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On a slow night for business, election talk is subdued

Posted 11/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There were no confetti showers of red, white and blue raining down on Columbus Tuesday night, no bunting dangling from windowsills or streamers hanging from downtown trees. By the time Mitt Romney took the stage in Boston to deliver his concession speech, a darkened hush had fallen over our slumbering city, with the chill night air punctured only by the lone rumble of a passing train.

 

Obama faces urgent task in second term

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

President Barack Obama faces a new, urgent task now that he has a second term -- working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis economists say could plunge the country into further recession if not resolved.

 

Coleman defeats Phillips for Supreme Court seat

Posted 11/7/2012 in State

Newcomer Josiah Coleman won a seat on the Supreme Court on Tuesday with a suprisingly easy win over Richard "Flip" Phillips.

 

 

Wicker, Nunnelee, Harper hold off challenges

Posted 11/7/2012 in State

Two years after booting two incumbents from the U.S. House, Mississippi voters chose stability in 2012 by re-electing all four current congressmen and returning Republican Roger Wicker to the U.S. Senate.

 

Voter turnout strong locally

Posted 11/7/2012 in Area

Although President Barack Obama was elected to a second term Tuesday night, Republican Mitt Romney won in Lowndes County but only by a narrow margin.

 

Study: Looking old may be a sign of heart risks

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

Want a clue to your risk of heart disease? Look in the mirror.

 

 

Testimony: US soldier knew he killed Afghans

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales made a mid-massacre confession, asked for help bleaching his blood-stained clothing and deliberately destroyed his laptop computer, fellow soldiers have testified -- statements that prosecutors say show he knew what he was doing the night 16 civilians were slaughtered in two villages in southern Afghanistan.

 

 

Penn State ex-President Spanier heads to court

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

The criminal case begins against Graham Spanier, the former Penn State president accused of lying during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case and trying to derail the investigation.

 

 

Engineer: Stove brand in day care fire problematic

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

The brand of stove at the center of a fire at a Texas home day care that killed four children and injured three others has been known to be problematic, an engineering expert told jurors Tuesday in the murder trial of the facility's owner.

 

 

Police: Calif. shooting suspect was 'methodical'

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

Clattering machinery at a chicken-processing plant provided all the cover Lawrence Jones needed to kill two co-workers execution style and wound two others Tuesday, police said.

 

Obama's re-election celebrated around world

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

From his old school in Indonesia to a Japanese beach town that happens to share his name, many around the world cheered President Barack Obama's re-election Wednesday while others said stubborn conflicts and deepening economic and environmental woes will not be helped by his success.

 

Democrats expand Senate grip but fail to win House

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

Democrats strengthened their hold on the Senate but failed Tuesday to recapture the majority in the House of Representatives they lost two years ago.

 

 

Gay marriage, marijuana backed in historic votes

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

Altering the course of U.S social policy, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and Colorado set up a showdown with federal authorities by legalizing recreational use of marijuana.

 

 

Supes sign lease with ex-MSU coach for Oktibbeha County Lake

Posted 11/7/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County School District has authorized a lease agreement for its portion of 16th section land that includes part of the Oktibbeha County Lake.

 

 

Perkins clashes with former alderman over gate issue

Posted 11/7/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

By its normal standards, Tuesday's Board of Aldermen meeting figured to be a low-key affair.

 

 

City Council moves ahead on redistricting

Posted 11/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Columbus officials wait patiently to hear from the U.S. Department of Justice on the status of its redistricting plan, the city council Tuesday officially adopted a resolution to establish polling and voting precincts during Tuesday's council meeting.

 

 

Caledonia audit shows town in good fiscal shape

Posted 11/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As people around the nation gathered to hear results from the presidential election Tuesday night, the Caledonia Board of Aldermen waited for news of another kind -- the findings of their 2010 full-scope audit.

 

 

Obama wins re-election

Posted 11/6/2012 in National

President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Mitt Romney as well as a weak economy and high unemployment that crimped the middle class dreams of millions.

 

 

Clay County election results

Posted 11/6/2012 in Area

The following are unofficial election results for Clay County as reported on the Clay County Circuit Clerk's Facebook Page.

 

 

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