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Consolidation committee taking shape

Posted 5/15/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees named Superintendent Lewis Holloway, school board member Lee Brand and Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership Director Rex Buffington as its three-person delegation to a soon-to-be-formed Starkville-Oktibbeha consolidation study commission.



Volunteers needed for 'United We Read' program

Posted 5/15/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Volunteers are being sought this week for the culmination of a United Way-coordinated project aimed at encouraging reading and promoting literacy in the community.



DOD poised to trim furlough days, add exemptions

Posted 5/15/2013 in National



Justice investigating targeting of tea party

Posted 5/15/2013 in National



Convicted abortion doctor gets life in prison

Posted 5/15/2013 in National



Women now have more options for breast cancer surgery, care

Posted 5/15/2013 in National

One of the world's most glamorous women had an operation that once was terribly disfiguring -- removal of both breasts. But new approaches are dramatically changing breast surgeries, whether to treat cancer or to prevent it as Angelina Jolie just chose to do. As Jolie said, "the results can be beautiful."



Study questions how sharply we should cut the salt

Posted 5/15/2013 in National

Three-quarters of people's daily sodium come from processed or restaurant food.



Senate panel approves massive farm bill

Posted 5/15/2013 in National

Sen. Thad Cochran gets concessions for Southern rice and peanut farmers.



Lawyer: Tsarnaev's widow to cooperate

Posted 5/15/2013 in National


Columbus schools reach no decision on bus contract

Posted 5/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District is still deliberating over a pair of bids for its bus service. During Tuesday night's meeting, the board unanimously voted to table a motion that would decide between bids from local company and current provider Waters Truck and Tractor and Nashville, Tenn.-based company Ecco Ride.

Officials target mid-June for Catfish Alley ceremony

Posted 5/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With street light replacement and paving already complete and sidewalk installation, completion of a mural and landscape improvements all set to be wrapped up by June 6, officials are on schedule for a mid-June ceremony to celebrate Catfish Alley.

Cracker Barrel pulls plug on Columbus plans

Posted 5/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local Realtor who was brokering a deal to bring Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant to Columbus said Monday that negotiations are off and, to his knowledge, the popular food chain has decided not to build a store in the area at this time.


Gov't obtains wide swath of AP phone records

Posted 5/14/2013 in National

The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.


Sistrunk, Wynn meet in Tuesday runoff

Posted 5/14/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Six additional votes were not enough to separate Sandra Sistrunk and her challenger, Lisa Wynn, for the remaining unfilled Starkville alderman seat.


Southaven mayor accused of duplicate billing

Posted 5/14/2013 in State



Test fraud ringleader gets seven years

Posted 5/14/2013 in Area



Obama slams GOP focus on Benghazi

Posted 5/14/2013 in National


Police: Man, 19, sought in parade shootings

Posted 5/14/2013 in Area

New Orleans police and federal authorities were searching early Tuesday for a young man who is suspected of opening fire at a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans, wounding 19.


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