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Local schools dismiss early today

Posted 4/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County



Golden Triangle under tornado watch, conditions to worsen this afternoon

Posted 4/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a tornado watch for the entire Golden Triangle Area until 9 p.m. Monday


A zest for dolls and life: West Point woman with impressive doll collection says 'you have to be interested in something'

Posted 4/28/2014 in Area

Marguerite Breland's apartment is full of dolls. She does not know how many. Not too long ago her great-granddaughter counted and put the tally at around 100.


Forecast: Miss. in for days of nasty weather

Posted 4/28/2014 in State

Foul weather probably won't leave Louisiana and Mississippi until Wednesday, the National Weather Service said Sunday.


Report: 4 in 5 U.S. high school students graduate

Posted 4/28/2014 in National

U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma.

Tornadoes kill 16 in Arkansas, 1 in Oklahoma

Posted 4/28/2014 in National

Three years after a tornado devastated the Little Rock suburb of Vilonia, its residents again huddled in storm cellars as the most powerful twister this year carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburbs north of the state capital, killing at least 16 people.

Volunteers keep Market Street Festival humming

Posted 4/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Main Street Columbus prepares for the thousands of people who will descend on downtown this weekend during Market Street Festival, hundreds of volunteers are working behind the scenes.

MSU program promotes entrepreneurs

Posted 4/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Charles Parker acquired Rod Sox, a manufacturer of fishing rod protectors, last May. The first thing he did was tell owners of stores who supplied the product that they would not be receiving any new stock for six months.

Diggers find Atari games in landfill

Posted 4/28/2014 in National

A decades-old urban legend was put to rest Saturday when workers for a documentary film production company recovered "E.T." Atari game cartridges from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert.


Lawmakers pass third child protection bill

Posted 4/28/2014 in State

Beginning July 1, Mississippi mental health care professionals will report if a committed individual has children or has visitation with minors. The information goes the Mississippi Department of Human Services, the agency responsible for child protection issues.


Democrat Aiken goes for GOP-heavy House district

Posted 4/28/2014 in National

Singer-songwriter Clay Aiken doesn't have a problem with name recognition. But that doesn't mean voters in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District will send the "American Idol" star to Washington to represent them in Congress.


Abortion law at fed appeals court

Posted 4/28/2014 in State

The future of Mississippi's only abortion clinic soon will be up to a federal appeals court.


U.S., Philippines sign military deal

Posted 4/28/2014 in National

The U.S. military will get greater access to bases across the Philippines under a 10-year agreement signed Monday in conjunction with President Barack Obama's visit in a deal seen as an effort by Washington to counter Chinese aggression in the region.

Francis presides over historic day of four popes

Posted 4/28/2014 in National

Two 20th-century popes who changed the course of the Catholic Church became saints Sunday as Pope Francis honored John XXIII and John Paul II in a delicate balancing act aimed at bringing together the conservative and progressive wings of the church.

Columbus annexation trial set for September

Posted 4/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been nearly three years since the city of Columbus filed a plan to annex four areas of the county. Since that happened in July 2011, the matter has been mired in a lengthy legal process.

Immanuel Christian School to change name

Posted 4/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Immanuel Christian School is asking for the community's input in selecting a new name. The school's transition away from Immanuel Baptist Church and into its own entity was finalized Wednesday. As part of the agreement, Immanuel Church asked school board members to change the school's name.


Conn. school stabbing suspect under psychiatric evaluation

Posted 4/26/2014 in National

A teenager charged with stabbing a fellow high school student to death on the day of their junior prom is being held in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation where he will likely remain for two weeks, one of his attorneys said Saturday.



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