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Allain remembered as being undaunted by power

Posted 12/9/2013 in State

Former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain was known for his quick wit, sharp analytical mind and willingness to challenge entrenched interests.

 

 

Sen. Roger Wicker to speak at Mississippi State graduation

Posted 12/9/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., will speak to fall semester graduates at Mississippi State University on Saturday in Starkville.

 

Food-tech startups aim to replace eggs and chicken

Posted 12/9/2013 in National

The startup is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco's tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn't like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites and mobile-phone apps. Its mission is to find plant replacements for eggs.

 

Gene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers

Posted 12/9/2013 in National

In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.

 

 

Obama to pay tribute to Mandela in South Africa

Posted 12/9/2013 in National

President Barack Obama will pay tribute this week to Nelson Mandela, making the long trip from Washington to South Africa Monday to attend a national memorial service for the anti-apartheid icon.

 

 

Internet giants weigh in on defamation lawsuit

Posted 12/9/2013 in National

From Twitter and Facebook to Amazon and Google, the biggest names of the Internet are blasting a federal judge's decision allowing an Arizona-based gossip website to be sued for defamation by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader convicted of having sex with a teenager.

 

'Elf on the Shelf' a hit with local parents

Posted 12/7/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For generations, children have cautiously guarded their behavior at Christmastime, careful not to end up on Santa's "naughty list." For 24 days, parents warn children to behave, noting that Santa is always watching. However, in recent years, Santa has gotten new little helpers to watch over boys and girls. The help comes in the form of elves who sit on a shelf.

Officials mull possibility of referendum for drainage work

Posted 12/7/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen and department heads got a wake-up call last week when they saw firsthand the severity of some drainage deficiencies in their own back yard.

EMCC's Buddy Stephens comfortable as a junior college lifer

Posted 12/7/2013 in Area

"A junior college lifer." East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens does not know when or where the term originated. However, he does know his comfort level with the accolade.

SED employees recovering after Friday accident

Posted 12/7/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Starkville Electric Department employees are recovering after a severe electrical accident Friday morning, SED General Manager Terry Kemp said Saturday.

 

Lawmakers seek to avert cut in teacher pay

Posted 12/7/2013 in State

When lawmakers mandated that school start later, an unintended result was public school employees perhaps having their August paychecks cut, something the chairmen of the state House and Senate Education Committees say they're trying to avoid.

 

 

Allain remembered at Mississippi Capitol service

Posted 12/7/2013 in State

Friends and political allies on Friday remembered former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain as an intelligent man who challenged the power structure and fought for everyday working people who couldn't afford lobbyists.

 

6-term Mississippi senator to seek re-election

Posted 12/7/2013 in State

Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi will seek a seventh term in 2014, setting up a Republican primary that pits an established incumbent who has brought billions of dollars to his home state against a tea party-backed challenger who says federal spending is out of control.

Massive crowds, world leaders to honor Mandela

Posted 12/7/2013 in National

South Africa expects overwhelming crowds and a host of world leaders to attend services honoring late President Nelson Mandela, though with the ceremonies only days away officials acknowledged Saturday they couldn't offer any specifics yet.

 

Hagel outlines new weapons sale plan for Gulf nations

Posted 12/7/2013 in National

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel opened the door for the U.S. to sell missile defense and other weapons systems to U.S.-friendly Gulf nations, with an eye toward boosting their abilities to counter Iran's ballistic missiles, even as global powers ink a nuclear deal with Tehran.

 

 

U.S. vet, 85, free from North Korea

Posted 12/7/2013 in National

Merrill Newman was tired and looking forward to reuniting with his family, but he was all smiles Saturday after arriving at the San Francisco airport after being detained for several weeks in North Korea.

 

 

New consumer tips for Obama's fixer-upper website

Posted 12/7/2013 in National

 

 

Police: Newlyweds killed man for thrills

Posted 12/7/2013 in National

A couple married for just three weeks lured a man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.

 

Dylan's electric guitar sells for nearly $1M

Posted 12/7/2013 in National

Like Elvis' no-hips-allowed appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," or the Beatles' arrival in America, or Woodstock, it is considered one of the milestone moments in rock history: Bob Dylan going electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.

 

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