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Arkansas woman now world's oldest person, wants Obama visit

Posted 4/3/2015 in National

An Arkansas woman who became the world's oldest person Wednesday wants President Barack Obama to attend her 117th birthday party this Fourth of July.



Amazon considers 'Natchez Burning' series for video service

Posted 4/3/2015 in State

Author Greg Iles' book "Natchez Burning" is moving closer to becoming a television series, with Amazon Studios announcing that it's considering production.



Obama's quest for Iran deal set to collide with Capitol Hill

Posted 4/3/2015 in National

After securing a surprisingly broad and detailed framework agreement with Iran, President Barack Obama must now subject his signature foreign policy pursuit to the gauntlet of partisan American politics.



Kenya attack survivor: Gunmen scouted campus

Posted 4/3/2015 in National

The militants who slaughtered 147 people in a Kenyan school appeared to have planned extensively, even targeting a site where Christians had gone to pray.



German crash co-pilot researched suicide, cockpit doors

Posted 4/3/2015 in National

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz spent time online researching suicide methods and cockpit door security in the week before crashing Flight 9525, prosecutors said Thursday -- the first evidence that the fatal descent may have been a premeditated act.


Browning on Business: Norwegian company opening on Military Rd.

Posted 4/2/2015 in Business

A Norwegian company is moving into the old Langford Furniture building at the corner of Military and Bluecutt roads.


SPD seeks suspect in Tuesday carjacking, sexual assault

Investigators are searching for an unknown male who brandished a gun, took control of a female victim's car and forced her to perform sexual acts.


Golden Triangle's next generation: For local Realtor, 'the sky is the limit' in Columbus

Posted 4/2/2015 in Area

Many young adults are more attracted to cities with lots of people their age. Not Arrington Rhett.

Photo: Metal mayhem

Posted 4/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A few dozen metal sheets litter Highway 82, near the 18th Avenue exit, on Wednesday.

Changes coming to CMSD athletics

Posted 4/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The athletic department at Columbus Municipal School District is getting a makeover.

Bond bill slights planned Riverwalk extension

Posted 4/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The pathway to completion for a 14-mile Riverwalk extension has become a little bumpier and a little less sure.

Main Street hosting open house

Posted 4/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Main Street will host its annual spring open house downtown Friday and Saturday.

Lowndes Co. supes makes appointment to EMCC board

Posted 4/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors appointed Greg Stewart to serve on the East Mississippi Community College Board of Trustees during it's Tuesday meeting.

MSUPD nabs 3 suspects on auto burglary charges

The Mississippi State University Police Department arrested three Starkville residents, including one juvenile, on multiple auto burglary charges Wednesday.

Alps crash: Bodies recovered, but families must wait months

Posted 4/2/2015 in National

Just over a week after a Germanwings plane crashed into the French Alps, investigators have finished retrieving human remains from the crash site and are now trying to match them with DNA profiles from the 150 people killed -- an arduous task that could leave families waiting for months.


At least 15 dead as gunmen attack university in Kenya

Posted 4/2/2015 in National

Al-Shabab gunmen attacked a college in northeast Kenya early Thursday, targeting Christians and killing at least 15 people and wounding 60 others, witnesses said. The president said it is now a hostage situation.



Bill would increase sanctions for cheating on state tests

Posted 4/2/2015 in State

A bill that would tighten sanctions for schools that cheat on state tests passed what appeared to be its final hurdles Wednesday in the Mississippi House and Senate, but House members must return Thursday -- after the Senate has already adjourned for the year -- and decide whether to reconsider their vote.



McDonald's joins Wal-Mart, Gap in raising wages

Posted 4/2/2015 in Business

McDonald's said Wednesday it is raising pay for workers at restaurants that the company owns.



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