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Mixed grades for new, healthy school lunch rules

Posted 9/14/2012 in National

One student complains because his cafeteria no longer serves chicken nuggets. Another gripes that her school lunch just isn't filling. A third student says he's happy to eat an extra apple with his lunch, even as he's noshing on his own sub.


Anti-Muslim film promoter outspoken on Islam

Posted 9/14/2012 in National

The public face for the anti-Muslim film inflaming the Middle East is not the filmmaker, but an insurance agent and Vietnam War veteran whose unabashed and outspoken hatred of radical Muslims has drawn the attention of civil libertarians, who say he's a hate monger.


Change of Pakistan's blasphemy laws unlikely

Posted 9/14/2012 in National

The apparent collapse of a case against a Christian girl accused of burning pages of a Quran has given a dim ray of hope to critics of Pakistan's blasphemy laws, some of the harshest in the Muslim world.



Government shutdown averted but 'fiscal cliff' awaits

Posted 9/14/2012 in National

Congress is moving to quash the threat of a government shutdown, but the prospect of a one-two punch of tax increases and slashing, automatic spending cuts will still confront lawmakers when they return to Washington after Election Day.


Lawyers: 'Pink slime' lawsuit an uphill climb

Posted 9/14/2012 in National

Beef Products Inc. will face a steep climb in its "pink slime" defamation lawsuit against ABC News as the South Dakota-based meat processor works to rebuild its public image, legal experts say.


Two found guilty in $1 million heroin case

Posted 9/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Friday, two illegal immigrants were found guilty in federal court on possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.


Soccer complex may breathe new life into Burns Bottom area

Posted 9/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Burns Bottom is now the site of a 70-acre development built around a $5 million recreation facility. The Columbus Soccer Complex will officially open Saturday, Sept. 22.

MUW begins branding campaign with dialogue sessions

Posted 9/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women kicked off the early stages of its re-branding campaign Wednesday with the first of a series of interactive discussions.


One killed in Highway 182 crash

Posted 9/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Crawford man is dead following a Wednesday morning collision.



Couple arrested for drugs, gun

Posted 9/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A couple were arrested at their residence Tuesday night after agents with the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit discovered cocaine and a handgun inside their Sand Road home.



MUW, MSU rated highly in U.S. News & World Report guide

Posted 9/13/2012 in Area

As national college rankings continue to emerge from the mainstream print media in "Best of Colleges" guides, Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University once more find themselves earning accolades for the quality of education provided and the value benefits they offer for cost-conscious students and parents.


County ready to make CVB appointment

Posted 9/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors will name a replacement for George Swales on the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors during Friday's board meeting.


Sallie Mae Jones celebration set for weekend

Posted 9/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A two-day centennial celebration will be held Friday and Saturday to honor the life of the late Sallie Mae Jones, a black businesswoman who owned and operated Jones Restaurant on Fourth Street South.



County voters notified of new poll locations by mail

Posted 9/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Election Commission Chairman Myles Carpenter said voters in all districts, especially those who live close to district lines, should look a little closer at any mail they have received from commission.



Tail-gater helps capture purse-snatcher at MSU game

Posted 9/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Back on the campus of his alma mater and filled with spirit from the Bulldogs' win over Auburn, a Mississippi State University graduate foiled an attempted purse snatching in the Junction on Saturday.


Chris Stevens: U.S. envoy to the Arab world

Posted 9/13/2012 in National

At the height of Libya's civil war, Chris Stevens dashed off to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi by cargo boat to help shape an assortment of Libyan politicians and militias into the cohesive unit that would defeat Moammar Gadhafi. A year-and-a-half later, the 52-year-old ambassador died as Islamists attacked a U.S. Consulate in the same city.


Whooping cough vaccine loses punch too fast

Posted 9/13/2012 in National

As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main cause: The safer vaccine that was introduced in the 1990s loses effectiveness much faster than previously thought.



Building permits 9-13-12

Posted 9/13/2012 in Business



Marriages and divorces 9-13-12

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