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Former murder suspect Talley sentenced for burglary

Posted 11/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former suspect in a high-profile murder was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a burglary charge in Lowndes County Circuit Court on Wednesday.


DynCorp keeps CAFB contract through March

Posted 11/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Approximately 500 contracting jobs at the Columbus Air Force Base are safe, at least for the moment. According to a CAFB press release, the CAFB has extended its contract with DynCorp until March 31, 2013.


City will pay taxes on Catfish Alley lot

Posted 11/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although it was believed to have been a done deal, a parking lot agreement between the City of Columbus and a private citizen has been redrawn.


Bryant proposes cuts for most agencies

Posted 11/15/2012 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is proposing that most state agencies take a 1.5 percent budget cut during fiscal 2014, which begins next July 1.


Life-long AIDS patient speaks at MUW

Posted 11/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For more than 20 years, Hydeia Broadbent has been telling her story of living with AIDS. Broadbent, 28, has been traveling the country since she was six years old, helping educate people about what it means to live with HIV.

Census: New gauge shows high of 49.7M poor in US

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

The ranks of America's poor edged up last year to a high of 49.7 million, based on a new census measure that takes into account medical costs and work-related expenses.

Trainer: Should county, city schools be consolidated?

Posted 11/15/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The idea of a consolidated school district in Oktibbeha County was discussed at the Starkville School Board meeting on Tuesday, although it's difficult to tell just how receptive school officials in the county and city are to the idea.


$100-a-year fee likely at Ole Miss, MSU

Posted 11/15/2012 in State

Mississippi's two largest universities are likely to win approval to impose a $50-a-semester fee on their students.


Rape suspect commits suicide on eve of trial

Posted 11/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused of statutory rape committed suicide one day before his trial was set to begin.

Role of teachers in student success emphasized during Link event at MUW

Posted 11/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Approximately 800 teachers attended the third annual "Educators are Essential" program Wednesday at Mississippi University for Women's Rent Auditorium.


A single spiteful email unlocks a Pandora's box

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

It started in May with a spiteful email to the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. An anonymous writer warned Gen. John Allen that a friend with whom he was meeting in Washington the following week was trouble and he should stay away from her.



Booze calories nearly equal soda's for adults

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

Americans get too many calories from soda. But what about alcohol? It turns out adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft drinks, a government study found.



Obama: No evidence of security breach in Petraeus scandal

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he has seen no evidence that national security was threatened by the widening sex scandal that ensnared his former CIA director and top military commander in Afghanistan.



Marriages and divorces 11-15-12

Posted 11/15/2012 in Business



Building permits 11-15-12

Posted 11/15/2012 in Business


Software founder denies killing neighbor

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

Software company founder John McAfee said Wednesday he is in hiding, unarmed and accompanied only by a young woman, changing locations and telephones frequently to stay one step ahead of a Belize police unit he says wants to kill him.


With pot legal, police worry about road safety

Posted 11/15/2012 in National



Xi Jinping takes helm of communist China

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

Xi Jinping succeeded Hu Jintao as China's leader today, assuming the top posts in the Communist Party and the powerful military in a once-a-decade political transition unbowed by scandals, a slower economy and public demands for reforms.



No letup in Israeli offensive

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

Militants in the Gaza Strip pounded southern Israel with rocket fire this morning, killing three people as the Israeli military pressed forward with a second day of intense air raids and naval attacks on militant targets.


Louisville Street work finally near completion

Posted 11/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With permanent striping, some minor landscaping and a nod from the Mississippi Department of Transportation, the Louisville Street widening project, slated to be finished in September, is finally near completion.


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