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Rezoning approved for Research Park condos

Posted 4/27/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen agreed Friday to rezone a parcel located in the Thad Cochran Research Park, allowing developers to begin work on a condominium project.


Market Street Festival security goes high-tech

Posted 4/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"It's like something from a James Bond movie," a man whispered, watching in awe Friday as Stark Aerospace electro-optical technician Arzell Huggins demonstrated the company's Pop200 infrared surveillance system.

Tupelo man charged in suspicious letters case

Posted 4/27/2013 in State

An ex-martial arts instructor made ricin and put the poison in letters to President Barack Obama and others, the FBI charged Saturday, days after dropping similar charges against an Elvis impersonator who insisted he had been framed.

Victory! Clay County finally gets a break

Posted 4/27/2013 in Area

Through the collaboration of a local development alliance, Mississippi legislators and a global tire manufacturer, Clay County has finally gotten a long overdue financial break.

Public Works Director Mike Pratt found dead

Posted 4/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Public Works Director Mike Pratt was found dead early Saturday.


Local officers team up with Illinois for training

Posted 4/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local officers from the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department and neighboring counties traveled to Illinois this week to participate in a one-of-a-kind homeland security training exercise.


Possible 9/11 plane landing gear part found

Posted 4/27/2013 in National

A rusted 5-foot-tall piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the hijacked planes destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been discovered near the World Trade Center wedged between a luxury apartment building and a mosque site that once prompted virulent national debate about Islam and free speech.


New conservative lobbying push for gay marriage

Posted 4/27/2013 in National

A national group of prominent GOP donors that supports gay marriage is pouring new money into lobbying efforts to get Republican lawmakers to vote to make it legal.



Controllers to return; flight delays sway Congress

Posted 4/27/2013 in National

Furloughed air traffic controllers will soon be heading back to work, ending a week of coast-to-coast flight delays that left thousands of travelers frustrated and furious.



North Korea charges U.S. man in overthrow plot

Posted 4/27/2013 in National



Tea Party holding candidate forum Saturday

Posted 4/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville TEA Party will host a forum for mayoral and aldermen candidates 2 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church, located at 1491 Frye Road.



Rezoning could open door for housing project

Posted 4/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen are expected to address a rezoning request Friday which would allow a residential development project to begin at Mississippi State University's Thad Cochran Research Park.



Buckner drops out of Ward 2 race

Posted 4/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's Ward 2 alderman race will now be decided by the May 7 Democratic Primary after Republican candidate Josiah Buckner dropped out of the race Thursday.


Officials optimistic after Lawrence Transit visit

Posted 4/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local officials returned from a fact-finding mission in Indiana late Wednesday with optimism toward Lawrence Transit System's proposal to provide public transportation in Columbus, saying only a few minor details need to be worked out before the company can begin providing its services here.


Thousands expected for Relay for Life

Posted 4/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thousands of people are expected to descend on Columbus High School soccer field Friday night for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.


Legislators to vote on $1.2 billion West Point project

Posted 4/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State legislators will vote today on an incentive package that is expected to bring a $1.2 billion tire manufacturing plant to West Point and create 2,000 jobs by the time the multi-phase project is complete.


Tax-free Internet shopping in jeopardy

Posted 4/26/2013 in National

Internet shoppers are moving closer to paying sales taxes for their online purchases. But the fight is far from over.



Man named in ricin mailing case goes into hiding

Posted 4/26/2013 in State

As investigators searched a Mississippi man's house earlier this week as part of their probe of poisoned letters sent to the president and others, Everett Dutschke answered reporters' questions but remarked, "I don't know how much more of this I can take."



Officials provide update on projects

Posted 4/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local and state officials updated Ward 4 residents about measures they are taking to improve conditions on 14th Avenue while fielding questions about what still has to be addressed during a community meeting Thursday the Columbus Municipal Complex.



May 7 execution date set for Manning

Posted 4/26/2013 in State



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