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Report says most Miss. education schools mediocre

Posted 6/19/2013 in State

Mississippi's teacher training programs are mediocre at best, according to a group pushing for changes in how the nation trains teachers.


SSD begins hearings on 2014 budget

Posted 6/19/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees held its first hearing Tuesday night on the district's budget for Fiscal Year 2014.

Board approves two of three historic districts

Posted 6/19/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen established the Greensboro and Nash Street Historic Districts Tuesday but declined to create the Overstreet Historic District after Ward 4 Alderman Richard Corey said that specific area's boundaries could be redrawn in the future to alleviate issues.

Flare-up arises from engineering report

Posted 6/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During Tuesday's city council meeting, Ward 2 councilman Joseph Mickens called on city engineer Kevin Stafford to explain three invoices due from the city. The documents were linked to Micken's former election opponent Susan Mackay.


FBI hunt for ex-Teamster boss Hoffa's remains ends

Posted 6/19/2013 in National



AG Hood say he'll subpoena Google on drugs

Posted 6/19/2013 in State



Budget office report says Senate immigration bill would boost economy

Posted 6/19/2013 in National

Supporters of a far-reaching immigration bill in the Senate see fresh momentum from a report by the Congressional Budget Office that says the measure would boost the economy and reduce federal deficits by billions of dollars.



IRS worker: No political bias against tea party

Posted 6/19/2013 in National



Three charged with enslaving disabled Ohio mom, child

Posted 6/19/2013 in National

A woman told authorities she was held captive for more than a year by three people who forced her to do housework, raided her bank account and menaced her with snakes and pit bulls.



Jury can't reach verdict in Detroit cop's trial

Posted 6/19/2013 in National



Gov't report: Smooth launch unsure for health care law

Posted 6/19/2013 in National

There's no guarantee that President Barack Obama's health care law will launch smoothly and on time, congressional investigators say in the first in-depth independent look at its progress.



NSA director says plot against Wall Street foiled

Posted 6/19/2013 in National

The U.S. foiled a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange because of the sweeping surveillance programs at the heart of a debate over national security and personal privacy, officials said Tuesday at a rare open hearing on intelligence led by lawmakers sympathetic to the spying.



Chrysler agrees to recall of Jeeps at risk of fire

Posted 6/19/2013 in National

Chrysler abruptly agreed to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps Tuesday, reversing a defiant stance and avoiding a possible public relations nightmare over fuel tanks that can rupture and cause fires in rear-end collisions.



Hitchhiking cat 'Mata Hairi' headed home

Posted 6/19/2013 in National


CVB adopts ethics policy, funds festivals

Posted 6/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors approved the adoption of an ethics policy in a 7-1 vote during its meeting Monday.


Sales tax figures fall slightly

Posted 6/18/2013 in Area

For the eighth straight month, Columbus sales tax revenue is down from last year, but collections for the month of June are only down $2,306.51 from June 2012.


Gaskin challenges election in circuit court

Posted 6/18/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Attorneys for alderman candidate John Gaskin filed a petition for judicial review for the Ward 4 Democratic Primary with the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court, documents show. The complaint lists the Starkville Municipal Democratic Executive Committee and incoming Ward 4 Alderman Jason Walker as defendants.


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