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More than just a mother, now she's your 'friend'

Posted 5/10/2013 in National


Sack and Save gets new life as bowling alley

Posted 5/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new bowling center is rolling into Columbus. For more than a decade, the corner building of The Waverly Shopping Center off Highway 45 has sat empty. In recent years, the former Sack and Save facility began a transformation, adding a restaurant, a yogurt shop and a furniture store. But as the rest of the shopping center grew, the large corner space sat vacant.


Homebuilders can't find enough qualified workers

Posted 5/10/2013 in National

U.S. builders and the subcontractors they depend on are struggling to hire fast enough to meet rising demand for new homes.


Stadium architect to address MSU grads

Posted 5/10/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Janet Marie Smith, a Mississippi State alumna and architect internationally recognized for her innovative baseball stadium designs, will be the commencement speaker for both of the university's spring graduations May 10 and May 11 in Humphrey Coliseum.

Ward 2 race could be contested today

Posted 5/10/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An official from the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office began observing unfinished Ward 2 affidavit processing today at Starkville City Hall.


Karzai says U.S. can have 9 Afghan bases after 2014

Posted 5/10/2013 in National



Panel: No profanity on rapper's headstone

Posted 5/10/2013 in National



Police: FBI didn't share Tsarnaev warning

Posted 5/10/2013 in National



Entitlements' unimpeded growth is boon to seniors

Posted 5/10/2013 in National

With Congress increasingly unable to resolve budget disputes, federal programs on automatic pilot are consuming ever larger amounts of government resources. The trend helps older Americans, who receive the bulk of Social Security and Medicare benefits, at the expense of younger people.



UPDATE: Secretary of State's office called in over Starkville affidavit issues

Numerous issues surrounding Ward 2 affidavits prompted Starkville City Clerk Taylor Adams to request election oversight from the Mississippi Secretary of State's office.


Absentee votes carried Stewart to runoff

Posted 5/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The voters who kept long-time Ward 4 councilman Fred Stewart in the race never made it to the polls. Absentee ballots accounted for 100 of Stewart's 361 votes, enough to force a runoff election with challenger Marty Turner, who had accumulated 53.7 percent of the vote before the absentee ballots were counted.

Rain insurance no help to Market Street Festival

Posted 5/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Country music singer Eddie Rabbitt might have loved a rainy night, but organizers of last weekend's 17th annual Market Street Festival could have lived with a little less of the wet stuff -- or a little more, depending on your point of view.


Elmore will serve as interim CFO for Columbus schools

Posted 5/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Felicia Elmore will fill in for terminated Columbus Municipal School District CFO Kenneth Hughes for the remainder of the school year.


Town of Caledonia names first park director

Posted 5/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After months of discussion, the board selected Rural Hill resident Allan Glenn from a pool of six applicants for the $25,000 per year position, which offers state benefits and health insurance. His first day on the job was May 1.


Dems: GOP fails to show scandal in Benghazi deaths

Posted 5/9/2013 in National

Politicians love few things better than a scandal to trip up their opponents, and Republicans hope last year's fatal attack on U.S. diplomats in Libya will do exactly that to Hillary Rodham Clinton and other Democrats.


Walker wins in Ward 4; Ward 2 results still undecided

Starkville's process of determining valid affidavit ballots concluded one tight race Wednesday, but another election result remains unsolved.


Miss. governor says he could run Medicaid

Posted 5/9/2013 in State



Family demands answers in mayoral candidate's murder

Posted 5/9/2013 in State



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