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Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

Posted 8/26/2014 in National

The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer Society has no formal policy but quietly took a similar stance in May.



Not guilty plea in French Quarter dancer's death, dismemberment

Posted 8/26/2014 in Area

A woman has entered a not guilty plea in connection with the death and dismemberment of a French Quarter strip club dancer whose body parts washed ashore in 2012 on the Mississippi coast.



Miss. House speaker plans listening tour

Posted 8/26/2014 in State

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn will travel the state in late September to gather ideas for the 2015 legislative session, and he said he'd like to hear possible ways to improve education, health care and job creation.



'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' win Emmy Awards

Posted 8/26/2014 in National

"Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New Black."



Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

Posted 8/26/2014 in National

A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monday.


MSU ready to unveil fan experience-driven renovations at Davis Wade

Posted 8/25/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Renovations at Mississippi State University's Davis Wade Stadium, from the installation of more than 6,000 additional seats down to the university's emblem on new elevator buttons, will be ready for Saturday's kickoff against Southern Miss., MSU Athletics Director Scott Stricklin says

MBI turns deputy shooting investigation over to DA

Posted 8/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Hope man remains in custody more than five months after being accused of shooting two Lowndes County deputies in front of his Drake Circle home.


West Point man killed in one-car accident

Posted 8/25/2014 in Area

A West Point man died Saturday night after he was involved in a one-car, single-passenger accident on Highway 45.



Police: 2 hurt in West Point confrontation

Posted 8/25/2014 in Area

West Point police said a man received life-threatening injuries in what they are investigating as an aggravated assault at a restaurant.



Book takes fresh look at Mississippi history

Posted 8/25/2014 in State

The book is called "A New History of Mississippi," and a new approach is what Dennis Mitchell wanted when he wrote it.



Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter

Posted 8/25/2014 in National

The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.



Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens U.S.

Posted 8/25/2014 in National

Gen. Martin Dempsey said Sunday that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.



Dad of 18-year-old shot by officer asks for peace

Posted 8/25/2014 in National

The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson pleaded Sunday for a "day of silence" as he lays his son to rest today.


Columbus' Smith wins Mississippi author award

Posted 8/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Library Association has announced that Michael Farris Smith of Columbus is the recipient of its 2014 Mississippi Author Award for fiction.

Conviction in Columbus shooting case

Posted 8/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County jury has found a Columbus man guilty of two counts of aggravated assault stemming from a 2012 shooting that left one man blind and another injured.

School bond issue hits ballot on Tuesday

Posted 8/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County voters who reside outside Columbus city limits will head to the polls Tuesday to decide on a $47 million bond issue that could revamp campuses in New Hope, Caledonia and West Lowndes.

Lowndes County crews cut down oak that claimed lives

Posted 8/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The tree that took three lives along Officers Lake Road late last month is no more. Lowndes County road crews cut it down nearly two weeks ago.

A balcony revival in Columbus

Posted 8/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Old photographs in the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library archives reveal that balconies were once commonplace in downtown Columbus. Black and white images from the dawn of the 20th century show Main Street lined with balcony after balcony. But after World War I, the balconies faded. By the 1920s, they were gone.


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