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Woodrum is perfect fit in new role with Starkville schools

Posted 10/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees voted in a specially-called meeting Tuesday to approve the hiring of Jody Jones Woodrum as the new assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction.

Mayor updates projects at Rotary meeting

Posted 10/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith updated Rotary Club members Tuesday on a number of projects, including improvements to the Columbus Soccer Complex, renovations to the old Highway 82 bridge and revitalization efforts along Catfish Alley, the section of Fourth Street South between College Street and Main Street.


Hosemann: Voter ID not required in Miss. this Nov.

Posted 10/24/2012 in State

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says Mississippians won't have to show photo identification when they go to the polls Nov. 6.



2 Miss. inmates wanted in slaying captured in La.

Posted 10/24/2012 in State

Two Mississippi inmates suspected of fatally stabbing a 95-year-old woman after escaping from a prison were captured Tuesday in a bar on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, authorities said.


Teenage brothers charged with killing NJ girl, 12

Posted 10/24/2012 in National

A teenage boy lured a 12-year-old girl into his house under the guise of getting parts for her treasured bicycle and then, with his older brother, killed her, police said Tuesday.


Mourdock: God at work when rape leads to pregnancy

Posted 10/24/2012 in National

Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Tuesday when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape, "that's something God intended."



EU sends Microsoft antitrust complaint

Posted 10/24/2012 in National

The European Union's executive arm formally accused Microsoft today of failing to comply with a binding agreement to give customers a choice among Internet browsers.



6.5 earthquake shakes Costa Rica's coast

Posted 10/24/2012 in National

A powerful earthquake struck Costa Rica's Pacific coast on Tuesday, swaying buildings and sending people running into the streets in the nation's capital of San Jose.


Google cameras map popular Grand Canyon trails

Posted 10/24/2012 in National

Google and its street-view cameras already have taken users to narrow cobblestone alleys in Spain using a tricycle, inside the Smithsonian with a push cart and to British Columbia's snow-covered slopes by snowmobile.

Apple's iPad Mini much pricier than rival tablets

Posted 10/24/2012 in National

Apple Inc.'s pencil-thin, smaller iPad will cost much more than its competitors, signaling that the company isn't going to get into a mini-tablet price war.

Two arrested for burglary after chase, crash

Posted 10/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus men were arrested early Monday morning after they allegedly broke into Bates Tire at 1401 Waterworks Road.


City Council votes to continue Catfish Alley improvements

Posted 10/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Improvements on one of Columbus' most famous streets will continue as additional funding has been made available for the project.


Marriott groundbreaking set for Nov. 5

Posted 10/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"Hotel Row" in Columbus will soon be getting its second occupant in a three-hotel plan. Castle Properties and Peachtree Hotel Group of Atlanta announced Monday a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 5 to officially mark the beginning of construction of a new Courtyard by Marriott hotel.

Wicker should breeze to first full term in U.S. Senate

Posted 10/23/2012 in Area

Republican Sen. Roger Wicker is vying for another term as a United States Senator for the state of Mississippi.


Tornado procedures vary among area schools

Posted 10/23/2012 in Area

Tornado sirens will sound throughout Mississippi Wednesday, but for area schools, the statewide drill is just one of several they have already conducted this year in preparation for the fall tornado season.


MSU hopes to save some SemiSouth jobs

Posted 10/23/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A semiconductor firm started by two Mississippi State University faculty members will soon lay off its entire workforce, as the company prepares to permanently shut down at the Thad Cochran Research Park. The 90 employees of SemiSouth Laboratories were informed of the closure on Friday.


Brickfire, city agree to repayment plan

Posted 10/23/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Brickfire Project, a local non-profit organization, will have to repay the city $7,700 in misappropriated funds following a 6-1 vote by the Starkville Board of Aldermen.



First defendant sentenced in FAMU hazing case

Posted 10/23/2012 in National

The first of a dozen defendants to be sentenced in last year's hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major avoided jail time when he received his punishment Monday, but he will spend more than two years under close supervision.



Experts convicted for not warning of quake

Posted 10/23/2012 in National

In a verdict that sent shock waves through the scientific community, an Italian court convicted seven experts of manslaughter on Monday for failing to adequately warn residents of the risk before an earthquake struck central Italy in 2009, killing more than 300 people.



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