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Small Business Saturday: 'Shop small, shop local'

Posted 11/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While the big box stores have Black Friday sales, local store owners are encouraging shoppers to take part in Small Business Saturday tomorrow.

Golden Triangle residents do Black Friday

Posted 11/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thousands of shoppers braced the crowds and the cold Thursday night and this morning participating in Black Friday sales events. More than 1,000 people lined up around the building at Belk, hoping to snag some of the items on sale for over 50 percent off the retail price.


Mississippi's last living daughter of Confederate soldier dies

Posted 11/29/2013 in State

Mildred Belle Martin Barron, regarded as Mississippi's last living daughter of a Confederate soldier, died Tuesday at her Amite County home after suffering a stroke. She was 106.


Dawgs' win Egg Bowl with overtime dramatics

Posted 11/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Rivals Mississippi State and Ole Miss met for the 110th time in football Thursday and while it's difficult to say just where this, the first overtime game in the series' history, will stack up in the annals of the Egg Bowl rivalry, suffice to say the results were bitter-sweet.


FAA wants man's tower operator papers

Posted 11/29/2013 in State

The Federal Aviation Administration has asked a federal judge to force a Tupelo man to surrender his control tower operator's certificate after he allegedly tested positive for marijuana.


Scientists: Sun-grazing comet likely broke up

Posted 11/29/2013 in National

Once billed as the comet of the century, Comet ISON apparently was no match for the sun. Scientists said images from NASA spacecraft showed the comet approaching for a slingshot around the sun on Thursday, but just a trail of dust coming out on the other end.

Balloons steal show at NYC parade after wind fears

Posted 11/29/2013 in National

Revelers at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade gave thanks for the giant balloons that flew above the city streets Thursday after a blustery storm accompanied by high winds nearly grounded them for only the second time in the parade's 87-year history.


Natchez looking into city cemetery maintenance

Posted 11/29/2013 in State

The city of Natchez is going to gather information about the cost of a grass-cutting contract for the city cemetery.



Miss. sheriff to plead guilty to witness tampering

Posted 11/29/2013 in State

The Jackson County sheriff has agreed to plead guilty to witness tampering after he admitted kicking a handcuffed suspect and trying to recruit a deputy to help him cover it up, according to court documents.



Park Service withdraws comments on fracking rule

Posted 11/29/2013 in National

The National Park Service has withdrawn "inappropriate" comments about a proposed rule regulating hydraulic fracturing operations on public lands.



Teen wanted in Memphis shooting found in Miss.

Posted 11/29/2013 in State

Police in Memphis say they've tracked down a Crips gang member sought in a 2012 shooting in northeast Mississippi.



Mexican drug cartels now make money exporting ore

Posted 11/29/2013 in National

Mexican drug cartels looking to diversify their businesses long ago moved into oil theft, pirated goods, extortion and kidnapping, consuming an ever larger swath of the country's economy.



Police review journal of Arizona teen held captive for clues

Posted 11/29/2013 in National

Police on Wednesday were poring over a journal they say a 17-year-old girl kept while she and her two younger sisters were imprisoned by their mother and stepfather for up to two years.



Pope ramps up charity office to be near poor, sick

Posted 11/29/2013 in National

When he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, Pope Francis was known to sneak out at night and break bread with the homeless, sit with them literally on the street and eat with them, as part of his aim to share the plight of the poor and let them know someone cared.



Killers of Israel soldier who shot Arabs sentenced

Posted 11/29/2013 in National

An Israeli court on Thursday sentenced seven Arabs citizens to prison terms of eight months to two years for their part in the lynching of a soldier who went on a deadly shooting spree in 2005.


'Chut' Billingsley set for 76th Egg Bowl

Posted 11/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This evening, when Martin Charles Billingsley takes his seat in Davis Wade Stadium, he will watch Ole Miss and Mississippi State play a football game for the 76th time. "I saw my first one in 1937," Billingsley said. He was 10 years old then and hasn't missed an Egg Bowl since.


Area stores, shoppers ready for 'early' Black Friday

Posted 11/28/2013 in Area

In years past, Black Friday sales have been reserved for, well, Friday. Not this year. Many stores around the Golden Triangle are opening at 8 o'clock tonight, giving shoppers a few more precious hours to snatch up the must-have items of the season.


GSDP hopes Black Friday event will boost Starkville businesses

Posted 11/28/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Almost 44 stores will participate in the Greater Starkville Development Partnership's inaugural Black Friday Bonanza, an event, CEO Jennifer Gregory said, that could provide a substantial boost in sales for local retailers.


Browning on business: Downtown business moving...downtown

Posted 11/28/2013 in Business

Rex's Rentals is moving. For nearly eight years, the Columbus business has been located downtown at 322 Main Street, between the old Masonic lodge and the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center.



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