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County supervisors approve six weather sirens

Posted 7/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors unanimously approved installation of six warning siren, which will be funded almost entirely by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency during their meeting Monday.



Urban-rural alliance crumbles on farm bill vote

Posted 7/2/2013 in National



Miss. Power: More overruns likely at Kemper

Posted 7/2/2013 in State



Snowden hits hurdles in search for asylum

Posted 7/2/2013 in National



Watch out guys: Boy Scout jamboree to host hundreds of girls

Posted 7/2/2013 in National


Big Medicaid gap looms in Obama health care law

Posted 7/2/2013 in National

Nearly 2 in 3 uninsured low-income people who would qualify for subsidized coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law may be out of luck next year because their states have not expanded Medicaid.


What's a little spying among friends?

Posted 7/2/2013 in National



Call your mother: Law requires Chinese to visit their aging parents

Posted 7/2/2013 in National

Mothers and fathers aren't the only ones urging adult children to visit their parents. China's lawbooks are now issuing the same imperative.



Sentencing delayed for Jesse Jackson Jr., wife

Posted 7/2/2013 in National


Monday profile: Jones: Doughnuts for sale, no charge for the smiles

Posted 7/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Walking into Shipley Donuts in Columbus, customers are greeted by two things: the overwhelming smell of sweet, sugary doughnuts and the beaming smile of Kay Jones. Jones, 51, has worked at Shipley's for the last three years and says she strives to make each customer feel at home.

Teachers encouraged after Common Core training

Posted 7/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With Common Core State Standards set to be implemented in all Mississippi classrooms for the 2014-15 school year, area teachers are preparing for the change in curriculum.


As loan interest doubles, students face tough decisions

Posted 7/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While Mississippi University for Women psychology major Kayla Tate finishes her coursework, she mulls what her next step will be. Graduate school is the front runner of her many options. While she hasn't had to rely on student loans so far, it seems likely she would need a loan to continue her education. As of today, the cost of a student loan has doubled.


Arizona wildfire kills 19 members of elite crew

Posted 7/1/2013 in National

An elite crew of firefighters trained to battle the nation's fiercest wildfires was overtaken by an out-of-control blaze in Arizona, killing 19 members as they tried to protect themselves from the flames under fire-resistant shields.


Key city, board positions up for appointment Tuesday

Many of Starkville's primary department heads are up for reappointment Tuesday as the incoming board of aldermen takes control of local governance.



Leaders must name charter school board members

Posted 7/1/2013 in State



Tupelo Furniture Market funding restored

Posted 7/1/2013 in State



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