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Losing appeal, Scruggs wants to go back to prison

Posted 4/17/2013 in State

After losing a key appeal, disbarred Mississippi attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs asked to return to federal prison to resume serving out a seven-year prison sentence for trying to illegally influence a judge.



SPD files charges stemming from fatal wreck

Posted 4/17/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department filed charges against two drivers involved in a fatal Jan. 25 car wreck.


Corey pushes for city control of Parks

Posted 4/17/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday which makes two standing city boards advisory entities, but Ward 4 Alderman Richard Corey said the same alignment should occur with Starkville Parks Commission to prevent future budgeting issues from occurring.


Fire at Corps of Engineers barn estimated at $350K in losses

Posted 4/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The War on Weeds is dead in the water -- for the moment, anyway.


Council OKs street upgrades, hiring policy

Posted 4/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council unanimously approved contributing funds for two road projects during their meeting Tuesday.

Pressure cooker bombs suspected in Boston blast

Posted 4/17/2013 in National

Federal agents zeroed in Tuesday on how the Boston Marathon bombing was carried out -- with kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel -- but said they still didn't know who did it and why.

Supervisors clear path for CalStar deal

Posted 4/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A potential agreement between Lowndes County, the Mississippi Development Authority and Delaware-based sustainable building material manufacturer CalStar Products would create at least 58 jobs and possibly up to 100 within the next three years, Golden Triangle Development Link CEO Joe Max Higgins said Monday.

Juneteenth: The show will go on

Posted 4/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A lack of funding from the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau will not keep Juneteenth from being held for a 17th consecutive year, festival co-founder and Lowndes County supervisor Leroy Brooks said Tuesday.

Police have suspect in ricin mailing to Wicker

Posted 4/17/2013 in State

Police have a suspect in mind as they investigate a letter mailed to Sen. Roger Wicker that tested positive for poisonous ricin, a Senate colleague said.

Super voice gone: Pat Summerall dead at 82

Posted 4/17/2013 in National

The voice of football. The NFL's narrator for generations. A master of restraint. Pat Summerall soothed American television audiences over four decades -- his deep, resonant voice and simple, understated style served as the perfect complement to the boisterous enthusiasm of John Madden, his partner in a celebrated pairing that lasted half of the NFL player-turned-announcer's career.

Senate vote nears, background check bill in peril

Posted 4/17/2013 in National

A bipartisan effort to expand background checks is in deep trouble as the Senate approaches a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence.


American Airlines expects flights to return to normal

Posted 4/17/2013 in National



Cat with a bad back? Animal chiropractors offer pet care alternative

Posted 4/17/2013 in National

Thirty years ago, Dr. Gene Giggleman was a veterinarian who thought chiropractors were quacks. Since then, he says he's straightened out thousands of dogs and cats, not to mention the occasional snake, hamster, gerbil and guinea pig.



Deal expected in Muslims' suit against McDonald's

Posted 4/17/2013 in National


Feds seek suspects, motive in bombings

Posted 4/16/2013 in National

Police and federal agents appealed to the public today for amateur video and photos that might yield clues to the Boston Marathon bombing as the chief FBI agent in Boston vowed "we will go to the ends of the Earth" to find whoever carried out the deadly attack.

Columbus couple leaves bomb scene before blasts

Posted 4/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It had been a perfect day. That's what Columbus resident and avid runner Brad Atkins couldn't wrap his head around Monday night. Everything was good, everyone was happy, everything was fine, he kept saying. Everything had seemed fine.

CVB rules not to consider Juneteenth funding

Posted 4/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In March, a proposal submitted to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors to fund the Juneteenth Festival failed by a one-vote margin. Juneteenth organizers remained hopeful, however, since two of the board members -- Nadia Dale and Harvey Myrick -- did not attend.

Officials beaming over success of Pilgrimage

Posted 4/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 73rd annual Spring Pilgrimage ended Saturday, concluding what organizers say was the event's most lucrative year in a decade.

Consultants: OCH refinancing could save county $140,000 per year

Posted 4/16/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Supervisors are hopeful that refinancing 2002 OCH Regional Medical Center's revenue bond could save the county more than $1 million over the next decade.


Quake kills at least 46 along Iran-Pakistan border

Posted 4/16/2013 in National

A major earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flattened homes and offices on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border, killing at least 46 people in the sparsely populated region and swaying skyscrapers and buildings as far away as New Delhi.



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