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Supes defeat proposals on lake lease, OCH

Posted 9/18/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Though the available agenda for the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors' Monday night meeting was slim and procedural, citizens packed the county courthouse anyway.


CVB board addresses use of vehicle, reviews financials of two festivals

Posted 9/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After months of board members playing lawyer and reciting legalese, Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Attorney Chris Latimer provided the board with an opinion of how executive director Nancy Carpenter can use a vehicle owned by the CVB during the board's monthly meeting on Monday.

University officials not discouraged by dip in enrollment

Posted 9/18/2012 in Area

First, the good news: More students than ever are flocking to Mississippi colleges. The bad news? Enrollment across the state remains relatively flat, with only three of Mississippi's eight public universities showing unduplicated headcount increases in preliminary fall figures, according to a report issued Monday by the state Institutions of Higher Learning.

Showers don't deter Krispy Kreme patrons

Posted 9/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Early-morning showers didn't dampen the spirits of the crowds of people waiting for Krispy Kreme to open Tuesday morning. The line of cars stretched down Highway 45 as officers with the Columbus Police Department were on hand to regulate traffic flow.

Police say vandalism suspect is paranoid schizophrenic

Posted 9/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A mentally unstable man is believed to be responsible for a string of recent vandalism incidents in east Columbus.


Romney: Nearly half 'believe they are victims'

Posted 9/18/2012 in National

Already scrambling to steady a struggling campaign, Republican Mitt Romney confronted a new headache Monday after a video surfaced showing him telling wealthy donors that almost half of all Americans "believe they are victims" entitled to extensive government support. He added that as a candidate for the White House, "my job is not to worry about those people."


Researchers tag great white sharks off Cape Cod

Posted 9/18/2012 in National

The scientists and fishermen on board the Ocearch, a repurposed crabbing vessel, received word that their scouting boat had hooked a great white shark, sparking a flurry of activity.


Randy Newman writes new satirical, political song

Posted 9/18/2012 in National

Randy Newman is weighing in on the presidential election, and he's playing the race card through a song he wrote called "I'm Dreaming."



Poet laureate Trethewey making 2 Miss. appearances

Posted 9/18/2012 in State

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey is speaking at two Mississippi universities this week and will read poems from her new book, "Thrall."



Chicago teachers to consider offer, ending strike

Posted 9/18/2012 in National


Video shows Libyans trying to rescue U.S. ambassador

Posted 9/18/2012 in National

Libyans tried to rescue Ambassador Chris Stevens, cheering "God is great" and rushing him to a hospital after they discovered him still clinging to life inside the U.S. Consulate, according to witnesses and a new video that emerged Monday from last week's attack in the city of Benghazi.


OCSD to pursue grants for DUI, seatbelt enforcement

Posted 9/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County



PBS American Experience film plumbs Civil War's staggering toll

Posted 9/17/2012 in National

In the PBS American Experience documentary "Death and the Civil War" premiering Tuesday night, bloated Union and Confederate bodies are shown scattered on battlefields and in trenches and bleached skulls and body parts are stacked like cordwood.


Violent clashes over anti-Islam film in three nations

Posted 9/17/2012 in National

Hundreds of protesters demonstrating against an anti-Islam film torched a press club and a government building in northwest Pakistan today, sparking clashes with police that left at least one person dead.


Livestock returns to Lowndes County Fair

Posted 9/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's hard to imagine a county fair without a livestock show, but for many years -- more than Jane Burns Jordan can remember -- farm animals have been conspicuously absent from the sights, smells and sounds of the Lowndes County Fair.


Krispy Kreme ready for Tuesday opening

Posted 9/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On a warm Saturday in September, Columbus residents were already lining up by 9 a.m. The jazz band from Mississippi School of Mathematics and Science, under the direction of local rocker Dawn Barham, played Motown and R&B hits in the background as the crowd's anticipation approached fever pitch.

Former West Point judge arrested

Posted 9/17/2012 in Area

A former West Point Municipal Judge was arrested in Monroe County on Thursday and charged with breaking and entering of a dwelling.


Judge: Mississippi health care challenge premature

Posted 9/17/2012 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant and other Mississippi residents were premature in their challenge to the federal law requiring people to buy health care insurance, a federal judge has ruled.


For S. Korean men, makeup a foundation for success

Posted 9/17/2012 in National

Cho Won-hyuk stands in front of his bedroom mirror and spreads dollops of yellow-brown makeup over his forehead, nose, chin and cheeks until his skin is flawless. Then he goes to work with a black pencil, highlighting his eyebrows until they're thicker, bolder.


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