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Apple unveils smartwatch, bets on wearable devices

Posted 9/10/2014 in Business

Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch Tuesday, introducing a device that transplants the features of an iPhone onto a smaller screen that's never more than an arm's length away.


Airbus awarded another helicopter contract

Posted 9/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Airbus Helicopters has landed another contract. The latest in a series of contracts the company, which has a large-scale production facility in Lowndes County, has been awarded is for up to 15 AS350 AStar helicopters.


Public memorial for Cristil Thursday

Mississippi State University will host a public memorial 6 p.m. Thursday at Humphrey Coliseum for longtime "Voice of the Bulldogs" Jack Cristil, who died Sunday.

Columbus charter school more focused in second try

Posted 9/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group hoping to start a Columbus charter school next fall says its second application to the Mississippi Charter School Authorization Board will focus entirely on elementary education.

Musgrove: More districts consider funding lawsuit

Posted 9/9/2014 in State

Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove said Monday that about 30 more school districts are considering whether to join an education-funding lawsuit he filed against the state.


Islamic State threat: Coalition building can be tricky

Posted 9/9/2014 in National

The first President Bush had one, so did President Bill Clinton, and the second President Bush had two. Now, President Barack Obama wants to build a coalition of nations to join the U.S. to combat the threat posed by the Islamic State group in the Middle East and beyond.



Report: Malaysian Flight 17 likely downed by outside impacts

Posted 9/9/2014 in National

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft," causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine, a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded today.



Apple to reveal its next big thing

Posted 9/9/2014 in Business

Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing today in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses.


Legendary Bulldogs' announcer Cristil dead at 88

Jack Cristil, who served as MSU's play-by-play announcer for football and basketball for 58 years, passed away Sunday at the Sanctuary Hospice House of Tupelo. Cristil, who suffered from cancer and kidney disease, was 88.


Salute to first responders is Friday

Posted 9/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the 10th year, Lowndes County volunteers will be honoring local first responders near the anniversary of 9/11.



Columbus man arrested on murder charge

Posted 9/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Devonte Jones, 20, of 2006 Cherry St., was booked into the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center at approximately 9:30 p.m. Sunday.



Gains continue for Lowndes County hospital sale fund

Posted 9/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three months ago, Lowndes County supervisors withdrew $922,000 from the gain on the $30 million hospital trust fund. The principal has been split evenly between and managed by two financial firms for almost a year now.



Brown pursues mental disability argument

Posted 9/8/2014 in State

Mississippi inmate Sherwood Brown is seeking to have his death sentence overturned because he is mentally disabled. A DeSoto County judged ruled against Brown in 2013. Brown appealed to the Mississippi Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for Oct. 6 in Jackson.



Questions give clues of budget narrative

Posted 9/8/2014 in State

Writing a state budget is not only about numbers. It's also about narrative.


Shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze

Posted 9/8/2014 in National

Shelling and other clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists threw the cease-fire agreement in eastern Ukraine into deepening peril Sunday, two days after it took hold.


Obama to outline strategy on Islamic State

Posted 9/8/2014 in National

President Barack Obama plans to begin laying out his strategy for defeating Islamic State militants expanding their grip in Iraq and Syria.


British royal couple expecting second child

Posted 9/8/2014 in National

The Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Prince William, is expecting her second child and being treated for severe morning sickness, royal officials said Monday.

Monkey study: Ebola vaccine works, needs booster

Posted 9/8/2014 in National

New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection, but the effect waned unless the animals got a booster shot made a different way.

Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

Posted 9/8/2014 in National

S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family's conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said. He was 93.


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