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Desertion charge intensifies debate over Bergdahl's release

Posted 3/26/2015 in National

Charges that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserted and endangered his post in Afghanistan intensify the debate over his politically wrought release: Should he spend years in prison as punishment for endangering soldiers who risked their lives to find him?

 

Trial delayed for blogger in Rose Cochran photo case

Posted 3/26/2015 in State

Trial has been delayed until June 8 for a political blogger accused of photographing bedridden Sen. Thad Cochran's wife, without permission, in a nursing home.

 

 

Gov. Bryant signs K-12 education budget bill

Posted 3/26/2015 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed a $2.5 billion budget for elementary and secondary schools, putting in place one of the biggest pieces of an overall state government spending plan for the coming year.

 

 

Payday lenders to face new regulations

Posted 3/26/2015 in Business

Payday lenders are facing new federal regulations aimed at preventing low-income borrowers from being buried by high fees and rising debt loads.

 

 

Building permits 3-26-15

Posted 3/26/2015 in Business

 

 

U.S. crash victims: Government contractor, daughter

Posted 3/26/2015 in National

Three Americans were presumed dead in the plane crash in the southern French Alps, including a U.S. government contractor and her daughter, the State Department said Wednesday.

 

Cover design unveiled for new Harper Lee novel

Posted 3/26/2015 in National

The cover for Harper Lee's new novel will surely remind you of the cover for her old one.

 

FBI: Bomb components found in Tsarnaev's family home

Posted 3/26/2015 in National

FBI agents told jurors in the Boston Marathon trial that nails, BBs, pressure cooker parts and other items similar to those used in two pressure-cooker bombs that exploded near the marathon's finish line were found in Dzokhar Tsarnaev's family apartment in Cambridge.

 

 

Afghan president says his nation won't be 'lazy Uncle Joe'

Posted 3/26/2015 in National

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani thanked Congress on Wednesday for billions of American tax dollars and vowed his war-wracked country will be self-reliant within this decade. "We're not going to be the lazy Uncle Joe," he said.

 

 

Business brief: Anderson promoted

Posted 3/26/2015 in Business

 

Boxing champ set for Columbus visit

Posted 3/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thursday will be Deontay Wilder day in Columbus.

Columbus doctors disappointed with Jones' dismissal

Posted 3/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The furor over the forced departure of Dan Jones as Chancellor at the University of Mississippi has reached into almost every corner of the state, including Columbus.

Supervisor race causes rift among Democrats

Posted 3/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A feud between two local Democratic candidates has spread into a rift between members of the party's executive committee.

MSMS junior to represent Miss. in national poetry competition

Posted 3/25/2015 in Area

Joy Carino, a junior at Mississippi School for Math and Science, has won the statewide Poetry Out Loud competition and will continue to the national competition in Washington, D.C., next month.

MSU's Autism Clinic wins Restaurant Week's grand prize

Posted 3/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic was the top charity vote getter in this year's Starkville Restaurant Week and won a $5,000 cash donation Tuesday.

Officer charged with killing unarmed driver lying facedown

Posted 3/25/2015 in National

A Pennsylvania police officer was charged Tuesday with criminal homicide after investigators concluded she shot an unarmed motorist in the back as he lay facedown after a traffic stop over an expired inspection sticker.

 

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