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Scout abuse files release sparks interest

Posted 10/20/2012 in National

A website with files showing the Boy Scouts of America's cover-up of decades of sexual abuse is generating interest from people wanting to know who the alleged abusers are and whether people who molested them as Scouts are in the files.



Thefts of cell phones rise rapidly

Posted 10/20/2012 in National

In this tech-savvy city teeming with commuters and tourists, the cell phone has become a top target of robbers who use stealth, force and sometimes guns.



Bulldog Bash announces music shake-up

Posted 10/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Pop/rock group Neon Trees has canceled their fall college tour and will no longer be headlining Bulldog Bash 2012 on Nov. 2, the Mississippi State University Student Association announced Thursday.



Sandusky filing says trial violated his rights

Posted 10/19/2012 in National

Jerry Sandusky launched his effort to overturn his child sexual abuse convictions with a set of motions that said there wasn't enough evidence against him and the trial wasn't fair.


A good year for pumpkins

Posted 10/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There are probably easier ways to make a living, but farming pumpkins can be a lucrative business -- lucrative if the temperature, weather, insects and other elements beyond man's control decide to cooperate.

Resort status may hold key to Elm Lake growth

Posted 10/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday gave Elm Lake Golf Course officials permission to apply for resort status, a move which, if approved, could allow them to offer services that will no longer be available at Columbus Country Club once East Mississippi Community College takes possession of it next month.


Caledonia Day expects to draw crowd of 10,000

Posted 10/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The streets of Caledonia were quiet this morning, but that will change tonight, when the town kicks off its ninth annual Caledonia Day festival with a concert and fireworks show.



Newsweek to end print publication

Posted 10/19/2012 in National

Newsweek's decision to stop publishing a print edition after 80 years and bet its life entirely on a digital future may be more a commentary on its own problems than a definitive statement on the health of the magazine industry.



Boy Scout 'perversion files' show elaborate cover up

Posted 10/19/2012 in National

Again and again, decade after decade, an array of authorities -- police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and local Boy Scout leaders among them -- quietly shielded scoutmasters and others accused of molesting children, a newly opened trove of confidential papers shows.



Gun industry thrives during Obama's term in office

Posted 10/19/2012 in National

President Barack Obama has presided over a heyday for the gun industry despite predictions by the National Rifle Association four years ago that he would be the "most anti-gun president in American history."



Amtrak train set to hit 110 mph in test run

Posted 10/19/2012 in National

In a modest milestone for President Barack Obama's high-speed rail vision, test runs will start zooming along a small section of the Amtrak line between Chicago and St. Louis at 110 mph on Friday.


Catholics and Protestants unite against Ireland's first abortion clinic

Posted 10/19/2012 in National

The first abortion clinic on the island of Ireland opened Thursday in downtown Belfast, unleashing angry protests on the street and uniting Catholic and Protestant politicians in calls to investigate the new facility.


Turkish pianist on trial for insulting Islam

Posted 10/19/2012 in National

A top Turkish pianist and composer appeared in court on Thursday to defend himself against charges of offending Muslims and insulting Islam in comments he made on Twitter.



Efforts to form Redevelopment plan gaining momentum

Posted 10/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City of Columbus is taking steps to beautify and restore some less than desirable areas of the community.


Three injured in pair of Highway 82 collisions

Posted 10/19/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two collisions on U.S. Highway 82 on Tuesday happened within a few hours of each other, but also within a few hundred feet of each other as well.


Whole binders full of women?

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

Everybody will be writing about how a different Barack Obama came out Tuesday night from the one we saw in the first debate.


Oktibbeha County delays may put new Link behind schedule

Posted 10/18/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Golden Triangle Regional Development Authority is still in its early stages, but the proposed tri-county coalition may already be behind schedule, even if just by a day or two.


City council: Surplus funds mean more street paving

Posted 10/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a late November deadline looming, the Columbus mayor and council are in negotiations to spend the last of some general obligations bond money. The money will be used for street paving in some of the city's wards.


Search for Main Street director focuses on diverse skills

Posted 10/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Main Street Columbus is actively searching for a new director.


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