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A single spiteful email unlocks a Pandora's box

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

It started in May with a spiteful email to the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. An anonymous writer warned Gen. John Allen that a friend with whom he was meeting in Washington the following week was trouble and he should stay away from her.

 

 

Booze calories nearly equal soda's for adults

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

Americans get too many calories from soda. But what about alcohol? It turns out adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft drinks, a government study found.

 

 

Obama: No evidence of security breach in Petraeus scandal

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he has seen no evidence that national security was threatened by the widening sex scandal that ensnared his former CIA director and top military commander in Afghanistan.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 11-15-12

Posted 11/15/2012 in Business

 

 

Building permits 11-15-12

Posted 11/15/2012 in Business

 

Software founder denies killing neighbor

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

Software company founder John McAfee said Wednesday he is in hiding, unarmed and accompanied only by a young woman, changing locations and telephones frequently to stay one step ahead of a Belize police unit he says wants to kill him.

 

With pot legal, police worry about road safety

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

 

 

Xi Jinping takes helm of communist China

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

Xi Jinping succeeded Hu Jintao as China's leader today, assuming the top posts in the Communist Party and the powerful military in a once-a-decade political transition unbowed by scandals, a slower economy and public demands for reforms.

 

 

No letup in Israeli offensive

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

Militants in the Gaza Strip pounded southern Israel with rocket fire this morning, killing three people as the Israeli military pressed forward with a second day of intense air raids and naval attacks on militant targets.

 

Louisville Street work finally near completion

Posted 11/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With permanent striping, some minor landscaping and a nod from the Mississippi Department of Transportation, the Louisville Street widening project, slated to be finished in September, is finally near completion.

Conservator: Academics is only path forward

Posted 11/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Although Oktibbeha County School District's athletic teams will have to sit out post-season play until August, seniors who were on track to graduate in May will be able to receive an accredited diploma as long as they pass their final subject area tests, despite the district's recent takeover by the state department of education.

Columbus man sentenced to life for murder of ex-girlfriend

Posted 11/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the capital murder of his estranged girlfriend in 2010.

Plane crash in Jackson kills three

Posted 11/14/2012 in State

Three pilots flying together to a federal safety conference died when their single-engine plane faltered in midair and crashed into a house that went up in flames.

Husband rescues wife from burning home

Posted 11/14/2012 in Area

The heroic efforts of a Crawford man saved the life of his wife Tuesday morning. The mobile home belonging to Henry and Betty Sharp caught fire just after 8:30 yesterday morning with two women trapped inside.

Flying high: GTRA is busier than ever

Posted 11/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As new economic development continues to fill the once-empty acreage at Golden Triangle Regional Aerospace Industrial Park, the adjacent Golden Triangle Regional Airport is seeing a spillover effect, with more passengers than ever.

 

Hunt Museum ready for Thursday grand opening

Posted 11/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An historically significant Columbus school will soon be reopening its doors to the public, this time with a different educational mission.

 

Appliances may be to blame for Indiana explosion

Posted 11/14/2012 in National

Investigators in the Indianapolis explosion that killed two people and decimated a neighborhood believe natural gas was involved and are focusing on appliances as they search for a cause, a city official said Tuesday.

 

General demoted for lavish travel and spending

Posted 11/14/2012 in National

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted the former head of U.S. Africa Command who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

 

 

Punishment phase of day care fire trial to resume

Posted 11/14/2012 in National

A Texas woman convicted of murder in a child's fire death at a home day care has a troubled past, say prosecutors trying to secure a stiff prison sentence for her.

 

 

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