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Romney tries to re-emerge as GOP force

Posted 6/12/2014 in National

Once fearing he would be viewed as "a loser for life" if he failed to win the presidency, Mitt Romney is trying to re-emerge as a force in Republican politics.


Senate Republicans block student loan bill

Posted 6/12/2014 in National

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP.


Sheriff: Law enforcement faces more danger than ever before

Posted 6/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge believes being a law enforcement officer is more dangerous than ever before.

Brown in good spirits after hospital stay

Posted 6/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Senate Pro Tempore Terry Brown said he's on the road to recovery after a weekend stay in the hospital.

It's official: Carleton is police chief

Posted 6/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council named Tony Carleton the new chief Tuesday with a 5-0 vote. Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens was not at the meeting.

Council: Bond money will be distributed among wards

Posted 6/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bond money issued for road and drainage improvements in Columbus will be split evenly among its six wards. City councilmen chose that option over a citywide approach to infrastructure improvements during a special call meeting Tuesday.

Temporary injunction stands as Club Rock case transitions to chancery court

Posted 6/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens on Tuesday slightly amended a temporary injunction against Club Rock and its owner, Larry Fair, but the facility's nightclub operations are prohibited until chancery court holds a nuisance abatement hearing for the establishment.


Federal views diverge on proper use of painkillers

Posted 6/11/2014 in National

How do you have a conversation about prescription drugs that provide critical pain relief to millions of Americans yet also cause more fatal overdoses than heroin and cocaine combined?



Cochran and McDaniel target each other on spending

Posted 6/11/2014 in State

In perhaps his most aggressive comments yet as he fights for a seventh term, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran declared Tuesday that it would be "dangerous" for Mississippi to elect challenger Chris McDaniel. McDaniel, in turn, accused Cochran of spending "recklessly."


Millport delays decision on backhoe

Posted 6/11/2014 in Area

The city's street department will have to wait a bit longer for a new backhoe.

Wildfire sparks amazing wedding photo

Posted 6/11/2014 in National

A wildfire that disrupted an Oregon couple's wedding also gave them the photograph of a lifetime.

Anderson named dean of Arts & Sciences at MUW

Posted 6/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. Brian Anderson will become the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Mississippi University for Women.


Insurers will propose changes to health law

Posted 6/11/2014 in National

Insurers want to change President Barack Obama's health care law to provide financial assistance for people buying bare-bones coverage. That would entice the healthy and the young, the industry says, holding down premiums.



Congress moving to ensure speedier vet care

Posted 6/11/2014 in National

United in response to a national uproar, Congress is suddenly moving quickly to address military veterans' long waits for care at VA hospitals.


House Majority Leader defeated in primary

Posted 6/11/2014 in National

In an upset for the ages, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-most powerful man in the House, was dethroned Tuesday by a little-known, tea party-backed Republican primary challenger carried to victory on a wave of public anger over calls for looser immigration laws.


Man loses appeal of carjacking conviction

Posted 6/11/2014 in State

The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the conviction of Bernard Hayes III of a carjacking at a Taco Bell drive-thru in Gulfport.



Miss. man pleads not guilty to smuggling car, wire fraud

Posted 6/11/2014 in State

An Ocean Springs man has pleaded not guilty to four counts of wire fraud and a smuggling charge in a federal case that alleges he illegally imported a car made in Japan.



5 troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

Posted 6/11/2014 in National

Five American troops with a special operations unit were killed by a U.S. airstrike called in to help them after they were ambushed by the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, in one of the deadliest friendly fire incidents in nearly 14 years of war, officials said Tuesday.


Hagel to testify on Taliban prisoner swap

Posted 6/11/2014 in National

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will face angry lawmakers as he becomes the first Obama administration official to testify publicly about the controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban.


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