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Obama visits prison to call for a fairer justice system

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

Peering from the back seat of his armored black limousine, President Barack Obama rode into a razor wire-surrounded federal prison Thursday and said he met young inmates "who made mistakes that aren't that different than the mistakes I made."

 

TLC cancels '19 Kids and Counting,' plans education push

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

After weeks in limbo stemming from revelations of sexual misconduct by one of its stars, the TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting" is officially dead.

 

 

'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 24 Emmy Award nominations

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

The Emmys, television's highest-profile awards, could have seized the moment with Thursday's nominations to fully acknowledge the wealth of diverse talent adding to the medium's vibrancy and relevance.

 

 

Jury quickly convicts Colorado theater shooter of murder

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was convicted Thursday in the chilling 2012 attack on defenseless moviegoers at a midnight Batman premiere after jurors swiftly rejected defense arguments that the former graduate student was insane and driven to murder by delusions.

 

 

Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations.

 

 

Conservatives: IRS could target gay marriage opponents

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

 

 

Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

More than a decade after No Child Left Behind established a stronger federal role in public education, the Senate on Thursday approved a rewrite of the much-criticized education law that would return much of that power to the states.

 

 

Judge sets trial for Charleston church shooting suspect

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

The man accused of killing nine people at a church in Charleston last month will stand trial next July, a judge ruled Thursday.

 

 

GOP sees Iran nuclear deal as chance to gain Jewish voters

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

Republicans are trying to seize on President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran and strained ties with Israel's leader to cultivate Jewish voters, reasoning that a small shift in the margins could help them in battleground states like Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

 

Supes give new tax breaks to Steel Dynamics

Posted 7/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors approved two new fee-in-lieu agreements with Steel Dynamics during Wednesday's board meeting, bringing the number of such arrangements with the steel company to four.

Police nab alleged 5th St. shooter

Posted 7/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities this morning took into custody a Columbus man they say was involved in a Southside shooting that took place two months ago.

 

Local candidates raised $27K in May

Posted 7/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Six Lowndes County candidates reported combined contributions of $27,173 during the latest campaign financing reporting period, which ended June 10.

 

 

Majority of Oktibbeha candidates hit report deadline

Posted 7/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

About three-fourths of Oktibbeha's 44 county-wide candidates met Friday's deadline for campaign finance reports, according to a review of those records at the circuit clerk's office last week.

 

Browning on Business: Grocery store closing in West Point

Posted 7/16/2015 in Business

The Kroger in West Point will close within a month.

 

Mississippi alligator hunting permits sell out in 45 minutes

Posted 7/16/2015 in State

For the first time since alligator hunting began in Mississippi, public water alligator hunting permits went on sale on a first come, first served basis Tuesday, and all 920 permits sold within 45 minutes.

 

 

Judge: Mississippi not obligated to fully fund schools

Posted 7/16/2015 in State

Mississippi legislators are not obligated to fully fund an education budget formula every year, a judge ruled in a lawsuit filed by a former governor.

 

 

Business brief: BNI Mississippi forms chapter

Posted 7/16/2015 in Business

 

 

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