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For Pete's sake ... Horse lover finds answered prayer in rescue horse

Posted 9/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Lisa Oswalt was 3 years old, her father bought her a pony. "He always said it was the worst mistake he ever made," says Oswalt, now 46. "Except for maybe about three years, I've had horses ever since."

Kitten goes for 100-mile ride on NY woman's bumper

Posted 9/6/2012 in National

A woman says a 6-week-old kitten hitched a ride on the outside of her vehicle as she drove about 100 miles over upstate New York roads.


Test scores not likely to affect status for Starkville, Columbus

Posted 9/6/2012 in Area

State test scores are on the rise, but when the Mississippi Department of Education's accountability rankings are released later this month, school officials in at least two local districts expect to remain at the same level as last year.



City will dip into reserves to make budget

Posted 9/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Columbus' mayor and city council continue to work toward a 2013 budget deadline of Sept. 14, some last-minute financial discoveries have increased the city's deficit by almost $100,000.



CPD: No sidearms at disciplinary hearings

Posted 9/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department issued a memo Wednesday that prohibits officers from wearing their sidearms when appearing before the city council on matters involving disciplinary action.



Starkville ready for 'New South Weekend'

Football season is upon us in Starkville, and so are New South Weekends.



Barnes and Noble kicks off expansion with Friday event

In an ode to the balance of athletics and studies, one of the most recognized brands in sports has helped give one of the nation's largest chain bookstores a new look on the campus of Mississippi State University.



Putin leads young Siberian cranes in flight

Posted 9/6/2012 in National

Vladimir Putin flew a motorized hang glider to lead a flock of young Siberian white cranes in flight, a characteristic stunt for Russia's action-man, animal-loving president.


Rights Watch: Evidence of wider waterboarding

Posted 9/6/2012 in National

Human Rights Watch said it has uncovered evidence of a wider use of waterboarding in American interrogations of detainees than has been acknowledged by the United States, in a report Thursday that details further brutal treatment at secret CIA-run prisons under the Bush administration-era U.S. program of detention and rendition of terror suspects.


Mo. bishop faces bench trial in case tied to abuse

Posted 9/6/2012 in National

A Missouri judge will try the criminal case against the highest-ranking Catholic official in the U.S. to be charged with shielding an abusive priest, three weeks before it was to go before a jury.



How weak is the job market? Depends on your numbers

Posted 9/6/2012 in National

Is the U.S. job market dismal as Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says? Or is it steadily improving as President Barack Obama contends?



Reddit founder has Democrats and Republicans agreeing on something

Posted 9/6/2012 in National

Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian has accomplished what virtually no one else in Washington is doing these days: Bring the political parties together on a controversial issue.



Marriages and divorces 9-6-12

Posted 9/6/2012 in Business


Small theaters struggle as Hollywood goes digital

Posted 9/6/2012 in National

The Isis Theatre hasn't changed much since it opened 86 years ago in southeast Nebraska, a stone's throw from the grain elevator and railroad tracks that cut through town.

Suspects sought after movie-style bank heist

Posted 9/6/2012 in National

Two masked gunmen managed to evade authorities after a bizarre bank heist, strapping what they said was a bomb to her midsection and forcing her to order employees to "take out all the money" from her branch.

Oil from BP spill uncovered by Isaac's waves

Posted 9/6/2012 in National

Waves from Hurricane Isaac uncovered oil previously buried along Gulf Coast beaches, exposing crude that wasn't cleaned up after the BP spill in 2010.


Miss. reports 2 new West Nile virus deaths

Posted 9/6/2012 in State

The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting two new deaths and 19 new human cases of the West Nile virus.


Murder suspect held on $500K bond

Posted 9/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A teenager accused of a Labor day murder in Columbus received bond of $500,000 on Wednesday.


Mother of Caledonia alderman killed in two-car collision

Posted 9/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A two-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Caledonia woman on Wednesday.



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