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Man's gun discharges in church

Posted 11/26/2013 in State

A Rankin County man has been charged with discharging a firearm in the city after a pistol in his pocket discharged when he sat down in a church pew in Flowood.



FDA tells 23andMe to halt sales of genetic test

Posted 11/26/2013 in National

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is supported by science.


Miss. State's Donald Brown named Rhodes Scholar

Posted 11/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Donald "Field" Brown, a Mississippi State University senior who co-founded a literary magazine at the school, has been named a Rhodes Scholar. The Rhodes Trust announced Sunday the English and philosophy major was one of 32 people in the U.S. who will enter Oxford University next October.

Tashiro goes from kamikaze to comrade

Posted 11/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Paul Tashiro is from Japan and in 1945, he wanted to die for the emperor. He was 13 years old and Japanese children were taught that to die for their country was the highest honor. Japan was in a fight with the United States then, so Tashiro volunteered and began flight school to train as a kamikaze pilot.

City departments join to feed elderly

Posted 11/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For many residents in the Golden Triangle, Thursday will be a day to celebrate with family around food and laughter. However, for some elderly Columbus citizens, Thanksgiving will be just another day that they spend alone.

West Point tax returns jump $16K

Posted 11/25/2013 in Area

Mississippi Department of Revenue data shows West Point tax returns collected in September and received by the city this month are up when compared to the same months in 2012, while Columbus and Starkville returns were down.


Iowans worry about ethanol's lost political clout

Posted 11/25/2013 in National



Oxford police will take patrol cars home

Posted 11/25/2013 in State

he Oxford Police Department is implementing a new vehicle take-home policy. "This policy will be used as a deterrent to crime, an enhancement to response capabilities and a cost-reduction measure for the department," Police Chief Joey East told aldermen this week. The board of aldermen approved the plan.



Kellogg to pick leaders from Miss.

Posted 11/25/2013 in State

The William K. Kellogg Foundation will select leadership fellows from four targeted areas. -- Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans -- who are working with vulnerable children and their families.



Federal prosecutors appeal Tupelo child porn acquittal

Posted 11/25/2013 in Area



Scruggses lose bid for new patent trial

Posted 11/25/2013 in State

A federal judge has denied a motion for a new trial from a north Mississippi company sued by Monsanto Co. for saving seeds from one harvest and planting them the following season.



Miss. lawmakers eye Internet gambling expansion

Posted 11/25/2013 in State



Mississippi lawmaker wants poultry label law

Posted 11/25/2013 in State



Report due on Sandy Hook shooting investigation

Posted 11/25/2013 in National

Investigators are planning to release a long-awaited report on the Newtown school shooting, nearly a year after the massacre of 20 children and six women inside Sandy Hook Elementary School.



Easing of Iran sanctions could start in Dec.

Posted 11/25/2013 in National

Sanctions against Iran could be eased as soon as December, France's foreign minister said Monday, after a potentially history-shaping deal that gives Tehran six months to increase access to its nuclear sites in exchange for keeping the central elements of its uranium program.


Thanksgiving-Hanukkah overlap spurs thanks, angst

Posted 11/25/2013 in National

When life gives you Hanukkah on Thanksgiving, make a menurkey. Or a turkel.


Americans not willing to spend without deals

Posted 11/25/2013 in Business

This holiday season, Americans may not spend their green unless they see more red. Despite signs that the economy is improving, big store chains like Wal-Mart and Kohl's don't expect Americans to have much holiday shopping cheer unless they see bold, red signs that offer huge discounts. As a result, shoppers are seeing big sales events earlier and more often than in previous holiday seasons.



Obama, Cyrus among GQ's least influential celebrities list

Posted 11/25/2013 in National


Ex-leprosy patients return to island colony

Posted 11/25/2013 in National

Kang Sun Bong once considered this tiny island a "hell on earth," a place where hospital workers beat the leprosy patients exiled here and forced them into harsh labor, sterilizations and abortions.


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