NEWS

24162 results   « previous   Page 686 of 1209   next »

Oktibbeha County delays may put new Link behind schedule

Posted 10/18/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Golden Triangle Regional Development Authority is still in its early stages, but the proposed tri-county coalition may already be behind schedule, even if just by a day or two.

 

City council: Surplus funds mean more street paving

Posted 10/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a late November deadline looming, the Columbus mayor and council are in negotiations to spend the last of some general obligations bond money. The money will be used for street paving in some of the city's wards.

 

Search for Main Street director focuses on diverse skills

Posted 10/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Main Street Columbus is actively searching for a new director.

Armstrong resigns position, loses sponsors

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

Already an outcast in cycling after a massive doping report, Lance Armstrong absorbed hits much closer to home Wednesday: to his wallet and his heart.

 

Feds: NYC terror sting suspect picked hard target

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

A Bangladeshi man snared in an FBI terror sting considered targeting a high-ranking government official and the New York Stock Exchange before authorities say he raised the bar by picking one New York City's most fortified sites: The Federal Reserve.

 

 

Average debt up again for new college grads

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

It's the latest snapshot of the growing burden of student debt and it's another discouraging one: Two-thirds of the national college class of 2011 finished school with loan debt, and those who borrowed walked off the graduation stage owing on average $26,600 -- up about 5 percent from the class before.

 

Government: Violent crimes rose 18 percent in 2011

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

Violent crimes unexpectedly jumped 18 percent last year, the first rise in nearly 20 years, and property crimes rose for first time in a decade.

 

Economy improves on homebuilder confidence

Posted 10/18/2012 in Business

The outlook for the U.S. economy brightened a little after reports that consumer prices stayed tame and homebuilder confidence rose to the highest level in six years. A third report showed factory output grew only modestly in September, a reminder that the economy is still weak.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 10-18-12

Posted 10/18/2012 in Business

 

Business brief: Coughlin hired

Posted 10/18/2012 in Business

Meagan Coughlin of Starkville has been hired as the assistant director of recruiting and events for the College of Business at Mississippi State University.

 

Building permits 10-18-12

Posted 10/18/2012 in Business

 

 

Judge may rule today on Bible verse lawsuit

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

A group of teenage cheerleaders is expecting to hear Thursday from a Texas district judge whether they will be allowed to continue displaying Bible verses at high school football games.

 

 

Chicago considers bullet tax to curb violence

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

As Chicago struggles to quell gang violence that has contributed to a jump in homicides, a top elected official wants to tax the sale of every bullet and firearm -- an effort even she acknowledges could spark a legal challenge.

 

Crack addicts rounded up after Rio slum takeovers

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

Days after police stormed one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous shantytowns to seize back territory long held by a powerful drug dealing organization, city health and welfare workers are working to ease the despair and devastation left behind among hundreds of crack cocaine addicts suddenly without drugs.

 

Pakistan held, freed militant before girl's attack

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

One of the two Taliban militants suspected of attacking a teenage girl activist was detained by the Pakistani military in 2009 but subsequently released, intelligence officials said Thursday.

 

 

Mexico seeks exhumation of drug lord's parents

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

Authorities are seeking permits to exhume the remains of drug lord Heriberto Lazcano's parents to obtain material for DNA testing to convince the public beyond doubt that he is dead, Mexico's top anti-drug prosecutor said Wednesday.

 

 

ACLU demands Miss. school stop prayers

Posted 10/18/2012 in State

The American Civil Liberties Union demanded Wednesday that a south Mississippi school stop holding prayers and promoting religious activities at games and other events.

 

 

Authorities: 4 injured as storm crosses Southeast

Posted 10/18/2012 in State

A severe storm front packing gusting winds left four people injured as it punched across a wide swath of the Southeast, downing power lines, toppling trees and damaging at least one mobile home in Mississippi, authorities said Thursday.

 

 

Vote time extended for some in military from Miss.

Posted 10/18/2012 in State

Military or overseas voters from three Mississippi counties are getting more time to submit ballots for next month's election.

 

 

Experts seek to reduce Miss. infant mortality rate

Posted 10/18/2012 in State

Mississippi has the nation's highest infant mortality rate, and experts are trying to change that by teaching people about healthy pregnancies and proper sleep conditions for babies.

 

 

« previous   Page 686 of 1209   next »

 

Advanced Search

 

 

 

Follow Us:

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us via Email