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Pilgrimage expanding after 2013 attendance jump

Posted 8/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Next year's Columbus Spring Pilgrimage will last 16 days instead of the usual 12. Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitor's Bureau Executive Director Nancy Carpenter told tourism partners Tuesday that plans to capitalize on the success of the 2013 Pilgrimage led to the extension.


UPS cargo jet crashes in Birmingham

Posted 8/14/2013 in National

A UPS cargo plane crashed Wednesday morning in an open field just outside an airport in Birmingham, Ala.



Aldermen propose tax hike of 2.78 mill

Posted 8/14/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An almost-3 mill tax increase is likely if Starkville is to tend to increasing expenditures, including a long-overdue pay raise for its employees, departmental requests, outside contributions and its plan to construct a new City Hall and renovate Starkville Police Department's home.


Yokohama to set up office at MSU research park

Posted 8/14/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Yokohama Tire Corporation, which announced a partnership with Mississippi earlier this year to locate a manufacturing plant in Clay County, will open an office at the Thad Cochran Research Park and Industry building.


Another nuclear stumble by Air Force raises doubts

Posted 8/14/2013 in National



Airline mergers have already led to higher fares

Posted 8/14/2013 in National



Study: Half who now buy own health plan to get aid

Posted 8/14/2013 in National



Boston mob boss convicted; much still unresolved

Posted 8/14/2013 in National



Rubio warns Obama could act to legalize immigrants

Posted 8/14/2013 in National



Police kill Louisiana bank hostage taker

Posted 8/14/2013 in National

A man who took hostages at a bank in rural Louisiana shot the two remaining hostages, killing one of them, before being shot and killed by police, authorities said.



Calif. teen says captor deserved to die

Posted 8/14/2013 in National



High emotions, little spectacle at Fort Hood trial

Posted 8/14/2013 in National



Russia: Surgeon stole heroin found in stomach

Posted 8/14/2013 in National


Sister of deceased is state's first witness

Posted 8/13/2013 in Area

Testimony began Monday in the murder trial of Brian Holliman, whose 2009 conviction for the murder of his wife was overturned on appeal in 2011. An Oktibbeha County jury heard opening arguments and the state's first witness Monday afternoon.

Farese: A flair for the law

Posted 8/13/2013 in Area

Steven Farese Sr. is not exactly your father's Atticus Finch. Instead of Harper Lee's illustration of Finch in "To Kill A Mockingbird," this small-town lawyer (Ashland, population 569) is known for the high profile clients he defends and the demeanor he uses in the courtroom. He's calm, cool, somewhat eccentric and often sporting a smirk that suggests he is in on a joke to which you aren't privy.

Columbus, Starkville public housing receive nearly $1M in funding

Posted 8/13/2013 in Area

The Columbus and Starkville housing authorities will receive nearly $1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for large-scale improvements to their four public housing developments.

Citizens speak out against proposed railroad closings

Posted 8/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Many residents at a community meeting regarding the possibility of closing six railroad crossings in Southside seemed to have made their minds up before they got to the gathering. The crossings need to be repaired, they said, but closing them would be a problem.


Flier lists Atlanta as host for rugby tournament

Posted 8/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A flier believed distributed by a Mississippi State University volunteer rugby coach states an upcoming Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference tournament will be held Nov. 9-11 in Atlanta, Ga.



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