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Want to get the flu? Volunteers sneeze for science

Posted 1/27/2014 in National

Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses.


Crocodile takes Australian boy, mauls another

Posted 1/27/2014 in National

Rangers resumed hunting Monday for a 13-foot crocodile that snatched a 12-year-old boy and mauled his friend as they swam in a water hole in a popular Outback tourist destination in northern Australia.


Ivory Coast pilots novel elephant rescue

Posted 1/27/2014 in National

After being tranquilized and loaded onto trucks with cranes, elephants that have been squeezed out of their traditional habitat in Ivory Coast are being relocated by conservationists in what is reportedly the first such operation attempted in Africa's forests.

New Hope football players' protest draws suspensions

Posted 1/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than half of the New Hope High School football team received a day of detention after they skipped a football practice. Of the approximately 60 players on the team, 35 football players ranging from freshmen to seniors skipped a mandatory football practice as a show of support for their fired coach, Shawn Gregory.

Columbus group files charter school paperwork

Posted 1/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus group has filed a letter of intent to open a charter school in Lowndes County. The Columbus Coalition for Educational Options filed a letter of intent with the state last week to establish an elementary school and a boys' academy.

Clay supes approve land swaps for Yokohama road

Posted 1/25/2014 in Area

Clay County supervisors approved two land swaps needed to clear the way for what will be the access road for the Yokohama Tire Company plant.

Volunteers going door to door in C Spire fiber push

Posted 1/25/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's 10 potential "fiberhoods" are all well below the sign-up requirement to become Mississippi's first recipient of C Spire's Fiber to the Home program, but a local group of volunteers are going door to door in an effort to earn the distinction before eight other towns qualify.

Finalized consolidation plan heading to legislature

Posted 1/25/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Between smiles and handshakes after signing their final consolidation report Friday, members of the Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure turned their focus to lobbying lawmakers for legislative language and funding streams needed to successfully consolidate Oktibbeha County School District and Starkville School District.


In address, Obama to focus on economic opportunity

Posted 1/25/2014 in National

Struggling to generate second-term momentum, President Barack Obama will use Tuesday's State of the Union address to announce new executive actions on job training and retirement security, while prodding a divided Congress to work harder on expanding economic mobility for middle class Americans.



Republican leaders shorten presidential nominating season

Posted 1/25/2014 in National

Republican leaders overwhelmingly voted Friday to shorten their presidential selection process in an attempt to minimize damage from GOP candidates attacking each other.



Hospital considers judge's order on pregnant woman

Posted 1/25/2014 in National

Hospital executives in North Texas were conferring Saturday with the district attorney's office to determine their next step following a judge's ruling that they must disconnect life support for a pregnant, brain-dead woman, according to a hospital official.



Suspect charged with murder in campus shooting

Posted 1/25/2014 in National

A 20-year-old South Carolina State University student shot to death outside a dormitory was an engineering technology student who also played on the school's football team, the school said Saturday.



Police say 3 dead in shooting at Maryland mall

Posted 1/25/2014 in National

Someone armed with a gun opened fire at a busy shopping mall in suburban Baltimore on Saturday, sending store employees and customers scrambling for cover. Police said three people died, including the person believed to be the shooter, in an apparent murder-suicide.



Missing Lowndes woman found in Texas

Posted 1/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After vanishing without a trace, Shondra Rice has been found alive.



Editorial cartoon for 1-24-14

Posted 1/24/2014 in National


Link, Columbus call it quits on retail partnership

Posted 1/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle Development Link is no longer responsible for retail development in Columbus. Link officials confirmed Thursday that after more than a decade of that being part of the economic development recruiter's goals, the responsibility is now the city's alone.

Starkville man facing armed robbery charge after break-in

Posted 1/24/2014 in Area

A Starkville teen is being charged with armed robbery after he allegedly broke into a house and robbed a man in Artesia on Wednesday.


Area preps for second round of frigid temps

Posted 1/24/2014 in Area

As Golden Triangle residents brace for another round of freezing temperatures, at least two organizations are making adjustments in anticipation of problems associated with cold weather.


Columbus L&W operating incomes up slightly

Posted 1/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water power sales are down, but the city energy distributor's purchases from Tennessee Valley Authority are also.

Crew extinguishes New Albany plant fire

Posted 1/24/2014 in State

A fire at a north Mississippi biofuels plant has been extinguished.


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