

 

Settlement brings new hope for Kerr-McGee cleanup

Posted 4/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Maranatha Faith Center Pastor Steve Jamison sees the $5.15 billion settlement from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation as a major turning point in the 15-year fight his East Columbus church has led to remediate the contamination from the Kerr-McGee site and protect the safety of those who live near it.

Chicks: They're not just for Easter anymore

Posted 4/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For years, the approach of Easter meant to trip to the local co-op or feed store to buy an Easter Chick. In recent years, however, the practice of buying live chicks as Easter gifts has fallen into disfavor in some quarters.

 

One convicted in 2012 West Point stabbing death

Posted 4/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the stabbing death of a West Point in 2012.

 

Gilbert named finalist for Austin Peay's top position

Posted 4/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University Provost and Executive Vice President Jerry Gilbert was named one of four finalists for Austin Peay State University's top post's upcoming vacancy.

 

Board narrows community developer list to five

Posted 4/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen narrowed a list of 26 community developer applicants to five finalists this week and scheduled interviews for a 5:30 p.m. special-call board meeting on Tuesday.

 

 

Miss. facility making cars for export

Posted 4/19/2014 in State

Toyota officials at the car manufacturer's Blue Springs facility are celebrating the production of the first Corolla built at the plant for export.

 

 

Vicksburg building up for National Register

Posted 4/19/2014 in State

State archivists have recommended the former Monte Carlo building in Vicksburg be included on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 

Documents detail another delayed GM recall

Posted 4/19/2014 in Business

General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.

 

Hoping legislative defeats boost voter turnout

Posted 4/19/2014 in National

Flip sides of the same campaign-season coin, the Republican drive in Congress to repeal the nation's health care law and the Democratic call to close the pay gap for women have much in common.

 

Sub search continues for airliner

Posted 4/19/2014 in National

A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after that, officials said Saturday.

 

 

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

Posted 4/19/2014 in National

People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.

 

 

Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

Posted 4/19/2014 in National

Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the date by lighting up for reasons not quite clear.

 

County to ask to rezone land near soccer complex

Posted 4/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The short-term goal is to get new signs for the Columbus Soccer Complex. The long-term goal is to add fields.

 

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