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No one injured in hot-fire engine test failure

Posted 5/24/2014 in State

Officials with Aerojet Rocketdyne are investigating the mid-test shutdown of an AJ-26 engine at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County.



Death row inmate challenges rape conviction

Posted 5/24/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has given attorneys for death row inmate Charles Ray Crawford more time to file briefs supporting his appeal of a 1994 rape conviction.



Company pays Mississippi No Call fine

Posted 5/24/2014 in State

American Helping Hands Inc. has paid a $5,000 fine for violations of Mississippi's No Call Law.



Visa, MasterCard push for chip cards

Posted 5/24/2014 in Business

Visa and MasterCard are renewing a push to speed the adoption of microchips into U.S. credit and debit cards in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches, including this week's revelation that hackers stole consumer data from eBay's computer systems.


Calif. community college shooting rampage leaves seven dead

Posted 5/24/2014 in National

A Hollywood director believes his son was the lone gunman who went on a shooting rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara that killed six people -- weeks after the family had called police about disturbing YouTube videos he had posted, his lawyer said Saturday.


GOP tries to define Hillary Clinton

Posted 5/24/2014 in National

On any given day, Republicans call Hillary Rodham Clinton a deeply flawed future presidential candidate. Or a formidable one.



UN panel slams Vatican on priest sex-abuse scandal

Posted 5/24/2014 in National

In a report that could expose the Catholic Church to new legal arguments by clerical sex abuse victims, a U.N. committee found Friday that the Vatican does exercise worldwide control over its bishops and priests and must comply with the U.N.'s anti-torture treaty.



Poll: Health care enrollees rise but little love for Obamacare

Posted 5/24/2014 in National

President Barack Obama celebrated when sign-ups for his health care law topped 8 million, far exceeding expectations after a slipshod launch. Most Americans, however, remain unimpressed.


City, CVB receive grant for pedestrian connector

Posted 5/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has awarded a grant that will help pay for restoration of two alleyways between Catfish Alley and the Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome Center.

Walk/Run highlights Memorial Day weekend events

Posted 5/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

To celebrate Memorial Day, a local group of veteran supporters have organized a Walk/Run at the Columbus Riverwalk.


Pedestrian struck, killed on Hwy. 182 in Lowndes

Posted 5/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Louisville woman was killed in Lowndes County early Thursday morning when she was hit by a car while walking along Highway 182 near the Highway 45 Alternate exit.



Police seek teen in fatal shooting

Posted 5/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is searching for a teenager they believe shot and killed a man and wounded another at a graduation party held at the Columbus Fairgrounds early Friday morning.



Memorial Day closings

Posted 5/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County


CL&W estimates tornado costs at $890K

Posted 5/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water officials estimated damages and repair costs associated with a tornado that crossed through East Columbus on April 28 at $890,000.


Missing Lowndes teen found safe in Winona

Posted 5/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County teenager who went missing earlier this week has returned home.


Water park ready for influx of Memorial Day Weekend visitors

Posted 5/23/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A local water park manager says Starkville Wet 'N Wild is ready to handle Memorial Day Weekend's unofficial start of beach season at Oktibbeha County Lake.


Starkville, C Spire tech relationship continues to bloom

Posted 5/23/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville and C Spire officials continued building upon a dynamic partnership Tuesday when aldermen approved a telecommunications contract for Internet services at the new city hall under construction at the end of Main Street.



Tennessee brings back the electric chair

Posted 5/23/2014 in National

As the rest of the nation debates the feasibility and humanity of lethal injections against a backdrop of scarce drugs and botched executions, Tennessee has come up with an alternative: the electric chair.


Three more arrests in Sen. Cochran photo probe

Posted 5/23/2014 in State

Investigators say a Mississippi tea party official and two other men arrested Thursday conspired with a conservative blogger to use photographs of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's ill wife to push allegations that the longtime Republican senator was involved in an inappropriate relationship with another woman.


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