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3 dead, including suspect, in Marine base shooting

Posted 3/22/2013 in National

A Marine who worked at an officer candidates school fatally shot two colleagues, a man and a woman, before killing himself in a barracks dorm room, officials said.


Fire consumes Corps of Engineers' facility

Posted 3/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They came from church, from work, from supper with their families. One by one, they spilled out into the chill night air, silhouettes back-lit by the raging inferno as they put on their turnout gear and faced the fire.

Bigelow hits ground running as Main Street director

Posted 3/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Barbara Bigelow absolutely exudes high energy, from her bright eyes and quick smile to the hands that can't help but get involved in the conversation when she gets excited and wants to emphasize her point.

Heritage Academy changes name

Posted 3/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Heritage Academy will soon be changing its name. A little.


Big cuts in House budget plan

Posted 3/21/2013 in National

A familiar budget plan to sharply cut safety-net programs for the poor and clamp down on domestic agencies performing the nuts-and-bolts programs of the government is cruising to passage in the tea party-flavored House.



Rockets hit Israel as Obama meets Palestinians

Posted 3/21/2013 in National



Aldermen pass outdoor furniture ordinance

Posted 3/21/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen passed an ordinance regulating the use, location and visibility of furniture storage Tuesday and is expected to address new landscaping codes at its next meeting. The ordinance passed 6-1 with Ward 4 Alderman Richard Corey casting the lone "Nay" vote.



Southern Baptists push expansion northward

Posted 3/21/2013 in National



Marriages and divorces 3-21-13

Posted 3/21/2013 in Business



Drones will require new privacy laws

Posted 3/21/2013 in National

Privacy laws urgently need to be updated to protect the public from information-gathering by the thousands of civilian drones expected to be flying in U.S. skies in the next decade or so, legal experts told a Senate panel Wednesday.



Building permits 3-21-13

Posted 3/21/2013 in Business



Business brief: Mitchell Distributing Awarded

Posted 3/21/2013 in Business



Tax proposal could help small business, economy

Posted 3/21/2013 in National

A notable piece of small business news on Capitol Hill this year isn't about a bill -- it's about a tax proposal that could lift some of the uncertainty owners have been complaining about.


Amazon CEO recovers Apollo engines from Atlantic

Posted 3/21/2013 in National

Rusted pieces of two Apollo-era rocket engines that helped boost astronauts to the moon have been fished out of the murky depths of the Atlantic, CEO Jeff Bezos and NASA said Wednesday.


School asks students to cut back on body spray

Posted 3/21/2013 in National


Unpredictable pope worries security team

Posted 3/21/2013 in National

Forgive Pope Francis' security team for looking a bit nervous.


Survey: Low-wage workers missing out on training

Posted 3/21/2013 in National

As they struggle to get ahead, many low-wage workers are not taking advantage of job training or educational programs that could help them make the leap to better-paying jobs.



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