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The world's problems enter Japan's psyche, again

Posted 2/2/2015 in National

The Japanese, who inhabit one of the safest countries in the world, have been brutally reminded that the world is a dangerous place.



Japan's leader defends handling of crisis

Posted 2/2/2015 in National

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe defended his policy toward terrorism, as the flag at his official residence flew at half-staff Monday in a mark of mourning for two hostages killed by the Islamic State group.



Toddler wounds both parents with 1 shot from handgun

Posted 2/2/2015 in National

A 3-year-old boy found a handgun in his mother's purse and fired just one shot that wounded both his parents at an Albuquerque motel on Saturday, police said.



Rep. Nunnelee sent home after new tumor discovered

Posted 2/2/2015 in State

Doctors have found a new tumor in U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee and told him no further medical treatment is possible.



Obama proposing $478B public works program in budget

Posted 2/2/2015 in National

The $4 trillion budget that President Barack Obama sends Congress today proposes higher taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations, and an ambitious $478 billion public works program for highway, bridge and transit upgrades.


Finding love online: As Valentine's Day approaches, more and more people use dating sites to find that special someone

Posted 1/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's getting to be that time of year -- heart-shaped chocolates and candlelit dinners.

Golden Triangle law enforcement agencies seek more diversity

Posted 1/31/2015 in Area

While a nationwide debate on the racial makeup of law enforcement agencies continues, statistics show agencies in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties are working toward becoming mirrors of the communities they serve.

Starting over: MSU's Cox looks to rebuild career

Posted 1/31/2015 in Area

The days are quiet for Justin Cox now. That's fine with him.


No bids in yet for City Hall, lagoon properties

Posted 1/31/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While some aldermen seem intent on moving forward with a $2.55 million-maximum purchase of Cadence Bank's Main Street location, a financing issue could manifest in the middle of the month.


Romney's exit unleashes race for donors among 2016 hopefuls

Posted 1/31/2015 in National

Mitt Romney's exit from the presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising and set off a new race for the backing of donors who had remained loyal to the 2012 Republican nominee.


Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

Posted 1/31/2015 in National

Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags.



Fire damages 3 Collegiate Heights apartments

Posted 1/31/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials say an apparent cooking fire damaged three Collegiate Heights apartments Saturday morning, but no injuries were reported during the incident.


Suspected shooter surrenders to police

Posted 1/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman is in custody after she allegedly shot at another resident.


MUW to hold campus blood drive

Posted 1/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

United Blood Services will host a two-day campus blood drive with Mississippi University for Women this week.



Louisville Democrat running for District 35 seat

Posted 1/31/2015 in State

A Louisville Democrat is now seeking election as District 35 state representative.



What red ink? As deficits dip, all sides seek more spending

Posted 1/31/2015 in National

The deficit is dead. Long live the deficit.


Meet Ida May Fuller, recipient of 1st Social Security check

Posted 1/31/2015 in National

Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 -- the first Social Security payout.


French fracture laid bare as 8-year-old praises terrorists

Posted 1/31/2015 in National

It was bad enough when France learned that the minute of silence for victims of the nation's deadliest terror attacks in decades was not respected by all students.



Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalist

Posted 1/31/2015 in National

An online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant behead Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man.


CHS principal leaving district

Posted 1/30/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today is Jill Savely's final day as principal of Columbus High School.


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