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Life-long AIDS patient speaks at MUW

Posted 11/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For more than 20 years, Hydeia Broadbent has been telling her story of living with AIDS. Broadbent, 28, has been traveling the country since she was six years old, helping educate people about what it means to live with HIV.

Census: New gauge shows high of 49.7M poor in US

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

The ranks of America's poor edged up last year to a high of 49.7 million, based on a new census measure that takes into account medical costs and work-related expenses.

Trainer: Should county, city schools be consolidated?

Posted 11/15/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The idea of a consolidated school district in Oktibbeha County was discussed at the Starkville School Board meeting on Tuesday, although it's difficult to tell just how receptive school officials in the county and city are to the idea.


$100-a-year fee likely at Ole Miss, MSU

Posted 11/15/2012 in State

Mississippi's two largest universities are likely to win approval to impose a $50-a-semester fee on their students.


Rape suspect commits suicide on eve of trial

Posted 11/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused of statutory rape committed suicide one day before his trial was set to begin.

Role of teachers in student success emphasized during Link event at MUW

Posted 11/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Approximately 800 teachers attended the third annual "Educators are Essential" program Wednesday at Mississippi University for Women's Rent Auditorium.


A single spiteful email unlocks a Pandora's box

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

It started in May with a spiteful email to the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. An anonymous writer warned Gen. John Allen that a friend with whom he was meeting in Washington the following week was trouble and he should stay away from her.



Booze calories nearly equal soda's for adults

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

Americans get too many calories from soda. But what about alcohol? It turns out adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft drinks, a government study found.



Obama: No evidence of security breach in Petraeus scandal

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he has seen no evidence that national security was threatened by the widening sex scandal that ensnared his former CIA director and top military commander in Afghanistan.



Marriages and divorces 11-15-12

Posted 11/15/2012 in Business



Building permits 11-15-12

Posted 11/15/2012 in Business


Software founder denies killing neighbor

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

Software company founder John McAfee said Wednesday he is in hiding, unarmed and accompanied only by a young woman, changing locations and telephones frequently to stay one step ahead of a Belize police unit he says wants to kill him.


With pot legal, police worry about road safety

Posted 11/15/2012 in National



Xi Jinping takes helm of communist China

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

Xi Jinping succeeded Hu Jintao as China's leader today, assuming the top posts in the Communist Party and the powerful military in a once-a-decade political transition unbowed by scandals, a slower economy and public demands for reforms.



No letup in Israeli offensive

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

Militants in the Gaza Strip pounded southern Israel with rocket fire this morning, killing three people as the Israeli military pressed forward with a second day of intense air raids and naval attacks on militant targets.


Louisville Street work finally near completion

Posted 11/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With permanent striping, some minor landscaping and a nod from the Mississippi Department of Transportation, the Louisville Street widening project, slated to be finished in September, is finally near completion.

Conservator: Academics is only path forward

Posted 11/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Although Oktibbeha County School District's athletic teams will have to sit out post-season play until August, seniors who were on track to graduate in May will be able to receive an accredited diploma as long as they pass their final subject area tests, despite the district's recent takeover by the state department of education.

Columbus man sentenced to life for murder of ex-girlfriend

Posted 11/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the capital murder of his estranged girlfriend in 2010.

Plane crash in Jackson kills three

Posted 11/14/2012 in State

Three pilots flying together to a federal safety conference died when their single-engine plane faltered in midair and crashed into a house that went up in flames.

Husband rescues wife from burning home

Posted 11/14/2012 in Area

The heroic efforts of a Crawford man saved the life of his wife Tuesday morning. The mobile home belonging to Henry and Betty Sharp caught fire just after 8:30 yesterday morning with two women trapped inside.


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