A cloudless, sun-drenched day was the perfect setting for the sea of jerseys that descended on the new jewel of Columbus on Saturday morning. The Columbus Soccer Complex at Tanyard Park hosted more than a thousand players, coaches, parents and local dignitaries for the opening ceremonies of the state-of-the-art soccer and football complex.
Dark shapes against a field of blue: Four aircraft roared overhead, flying low. Slowly, agonizingly graceful, one pulled away, concluding its journey alone. White words on a field of black: "You are not forgotten." Gently, the flag waved as Columbus resident Jo Shumake stared up at the sky, at the aircraft growing distant in the summer sun, and thought of her father.
The Starkville School District will launch its new student information system on Monday and will hold orientation sessions at each campus throughout the week.
With the first of three monthly meetings out of the way, county officials are breathing a sigh of relief, saying plans appear to be on track and going well with the two-phase construction of a silicon metal production and purification facility.
Mitt Romney has given Democrats plenty of support for their claim he manipulated his deductions to keep his overall 2011 federal income tax rate above a certain threshold for political purposes.
Anchored along the South end of the Columbus Soccer Complex, the Hitching Lot Farmers Market continues to provide homegrown and homemade goods three days a week for Lowndes County residents. And about a month before it will close its doors until the early spring of 2013, consumers still descend upon the market at daybreak to line up to purchase the locally grown produce.
Animal control officers in Starkville are asking students to think twice before buying exotic pets.
Gov. Phil Bryant has blocked lawmakers' attempt to send $3 million from the Mississippi Development Authority budget to the proposed Grammy museum in Cleveland.
The most partisan, least productive Congress in memory has skipped out of Washington for the campaign trail.
The heavily armed extremists who laid siege to the U.S. Consulate in Libya used military-style tactics that may have steered Americans toward a waiting ambush, U.S. officials said Friday as they pieced together details about how the compound was overrun.
A man who was mauled by a tiger at the Bronx Zoo is facing arrest after telling investigators he wanted "to be one" with the 400-pound beast, police said Saturday.
Pittsburgh police said they had serious concerns when an armed man took a business owner hostage in a downtown high-rise office building -- and not just because he had a knife. The suspect, 22-year-old Klein Michael Thaxton, made Facebook posts during the five-hour ordeal Friday, authorities said, and they feared that responses from friends, family and others might goad him into violence.
In a now familiar global ritual, Apple fans jammed shops from Sydney to Paris to pick up the tech juggernaut's latest iPhone.
Protests by tens of thousands of Pakistanis infuriated by an anti-Islam film descended into deadly violence on Friday, with police firing tear gas and live ammunition in an attempt to subdue rioters who hurled rocks and set fire to buildings in some cities. Three people were killed and dozens injured on a holiday declared by Pakistan's government so people could rally against the video.
The nation's largest cancer center is launching a massive "moonshot" effort against eight specific forms of the disease, similar to the all-out push for space exploration 50 years ago.
Now it's Mitt Romney who wants to be the candidate of change.
A provocative ad that equates Muslim radicals with savages is set to go up in the city's subway system as violent protests over an anti-Islamic film ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad sweep over much of the Muslim world.
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