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Southern Baptists officially oppose gay Scouts

Posted 6/13/2013 in National

The Southern Baptist Convention approved a resolution Wednesday expressing its opposition to the Boy Scouts of America's new policy allowing gay Scouts, though it doesn't explicitly call for churches to drop all ties with the organization.


New representatives expected for Starkville Parks

Posted 6/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two sitting members of the Starkville Parks Commission confirmed Wednesday they will resign their posts in the coming weeks.



Local Democrats to discuss party fallout

Posted 6/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Democratic Party Chairman Chris Taylor confirmed a special executive committee meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. June 25 at the county courthouse to discuss one member's alleged support of Republican candidate Dan Moreland in the Starkville mayoral race.



NSA head says spy programs thwarted terror attacks

Posted 6/13/2013 in National



Facebook introduces hashtags

Posted 6/13/2013 in National



Mississippi commemorates Medgar Evers' civil rights work

Posted 6/13/2013 in State

Civil rights leader Medgar Evers helped create a more inclusive and open Mississippi by increasing black voter registration, Gov. Phil Bryant said Wednesday during a service marking the 50th anniversary of Evers' assassination.



Man charged for impersonating a police officer

Posted 6/13/2013 in Area



Cooper CEO says buyer committed to U.S. operations

Posted 6/13/2013 in Area



Marriages and divorces 6-13-13

Posted 6/13/2013 in Business



Building permits 6-12-13

Posted 6/13/2013 in Business



Small businesses are hiring again, but cautiously

Posted 6/13/2013 in Business



Ariel Castro pleads not guilty in kidnap case

Posted 6/13/2013 in National


Girl who took on transplant rules gets new, adult lungs

Posted 6/13/2013 in National

A 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis was recovering from a transplant of adult lungs after a judge's ruling expanded her options for lifesaving surgery.

Privacy -- the online generation wants it

Posted 6/13/2013 in National

Amid the debate over government surveillance, there's been an assumption: Young people don't care about privacy. Turns out, the generation that puts much of the "social" in social networking is much more complex when determining what personal information they want to share.


Surveillance reports spark sales of '1984'

Posted 6/13/2013 in National



ESPN to kill 3-D broadcasts by end of year

Posted 6/13/2013 in National


Safety paramount as sizzling summer ensues

Posted 6/12/2013 in Area

The National Weather Service in Jackson is forecasting a high temperature of 96 degrees in Columbus today with the heat index expected to reach the triple digits. The arrival of summer weather in Mississippi brings with it the increased risk of heat-related illnesses, and it is important to take precautions to avoid extended exposure to the elements, according to NWS officials and local medical experts.


Attention turns to vote-counting on immigration

Posted 6/12/2013 in National

Backers of far-reaching immigration legislation are turning their attention to courting support and counting votes after the Senate pushed the contentious bill over early procedural hurdles.



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