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Half of U.S. adults 40 to 75 eligible for statins

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new heart disease prevention guidelines, an analysis concludes.


Ukraine bows to Crimea seizure, plans for pullout

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Surrendering to Russia's inexorable seizure of Crimea, Ukraine announced plans Wednesday for mass troop withdrawals from the strategic peninsula as Moscow-loyal forces seized control of Kiev's naval headquarters here and detained its commander.

Hainsey: BRAC fight began when last round ended

Posted 3/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been nearly a decade since the latest round of military base realignment and closures (BRAC) resulted in the decommission of nine military bases in the U.S. Now, the Department of Defense is pushing for more base closures beginning in 2017.

Columbus man facing sexual battery charge

Posted 3/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested after a game warden said he observed the man molesting a child at a state park.

Federal Programs Director demotes himself

Posted 3/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Federal Programs Director Travis Jones was suspended 15 days without pay and voluntarily demoted himself to a project coordinator position within the office Tuesday.

New restaurants, hotel will complement Mill project

Posted 3/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A $20 million development along Miss. Highway 12's frontage area will soon hold a seven-space retail center and a full-service, 117-bed Holiday Inn, Cotton Mill Marketplace Developer Mark Nicholas confirmed Tuesday to aldermen.


Millport library offers computer class for seniors

Posted 3/19/2014 in Area

Millenials and Baby-Boomers: Mawmaw may soon be sending you a Facebook friend request.


Vernon set to offer use of industrial scale to citizens

Posted 3/19/2014 in Area

Have some heavy freight that needs to be weighed? The City of Vernon will soon have an industrial scale open to public use.


Traffic switch on U.S. 45 set for Thursday

Posted 3/19/2014 in Area

Traffic on U.S. Highway 45 South from Carson Road to four miles south of U.S. Highway 82 will be switched Thursday morning for more road and bridge work.



Arrest report: 3-19-14

Posted 3/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County



West Point police department to get 5 new cars, 4 officers

Posted 3/19/2014 in Area

The West Point Board of Selectmen has authorized the hiring of four new police officers plus three new patrol vehicles and two unmarked cars for criminal investigators.



More layoffs at Viking range plant

Posted 3/19/2014 in State

Viking Range Corp. has announcement more layoffs in Greenwood.


Senate confirms Wright as superintendent

Posted 3/19/2014 in State

Four months after she started work, Carey Wright's position as Mississippi's state superintendent of education is official.


State employee pay proposal stalls in Miss. Senate

Posted 3/19/2014 in State

Mississippi senators on Tuesday rejected a proposal to give a $1,000 pay raise to all state employees, but a top budget writer said legislators still might consider a raise for lower-paid government workers.


'Two Fat Ladies' star Dickson Wright dies at 66

Posted 3/19/2014 in National

Clarissa Dickson Wright, a vivid and outspoken British television personality who found fame as half of the food-loving duo "Two Fat Ladies," has died at the age of 66.


Crimean forces take Ukrainian navy HQ

Posted 3/19/2014 in National

Crimea's self-defense forces today stormed the Ukrainian navy headquarters in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, taking possession without resistance a day after Russia signed a treaty with local authorities to annex the region.



What if the missing Malaysia plane is never found?

Posted 3/19/2014 in National

The plane must be somewhere. But the same can be said for Amelia Earhart's.



Health law concerns for cancer centers

Posted 3/19/2014 in National

Cancer patients relieved that they can get insurance coverage because of the new health care law may be disappointed to learn that some the nation's best cancer hospitals are off-limits.


Two sheriff's deputies shot in New Hope

Posted 3/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two deputies with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department were shot and another injured Tuesday afternoon in a residential area of New Hope.


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