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Four have qualified for Dist. 17 seat

Posted 9/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four candidates have qualified for the District 17 seat in the Mississippi State Senate. Bill "Doc" Canon qualified 12 days ago, while Bill Gavin, Bobby Patrick and Chuck Younger filed last week.

East Mississippi graduate took 'TIME' to find his way

Posted 9/29/2014 in Area

Dalvin Tate had a good idea what he wanted to do with his life, all he needed was a little TIME.

Obama: Mistrust of police corroding America

Posted 9/29/2014 in National

The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exists in too many other communities and is having a corrosive effect on the nation, particularly on its children, President Barack Obama says.

 

Debate renews on Miss. indigent defense

Posted 9/29/2014 in State

In 1997, the Mississippi Legislature's reluctance to finance a statewide public defender system prompted then-Gov. Kirk Fordice to recommend fashioning a payment plan to encourage private lawyers to handle death penalty cases -- the main concern at that time.

 

 

Traffic stop, early morning shooting; nobody hurt

Posted 9/29/2014 in State

A man crashed his car trying to evade a traffic stop, then allegedly sped off in the deputy's squad car -- only to return in a third vehicle and shoot at deputies and people nearby, Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker said.

 

 

Wal-Mart Markets opening in Miss.

Posted 9/29/2014 in Business

Some Tupelo businesses and residents aren't too thrilled about the possibility of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. building three of its smaller-format Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets in the city, but they may not be able to halt what appears to be inevitable.

 

 

Emotional toll taxes military drone operators too

Posted 9/29/2014 in National

President Barack Obama has assured Americans he opposes sending U.S. ground troops to crush Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria -- well aware the country is not ready to return to the battlefield with its war wounded still recovering from a decade of conflict.

 

Maine woman finds 2-headed snapping turtle

Posted 9/29/2014 in National

A woman in Maine has come across a two-headed baby snapping turtle that was trying to cross the road.

 

Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

Posted 9/29/2014 in National

It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world's most secretive espionage organizations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in a nondescript building in Tel Aviv to meet a shadowy recruiter. Now all it takes to apply for a job at Israel's Mossad spy agency is a click of the mouse.

 

Columbus shooting leaves one injured

Posted 9/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One man is in jail and another injured after a Thursday shooting on the Southside of Columbus.

Mother of two brothers charged with murder speaks out

Posted 9/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three brothers are behind bars in Lowndes County, each charged with a violent crime, two of which are murder. Quinton Erby, 24, Joshua Erby, 21, and Kirby Erby, 20, are each in the custody of the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center.

Feral pig problem persists in Miss.

Posted 9/27/2014 in Area

Local researchers don't know the population of feral pigs in the Golden Triangle Area. What they do know is that the population is growing, and quickly.

 

Aldermen approve $18M operating budget for FY '14-'15

Posted 9/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen concluded a months-long budgetary process Tuesday by passing the city's financial operating parameters in a 4-3 vote Tuesday.

 

Police: Man accused in Oklahoma beheading is awake

Posted 9/27/2014 in National

A man who was shot after he beheaded one woman and attacked another at an Oklahoma food processing plant from which he had just been fired has regained consciousness and has been interviewed by detectives, police said Saturday.

 

Peavey laying off workers during downsizing

Posted 9/27/2014 in State

Meridian-based Peavey Electronics Corp. is reorganizing in a move that company officials say will result in some layoffs.

 

 

Man once declared dead sentenced to die for murder

Posted 9/27/2014 in State

A Mississippi man who was once declared dead, only to resurface as a suspect in a kidnapping and killing, was sentenced to death Friday after a jury earlier convicted him of murder.

 

 

Funding amendment nears deadline for 2015 ballot

Posted 9/27/2014 in State

Supporters of a constitutional amendment to guarantee "an adequate and efficient system of free public schools" in Mississippi have less than two weeks to turn in signatures if they want their referendum on the 2015 general election ballot.

 

'Gone With the Wind' at 75: Celebration, censure

Posted 9/27/2014 in National

As its 75th anniversary approaches, "Gone With the Wind" is again being celebrated as a timeless movie classic. But now, even the film's distributor acknowledges the Civil War epic's portrayal of slavery is dated and inaccurate.

 

Pentagon wants tighter military short-term loan protections

Posted 9/27/2014 in National

Aiming to restrict lenders who prey on members of the military, the Obama administration on Friday moved to close legal loopholes that have placed hundreds of thousands of service members at risk of excessive payday and other short-term loan fees.

 

 

GOP rallies behind religious liberty

Posted 9/27/2014 in National

Fighting to improve their brand, leading Republicans rallied behind religious liberty at a Friday gathering of evangelical conservatives, rebuking an unpopular President Barack Obama while skirting divisive social issues.

 

 

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