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UN vote recognizes state of Palestine; US objects

Posted 11/30/2012 in National

The United Nations has voted overwhelmingly to recognize a Palestinian state, but the Palestinians still face enormous limitations: They don't control their borders, airspace or trade, they have separate and competing governments in Gaza and the West Bank, and they have no unified army or police.



High school students arrested for car burglaries

Posted 11/30/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two high school students have been arrested in connection to the recent string of auto burglaries in Oktibbeha County.



Sen. Turner's funeral set for Monday in West Point

Posted 11/30/2012 in Area

The funeral for state Sen. Bennie Turner is scheduled for Monday in his hometown of West Point.



Bryant: Teens don't care about using contraception

Posted 11/30/2012 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said this week that he believes most teenagers know how to obtain and use contraception, but too many are failing to do so.


Hostess ready for its big bake sale

Posted 11/30/2012 in National

The future of Twinkies is virtually assured.

Study: Like a tree, growth rings show lobster age

Posted 11/30/2012 in National

For the first time, scientists have figured out how to determine the age of a lobster -- by counting its rings, like a tree.

Georgia native Nicholson chosen as Main Street director

Posted 11/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Main Street Columbus has a new director. Atlanta native Nickie Nicholson will begin work as director on Dec. 10, replacing Amber Brislin. The Main Street board announced Nicholson's hiring on Wednesday via a press release.

City ponders fate of rapidly shrinking landfill

Posted 11/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City of Columbus will soon have to a face decision regarding the dumping of waste in its landfill. A recent study by Neel-Schaffer Engineering shows the landfill will run out of space within three years.


Board selections complete first stage in new Link

Posted 11/29/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It's official. The former Columbus-Lowndes Development Link is now the Golden Triangle Development Link after Wednesday's board vote approving the new board members for the organization.


Teen convicted of rape of half-sister sentenced to 10 years

Posted 11/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teen will spend 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in Lowndes County Circuit Court on Wednesday to raping his half-sister.

Two women charged in Columbus meth lab bust

Posted 11/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A routine traffic stop lead to the discovery of a meth lab and the arrest of two women over the weekend.


Miss. abortion clinic again seeks to block law

Posted 11/29/2012 in State

Attorneys for Mississippi's only abortion clinic are again asking a federal judge to block a state law that threatens to eventually close the facility, though a closing is not expected any time soon.



Oktibbeha Co. suffers rash of auto burglaries

Posted 11/29/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department is asking for help in locating those responsible for a rash of auto burglaries.


Murder suspect to be charged in shooting incident

Posted 11/29/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A man awaiting trial on a murder charge is a suspect in a shooting that left one man injured in a Starkville trailer park Tuesday night.


Dropout program faces challenges at start-up

Posted 11/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District continues to move forward with its dropout prevention plan, dubbed "Project 2020," but the challenges have just begun.



Soldier's treatment focus of hearing in WikiLeaks case

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

A retired Marine Corps colonel denied Tuesday that a three-star general directed the harsh pretrial confinement of an Army private charged with passing reams of classified documents to the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks.



Greater email privacy won't hinder law enforcement's efforts

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

A Senate bill to protect the privacy of electronic communications won't keep federal agents from combing through your inbox if they believe a crime has been committed, legal experts say.


Business brief: Conn inducted

Posted 11/29/2012 in Business

Lance Conn, a home builder from Columbus, was inducted as the 2013 Vice President of the Home Builders Association of Mississippi (HBAM) during ceremonies held at the Fall Board of Directors Meeting in Jackson.


Marriages and divorces 11-29-12

Posted 11/29/2012 in Business



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