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Roller coaster to be removed from ocean

Posted 5/14/2013 in National

This time next week, perhaps the most famous symbol of Superstorm Sandy's devastation at the Jersey shore will be gone.

Cellphone carriers unite on anti-texting

Posted 5/14/2013 in National

The country's four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T's "It Can Wait" slogan to blanket TV and radio this summer.

Popular psychologist Joyce Brothers dead at 85

Posted 5/14/2013 in National

Joyce Brothers, the pop psychologist who pioneered the television advice show in the 1950s and enjoyed a long and prolific career as a syndicated columnist, author, and television and film personality, has died. She was 85.


Analysis: Bryant's Medicaid remarks change tone

Posted 5/13/2013 in State


Volunteers determined to preserve church as a link to generations of worshipers

Posted 5/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Most of the time, the little country church stands vacant, but Sunday morning, its double doors were thrown wide, welcoming visitors with the same genial charm it has exuded for more than a century.

Baptist picks up award for leadership in key areas

Posted 5/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has been awarded top honors for its leadership in clinical quality, safety and patient experience.

Mentoring program plans expansion

Posted 5/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 2009, Angela Nash and her husband began opening up their home in New Hope each Friday night to feed and spend time with five young girls who were struggling in school.

19 New Orleans shooting victims included two kids

Posted 5/13/2013 in National

Gunmen opened fire on people marching in a neighborhood Mother's Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday, wounding at least 19.


Today last day for morning-after pill appeal

Posted 5/13/2013 in National

The government is running out of time to try to halt implementation of a federal judge's ruling that would lift age restrictions for women and girls wanting to buy the morning-after pill.



Huge drug cost disparities seen in health overhaul

Posted 5/13/2013 in National

Cancer patients could face high costs for medications under President Barack Obama's health care law, industry analysts and advocates warn.


Three diplomas make for one Happy Mother's Day

Posted 5/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Since 1890, seniors at Mississippi University for Women have gathered each year on graduation day for the Magnolia Chain ceremony, walking from Callaway Hall to Columbus Hall with their fellow graduates before making a mad dash for a magnolia blossom, which is said to bring fortune and romance to the senior who receives it.

School board reverses decision on uniforms

Posted 5/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After a backlash of parental opposition, the county school board Friday reversed last month's district-wide decision mandating school uniforms.

County night club hours ordinance still in works

Posted 5/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It will likely be June before Lowndes County authorities present a proposed ordinance to supervisors that would mandate night clubs close at 1 a.m., Sheriff Mike Arledge said.


Ward 2 candidates agree to delay affidavit processing

Posted 5/11/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 2 alderman candidates Sandra Sistrunk and Lisa Wynn both agreed to delay the affidavit-certifying process for their election until 9 a.m. Monday.


Grant would provide funding for city hall renovation

Posted 5/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city has been working more than five years to secure funding to renovate the interior of its century-old City Hall, but a little help from the state may be on the way.

Starkville man sentenced to clean up his own graffiti

Posted 5/11/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man was ordered to serve 10 days of community service on Thursday for 16 counts of malicious mischief.


IRS apologizes for targeting tea party groups

Posted 5/11/2013 in National



Texas launches criminal probe into plant explosion

Posted 5/11/2013 in National



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