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Monday profile: 'Superhero' Weeks lauded as Parent of the Year

Posted 4/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Roberta Weeks, volunteering is not some great philosophical issue. Instead, it's pretty simple: Find a need and fill it.


Student, school at odds over NRA T-shirt

Posted 4/22/2013 in National

A West Virginia student was charged with causing a disruption at a middle school when he refused to remove a T-shirt that displayed the National Rifle Association's logo and hunting rifle.


CL&W to accept bids for new meters

Posted 4/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Inadequate performance in the automatic meter system Columbus Light and Water intended to install for all its customers will necessitate restarting the bid-seeking process for a new meter provider, CL&W General Manager Todd Gale said.

States rejecting Obamacare face serious fallout

Posted 4/22/2013 in National

Rejecting the Medicaid expansion in the federal health care law could have unexpected consequences for states where Republican lawmakers remain steadfastly opposed to what they scorn as "Obamacare."


Hearing to continue today in ricin letter case

Posted 4/22/2013 in State

The man charged with mailing ricin-laced letters to the president and a senator was expected back in court today, and the hearing could reveal what evidence authorities have collected from searches of his home and vehicle.



5 businesses broken into in one week in Aberdeen

Posted 4/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County



Suspects turn the tables in many cases

Posted 4/22/2013 in State



MBI: 25-year-old killed after shooting at police

Posted 4/22/2013 in State



Arrest report 4-22-13

Posted 4/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County


Aldermen approve Mill TIF proposal

Posted 4/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen approved a 15-year, $3.25 million-maximum tax increment financing agreement for Golden Triangle developer Mark Castleberry's Mill development Tuesday.

Prayer and waiting in West, Texas

Posted 4/22/2013 in National

The First Baptist Church in the tiny Texas town where a fertilizer plant exploded is still off-limits, so the Rev. John Crowder put folding chairs in a hay pasture and improvised a pulpit on a truck flatbed.

A taste of Starkville: CDAF highlights city's creative prowess

Posted 4/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Thousands gathered in the arts, food and culture of Starkville Saturday during the annual Cotton District Arts Festival.

The W celebrates 40th anniversary of nursing program

Posted 4/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They came from across the nation, their hair perhaps a little grayer, their steps perhaps a little slower, but their faces as alight with enthusiasm as they were the first day they stepped on campus at Mississippi University for Women. It was a celebration, after all, and the charter class of MUW's College of Nursing and Speech-Pathology came prepared for the occasion.

Despite challenges, MUW shows growth

Posted 4/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While enrollment is down nationwide, enrollment at Mississippi University for Women is up more than two percent, university president Dr. Jim Borsig said Friday.

Across America, a week of chaos, horror -- and hope

Posted 4/20/2013 in National

Moment after nail-biting moment, the events shoved us through a week that felt like an unremitting series of tragedies: Deadly bombs. Poison letters. A town shattered by a colossal explosion. A violent manhunt that paralyzed a major city, emptying streets of people and filling them with heavily armed police and piercing sirens.


Boston bombings shadow immigration bill

Posted 4/20/2013 in National

The Boston Marathon bombings cast a shadow Friday over the start of debate on legislation to remake the U.S. immigration system, as some Republicans argued that the role of two immigrant suspects raised questions about gaps in the system.


Boy Scouts propose to lift gay ban for youth

Posted 4/20/2013 in National

Searching for compromise on a divisive issue, the Boy Scouts of America is proposing to partially lift its long-standing exclusion of gays -- allowing them as youth members but continuing to bar them as adult leaders.

Religion vs. Retail: Sunday alcohol sales still debated

Posted 4/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

On any given Sunday, Starkville restaurant owners and managers say you can find large crowds gathered at local eateries.


Starkville sales tax returns remain on track despite slight dip

Posted 4/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials are confident Starkville's economy is still growing despite a slight dip in February sales tax returns.



Attorney: Scant evidence in ricin case

Posted 4/20/2013 in State

Federal authorities have produced scant evidence linking a Mississippi man to the mailing of ricin-laced letters to the president and a senator, his attorney says.



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