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What we are thankful for: Starkville

Posted 11/27/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Parker Wiseman, Mayor "It's a time to celebrate family and friends. Those are the two treasures that I am most thankful for. The holiday season provides us with an opportunity for us to spend time and fellowship with each other and that is reason to celebrate and be thankful."


Weak 2013 Atlantic hurricane season draws to close

Posted 11/27/2013 in National

The 2013 Atlantic season has delivered the fewest hurricanes since 1982, U.S. forecasters said Monday, despite their predictions in May that it would be a busier than normal year.



Atheist group, Rankin schools settle

Posted 11/27/2013 in State

An atheist group and the Rankin County School District have settled a lawsuit over allegations that high school students were forced to attend religion-tinged on-campus programs.



Former Jackson meteorologist sentenced

Posted 11/27/2013 in State

Former Jackson television meteorologist Eric Law has been sentenced to serve eight years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to one count of sexual battery involving a 15-year-old girl. Prosecutors dropped three other counts.



Millport to get $350K sewer upgrade

Posted 11/27/2013 in Area

The City of Millport's sewer system will receive an upgrade after Mayor Icie Wriley announced Monday a $350,000 grant had been awarded from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.



School news: Lamar County honor roll

Posted 11/27/2013 in Area



Lamar County, Ala. Marriages and divorces 11-27-13

Posted 11/27/2013 in Business



Blakeslee to speak at Dec. MUW graduation

Posted 11/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ed Blakeslee, a retired utility company executive and a member of the State College Board, will speak at Mississippi University for Women's December graduation.



Fla.'s GOP chair calls on Radel to step down

Posted 11/27/2013 in National

The chairman of the Republican Party of Florida on Monday called for U.S. Rep. Trey Radel to step down following his recent cocaine conviction.



Ahead of Winter Olympics, Russia sends mixed message on gays

Posted 11/27/2013 in National

Anyone who switched on Russian TV recently might have been forgiven for thinking the Kremlin was relaxing its hard line on gays: Images of rainbow flags and a happy same-sex couple looking adoringly at their child flashed across the screen.


Starkville police chief to retire at year's end

Posted 11/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Chief David Lindley resigned Tuesday following a one-hour meeting by the Starkville Board of Aldermen, which placed Lindley on administrative leave on Friday. Lindley's resignation will go into effect Dec. 31.

Cadets carry game ball from Oxford to Starkville

Posted 11/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Egg Bowl tradition was born Monday in the cold and rain. Winding through pine trees and the cotton fields lining Mississippi Highways 9 and 82, Army ROTC cadets from Ole Miss and Mississippi State carried Thursday's game ball from Oxford to Starkville. The 98.1-mile journey -- dubbed The Egg Bowl Run -- began at 5 a.m. Monday.

Columbus woman charged with murder

Posted 11/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman has been formally charged with murder after her boyfriend was stabbed to death last week. Chaddy Mae Brooks, 27, of 300 Lehmberg Rd, Apartment 153, was charged Monday morning. Danielle Gore, 37, died Friday.


Baptist Memorial Hospital hosting blood drive

Posted 11/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you have blood and are in the giving mood, you could consider being a donor today. Until 5 p.m., Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle is hosting a blood drive.


Former hostages react to Iran's nuclear deal

Posted 11/26/2013 in National

A nuclear deal between the U.S., Iran and other world powers has been described as a trust-building step after decades of animosity that hopefully will lead to a more comprehensive deal down the road.

Posey to retire as county administrator

Posted 11/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

County Administrator Don Posey will retire from his post Dec. 20, leaving behind a career serving Oktibbeha County residents under five different boards of supervisors.

GSDP execs delivering new letter of support for Gregory

Posted 11/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is expected this week to deliver to Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn a letter supporting CEO Jennifer Gregory and the organization's previous push for a transparent, non-partisan ordinance review committee, sources close to the situation have confirmed.


Mississippi to start making voter ID cards in early 2014

Posted 11/26/2013 in State

Mississippi's top elections official says the state should start issuing free voter identification cards in early 2014, months before the first election in which people will be required to show photo IDs at the polls.



Jackson Furniture to add new Miss. plant, hire 250

Posted 11/26/2013 in State

A Tennessee furniture maker is opening two plants in northeast Mississippi, hiring 250. Jackson Furniture, based in Cleveland, Tenn., announced Monday that it will add a plant in Myrtle to one it opened in Mantachie in September, investing $2 million overall.



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