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Tourism officials seek bigger promo budget

Posted 10/2/2014 in State

Mississippi tourism officials are requesting more public money to promote the state in big media markets such as Atlanta and Chicago, hoping the investment will lure travelers to play golf, visit civil-rights landmarks or hear authentic blues music close to its roots.



Mississippi colleges and universities seek more money

Posted 10/2/2014 in State

The two systems that run Mississippi's public universities and community colleges each want lawmakers to increase their budgets by more than $75 million, arguing more state spending on higher education will help residents earn higher incomes and bolster the future of the state.


Man in Cochran photo case indicted for burglary

Posted 10/2/2014 in State

The man accused of taking illicit photographs of the bedridden wife of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has been indicted on burglary charges.


Miss. personal income growth trails nation

Posted 10/2/2014 in State

Personal income growth in Mississippi accelerated in the second three months of 2014, but growth still trailed the nation.



Business brief: Buffalo Wild Wings Donates

Posted 10/2/2014 in Business



General Mills plans to cut about 700 to 800 jobs

Posted 10/2/2014 in Business

General Mills plans to cut approximately 700 to 800 jobs, the second time it's trimmed its work force in a month, as the food company adjusts for a shift by U.S. consumers away from boxed or frozen meals.



Building permits 10-2-14

Posted 10/2/2014 in Business



Marriages and divorces 10-2-14

Posted 10/2/2014 in Business



Gov't website for doctor payments not up to snuff

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

Although it's called "Open Payments," the government's new website doesn't make it easy to find out whether your doctor is getting freebies, travel or other financial benefits from drug companies and medical device manufacturers.



Tourism down in Pennsylvania manhunt zone

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

For a region so dependent on tourism, the headline could scarcely be worse: A survivalist charged with ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks eludes hundreds of law enforcement officials pursuing him in the woods.



Man with Ebola flew roundabout trip to U.S.

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

The first reported case of Ebola in the United States is spooking airline investors and raising the prospect that some frightened travelers might stay home despite repeated reassurances from public-health experts.



ER sent infected Ebola patient home

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

A Dallas emergency room sent a man with Ebola home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, and officials at the hospital are considering if they would have acted differently had the entire medical staff been aware.



Mighty Mississippi Music Festival opens Friday

Posted 10/2/2014 in State



Steinem: Domestic violence discussion a positive

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

Feminism pioneer Gloria Steinem says that if anything good has come from the NFL's domestic violence scandal, it's that we're actually talking about domestic violence.


Parks' budget expected to mirror previous allocations

Posted 10/1/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Parks and Recreation Department's official Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget will nearly mirror its predecessor, Parks Director Herman Peters said Tuesday, but the document remains unreleased to the public and without formal approval from overseers as the autonomous organization enters into the first day of the new fiscal year.

Ask first, respect the answer: MUW hosts event on sexual assault

Posted 10/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mike Domitrz is the author of "May I Kiss You? A Candid Look at Dating, Communication, Respect, Sexual Assault Awareness." He spoke at Mississippi University for Women on Tuesday evening.

Supervisors appoint LINK committee members

Posted 10/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors appointed three members to the Golden Triangle Development LINK Executive Committee during their meeting Monday.

Child dies in morning blaze

Posted 10/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A fire at Jamestown Square townhouse claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl this morning.

MSMS director: 'We will be a top 10 high school'

Posted 10/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Executive Director of the Mississippi School for Math and Science told local Rotarians Tuesday that he expects the school to be one of the top ten high schools in the nation in coming years.


Group seeks ballot initiative to legalize marijuana

Posted 10/1/2014 in State

A group has filed a petition seeking a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Mississippi.



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