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Business brief: Brooks awarded

Posted 6/11/2015 in Business


Kangaroo, other exotic animals visit library

Posted 6/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dozens of children at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library on Tuesday were hopping with excitement at the sight of a baby kangaroo.

In Lowndes, 23 percent on government assistance

Posted 6/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services spoke to the Rotary club Tuesday about the department's efforts with regards to SNAP -- the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Harrison, Lowndes Co. leader, dies at 69

Posted 6/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Esther Harrison, a Columbus native whose drive to help her community led her to spearhead African American voter registration drives during the civil rights movement and later serve a decade-plus in the state Legislature, died this morning.

Local, state Dems converge at Beans and Greens

Posted 6/10/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Rickey Cole looked out at a room full of Oktibbeha County Democrats and reminded them to stay together.

Lt. Gov. speaks at Lowndes County Republican Women lunch

Posted 6/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves spoke at the Lowndes County Republican Women's monthly lunch at Lion Hills at noon Tuesday.


Parents urged to submit voucher applications quickly

Posted 6/10/2015 in State

The Mississippi Department of Education is urging parents to submit applications quickly for new special education vouchers.



Rep. Kelly sworn in as new House member

Posted 6/10/2015 in State

Republican Trent Kelly of Mississippi has become the newest member of the House.



US to send more troops to Iraq for expanded training mission

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

An expected White House decision to send several hundred more troops to Iraq to expand training of Iraqi forces in Anbar province is not a shift in U.S. strategy but is aimed at helping Iraq retake the provincial capital, Ramadi, and eventually blunt the Islamic State's battlefield momentum.



Nashville Music City Center abuzz with 100K bees on roof

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Nashville's Music City Center is now home to 100,000 bees as part of the venue's sustainability initiative.



Cervical cancer vaccine might work after just 1 shot, not 3

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Protecting girls from cervical cancer might be possible with just one dose of the HPV vaccine rather than the three now recommended, a new analysis suggests.



GOP ready to attack Obama health law as HHS chief testifies

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell is ready to defend President Barack Obama's health care law before congressional Republicans who consider it a failure and who hope the Supreme Court will void one of its cornerstones -- federal subsidies that help millions afford coverage.


Supreme Court ruling against gay marriage could cause legal 'chaos'

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Gay and lesbian couples could face legal chaos if the Supreme Court rules against same-sex marriage in the next few weeks.


Murder charge for woman who took abortion pill questioned

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Even opponents of abortion say it may be hard for Georgia authorities to follow through with prosecuting a woman who was charged with murder because she took a pill to terminate her pregnancy.



Officer recorded in pool party incident resigns

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

A white police officer in suburban Dallas has resigned after he was recorded on video pushing a black teenage girl to the ground outside a pool party and brandishing his gun at other teens.


Group seeks charges against Cleveland cops in boy's shooting

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

A group of activists, clergy and attorneys frustrated by how long it's taken to investigate the death of a 12-year-old black boy who had a pellet gun when shot by a white police officer asked a judge Tuesday to rule that there's enough evidence to charge the officer and his partner with crimes.


Hastert enters not guilty plea during first court appearance

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has pleaded not guilty to charges that he violated banking rules and lied to the FBI about promising to pay $3.5 million in hush money to conceal misconduct from his days as a high school teacher.


Sweep in small town for two escaped killers comes up empty

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Reports of two men walking along a road brought hundreds of law enforcement officers to a small town in the Adirondack foothills for a sweep that seemingly turned up no signs of two killers who escaped from a maximum-security prison.


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