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Eminent domain issue should not delay CalStar project

Posted 1/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County is pursuing eminent domain for a small tract near the CalStar site that a landowner will not sell at appraised value, but county attorney Tim Hudson and Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins don't expect the matter to delay construction.

 

Get ready for more cold temperatures

Posted 1/27/2014 in Area

The National Weather Service office in Jackson has issued a wind chill advisory for this evening and into Tuesday morning for the Highway 82 corridor in Mississippi.

 

The new face of food stamps: working-age Americans

Posted 1/27/2014 in National

In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps -- a switch from a few years ago, when children and the elderly were the main recipients.

 

Trial opens today in buttocks injection case

Posted 1/27/2014 in State

The trial of a woman charged with helping arrange the unlicensed buttocks injections that prosecutors say killed a Georgia woman in 2012 is scheduled to begin Monday in Jackson.

 

 

Miss. Legislature has sharp partisan divide

Posted 1/27/2014 in State

Democrats are starting their third year as the minority party in both chambers of the Mississippi Legislature, and they're not making life easy for Republicans.

 

USS Monitor work ceases as dollars dwindle

Posted 1/27/2014 in National

When the turret of the USS Monitor was hoisted from the ocean floor in 2002, the real heavy lifting was just beginning: conserving and restoring more than 200 tons of Civil War ironclad artifacts.

 

Odd call: Blowing nose brings big buck

Posted 1/27/2014 in State

The deer hunter figured sneezing had blown his chance at a deer, but blowing his nose brought a big buck running.

 

Maryland mall to reopen after Saturday shooting

Posted 1/27/2014 in National

The mall where a Maryland teenager gunned down two people before killing himself was set for a somber reopening Monday under increased security as police worked to figure out why the shooting took place and whether the gunman knew either victim.

 

Brain-dead Texas woman taken off life support

Posted 1/27/2014 in National

A very public battle over the fate of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman and her fetus has ended quietly and privately, as she has been taken off life support and her family prepares for her burial.

 

Want to get the flu? Volunteers sneeze for science

Posted 1/27/2014 in National

Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses.

 

Crocodile takes Australian boy, mauls another

Posted 1/27/2014 in National

Rangers resumed hunting Monday for a 13-foot crocodile that snatched a 12-year-old boy and mauled his friend as they swam in a water hole in a popular Outback tourist destination in northern Australia.

 

Ivory Coast pilots novel elephant rescue

Posted 1/27/2014 in National

After being tranquilized and loaded onto trucks with cranes, elephants that have been squeezed out of their traditional habitat in Ivory Coast are being relocated by conservationists in what is reportedly the first such operation attempted in Africa's forests.

New Hope football players' protest draws suspensions

Posted 1/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than half of the New Hope High School football team received a day of detention after they skipped a football practice. Of the approximately 60 players on the team, 35 football players ranging from freshmen to seniors skipped a mandatory football practice as a show of support for their fired coach, Shawn Gregory.

Columbus group files charter school paperwork

Posted 1/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus group has filed a letter of intent to open a charter school in Lowndes County. The Columbus Coalition for Educational Options filed a letter of intent with the state last week to establish an elementary school and a boys' academy.

Clay supes approve land swaps for Yokohama road

Posted 1/25/2014 in Area

Clay County supervisors approved two land swaps needed to clear the way for what will be the access road for the Yokohama Tire Company plant.

Volunteers going door to door in C Spire fiber push

Posted 1/25/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's 10 potential "fiberhoods" are all well below the sign-up requirement to become Mississippi's first recipient of C Spire's Fiber to the Home program, but a local group of volunteers are going door to door in an effort to earn the distinction before eight other towns qualify.

Finalized consolidation plan heading to legislature

Posted 1/25/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Between smiles and handshakes after signing their final consolidation report Friday, members of the Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure turned their focus to lobbying lawmakers for legislative language and funding streams needed to successfully consolidate Oktibbeha County School District and Starkville School District.

 

In address, Obama to focus on economic opportunity

Posted 1/25/2014 in National

Struggling to generate second-term momentum, President Barack Obama will use Tuesday's State of the Union address to announce new executive actions on job training and retirement security, while prodding a divided Congress to work harder on expanding economic mobility for middle class Americans.

 

 

Republican leaders shorten presidential nominating season

Posted 1/25/2014 in National

Republican leaders overwhelmingly voted Friday to shorten their presidential selection process in an attempt to minimize damage from GOP candidates attacking each other.

 

 

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