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Gregory: Restaurant Week may spur future culinary tourism

Posted 3/14/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Restaurant Week organizers say they hope the inaugural event will put the city on the map as a culinary destination. Jennifer Gregory, Greater Starkville Development Partnership CEO, confirmed Wednesday 32 restaurants will participate in the city's inaugural Restaurant Week. The event begins Monday.

 

Seven firms in hunt for Mill parking contract

Posted 3/14/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Seven entities have expressed interest in handling the architectural development of an $8 million Starkville parking facility tied to The Mill project, while two firms are vying for the project's construction manager title, an email obtained by the Dispatch states.

 

 

Brominated vegetable oil in Gatorade?

Posted 3/14/2013 in National

When PepsiCo Inc. announced it would stop putting an obscure vegetable oil in its Gatorade right before the Super Bowl, one of the loudest cheers came from a high school student who had made it her mission to get rid of the ingredient.

 

 

Miss. House passes bill banning welfare waivers

Posted 3/14/2013 in State

Renewing a political fight from last year's presidential campaign, House Republicans passed a bill Wednesday that would prevent the Obama administration from waiving work requirements in the landmark 1996 welfare reform law.

 

 

Dow notches ninth gain in a row, longest since '96

Posted 3/14/2013 in National

 

 

Sharp drop in homes lost to foreclosure in February

Posted 3/14/2013 in National

While the nation's foreclosure woes persist, new data show they're easing amid a resurgent housing market, rising home prices and efforts by some states to buy homeowners more time to avoid losing their homes.

 

 

Adams Co. gets funds for work at KiOR site

Posted 3/14/2013 in State

Adams County has received $3.9 million in grants from the state for work on a levee and new water system on the former Belwood County Club property, the future site of KiOR's Natchez alternative fuel production facility.

 

 

Building permits 3-14-13

Posted 3/14/2013 in Business

 

Census: Record 1 in 3 U.S. counties are now dying

Posted 3/14/2013 in National

A record number of U.S. counties -- more than 1 in 3 -- are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere.

Fla. charity probe focuses on campaign money

Posted 3/14/2013 in National

The next phase of an investigation into a veterans charity accused of being a front for a $300 million gambling operation will focus on the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on lobbying and campaigns donations, authorities said.

 

Woman, 106, finally gets high school diploma

Posted 3/14/2013 in National

 

 

Miss. Dept. of Mental Health could get budget cut

Posted 3/14/2013 in State

Several Mississippi House members say they want budget writers to restore more than $6 million that could be cut from the Department of Mental Health for the coming year.

 

 

Poll finds attitude shift among working moms

Posted 3/14/2013 in National

Working mothers increasingly want full-time jobs, and tough economic times might be a big reason, according to a national survey.

 

 

Gibbs, Longstreet to meet in District 36 runoff

Posted 3/13/2013 in Area

Longstreet edges out Johnson-Staten, heads to Miss. House runoff election against Gibbs

 

United Deli owner shrugs off fire

Posted 3/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fans of United Deli were greeted with a comforting taste of the familiar Tuesday as they packed into the popular East Columbus eatery for their lunchtime fill of cheese steaks, muffalettas, gyros and baklava.

GTRA flights will continue despite tower closures

Posted 3/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officials with the Golden Triangle Regional Airport say commercial flights will continue despite the possibility of federal funding for the airports' air traffic control tower being cut.

Highway Patrol's Turnipseed sheds light on concealed carry laws

Posted 3/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There were not many gun carriers in the room -- only about six or seven people said they held concealed carry permits -- but after Tuesday's Columbus Rotary Club meeting, some members said they are rethinking their stance.

Gibbs heads to runoff, opponent undecided

Posted 3/13/2013 in Area

A runoff election could be held April 2 between Karl Gibbs and Eddie Longstreet for the District 36 State Representative seat if unofficial returns hold.

 

Senate passes latest plan for education changes

Posted 3/13/2013 in State

In their latest plan to improve Mississippi public schools, state senators are offering a compromise on requirements to become a teacher and doing away with a proposal to make it easier for the state to take over troubled schools.

 

 

GOP sends mixed signals on Obama's outreach effort

Posted 3/13/2013 in National

House Republicans are sending mixed signals in agreeing to meet with President Barack Obama for talks over the budget impasse.

 

 

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