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Apple's iPad Mini much pricier than rival tablets

Posted 10/24/2012 in National

Apple Inc.'s pencil-thin, smaller iPad will cost much more than its competitors, signaling that the company isn't going to get into a mini-tablet price war.

Two arrested for burglary after chase, crash

Posted 10/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus men were arrested early Monday morning after they allegedly broke into Bates Tire at 1401 Waterworks Road.

 

City Council votes to continue Catfish Alley improvements

Posted 10/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Improvements on one of Columbus' most famous streets will continue as additional funding has been made available for the project.

 

Marriott groundbreaking set for Nov. 5

Posted 10/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"Hotel Row" in Columbus will soon be getting its second occupant in a three-hotel plan. Castle Properties and Peachtree Hotel Group of Atlanta announced Monday a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 5 to officially mark the beginning of construction of a new Courtyard by Marriott hotel.

Wicker should breeze to first full term in U.S. Senate

Posted 10/23/2012 in Area

Republican Sen. Roger Wicker is vying for another term as a United States Senator for the state of Mississippi.

 

Tornado procedures vary among area schools

Posted 10/23/2012 in Area

Tornado sirens will sound throughout Mississippi Wednesday, but for area schools, the statewide drill is just one of several they have already conducted this year in preparation for the fall tornado season.

 

MSU hopes to save some SemiSouth jobs

Posted 10/23/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A semiconductor firm started by two Mississippi State University faculty members will soon lay off its entire workforce, as the company prepares to permanently shut down at the Thad Cochran Research Park. The 90 employees of SemiSouth Laboratories were informed of the closure on Friday.

 

Brickfire, city agree to repayment plan

Posted 10/23/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Brickfire Project, a local non-profit organization, will have to repay the city $7,700 in misappropriated funds following a 6-1 vote by the Starkville Board of Aldermen.

 

 

First defendant sentenced in FAMU hazing case

Posted 10/23/2012 in National

The first of a dozen defendants to be sentenced in last year's hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major avoided jail time when he received his punishment Monday, but he will spend more than two years under close supervision.

 

 

Experts convicted for not warning of quake

Posted 10/23/2012 in National

In a verdict that sent shock waves through the scientific community, an Italian court convicted seven experts of manslaughter on Monday for failing to adequately warn residents of the risk before an earthquake struck central Italy in 2009, killing more than 300 people.

 

Monday profile: Starkville High newspaper staff excels in competition

Posted 10/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Friday afternoon is homecoming at Starkville High School, but The Jacket Buzz staff has another reason to celebrate.

A breast cancer journey: From surviving to thriving

Posted 10/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The silver bracelet is relatively new. But the philosophy behind its inscribed words has been a tenet of Dianne Hand's life for most of her 51 years: Live well. Love much. Laugh often.

Psst, taxes go up in 2013 for 163 million workers

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

President Barack Obama isn't talking about it and neither is Mitt Romney. But come January, 163 million workers can expect to feel the pinch of a big tax increase, regardless of who wins the election.

 

Earlier puberty seen in boys, just like in girls

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

When it comes to the birds and the bees, some parents may want to have that talk with their boys a little sooner than they expected.

 

Photo of WWII veteran casting vote captures hearts

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

A photograph of a 93-year-old World War II veteran casting what will likely be his last ballot has captured the hearts of tens of thousands of Internet users.

 

Al-Qaida in Afghanistan is attempting a comeback

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

A diminished but resilient al-Qaida, whose 9/11 attacks drew America into its longest war, is attempting a comeback in Afghanistan's mountainous east even as U.S. and allied forces wind down their combat mission and concede a small but steady toehold to the terrorist group.

 

 

White House prepared to meet one-on-one with Iran

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

The White House says it is prepared to talk one-on-one with Iran to find a diplomatic settlement to the impasse over Tehran's reported pursuit of nuclear weapons, but there's no agreement now to meet.

 

Teen who helped run drug ring faces sentencing

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

An Ohio teenager considered by authorities to be one of the most prolific drug dealers in the Cincinnati area is to be sentenced in a juvenile court today.

 

5 things to watch for in the presidential debate

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

 

 

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