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Game-day means big bucks for area

Posted 8/31/2012 in Area

The Mississippi State University Bulldogs will take on the Jackson State University Tigers on Saturday. The players are ready. The coaches are ready. The fans are ready.


Romney shows emotions, makes case for his character

Posted 8/31/2012 in National

When Mitt Romney strode onto a windswept New Hampshire farm last summer to begin his presidential bid, he spoke about jobs and taxes and a restoration of American might. What he didn't talk about was himself.


Misery in La. as Isaac flooding leaves power out

Posted 8/31/2012 in National

Isaac sloshed northwards into the nation's midsection Friday after flooding stretches of Louisiana and knocking out power, leaving entire water-logged neighborhoods without lights, air conditioning or clean water.



Law enforcement uses discretion in enforcing ATV laws

Posted 8/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With hunting season right around the corner, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department is getting reports of more and more all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on the highway.



Columbus schools enact 'zero tolerance' policies for games

Posted 8/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sporadic fights between attendees of a Columbus High School football game have prompted school officials to issue new policies restricting attendance and behavior.


Isaac brings higher gas prices as Labor Day approaches

Posted 8/30/2012 in National

Drivers are being hit with the biggest one-day jump in gasoline prices in 18 months just as the last heavy driving weekend of the summer approaches.


SPD's Lindley says 'take-home cars' save big bucks

Posted 8/30/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department will soon be adding 15 new cars to its fleet. With the new budget year fast approaching, Starkville Police Chief David Lindley is excited about the newest additions to his department.



City to pick consultant for Brownfield Grant projects

Posted 8/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City of Columbus is one step closer to implementing a federal grant that could bring about industrial development.



Will dispute prevents burial of Sherman Hemsley

Posted 8/30/2012 in National

The embalmed body of actor Sherman Hemsley, who became famous for his role as television's George Jefferson, will be kept in refrigeration at an El Paso funeral home until a local court rules on the validity of his will.



AP-GfK poll: Raise taxes to save Social Security

Posted 8/30/2012 in National

Most Americans say go ahead and raise taxes if it will save Social Security benefits for future generations. And raise the retirement age, if you have to.



Business brief: Johnson certified

Posted 8/30/2012 in Business

Brenda Johnson, human resources director for North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point, recently became certified in "Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ."


Business brief: Baker appointed

Posted 8/30/2012 in Business

Johnny Baker of Columbus has been appointed to the Better Business Bureau Board of Directors. He will serve a three year term expiring December 2014.


Marriages and divorces 8-30-12

Posted 8/30/2012 in Business



Building permits 8-30-12

Posted 8/30/2012 in Business


Burden on prosecutors to prove sanity

Posted 8/30/2012 in National

If James Holmes pleads not guilty by reason of insanity, prosecutors wanting to prove that he methodically carried out a deadly Colorado movie theater shooting have a difficult task before them: They must prove he is sane.

Prehistoric bugs found trapped in amber

Posted 8/30/2012 in National

Scientists have found three well preserved ancient insects frozen in amber -- and time -- in what is Earth's oldest bug trap.


Isaac brings heavy rain, strong winds to Miss.

Posted 8/30/2012 in State

A tow truck driver was killed Thursday morning in Pearl River County when a tree fell on his truck, the first death in Mississippi from Isaac.



Obama declares disaster areas in Miss., Louisiana

Posted 8/30/2012 in National

President Barack Obama has declared federal emergencies in areas of Louisiana and Mississippi hit hard by Isaac, moving to speed federal aid and recovery efforts to the hurricane-battered Gulf Coast.



Favre attorneys take aim at racy claims

Posted 8/30/2012 in National

Brett Favre shouldn't have to respond to some embarrassing claims about his personal life that two massage therapists are making in a lawsuit, his lawyers say.



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