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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.



File folder maker expands to Starkville, hiring 25

Posted 11/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County



Woman held captive in Cleveland has book deal

Posted 11/26/2013 in National


Man saves woman's life at Raiders' game

Posted 11/26/2013 in National

When he saw a woman jumping from the upper deck at the Oakland Raiders' stadium on Sunday, Donnie Navidad said his military instincts immediately kicked in as he lunged forward trying to catch her.


Man's gun discharges in church

Posted 11/26/2013 in State

A Rankin County man has been charged with discharging a firearm in the city after a pistol in his pocket discharged when he sat down in a church pew in Flowood.



FDA tells 23andMe to halt sales of genetic test

Posted 11/26/2013 in National

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is supported by science.


Miss. State's Donald Brown named Rhodes Scholar

Posted 11/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Donald "Field" Brown, a Mississippi State University senior who co-founded a literary magazine at the school, has been named a Rhodes Scholar. The Rhodes Trust announced Sunday the English and philosophy major was one of 32 people in the U.S. who will enter Oxford University next October.

Tashiro goes from kamikaze to comrade

Posted 11/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Paul Tashiro is from Japan and in 1945, he wanted to die for the emperor. He was 13 years old and Japanese children were taught that to die for their country was the highest honor. Japan was in a fight with the United States then, so Tashiro volunteered and began flight school to train as a kamikaze pilot.

City departments join to feed elderly

Posted 11/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For many residents in the Golden Triangle, Thursday will be a day to celebrate with family around food and laughter. However, for some elderly Columbus citizens, Thanksgiving will be just another day that they spend alone.

West Point tax returns jump $16K

Posted 11/25/2013 in Area

Mississippi Department of Revenue data shows West Point tax returns collected in September and received by the city this month are up when compared to the same months in 2012, while Columbus and Starkville returns were down.


Iowans worry about ethanol's lost political clout

Posted 11/25/2013 in National



Federal prosecutors appeal Tupelo child porn acquittal

Posted 11/25/2013 in Area



Oxford police will take patrol cars home

Posted 11/25/2013 in State

he Oxford Police Department is implementing a new vehicle take-home policy. "This policy will be used as a deterrent to crime, an enhancement to response capabilities and a cost-reduction measure for the department," Police Chief Joey East told aldermen this week. The board of aldermen approved the plan.



Kellogg to pick leaders from Miss.

Posted 11/25/2013 in State

The William K. Kellogg Foundation will select leadership fellows from four targeted areas. -- Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans -- who are working with vulnerable children and their families.



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