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Guatemalan boy left for better life, died alone

Posted 7/4/2014 in National

Gilberto Ramos wanted to leave his chilly mountain village for the United States to earn money to treat his mother's epilepsy.


U.S. condemns 'heinous murder' of Palestinian teen

Posted 7/4/2014 in National

The Obama administration is condemning the killing of a Palestinian teenager as a "despicable act" and is calling on the perpetrators to be brought to justice.


Port authority director Hardy retires

Posted 7/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority Board is searching for a new leader after John Hardy retired as director Monday.

No decision yet on schools supe

Posted 7/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The board members of the Columbus Municipal School District emerged from a five-and-a-half-hour executive session Wednesday without making a decision on who to hire as the district's schools superintendent.

For U.S. immigrants, Independence Day has special meaning

Posted 7/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For some residents of Columbus, a question about Independence Day prompts a question of their own: Which one?

Browning on Business: New tenant on Main Street in Columbus

Posted 7/3/2014 in Business

Main Street in Columbus has a new tenant. The law firm of Crowell Gillis & Cooper is now located at 322 Main St.

Motel robbery suspect turns himself in

Posted 7/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested and charged with robbing two Columbus hotels.


Fourth of July fireworks less fun for our furry friends

Posted 7/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Independence Day is awesome. It's summertime, there are BBQ's to attend, friends to catch up with, good food and drink and, of course, fireworks.


Artesia house declared loss after blaze

Posted 7/3/2014 in Area

No injuries were reported after a blaze destroyed a house in downtown Artesia on Wednesday morning.

Wiseman, Perkins differ on excess school tax money

A battle is brewing over how Starkville should use almost $500,000 in over-collected school district taxes after Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins opined that the city should take legal avenues to keep the money for itself during Tuesday's board of aldermen meeting.

SPD searching for alleged voyeurism suspect

The Starkville Police Department issued an arrest warrant for a local resident allegedly connected to a June 27 voyeurism incident.

SPD continues search for alleged check scammer

Starkville officers are searching for the last of three alleged payroll check scammers after two men were arrested Tuesday.


Building permits 7-3-14

Posted 7/3/2014 in Business



Marriages and divorces 7-3-14

Posted 7/3/2014 in Business


Young, active war wounded pushing medical science

Posted 7/3/2014 in National

The blood is not the most jarring part of the photograph taken shortly after the bomb blew off Marine Gunnery Sgt. Brian Meyer's leg and hand. It's his smile.

New VA secretary nominee not a health care expert

Posted 7/3/2014 in National

A onetime Army Ranger and former CEO of a Fortune 500 consumer products company, Robert McDonald may face his toughest challenge yet in fixing the huge, scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.


Today's political victories could vex Republicans in 2016

Posted 7/3/2014 in National

Conservative Republicans claimed victory this week in the Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom and the White House's acceptance that an immigration overhaul won't happen this year. Today's victories could haunt the GOP in two years' time, as the party's presidential nominee looks for much-needed support among women and Hispanics in the 2016 election.



Scientists withdraw report on simpler stem cells, cite 'extensive' errors

Posted 7/3/2014 in National

U.S. and Japanese scientists who reported that they'd found a startlingly simple way to make stem cells withdrew that claim Wednesday, admitting to "extensive" errors in the research.



Supersized: Behemoth TVs start to take off

Posted 7/3/2014 in Business

Supersized isn't just for french fries.



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