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MUW adds graduation ceremony to meet demands

Posted 7/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women will host its first August graduation on Aug. 2.

 

 

One injured, another detained in Friday shooting

Posted 7/26/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man was detained Friday after a New Light Road shooting injured another man.

 

 

McDaniel urged to speed election challenge

Posted 7/26/2014 in State

Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef said Friday that Chris McDaniel should hurry up and challenge the June 24 runoff results if McDaniel intends to do so.

 

 

FedEx latest accused in pharmacy probe

Posted 7/26/2014 in Business

FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.

 

 

Two inmates accused of injuring prison guards

Posted 7/26/2014 in State

Two inmates could face charges after injuring three prison guards in a fight at East Mississippi Correctional Facility.

 

 

House hopeful criticized for 'Green Beret' claim

Posted 7/26/2014 in State

A candidate for Congress from Mississippi's 1st District is drawing harsh criticism for having called himself a "Green Beret veteran."

 

 

House votes to boost child tax credit for some

Posted 7/26/2014 in National

More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of the poorest low-income families would still lose the credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire.

 

 

Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress

Posted 7/26/2014 in National

President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House -- six years in -- still doesn't get it when it comes to working with Congress.

 

 

Pelvis pix victims must feel trauma to share $190M

Posted 7/26/2014 in National

Thousands of women whose genitals might have been photographed during gynecological exams can share a $190 million settlement from Johns Hopkins Health System. But they'll have to describe their trauma before seeing any money.

 

 

U.S. faces intel hurdles in downing of airliner

Posted 7/26/2014 in National

A series of unanswered questions about the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shows the limits of U.S. intelligence gathering even when it is intensely focused, as it has been in Ukraine since Russia seized Crimea in March.

 

Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

Posted 7/26/2014 in National

Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

 

Lawmakers vow new effort to measure budget results

Posted 7/26/2014 in State

Top legislative Republicans are promising that Mississippi will get performance-based budgeting right this time.

 

Officials see economic boon in championships

Posted 7/25/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officials predict a sharp uptick in hotel and restaurant business this December when Mississippi State University hosts the 2014 Mississippi High School Activities Association's state football championship games.

 

4-County warns of phone scam

Posted 7/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

4-County Electric Power Association officials are asking customers to call law enforcement if they have received phone calls asking for bill payments.

 

 

MUW partners with Co-Lin CC for new bachelor's degree

Posted 7/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women is partnering with a community college to offer a bachelor's degree to culinary students.

 

 

CL&W concerned about slow meter installation

Posted 7/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water board members on Thursday sent a message to the company installing new water meters in the city: Pick up the pace.

 

 

Crawford child dies after car accident

Posted 7/25/2014 in Area

A Crawford toddler died Thursday following a one-car accident that occurred earlier in the week.

 

Photo: Last Sounds of Summer

Posted 7/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thursday was the final Sounds of Summer concert of the season.

 

Awarded a Pell Grant? Better double-check info

Posted 7/25/2014 in National

Potentially tens of thousands of students awarded a Pell Grant or other need-based federal aid for the coming school year could find it taken away because of a mistake in filling out the form.

 

 

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