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Internet sales tax bill faces tough sell in House

Posted 5/7/2013 in National

Traditional retailers and cash-strapped states face a tough sell in the House as they lobby Congress to limit tax-free shopping on the Internet.



Mississippi prepares new push on education

Posted 5/7/2013 in State


Limo driver, survivor views differ on fatal fire

Posted 5/7/2013 in National

As smoke thickened and a fire grew in the back of a limousine, Nelia Arellano desperately tried to squeeze through a 3 foot by 1 -foot partition.


Biden asks clergy to make argument on guns

Posted 5/7/2013 in National

Vice President Joe Biden wants pastors, rabbis and nuns to tell their flocks that enacting gun control is the moral thing to do. But another vote may have to wait until Congress wraps up work on an immigration overhaul.


Wiseman, Beal exchange blows before primary

"And then it got ugly," tweeted one Starkville resident Friday in observation of the public, back-and-forth row between Democratic mayoral candidate Mary Lee Beal and incumbent Parker Wiseman.

A barbed wire halo: Morton was Noxubee County's unconventional angel

Posted 5/6/2013 in Area

Death did not ride in with a thundering of horses' hooves on a cloud of gun smoke, though no doubt Heaven is a bit more lively since Macedonia native Bessie Morton's arrival April 27.

Deadline approaches for CVB grant requests

Posted 5/6/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Nancy Carpenter said she encourages people interested in organizing festivals that would bring visitor traffic to Columbus to apply before the May 10 deadline to be considered for grant funding during the second half of Fiscal Year 2013.


Suit filed to preserve evidence in death row case

Posted 5/6/2013 in State

An advocacy group and the brother of an inmate scheduled for execution Tuesday have filed a lawsuit to preserve evidence in the case for additional testing, whether the man is put to death or not.



School secretary among three charged in kidnapping

Posted 5/6/2013 in State


Senate bill lets states tax Internet purchases

Posted 5/6/2013 in National

Attention online shoppers: The days of tax-free shopping on the Internet may soon end for many of you.


Developers say Starkville will benefit from Yokohama

Posted 5/4/2013 in Area

Oktibbeha County economic developers say Starkville's high quality of life should position it to compete for the influx of Golden Triangle residents who will move here for employment at Clay County's incoming Yokohama Tire Corporation plant.


Thousands flock to Market Street Festival

Posted 5/4/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With cooler morning temperatures that led into a sunny afternoon, thousands turned out for Saturday's 17th annual Market Street Festival in downtown Columbus. First-time festival goers joined loyal attendees for a mixture of food, entertainment, crafts and children's activities.

Candidates share views on helping city's children

Posted 5/4/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mayor's Youth Council. The Boys and Girls Club. These two groups are among several in Columbus designed to engage young people in the community and involve them in productive activities that can serve as a strong foundation for future success as adults.

Hughes fired as Columbus schools CFO

Posted 5/4/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District Chief Financial Officer Kenneth Hughes has been fired. CMSD Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell declined to comment on Hughes' firing when contacted Friday, citing the termination as a personnel matter.

The absentee superintendent: Liddell defends being out of district for a third of the school year

Posted 5/4/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you have tried to reach Columbus Schools Superintendent Martha Liddell at her office this school year, there's a one-in-three chance you were told she was not in the office. In fact, there's a one-in-three chance that Liddell wasn't even in town.


AP: States fear loss of health care aid

Posted 5/4/2013 in National

Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of losing coverage under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul because of cost overruns, state officials say.


Experts: Feds pressure widow, friends in Boston bombing case

Posted 5/4/2013 in National

Every time the widow of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev leaves her parents' house, federal agents watching the residence follow her in unmarked vehicles.


NRA's new president has bold words

Posted 5/4/2013 in National



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