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182 redevelopment plan: Add retail, improve aesthetics

Posted 6/24/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officials and out-of-town consultants concluded a week of public input session on a redevelopment plan for Highway 182 Thursday.


Arrest report 6-24-16

Posted 6/24/2016 in Area


Judge hears arguments over Miss. LGBT marriage law

Posted 6/24/2016 in State

Mississippi is the only state to enact a law listing specific religious beliefs to be protected in reaction to the legalization of same-sex marriage, a professor testified Thursday in federal court.



'No' to Obama's immigration plans, Supreme Court says

Posted 6/24/2016 in National

A short-handed and deeply divided Supreme Court deadlocked Thursday on President Barack Obama's immigration plan to help millions living in the U.S. illegally, effectively killing the plan for the rest of his presidency and raising the stakes even further for the November elections.



After Orlando, slight cracks in gun-rights' grip on Congress

Posted 6/24/2016 in National

Even after the Orlando shooting slaughter, no one expects Congress to dramatically tighten firearms curbs. Yet a few modest election-year cracks have shown in the iron grip that Republicans and the National Rifle Association have long enjoyed on the issue.



Clinton's official calendar missing scores of entries

Posted 6/24/2016 in National

An Associated Press review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were not recorded or were listed without the names of those she met.



Clinton failed to hand over key email to State Dept.

Posted 6/24/2016 in National

Former Secretary Hillary Clinton failed to turn over a copy of a key message involving problems caused by her use of a private homebrew email server, the State Department confirmed Thursday.



Candidates avoid Medicare, Social Security finance woes

Posted 6/24/2016 in National

The nation's framework for economic security and health care in retirement is financially unsustainable, but you wouldn't know it from listening to the presidential candidates.



Marines: Man in Iwo Jima flag raising photo misidentified

Posted 6/24/2016 in National

One of the six men long identified in an iconic World War II photograph showing the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima was actually not in the image, the Marine Corps announced Thursday after conducting an investigation prompted by the claims of two amateur historians.



Britain votes to leave EU: Cameron to resign

Posted 6/24/2016 in National

Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the government today, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III.



Acquittal of officer leaves Baltimore asking: What happened?

Posted 6/24/2016 in National

With no witnesses or video inside the metal compartment of a police van, it's likely no one will ever know what snapped the neck of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man left handcuffed and shackled but unbelted on his trip to the station.



Orlando gunman buried in South Fla., document shows

Posted 6/24/2016 in National

The gunman who went on a rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando, killing 49 people, has been buried in South Florida.


Fire destroys New Light Road home

Posted 6/23/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Fire officials deemed an Oktibbeha County home a total loss after a blaze tore through the structure Thursday morning.

Early College High School grows in second year

Posted 6/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The number of students enrolled in the Golden Triangle Early College High School at East Mississippi Community College will double come August.


Lowndes, other school districts don't expect tax increases

Posted 6/23/2016 in Area

Although its funding request for next year will go up slightly, Lowndes County School District Administrator Kenneth Hughes doesn't expect to see an increase in millage when the district presents its budget for 2017.


Unemployment rate rises in May

Posted 6/23/2016 in Area

Unemployment is up across the state, but labor statistics officials say that's not cause for concern.

Mississippi graduation rates reach all time high

Posted 6/23/2016 in State

According to the Mississippi Department of Education, high school graduation rates for the state reached an all time high during the 2015-2016 school year with 80.8 percent of all students graduating within four years.

Palmer Home raises more than $200,000 from Radiothon

Posted 6/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Palmer Home for Children raised over $200,000 during its annual Radiothon with SuperTalk Mississippi on June 2.


The Verdict: Circuit Court rundown June 23, 2016

Posted 6/23/2016 in Area



Trustees: Tiny rise in Social Security benefits next year

Posted 6/23/2016 in National

Millions of Social Security beneficiaries would get a tiny increase in monthly payments next year -- less than $2.50, about enough to buy a gallon of gas.



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