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Growing animal rescue group is work of teen actor

Posted 11/27/2012 in National

The person behind one of the country's fastest-growing animal rescues can't even vote yet. And neither can most of the people leading its 10 chapters across the nation.

 

Schools exploring other bread suppliers after Hostess closing

Posted 11/27/2012 in State

Dozens of Mississippi school districts are looking for a new supplier for bread and rolls as the shutdown of Hostess impacts lunchrooms.

 

Live or artificial: Christmas tree time has arrived

Posted 11/26/2012 in Area

It's that time of year when the twinkling of Christmas tree lights can be seen in nearly every home. Trees decorated with tinsel and homemade ornaments, with presents nestled under the branches, are proudly displayed in living rooms.

Student entrepreneur? Waycaster has an app for that

Posted 11/26/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ross Waycaster said he knew from an early age that he would be working with computers, in some fashion, for the rest of his life. He started building websites at age 12.

 

Analysis: Corrections, Medicaid deficits ahead

Posted 11/26/2012 in State

Mississippi legislators head into the 2013 session knowing they have deficits to address in corrections and Medicaid.

 

 

Feds: Teachers embroiled in test-taking fraud

Posted 11/26/2012 in National

It was a brazen and surprisingly long-lived scheme, authorities said, to help aspiring public school teachers cheat on the tests they must pass to prove they are qualified to lead their classrooms.

 

 

Approaching fiscal cliff: Tax them, not us, groups say

Posted 11/26/2012 in National

A big coalition of business groups says there must be give-and-take in the negotiations to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of massive tax increases and spending cuts. But raising tax rates -- a White House priority -- is out of the question, the group adds.

 

When it comes to gender gap, men play crucial role

Posted 11/26/2012 in National

Sorry, fellas, but President Barack Obama's re-election makes it official: Women can overrule men at the ballot box.

 

Local retailers battle football, big box stores

Posted 11/24/2012 in Area

Over the last few years, there has been a national movement to support small business. Small Business Saturday follows Black Friday and encourages shoppers to shop local and support members of their community by shopping at small, locally-owned businesses instead of big national chain stores.

 

 

South not so solid for GOP

Posted 11/24/2012 in National

Late on election night, a small melee erupted at the University of Mississippi here when a group of white students frustrated by the reelection of President Obama marched outside and began shouting racial slurs at African-American students.

 

Residents lament lack of progress on Carver Drive project

Posted 11/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Residents of Carver Drive in Starkville are still awaiting improvements on the drainage and sewage ditch that borders the west end of the street.

 

Arafat's remains to be exhumed Tuesday

Posted 11/24/2012 in National

The remains of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be exhumed Tuesday as part of a renewed investigation into his death, a Palestinian investigator said Saturday.

 

 

Cops: Mass. bargain hunter took home TV, left tot

Posted 11/24/2012 in National

Police say a Massachusetts man left his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in a car while he went shopping for Black Friday bargains, then went home with his new 51-inch flat screen television and left the toddler behind.

 

 

Plans for automated meters moving forward

Posted 11/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A $6-million energy efficiency program is under way for Columbus residents. Automatic meter readers will be installed for all of the electric company's customers by the time the project is completed.

 

 

New ovens help schools keep fries on menu

Posted 11/24/2012 in State

One tool in Mississippi's attack on childhood obesity? The combi-oven.

 

Mass. natural gas explosion damaged 42 buildings; no one killed

Posted 11/24/2012 in National

Preliminary investigations show more than 40 buildings were damaged in a natural gas explosion in Massachusetts that injured 18 people, building inspectors said Saturday.

Postcard mailed during WWII arrives home

Posted 11/24/2012 in National

A postcard mailed nearly 70 years ago has finally arrived at the former upstate New York home of the couple who sent it.

'Dallas' star Larry Hagman dies in Texas

Posted 11/24/2012 in National

J.R. Ewing was a business cheat, faithless husband and bottomless well of corruption. Yet with his sparkling grin, Larry Hagman masterfully created the charmingly loathsome oil baron -- and coaxed forth a Texas-size gusher of ratings -- on television's long-running and hugely successful nighttime soap, "Dallas."

Earlier Black Friday kicks off shopping season

Posted 11/23/2012 in National

This year's Black Friday shoppers were split into two distinct groups: those who wanted to fall into a turkey-induced slumber and those who'd rather shop instead.

Holiday means sharing for local group

Posted 11/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For many, Thanksgiving is a time of gathering with family and friends to give thanks for the year's blessings. For some people however, especially senior citizens, Thanksgiving is just another day that they spend alone.

 

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