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Ballot measures: Oregon, DC voters OK use of pot

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

Voters in Oregon and the District of Columbia legalized the use of recreational pot, elating marijuana activists who hope to extend their winning streak across the country.



Disciplinary acts against nuke officers topped 16

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

The Air Force has fired or disciplined at least 16 nuclear missile commanders or senior officers for misconduct and other failings.



Hong Kong murder suspect called 'bully'

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

A British man accused of slaying two Indonesian women in Hong Kong was described by acquaintances and fellow pub mates as a "bully."



Oil prices tumble on Saudi discount move

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

Oil prices slumped to multi-year lows on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia cut the price of oil sold to the U.S.



Report: IS group abused captive Kurdish children

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

Islamic State militants tortured and abused Kurdish children captured earlier this year near the northern Syrian town of Kobani, beating them with hoses and electric cables, an international rights group said Tuesday.



Ebola hits health care access for other deadly diseases

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

The Ebola outbreak has spawned a "silent killer," experts say: hidden cases of malaria, pneumonia, typhoid and the like that are going untreated.


Lava spares family headstone in Hawaii cemetery

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

As slow-moving lava approached a cemetery in a rural Hawaii town, Aiko Sato placed flowers at the headstone of the family plot she's tended to over the years, thinking it would be the last time she would see it.


Amnesty: Israel committed war crimes in Gaza war

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

Amnesty International today accused Israel of committing war crimes during the war in the Gaza Strip this summer.



Younger, Patrick head to runoff; Coleman establishes lead

Posted 11/4/2014 in Area

Charles "Chuck" Younger and Bobby Patrick appear to be heading for a runoff election to see who will replace the late Terry Brown in the state Senate.


Photo: Casting a vote

Posted 11/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local voters Ruthie Moffitt, left, and Susie Bridges cast their votes this morning at Union Academy Elementary.

Moscow-born pianist to be featured in Gordy Forum

Posted 11/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Free and open to the public, the presentation will begin at 6 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on the MUW campus.

Baseball field coming to Plum Grove

Posted 11/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Supervisors approved amending the county's budget to cover remaining costs of a new baseball field in the Plum Grove community.


Mississippi warns KiOR it will seek debt, interest

Posted 11/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi has warned biofuel maker KiOR that it could demand immediate repayment of the company's entire $69.4 million debt.



Oktibbeha supervisors scrap over incoming state aid road money

Posted 11/4/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors voted Monday to split an estimated $387,200 of additional state aid road repair money to fund infrastructure projects.



Oktibbeha authorities investigating Blackjack Road shootings

Posted 11/4/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County deputies are investigating two recent shooting incidents that occurred near the Pointe at MSU apartments on Blackjack Road.



7th Holiday Farmers' Market approaches

Posted 11/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Vendors wishing to sell goods at the Hitching Lot Holiday Market have until Friday to register for a booth.


Downtown Christmas Open House begins Thursday

Posted 11/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Locals hoping to get a jump-start on their holiday shopping will have the opportunity this weekend at the annual Downtown Christmas Open House.


R&B Hall of Fame for Clarksdale

Posted 11/4/2014 in State

The Official Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame will be in Clarksdale, says founder and CEO LaMont Robinson.



Water utilities sue over deposit delay

Posted 11/4/2014 in State

The Mississippi Rural Water Association has sued the state Public Service Commission in federal court.



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