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Front Door/Back Door closes for second time in a year

Posted 2/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local downtown eatery has closed. Again.


Lawmakers choose small increase in financial aid

Posted 2/17/2014 in State

The leaders of Mississippi's universities and community colleges had plans for a major overhaul of state-funded financial aid programs before the current legislative session. But lawmakers appear likely to adopt only a portion of the plan.


Myles hopes to remain on school board

Posted 2/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District Board of Trustees President Eddie Myles will submit his letter of intent to again serve on the city school board today and is expected to plead his case for reappointment to aldermen Tuesday.


Missing plane, 2 bodies found near Birmingham

Posted 2/17/2014 in Area



Voters may enshrine right to hunt, fish

Posted 2/17/2014 in State

Mississippi voters will decide in November whether to amend the state constitution to guarantee the right to hunt and fish.



Spanish man enters comatose state after pot cake

Posted 2/17/2014 in National

A university student in Spain's capital went into a comatose state early Sunday after he ate a birthday cake baked with marijuana, while nine others were also hospitalized, officials said.



Snake-handling pastor dies from snake bite

Posted 2/17/2014 in National

A snake-handling pastor who appeared on the National Geographic television reality show "Snake Salvation" has died after being bitten by a snake during a weekend church service in Kentucky.


Craigslist killing suspect claims 22 others

Posted 2/17/2014 in National

A Pennsylvania woman charged with her newlywed husband with killing a man they met through Craigslist admitted to the slaying in a jailhouse interview with a newspaper and said she has killed more than 20 other people across the country, claims police said they are investigating.


Some sponsors compose Olympians' tweets

Posted 2/17/2014 in National

Between photos and insights about their Olympic experience, some Olympians are turning over their social media accounts to sponsors, agreeing to quotas of postings on Twitter and Facebook and letting other people send commercial messages in their name.



Legacy of civil rights leaders source of fights

Posted 2/17/2014 in National

Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter recently walked up to the pulpit of the Atlanta church where her father preached and, in a painful public display, dissociated herself from her brothers.



Next up: TV ads just for you, dear voter

Posted 2/17/2014 in National

The days when political campaigns would try to make inroads with demographic groups such as soccer moms or white working-class voters are gone. Now, the operatives are targeting specific individuals.



Fla. man guilty of lesser counts in music shooting

Posted 2/17/2014 in National

A 47-year-old software developer was convicted Saturday of attempted murder for shooting into a car full of teenagers after an argument over what he called their "thug music," but jurors couldn't agree on the most serious charge of first-degree murder.



'Killer heroin' causing fatal overdoses in East

Posted 2/17/2014 in National

On an icy night last month, a man entered a grocery store here, walked past the displays of cake mix and paper towels, and went into the bathroom, where he injected himself with heroin.



Man accused in 2009 murder freed after five years

Posted 2/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County District Attorney's Office will not pursue capital murder charges against a 27-year-old man who has been in custody since 2009.



West Lowndes County to enter GAP program

Posted 2/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors have passed a resolution paving the way for a portion of west Lowndes County to take part in an incentive program that will give businesses that locate to the area a tax break.


Golden Triangle sends crew to help with east's weather storm

Posted 2/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The winter weather experienced across the Golden Triangle last week paled in comparison to a devastating ice storm that crippled several East Coast states.

Thunderbird pilot visits CAFB in prep of April show

Posted 2/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Air Force Thunderbirds will perform at the base in April.


County administrator interviews set for Monday

Posted 2/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Supervisors will continue their search for a new county administrator Monday by interviewing five finalists but it is unknown if the board will either make a selection or continue narrowing the field.



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