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Rare Tennessee Williams story published

Posted 3/26/2014 in National

Before his mother became the model for Blanche DuBois of "A Streetcar Named Desire" and his sister the inspiration for Laura Wingfield of "The Glass Menagerie," Tennessee Williams drew upon a college girlfriend -- if only in name -- to tell a story of desire, drunkenness and regret.


MetroCast bringing fiber residential Internet service

Posted 3/26/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A battle for next-generation Internet subscribers is brewing in Starkville, as MetroCast Communications announced Monday it will deploy its own fiber-optic, residential service to Starkville at a later date.



Schools await governor's action on school starting date bill

Posted 3/26/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Public school leaders across the state are waiting to see if Gov. Phil Bryant takes action today on SB 2571, a bill that would repeal 2012's call for academic years to begin on or after the third Monday in August.



Law could cut cost of getting public records

Posted 3/26/2014 in State

A new Mississippi law could decrease the amount of money people pay to obtain public records.



Charter nominations go to full Senate

Posted 3/26/2014 in State

A Mississippi Senate panel is endorsing all six members of the state's first charter school governing board.



Three Secret Service agents benched before presidential trip

Posted 3/26/2014 in National

The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama's arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said Tuesday.


Birth control rule seems to divide Court

Posted 3/26/2014 in National

Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama's health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees' preventive care plans.


Navy: Shooting suspect didn't have own weapon

Posted 3/26/2014 in National

A civilian approaching a Navy destroyer at the world's largest naval base late at night took a weapon from a sailor who was standing watch and used it to shoot and kill another sailor who was trying to help his embattled colleague, Navy officials said Tuesday.



Investigators: Unsafe speed caused Walker crash

Posted 3/26/2014 in National

The Porsche carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was traveling up to 94 mph when it went out of control on a suburban street and crashed, killing the actor and his friend, according to an investigation by law enforcement agencies into the November accident.



Satellite clue ends wild theories, hope for MH370

Posted 3/26/2014 in National

Over an extraordinary 17 days and nights, until the moment Malaysia's prime minister stepped to a lectern to deliver investigators' sobering new findings, the fate of vanished Flight 370 hung on morbid conjecture and fragile hope.



Obama prods allies while downplaying Russian power

Posted 3/26/2014 in National

President Barack Obama is using Vladimir Putin's audacious annexation of Crimea to make the delicate argument that Russia is no world power but that its actions threaten Europe's order and demand a punishing international response.


'Miracle' no deaths in airport train crash

Posted 3/25/2014 in National

The crash of a Chicago commuter train that derailed and plowed up an escalator at one of the world's busiest airports would have been far worse, and likely fatal, had it not happened how and when it did, a transportation expert says.

New substation for Yokohama approved

Posted 3/25/2014 in Area

On Monday, Mississippi Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley ruled in favor of 4-County Electric Power Association's request to construct a new electric substation to serve the future Yokohama Tire Company plant in Clay County.


Property added to city's lien list

Posted 3/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus has recently filed liens for 12 pieces of property on which a total of $8,325.39 in remediation has been completed.


Columbus experiences rash of gunfire

Posted 3/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three shootings occurred in Lowndes County in a 72-hour period.

Noxubee Co. sheriff's son arrested by LCSD

Posted 3/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The son of the Noxubee County sheriff has been arrested for drugs for the second time in four months, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department.

Columbus Light & Water to KiOR: No more water

Posted 3/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

KiOR has been told not to release anymore wastewater from its facility into the Columbus water system because of potential harmful materials that could be present in the Texas-based alternative fuel company's discharge water.

Community copes with deadly mudslide

Posted 3/25/2014 in National

First there was a "whoosh." Elaine Young said she thought it might be a chimney fire, a rush of air that lasted about 45 seconds. But when she stepped outside there was ominous silence. Something felt very, very wrong.


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