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Lowndes Schools addressing reading woes

Posted 4/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District is taking steps to ensure that every child is reading on his or her grade level.

Browning on Business: New restaurants open in Columbus, Starkville

Posted 4/17/2014 in Business

A new sandwich place opened Monday in Columbus.

Circuit judge shuts down Club Rock

Posted 4/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A circuit court judge on Friday temporarily closed Club Rock after the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department, through an affidavit seeking a temporary restraining order, said it received credible information that a retaliatory shooting "has been planned and is ready to be carried out" at the nightclub.

Nettleton officer kills man who allegedly shot two others dead

Posted 4/17/2014 in State

A verbal argument inside a vehicle Wednesday ended with three people dead, two of them brothers, in the center of a small northeast Mississippi town.

 

Marriages and divorces 4-17-14

Posted 4/17/2014 in Business

 

 

Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

They're called leggings -- popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.

 

 

Building permits 4-17-14

Posted 4/17/2014 in Business

 

Man who was homesick for prison to be sentenced

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison.

 

Robber was never told to report to prison

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.

 

Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.

 

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.

 

Toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.

Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Wednesday that understanding Tsarnaev's family is key to their case, offering a glimpse of the defense strategy as they prepare to defend him against charges that carry the possibility of the death penalty.

 

Plane lawsuits might not get heard in U.S.

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.

 

 

Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes plummeting

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

 

Death row inmate challenges rape conviction

Posted 4/17/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has set out a timetable for attorneys for a death row inmate to file briefs by late May supporting his appeal of a 1994 rape conviction.

 

Aberdeen makes plans for old depot

Posted 4/17/2014 in Area

Aberdeen leaders want to increase the city's sustainability and livability.

 

 

Bryant signs bills to limit union activities

Posted 4/17/2014 in State

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed three bills to limit union activities in Mississippi, saying he hopes they strengthen the state's reputation as a place where organized labor has little influence.

 

 

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