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Columbus Schools tackle bullying with new tool

Posted 10/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 160,000 children missed school today. But though they can run, they cannot hide. Eventually, they will have to return to the classroom, where their tormentor waits.

Laurel officials impressed with Columbus' downtown

Posted 10/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City of Laurel and Columbus are approximately 150 miles apart, but the cities are very similar in terms of population and economics.


NYC officer arrested in ghoulish cannibalism kidnap plot

Posted 10/26/2012 in National

A city police officer was charged Thursday with leading a ghoulish double life by using a law enforcement database and fetish chat rooms to dream up a plot to torture women and then cook and eat their body parts.



Obama pressures Romney on Mourdock

Posted 10/26/2012 in National

President Barack Obama, seeking to shore up support among women, intensified his pressure Thursday on Mitt Romney to break any ties with a Republican Senate candidate who said that if a woman becomes pregnant from rape it is "something God intended."



In 2 murder cases, mothers turn in their own sons

Posted 10/26/2012 in National

Mindy Sigg sat sobbing, listening to prosecutors tell a court that her 17-year-old son had confessed to the abduction and killing of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway.



Unprecedented 'black mold' meningitis a challenge

Posted 10/26/2012 in National

The black mold creeping into the spines of hundreds of people who got tainted shots for back pain marks uncharted medical territory.


East Coast readies for 'Frankenstorm' hybrid monster

Posted 10/26/2012 in National

The pre-Halloween hybrid weather monster that federal forecasters call "Frankenstorm" is looking more ominous by the hour for the East Coast, and utilities and local governments are getting ready.


Miss. bluesman getting long overdue grave marker

Posted 10/26/2012 in State

Mississippi blues musician Tommy Johnson is finally getting a headstone on his grave, more than a half century after he died.


Nov. 6 ballot includes low-profile office seekers

Posted 10/26/2012 in Area

While most voters already know who they are going to vote for in the upcoming presidential election, there may still be some undecided voters on the local front.

Columbus traffic stop nets $35,000 of marijuana

Posted 10/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus men were arrested Thursday morning and charged with felony possession of marijuana after officers discovered nearly 30 pounds of the illegal substance in the subjects' vehicle.

MSU student arrested for graffiti spree

Posted 10/26/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An architecture student at Mississippi State has confessed to multiple charges of malicious mischief following his arrest Wednesday night.


Kathleen Parker: Mitt Romney's 'peace' strategy

Posted 10/25/2012 in National

Forget "horses and bayonets." The most important word uttered during the third presidential debate was "peace."


Big jump in young adults moving out of state

Posted 10/25/2012 in National

Their lives on hold for years, young adults are now making big moves in the fledgling economic recovery, leaving college towns or parents' homes and heading out of state at the highest rate since the height of the housing boom.


GOP candidates in close races disavow rape remark

Posted 10/25/2012 in National

Just as Mitt Romney and other Republicans had cut into the Democrats' advantage with female voters, a tea party-backed Senate candidate's awkward remark -- that if rape leads to pregnancy it's "something God intended" -- has propelled the emotional issue of abortion back to the political forefront.



Marriages and divorces 10-25-12

Posted 10/25/2012 in Business


Business brief: Pounders named director

Posted 10/25/2012 in Business

Nicole Pounders, RN, BSN has been named director of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle's education department.


Suit alleges 'brazen' fraud at Countrywide

Posted 10/25/2012 in Business

The latest federal lawsuit over alleged mortgage fraud paints an unflattering picture of a doomed lender: Executives at Countrywide Financial urged workers to churn out loans, accepted fudged applications and tried to hide ballooning defaults.



Facebook shares post gain

Posted 10/25/2012 in Business

Facebook's stock gained the most in a single day Wednesday since it began trading in May, a good sign for the social media company.



Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Cuba

Posted 10/25/2012 in National

Hurricane Sandy blasted across eastern Cuba on Thursday as a potent Category 2 storm and headed for the Bahamas after causing at least two deaths in the Caribbean.



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