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After Clinton, Obama takes Benghazi responsibility

Posted 10/17/2012 in National

President Barack Obama assumed responsibility Tuesday for the deadly terror attack in Libya last month that killed four Americans just hours after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to shoulder the blame for any mistakes the administration made.


Water ordeal may end in summer for county residents

Posted 10/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There are times when James and Shirley Warren wonder why they traded the sunny climes of California for the Mississippi backroads. At least in California, they had reliable access to running water.

City disputes Sanders' claims over dumping access

Posted 10/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Harry Sanders' running feud with the city of Columbus introduced new allegations during Monday's Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting, a dispute that could wind up costing county taxpayers $25,000 or more.

Attorney's fees draw scrutiny at CVB meeting

Posted 10/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bad blood between Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Trustees member Whirllie Byrd, who was once the treasurer of the CVB, and Executive Director Nancy Carpenter took a monetary turn during Monday's regularly scheduled meeting.

Trainer takes over as Oktibbeha board president

Posted 10/16/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Marvel Howard announced Monday night that he would be relinquishing his role as board president, and then seconded a successful motion that appointed District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer to the position.

Aldermen may override mayor's Green Oaks veto tonight

Posted 10/16/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A decision will be made tonight at the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting concerning the re-opening of an emergency access entrance into Green Oaks subdivision from Stark Road.


NAACP seeks 2013 elections for Miss. Legislature

Posted 10/16/2012 in State

The Mississippi NAACP is asking federal judges to redraw the state House and Senate districts that were approved by the Justice Department last month. The group also wants the judges to set new legislative elections in 2013, two years ahead of the normal schedule.



Too big to maintain?

Posted 10/15/2012 in National

If in four weeks a president-elect Mitt Romney is seeking a Treasury secretary, he should look here, to Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.


Millions captivated by historic Mach 1 jump

Posted 10/15/2012 in National

Felix Baumgartner stood alone at the edge of space, poised in the open doorway of a capsule suspended above Earth and wondering if he would make it back alive. Twenty four miles below him, millions of people were right there with him, watching on the Internet and marveling at the wonder of the moment.

Monday profile: Smith likes her 'thankless' job

Posted 10/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tameka Smith has become a familiar figure in downtown Columbus over the past year-and-a-half. Quick to smile, quick to say hello, the 33-year-old mother of three has come to know just about everybody who works, lives or shops downtown.

Luncheons focus attention on breast cancer

Posted 10/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Registration filled quickly for Tuesday's second annual breast cancer awareness luncheon at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, but it's not too late to reserve a seat for next week's luncheon at Mississippi University for Women.

Endeavour finally reaches permanent Los Angeles museum home

Posted 10/15/2012 in National

It was supposed to be a slow but smooth journey to retirement, a parade through city streets for a shuttle that logged millions of miles in space.

Expect small '13 Social Security benefit increase

Posted 10/15/2012 in National

Social Security recipients shouldn't expect a big increase in monthly benefits come January.


Pakistan sends girl shot by Taliban to UK for care

Posted 10/15/2012 in National

Pakistan airlifted a 14-year-old activist who was shot and seriously wounded by the Taliban to the United Kingdom for treatment Monday, a move that will give her access to the specialized medical care she needs to recover and also protect her from follow-up attacks threatened by the militants.



Sept. 11 trial rules under scrutiny at Guantanamo

Posted 10/15/2012 in National

A U.S. military judge is considering broad security rules for the war crimes tribunal of five Guantanamo prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attacks, including measures to prevent the accused from publicly revealing what happened to them in the CIA's secret network of overseas prisons.


Two Americans win Nobel economics prize

Posted 10/15/2012 in National

Americans Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley were awarded the Nobel economics prize on Monday for research that helps explain the market processes at work when doctors are assigned to hospitals, students to schools and human organs for transplant to recipients.

Centrist Sen. Specter died fighting for moderation

Posted 10/15/2012 in National

Arlen Specter, a pugnacious and prominent former moderate in the U.S. Senate who developed the single-bullet theory in President John F. Kennedy's assassination and played starring roles in Supreme Court confirmation hearings, lost a battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at a time when Congress is more politically polarized than anyone serving there -- or living in America -- can remember.


Analysis: 2012 not stressful for Miss. incumbents

Posted 10/15/2012 in State

This is a comfortable election year to be a sitting U.S. representative, U.S. senator or appellate judge in Mississippi.



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