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Nebraska woman wolfs down 2 4-pound steaks

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

A Nebraska woman celebrated breaking a Texas steakhouse's speed record for eating a 4-pound slab of beef by polishing off another one.

Maya Angelou, the nation's wise woman

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

Maya Angelou walked into a meeting of civil rights leaders discussing affirmative action back in the 1990s, looked around, and put them all in their place with a single, astute observation.


Michigan zoo sells exotic animal 'doo'

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

A zoo in southern Michigan is selling a composted mixture of manure produced by exotic animals.



Tenn-Tom lock to be named for Waldon

Posted 5/29/2014 in Area

A lock and dam at Aberdeen, Mississippi, on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway will soon bear the name of longtime water administrator Don Waldon.



Building permits 5-29-14

Posted 5/29/2014 in Business



Marriages and divorces 5-29-14

Posted 5/29/2014 in Business



Sweets makers work to keep names off e-cigarettes

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

Owners of brands geared toward children of all ages are battling to keep notable names like Thin Mint, Tootsie Roll and Cinnamon Toast Crunch off the flavored nicotine used in electronic cigarettes.



Colombia chocolate thief sentenced to 5 months

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

It's enough to make a candy junkie give up the sweet stuff forever.


Google to build prototype of truly driverless car

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

Google plans to build and launch onto city streets a small fleet of subcompact cars that could operate without a person at the wheel.


Texas: Can't tie water contamination to drilling

Posted 5/29/2014 in National

The amount of explosive gas tainting a North Texas neighborhood's water supply has increased in recent years, but the state's oil and gas regulator says it can't link the methane to drilling activity nearby, according to a report it released Wednesday.


Palmer Home to help children of imprisoned moms

Posted 5/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Palmer Home for Children has made Jonah's Journey, a Tennessee-based organization that finds temporary or long-term care for children of incarcerated mothers, part of its ministry.


Two officers commended for saving drowning boy

Posted 5/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Lowndes County conservation officers are being credited with saving the life of an 11-year-old boy who nearly drowned in the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway on Memorial Day.


Photo: A squirrel of a different color

Posted 5/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bird watchers James and Dianne Patterson are used to interlopers helping themselves to the buffet of black oil sunflower seeds they leave out for their feathered friends.

Senate campaign rolls through Columbus

Posted 5/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The race for a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi has reached its last leg before the June 3 primary narrows down the field, and the two most publicized candidates for the Republican ticket have included Columbus in their campaign stops.

Shooting suspect bond set at $1M

Posted 5/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kale Scott, 19, was charged with one count of murder Tuesday for his alleged role in last week's fatal shooting at the Columbus Fairgrounds.


Starkville aldermen OK numerous drainage, street projects

Posted 5/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Five Starkville aldermen unanimously approved the city's proposed Fiscal Year 2014 capital improvements work list for roads, drainage systems and sidewalks with little discussion and no modifications from the table during a Tuesday recess meeting.


University: Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

Posted 5/28/2014 in National

Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, has died. She was 86.


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