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Hundreds expeted in Starkville for martial arts tourney

The Starkville Sportsplex will play host to hundreds Saturday for an all-day martial arts tournament.


Storms fell trees, crush homes across South, killing 8

Posted 4/5/2011 in State

An enormous tree limb that crashed through a Georgia family's bedroom killed a father and the young son he was holding in his arms Tuesday as a fast-moving storm system pounded the South with tornadoes, hail and spectacular lightning. At least eight people were killed around the region.



Barbour signs school bus safety bill

Posted 4/5/2011 in State

Republican Gov. Haley Barbour has signed into law a school bus safety bill drafted in response to a Jones County child's death.



Wing of Ala. prison briefly seized by inmates

Posted 4/5/2011 in State

Alabama corrections officials say they've put down an inmate uprising at Holman Prison near Atmore.



Bill redrawing Columbus tourism board headed to governor

Posted 4/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Legislation to bump the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau from six to nine members passed the state Senate Monday, clearing the bill for final approval from Gov. Haley Barbour.



Oktibbeha supervisors OK redistricting plan

Oktibbeha's redistricting plan is on its way to Washington.



Maben man shot in ongoing feud

A family feud led to a shooting Sunday afternoon in Maben.



Man injured in ATV accident in Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man was airlifted to Tupelo Sunday after being severely injured in an ATV accident.



Lawmakers pass $5.5 billion budget

Posted 4/5/2011 in State

Mississippi lawmakers on Monday easily passed dozens of bills that make up the state's $5.5 billion budget for the year that begins July 1.



Redistricting plan draws Lowndes residents' ire

Posted 4/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Solidifying Lowndes County's redistricting plan could be a hard-fought battle, as the plan heads to the Justice Department.



Lowndes supervisors OK new tourism board office

Posted 4/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday approved the purchase of the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau's new office space at 117 Third St. S., behind the Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome Center.



Oktibbeha schools on budget despite higher fuel costs

All board members were present for April's regular business meeting of the Oktibbeha County School District where the board got a good budget update despite high fuel costs.



Miss. lawmakers approve civil rights museum

Posted 4/5/2011 in State

Lawmakers on Monday approved a bill authorizing the multimillion-dollar construction of two new Mississippi museums -- one devoted to the civil rights struggle and another focused on the state's overall history.


One dead in Miss. after severe storm

Posted 4/4/2011 in Area

Six Columbus and Lowndes County families were evacuated from their homes Monday as a severe storm front swept across the state, causing power outages, damage and a death in Copiah County.


Schools close early ahead of severe storm

Posted 4/4/2011 in Area

Some Golden Triangle-area schools let students out early as tornado watches and warnings broke out across north Mississippi and storms pushed toward Alabama this afternoon.



Analysis: Miss. lawmakers haven't ignored obesity issue

Posted 4/4/2011 in State

Mississippi usually tops most rankings for the unhealthiest or fattest states, but lawmakers can't be accused of ignoring the problem.



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