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Internal email says MSU engineering dean moving to new job with school

Posted 2/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University Bagley College of Engineering Dean Achille Messac will transition to a tenured professor position within school's aerospace engineering department on March 1, according to an email sent to faculty and staff from the provost's office.

 

Mexico condemns shooting by border agent

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

The Mexican government on Thursday condemned a U.S. Border Patrol agent's fatal shooting of a Mexican man who allegedly struck the agent in the head with a rock near the U.S.-Mexico border.

 

 

Man fired for using forklift on vending machine

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

An Iowa man has lost his job and unemployment benefits for using a forklift to get a candy bar from a malfunctioning vending machine, state records say.

 

Mom buys all of store's 'indecent' T-shirts

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

A mother upset about "indecent" T-shirts on display at a Utah mall found a quick if not especially convenient way to remove them: She bought every last one.

 

Religious freedom bill riles gay rights supporters in Arizona

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

The Arizona Legislature gave final approval Thursday evening to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal "state-sanctioned discrimination" and an embarrassment.

 

 

Gov't pay raises killed repeatedly in House

Posted 2/21/2014 in State

The Mississippi House has rejected about 40 proposals to give pay raises to state employees.

 

 

Storms moving into Miss. cause scattered damage

Posted 2/21/2014 in State

Wind and lightning caused isolated damage and power outages across Mississippi Thursday as a storm front moved through the state.

 

 

Miss. could adopt ACT as exit exam

Posted 2/21/2014 in State

Mississippi high school students could soon be using the same test to get out of high school and get into college.

 

 

Miss. House rejects proposal to expand Medicaid

Posted 2/21/2014 in State

The Mississippi House voted Thursday against expanding Medicaid to more than 230,000 uninsured working poor residents.

 

Scores killed during Ukraine protests

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people in the country's deadliest day since the breakup of the Soviet Union a quarter-century ago.

 

Israeli demand sparks 'Jewish state' debate

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

Is Israel "the Jewish state"? The answer may seem as obvious as the Star of David on the Israeli flag. Yet the question is starting to complicate the ambitious U.S. effort to ram through a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel.

 

 

Police: 4 dead, 2 injured in N. Calif. shooting

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

An eviction hearing at an American Indian headquarters in Northern California turned deadly as a woman who once served as a tribal leader allegedly opened fire, killing four people and critically wounding two others in a gun and knife attack, authorities said.

 

 

Accident rates improving for older drivers

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

Safety researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the nation's aging population swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they've been proved wrong.

 

Bassist suspended indefinitely by 3 Doors Down

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

The bassist for 3 Doors Down has been suspended indefinitely by the band following his DUI arrest.

 

Colorado, Utah move to hike smoking age to 21

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

Two Western states with some of the nation's lowest smoking rates are considering cracking down even more by raising the tobacco age to 21.

 

Columbus man arrested after stealing Mercedes

Posted 2/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Department has arrested a suspected car thief after a dangerous chase through the county Friday.

Army increases order for Columbus Airbus helicopters

Posted 2/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Less than a month after the U.S. Congress passed a budget package that funded twice the expected amount of Lakota helicopters to be produced at the Columbus Airbus plant, there is more good news for the people who build them.

City school board attorney to resign

Posted 2/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School Board attorney David Dunn has submitted his resignation. Dunn, who has served as board attorney since 1989, submitted his resignation during Tuesday night's board meeting in executive session.

Trotter renovation bids far exceed planned budget

Posted 2/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith said there are no plans to re-open bids for the renovation of the Trotter Convention Center after all three bids for the project were more than double the $1.65 million construction budget.

 

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