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Accident claims life of Monroe County peanut farmer

Posted 10/2/2014 in Area

A Monroe County peanut farmer and member of the Monroe County school board died Wednesday night in a farming accident.



CLRA begins process to replace outgoing director

Posted 10/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Lowndes Parks and Recreation Board has received 16 applications for the department's executive director position.


GSDP, Chamber growing revenues, membership

Posted 10/2/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is forecasted to finish Fiscal Year 2013-2014 with an almost $7,000 surplus after experiencing a spike in membership investments and total revenues in the financial year that ended Tuesday.


Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.


Minneapolis community fights recruiters for jihad

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

Every evening after work, Abdirizak Bihi strolls through neighborhood parks where young Somalis shoot hoops and play soccer. He tells jokes, urges them to clean up their trash and even grabs the basketball to take a few shots.


Civilian casualty standard eased in Iraq, Syria

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

President Barack Obama announced in May 2013 that no lethal strike against a terrorist would be authorized without "near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured."



Tourism officials seek bigger promo budget

Posted 10/2/2014 in State

Mississippi tourism officials are requesting more public money to promote the state in big media markets such as Atlanta and Chicago, hoping the investment will lure travelers to play golf, visit civil-rights landmarks or hear authentic blues music close to its roots.



Mississippi colleges and universities seek more money

Posted 10/2/2014 in State

The two systems that run Mississippi's public universities and community colleges each want lawmakers to increase their budgets by more than $75 million, arguing more state spending on higher education will help residents earn higher incomes and bolster the future of the state.


Man in Cochran photo case indicted for burglary

Posted 10/2/2014 in State

The man accused of taking illicit photographs of the bedridden wife of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has been indicted on burglary charges.


Miss. personal income growth trails nation

Posted 10/2/2014 in State

Personal income growth in Mississippi accelerated in the second three months of 2014, but growth still trailed the nation.



General Mills plans to cut about 700 to 800 jobs

Posted 10/2/2014 in Business

General Mills plans to cut approximately 700 to 800 jobs, the second time it's trimmed its work force in a month, as the food company adjusts for a shift by U.S. consumers away from boxed or frozen meals.



Building permits 10-2-14

Posted 10/2/2014 in Business



Marriages and divorces 10-2-14

Posted 10/2/2014 in Business



Business brief: Buffalo Wild Wings Donates

Posted 10/2/2014 in Business



Gov't website for doctor payments not up to snuff

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

Although it's called "Open Payments," the government's new website doesn't make it easy to find out whether your doctor is getting freebies, travel or other financial benefits from drug companies and medical device manufacturers.



Tourism down in Pennsylvania manhunt zone

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

For a region so dependent on tourism, the headline could scarcely be worse: A survivalist charged with ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks eludes hundreds of law enforcement officials pursuing him in the woods.



Man with Ebola flew roundabout trip to U.S.

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

The first reported case of Ebola in the United States is spooking airline investors and raising the prospect that some frightened travelers might stay home despite repeated reassurances from public-health experts.



ER sent infected Ebola patient home

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

A Dallas emergency room sent a man with Ebola home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, and officials at the hospital are considering if they would have acted differently had the entire medical staff been aware.



Mighty Mississippi Music Festival opens Friday

Posted 10/2/2014 in State



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