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Business brief: Johnson named facilitator

Posted 11/28/2013 in Business

The Center for Appalachian Philanthropy announces Brenda Johnson as the Mississippi Facilitator for the Strengthening Communities to Prevent Diabetes in Appalachia's Vulnerable Populations, a program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



From kitchen star to Salvation Army chef

Posted 11/28/2013 in National



Ethanol's rise can mean loss of hunting lands

Posted 11/28/2013 in National



Obama's gatekeeper now point man on health care

Posted 11/28/2013 in National



Miss. state auditor mulls U.S. Senate run in 2014

Posted 11/27/2013 in State

State Auditor Stacey Pickering says he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2014 if Republican Sen. Thad Cochran does not seek re-election.


What we are thankful for: Columbus

Posted 11/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jim Borsig/President, MUW "The first thing I'm thankful for is my family. I'm thankful to have the opportunity to do the work that I'm doing and I am grateful to be a part of the Columbus community, this university community and to have such wonderful friends and colleagues to work with everyday."


Police, retailers gear up for holiday shopping onslaught

Posted 11/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With shoppers expected to be out in full force Thursday night and Friday morning, local stores and law enforcement are taking extra precautions to ensure everyone has a safe experience. "We will be out in force," said Chief of Police Selvain McQueen.



Application released for Mississippi charter schools

Posted 11/27/2013 in State

Groups seeking to establish a charter school in Mississippi have until March 14 to submit their applications, though officials may continue to fine-tune the application forms.


What we are thankful for: Starkville

Posted 11/27/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Parker Wiseman, Mayor "It's a time to celebrate family and friends. Those are the two treasures that I am most thankful for. The holiday season provides us with an opportunity for us to spend time and fellowship with each other and that is reason to celebrate and be thankful."


Weak 2013 Atlantic hurricane season draws to close

Posted 11/27/2013 in National

The 2013 Atlantic season has delivered the fewest hurricanes since 1982, U.S. forecasters said Monday, despite their predictions in May that it would be a busier than normal year.



Atheist group, Rankin schools settle

Posted 11/27/2013 in State

An atheist group and the Rankin County School District have settled a lawsuit over allegations that high school students were forced to attend religion-tinged on-campus programs.



Former Jackson meteorologist sentenced

Posted 11/27/2013 in State

Former Jackson television meteorologist Eric Law has been sentenced to serve eight years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to one count of sexual battery involving a 15-year-old girl. Prosecutors dropped three other counts.



Millport to get $350K sewer upgrade

Posted 11/27/2013 in Area

The City of Millport's sewer system will receive an upgrade after Mayor Icie Wriley announced Monday a $350,000 grant had been awarded from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.



School news: Lamar County honor roll

Posted 11/27/2013 in Area



Lamar County, Ala. Marriages and divorces 11-27-13

Posted 11/27/2013 in Business



Blakeslee to speak at Dec. MUW graduation

Posted 11/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ed Blakeslee, a retired utility company executive and a member of the State College Board, will speak at Mississippi University for Women's December graduation.



Fla.'s GOP chair calls on Radel to step down

Posted 11/27/2013 in National

The chairman of the Republican Party of Florida on Monday called for U.S. Rep. Trey Radel to step down following his recent cocaine conviction.



Ahead of Winter Olympics, Russia sends mixed message on gays

Posted 11/27/2013 in National

Anyone who switched on Russian TV recently might have been forgiven for thinking the Kremlin was relaxing its hard line on gays: Images of rainbow flags and a happy same-sex couple looking adoringly at their child flashed across the screen.


Starkville police chief to retire at year's end

Posted 11/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Chief David Lindley resigned Tuesday following a one-hour meeting by the Starkville Board of Aldermen, which placed Lindley on administrative leave on Friday. Lindley's resignation will go into effect Dec. 31.


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