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Why refinery strike has had little bite at gas pump

Posted 2/18/2015 in National

Gasoline prices can spike for all kinds of reasons that make skeptical drivers roll their eyes: "tension" in the Middle East, a refinery suddenly shuts down for maintenance, or the annual springtime switch to summer blends of gasoline.

 

Alday says he's 'deeply sorry' for remarks

Posted 2/18/2015 in State

A DeSoto County lawmaker apologized Tuesday for saying that in the town where he used to be mayor, "all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call 'welfare crazy checks.'

 

 

For many, cash saved at gas pump is staying in pockets

Posted 2/18/2015 in National

In recent months, the stage seemed set for American consumers to do what they've traditionally done best: Spend money -- and drive the economy.

 

Bank robber trial continued until May

Posted 2/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The trial of a Winona man accused of robbing a bank in downtown Columbus has been continued.

 

Can attorney general investigate Google? Judge to decide

Posted 2/18/2015 in State

Does Google help criminals by allowing its search engine to lead to pirated music or by having its autocomplete function suggest illegal activities?

 

 

Amid measles outbreak, few rules on teacher vaccinations

Posted 2/18/2015 in National

While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less attention has been paid to another group in the nation's classrooms: Teachers and staff members.

 

 

W.Va. oil train derailment was 1 of 3 with safer tank cars

Posted 2/18/2015 in National

The fiery derailment of a train carrying crude oil in West Virginia is one of three in the past year involving tank cars that already meet a higher safety standard than what federal law requires.

 

 

Immigrants disappointed but not deterred by judge's ruling

Posted 2/18/2015 in National

Immigrants expressed disappointment Tuesday after a federal judge put a hold on President Barack Obama's plan to protect more than 4 million people living illegally in the U.S. from deportation.

 

 

Obama view of US role in Arab world challenged by crises

Posted 2/18/2015 in National

President Barack Obama's view of the U.S. role in the Middle East and North Africa is being challenged by deepening crises in the very countries he has seen as models for his approach to the volatile region: Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya.

 

 

Mardi Gras: Last tipsy revelers sent home, trash swept up

Posted 2/18/2015 in National

Mardi Gras 2015 is officially over and the last tipsy revelers in New Orleans have been cleared from city streets.

 

 

LCSD to present new $44 million bond

Posted 2/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District board of trustees is putting another bond issue in front of voters.

 

 

Flonzie Brown-Wright talk canceled

Posted 2/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The civil rights movement program scheduled for tonight at the R.E. Hunt Museum and Cultural Center in Columbus has been canceled due to weather-related travel concerns for the speaker, Flonzie Brown-Wright.

 

Trial of accused Columbus bank robber begins

Posted 2/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The trial of a man accused of robbing a downtown Columbus bank last year began in Lowndes County Circuit Clerk this morning.

 

Waste Pro faces lawsuit over 'radioactive' claim from 2013

Posted 2/17/2015 in Area

A former Waste Pro employee is suing the company for exposing him to what he says was dangerous, radioactive waste in the Golden Triangle.

 

$3M bond could double Starkville's capital improvements

Posted 2/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen will discuss today a proposed $3 million general obligation bond and a potential 5 percent water rate increase.

Starkville retirement home throws Mardi Gras party

Posted 2/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As Mardi Gras celebrations rage throughout the country today in well-known party hubs like Mobile and New Orleans, the 60 residents of Boardtown Village in Starkville are throwing their own smaller, but no less enthusiastic, party.

 

Holder to make case for success of drug sentencing policies

Posted 2/17/2015 in National

The share of federal drug offenders subject to mandatory minimum sentences that critics call unduly harsh has plunged in the last year.

 

 

Push to boost defense spending puts GOP in budget bind

Posted 2/17/2015 in National

Pressing Pentagon demands in a time of terror threats and Islamic State militants have put newly empowered congressional Republicans in a bind.

 

 

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