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Poll: Majority wants gov't to curb prescription costs

Posted 8/20/2015 in National

Regardless of political affiliation, Americans strongly support government action to control prescription drug costs, according to a poll released today.



Hackers expose millions on cheating site Ashley Madison

Posted 8/20/2015 in National

Hackers say they have exposed unfaithful partners across the world, posting what they said were the personal details of millions of people registered with cheating website Ashley Madison.



Subway's latest challenge: Getting out from Jared's shadow

Posted 8/20/2015 in National

Subway benefited hugely from Jared Fogle's weight loss story. Now the sandwich chain needs to figure out how to prevent him from overshadowing its future.



'Subway guy' not alone; other painful pitchman troubles

Posted 8/20/2015 in National

"Subway guy" Jared Fogle has agreed to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex with minors and received child pornography, prosecutors say, marking one of the biggest downfalls ever for a corporate pitchman.



LCSD accepts bid on $44M bond issue

Posted 8/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District board of trustees accepted a bid from Raymond James and Associates in Memphis on its $44 million worth of general obligation bonds Tuesday.


Correnti, who helped bring steel mill to Lowndes, dies

Posted 8/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

John Correnti, a long-time steel industry executive who helped bring a mill to Lowndes County, died Tuesday in Chicago.


City nixes open container proposal

Posted 8/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council on Tuesday killed a proposed amendment to the city's open container ordinance when no one motioned to approve it.


Muslim students speak out after FBI arrests

Posted 8/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The arrest of Muhammed Oda Dakhlalla and Jaelyn De'Shaun Young sent shockwaves through the region, but some local Muslims say they are not worried about negative pushback from the Golden Triangle community.


Starkville aldermen raise sanitation fees

Posted 8/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An almost seven-hour Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting yielded motions to raise sanitation rates beginning Oct. 1 and place the city's entire parks and recreation department on probation.



Weaver-Reese resigns from school board

Posted 8/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District trustee Juliette Weaver-Reese resigned her post Tuesday after serving on the school board less than two years.


Consultant aims to boost low-budget Democratic candidate

Posted 8/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A political consultant who has worked for Democrats in the Deep South says he's trying to generate support for Robert Gray, the truck driver who did not spend a dime and won the party's nomination for Mississippi governor.

Classes begin for MFA in creative writing at MUW

Posted 8/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women this fall is offering its first-ever classes in a new low-residency master of fine arts in creative writing.

MUW to offer the state's first theatre education option

Posted 8/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For those who wish to teach theatre in a K-12 setting, the Mississippi's first-ever bachelor's degree in theatre education is now available through the theatre department at Mississippi University for Women.

Clinton to black activists: Look beyond 'changing hearts'

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton told activists from the "Black Lives Matter" movement they should promote specific policy changes rather than only focusing on "changing hearts."

GOP hopeful Scott Walker offers health plan with tax credits

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker on Tuesday offered an alternative to President Barack Obama's health care law that would provide tax credits and restructure Medicaid, and took a swipe at GOP rivals in Congress for their inability to repeal the law.


Chelsea Manning found guilty of violating prison rules

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning was found guilty Tuesday of violating prison rules and will receive three weeks of recreational restrictions.



Officials: Military likely to open most combat jobs to women

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Two women have now passed the Army's grueling Ranger test, and even tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead.


TV report: Ex-Subway pitchman to admit to child-porn charges

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is expected to plead guilty to child-pornography charges, an Indiana television station reported.


Teens' e-cigarette use linked with later smoking

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than others to later smoke conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products, a study at 10 Los Angeles high schools suggests.



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