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Information sharing before bombings under review

Posted 5/1/2013 in National

President Barack Obama said Tuesday his counterterrorism bureaucracy "did what it was supposed to be doing" before the Boston Marathon bombing as his top intelligence official began a review into whether sensitive information was adequately shared and whether the U.S. government could have disrupted the attack.



Outraged lawmakers look to change military justice

Posted 5/1/2013 in National

Outrage over an Air Force officer's decision to overturn a jury's guilty verdict in a sexual assault case has Republicans and Democrats joining forces on ambitious legislation to change the military justice system.



Federal Reserve to stick to same formula

Posted 5/1/2013 in National

The Federal Reserve is widely expected Wednesday to stick with its aggressive efforts to strengthen a still-subpar economy.



South Dakota tribe faces ultimatum on sale of historic massacre site

Posted 5/1/2013 in National



Candidates focus on growth

Posted 4/30/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Grow the tax base responsibly? Absolutely. Explore options, including turn-key financial incentives, to attract major job creators? You bet. Support the city's 2 percent food and beverage tax's renewal? Definitely.



Lawyer: Former ricin suspect's home is unlivable

Posted 4/30/2013 in State

Attorneys for a Mississippi man who was briefly charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president and others are encouraged after speaking with the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's office about repairing or replacing the man's house after an intensive search left it uninhabitable.



Noose hung at mayoral candidate's office

Posted 4/30/2013 in State



Law sets standard for school absences

Posted 4/30/2013 in State



Smithville woman dies in Aberdeen crash

Posted 4/30/2013 in Area

A Smithville woman has died in an SUV crash, two years after her daughter was killed in a massive tornado that destroyed much of the tiny town.


Done deal! Officials sign deal to bring $1.2 billion project to Clay County

Posted 4/30/2013 in Area

After the ink was dry on the contract officials from Mississippi and Yokohama Rubber Company signed Monday, Golden Triangle Regional Development Link CEO Joe Max Higgins wasted no time letting a packed house at the Ritz Theater and Conference Center know what needed to happen during construction of the tire manufacturer's newest plant.

Cracker Barrel coming to Columbus

Posted 4/30/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local residents and ardent road-trippers will soon have another option on the menu: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant, a mainstay of the national food chain, is expected to locate in Columbus early next year.

Taking it to the limit: Columbus firefighters rely on each other to survive training ordeal

Posted 4/30/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As recently as two weeks ago, Will McReynolds and Steve Logan didn't know the limit of what they could endure. Now, they do.


FDA will investigate added caffeine in foods

Posted 4/30/2013 in National

Looking for a new way to get that jolt of caffeine energy? Food companies are betting snacks like potato chips, jelly beans and gum with a caffeinated kick could be just the answer.



Police: Church stabbing sparked by 'Mason' fear

Posted 4/30/2013 in National



NBA player Jason Collins breaks barrier

Posted 4/30/2013 in National


State, Yokohama leaders make partnership official

Posted 4/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A host of Mississippi and Yokohama Rubber Company officials gathered at the Ritz Conference Center earlier today to announce the company's plans to construct a new manufacturing plant on the Prairie Belt Powersite in Clay County and officially sign a memorandum of understanding.

Monday profile: Williford 'taking a break' after 40 years in education

Posted 4/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bob Williford has been reaching students for 40 years, but as he enters his last month in the education system, he says he view his departure more as taking a break than walking away.

Local child abuse group hosts 'Wear Blue' day

Posted 4/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Seventeen Mississippi children died in 2012 as a result of child abuse. Those 17 were among 7,968 children who were abused in Mississippi last year.

Supes seek grant for firefighters

Posted 4/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors will consider a request from District 3 volunteer firefighters to apply for an assistance to firefighters grant when they meet 9 a.m. Tuesday at the county courthouse.


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