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W receives gift of more than $2M in support of scholarships

Posted 10/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ann Coleman Peyton, granddaughter of Mississippi University for Women founding mother Annie Coleman Peyton, has provided a bequest gift of more than $2 million.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: More common in women, but breast cancer strikes men, too

Posted 10/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Roughly, 2,360 cases will be diagnosed in men in 2014. About 430 men will die from the disease, according to the The American Cancer Society.

Backpack Buddies program helps feed hungry students

Posted 10/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One of Starkville's most successful feeding programs can trace its roots to a deception.

Pickering again questions school funding

Posted 10/27/2014 in State

Mississippians might be forgiven for drawing the wrong conclusions from state Auditor Stacey Pickering's latest broadside against flaws he sees in the state's public school funding formula.

Hospital: Teen wounded in school shooting dies

Posted 10/27/2014 in National

One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Sunday night, raising the number of fatalities from when a student opened fire in a cafeteria to three.


Hazing trial starts for 4 FAMU band members

Posted 10/27/2014 in National

Florida A & M University's Marching 100 had played at a Super Bowl and before U.S. presidents.



Christie says GOP could win in Obama states

Posted 10/27/2014 in National

Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday said Republicans had positioned themselves to succeed in gubernatorial races in Democratic-leaning states carried by President Barack Obama.



Suspect in killing of deputies was twice deported

Posted 10/27/2014 in National

A man suspected of killing two deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California was deported twice to Mexico and had a drug conviction, federal authorities said Saturday.



New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse

Posted 10/27/2014 in National

From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America's adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey.



Drugmakers bet on Ebola vaccines, treatments

Posted 10/27/2014 in National

Drugmakers are racing to develop vaccines and drugs to address the worst outbreak of Ebola in history.



New home test shakes up colon cancer screening

Posted 10/27/2014 in National

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do.


Lowndes County Senate candidates prepare for election

Posted 10/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 10 days, Lowndes County voters will go to the polls to choose which of four candidates will fill the unexpired term of former District 17 state senator Terry Brown.

As more stores move into the Golden Triangle, how is competition shaping up?

Posted 10/25/2014 in Area

About a decade ago, Shane Reed, a Neshoba County native who graduated from Mississippi State in 2000, decided to open a business in the Golden Triangle.

Starkville eases debris ordinances, drop-off fees

Posted 10/25/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen relaxed several city ordinances Tuesday to help speed up debris removal following last week's storm that downed numerous trees.


High court sides with Cochran over primary

Posted 10/25/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court said Friday that it won't revive an election challenge by a candidate who lost a Republican primary to Sen. Thad Cochran.


Childers overshadowed by Miss. Senate Republican primary

Posted 10/25/2014 in State

Former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers acknowledges he faces a tough task running for senator in Mississippi, a conservative state that hasn't chosen a Democrat for that job since Ronald Reagan was in the White House.


Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles

Posted 10/25/2014 in Business

Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch.



CMSD unveils new website

Posted 10/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District unveiled a new website last week.



LCSD looking for armed robbery suspects

Posted 10/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Department is searching for two men responsible for the armed robbery of a Crawford convenience store.



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