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Australia checking two objects in search for plane

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Military search planes flew over a remote part of the Indian Ocean today hunting for debris in "probably the best lead" so far in finding the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, officials said.


Murder suspect Manning faces prior charges

Posted 3/20/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Murder suspect Immanuel Dewayne Manning's bond was set at a combined $145,000 Wednesday after he appeared before Oktibbeha County Justice Court Judge William Boykin for numerous charges.


Council approves raising landfill ceilings

Posted 3/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus landfill cells will have their height limit raised pending approval from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.



Clash of GOP titans in Mississippi Senate race

Posted 3/20/2014 in State

Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran is facing his toughest primary challenge in nearly 36 years in the Senate, from a tea party favorite who casts him as an out-of-touch Washington insider. But Cochran is meeting state lawmaker Chris McDaniel's barbs with a potent weapon: the Barbour family's political machine.



Building permits 3-20-14

Posted 3/20/2014 in Business


Man's 'gun' turns out to be a tattoo

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man's home after members of a tree removal crew he'd told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun.

Bargain turns out to be Faberge egg

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

There is good luck, outrageous good fortune -- and now there is the case of the scrap metal dealer who found one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs at a flea market in the American Midwest.

25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation's largest oil spill.

Inmate death in overheated cell probed

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Investigators are probing how a mentally ill, homeless New York City veteran died last month in a jail cell that city officials told The Associated Press had overheated to at least 100 degrees, apparently because of malfunctioning equipment.


Columbus Air Force Base hosts Scouts camp

Posted 3/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus AFB will host over 200 scouts from 10 dens for their Spring Camporee beginning Friday and running through Sunday. The group will be touring Columbus AFB and camping out at SAC Lake on the base.


Jeb Bush: Follow through on Common Core standards

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Wednesday urged state officials to follow through on Common Core education standards despite what he called an "avalanche" of criticism from those who oppose them.


Half of U.S. adults 40 to 75 eligible for statins

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new heart disease prevention guidelines, an analysis concludes.


Ukraine bows to Crimea seizure, plans for pullout

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Surrendering to Russia's inexorable seizure of Crimea, Ukraine announced plans Wednesday for mass troop withdrawals from the strategic peninsula as Moscow-loyal forces seized control of Kiev's naval headquarters here and detained its commander.


Business brief: Walker promoted

Posted 3/20/2014 in Business


New restaurants, hotel will complement Mill project

Posted 3/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A $20 million development along Miss. Highway 12's frontage area will soon hold a seven-space retail center and a full-service, 117-bed Holiday Inn, Cotton Mill Marketplace Developer Mark Nicholas confirmed Tuesday to aldermen.

Hainsey: BRAC fight began when last round ended

Posted 3/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been nearly a decade since the latest round of military base realignment and closures (BRAC) resulted in the decommission of nine military bases in the U.S. Now, the Department of Defense is pushing for more base closures beginning in 2017.

Columbus man facing sexual battery charge

Posted 3/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested after a game warden said he observed the man molesting a child at a state park.


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