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AP: Botched nuclear silo drill revealed

Posted 5/23/2014 in National

An Air Force security team's botched response to a simulated assault on a nuclear missile silo has prompted a blistering review followed by expanded training to deal with the nightmare scenario of a real attack.



House defies Pentagon on defense spending

Posted 5/23/2014 in National

The House defied the Pentagon on Thursday, overwhelmingly backing a $601 billion defense authorization bill that saves the Cold War-era U-2 spy plane, military bases and Navy cruisers despite warnings that it will undercut military readiness.



House passes curbs on NSA phone surveillance

Posted 5/23/2014 in National

In an overwhelming vote, the House moved the U.S. closer to ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records Thursday.



80 U.S. Air Force personnel on ground in Chad

Posted 5/23/2014 in National

Eighty U.S. Air Force personnel have begun their mission in Chad to help locate nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped in neighboring Nigeria, a U.S. military spokesman said Thursday.



Weak electronics sales pressure Best Buy, Sears

Posted 5/23/2014 in Business

Is America's love affair with gadgets fading?



Target stores facing identity crisis

Posted 5/23/2014 in Business

Target is having an identity crisis.



Investigators searching for Lowndes County teen

Posted 5/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County teen is missing after she was last seen getting into a vehicle with two men.


Friday's CAC show revists British music invasion

Posted 5/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The British are coming, or at least their music is. A Columbus Arts Council show May 23 at 7 p.m. features area musicians and musical memories in the Rosenzweig Arts Center's Omnova Theater at 501 Main St.

United Way seeking volunteers for debris cleanup

Posted 5/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County chapter of United Way is asking for volunteers to help clean up remaining debris from last month's storm damage.

Lowndes unemployment at lowest rate in six years

Posted 5/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State employment data shows there were nearly 5,000 more people were employed last month than there were in March of this year and 10,000 more than there were in April 2013.


City responds to gun buy-back complaint

Posted 5/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At their Tuesday council meeting, Columbus councilmen passed a resolution in support of their previous action of purchasing and disposing of firearms purchased during the city's gun buy-back program last year.


Browning on Business: Golden Triangle to get new barbecue place

Posted 5/22/2014 in Business

Let's start in Starkville, where by the end of summer there will be a new barbecue restaurant and watering hole.

Hearing set for blogger in Cochran photo flap

Posted 5/22/2014 in State

A conservative Mississippi blogger accused of taking an unauthorized photo of Republican Sen. Thad Cochran's ill wife and posting it online was to appear today in Madison city court.

Fire partially destroys Sunset community home

Posted 5/22/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Oktibbeha County residents escaped a Wednesday structure fire in the Sunset community after the blaze severely damaged the home and a vehicle parked in a carport.


College course aims to increase women in Mississippi politics

Posted 5/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Organizers of a leadership course for college students say they're trying to increase the number of women in Mississippi politics.


Arrest report: 5-22-14

Posted 5/22/2014 in Area


EBay asks users to change password after breach

Posted 5/22/2014 in Business

E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their passwords after a cyberattack compromised a company database containing customers' names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth.



Meh: Nearly half of Americans don't care who controls Congress

Posted 5/22/2014 in National

Who cares which party controls Congress? Only about half of Americans. The other 46 percent, not so much, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.



Walmart Express coming to Mantachie by end of year

Posted 5/22/2014 in Area

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will open a Walmart Express on Mississippi Highway 363 in Mantachie.



New Village Post Office opens in Monroe Co.

Posted 5/22/2014 in Area

Mississippi has become the latest test site for the United States Postal Service's new business model in an attempt to help shave costs and stop the federal agency from hemorrhaging funds.



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