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Mississippi youth to compete at Horse Park

More than 120 children and teenagers from northeast Mississippi will compete in the Northeast District 4-H Horse Show at the Mississippi Horse Park from Wednesday to Saturday.

 

Protests follow video of officer drawing gun on black teens

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

Hundreds of demonstrators marched Monday night to the pool where a white police officer pinned a black teenage girl to the ground and pulled a gun on others over the weekend.

Obama: US lacks 'complete strategy' for training Iraqi forces

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

Acknowledging military setbacks, President Barack Obama said Monday the United States still lacks a "complete strategy" for training Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State.

 

Hastert to make 1st court appearance in hush money case

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

Dennis Hastert is set to appear in court Tuesday for the first time since an indictment nearly two weeks ago alleged the former U.S. House speaker agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct by the Illinois Republican.

 

 

Aging MDs prompt call for competency tests at AMA meeting

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

With one out of four U.S. doctors older than 65, the American Medical Association adopted a plan Monday to help decide when it's time for aging senior physicians to hang up the stethoscope.

 

 

Harper Lee misses induction into Ala. Writers Hall of Fame

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee missed her induction as an inaugural member of the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame on Monday just weeks before the release of her second book.

 

 

This May was wettest in US records

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

Feeling soggy? Last month was the wettest on record for the contiguous United States, according to federal meteorologists.

 

Airport receives $166K in federal grants

Posted 6/8/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding more than $10 million in grants that will be divided among 35 Mississippi airports.

 

Starkville OKs comprehensive planning, code overhaul

Starkville's overall comprehensive planning process should yield a code rewrite that makes building rules easier to follow for small- and large-scale developers, officials said.

 

 

Rubens working with state to fix water issue

Posted 6/8/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Rubens Fish & Steakhouse is working with the state Department of Health after a boil-water alert was issued to their establishment Thursday.

 

AP Exclusive: Abortions declining in nearly all states

Posted 6/8/2015 in National

Abortions have declined in states where new laws make it harder to have them -- but they've also waned in states where abortion rights are protected, an Associated Press survey finds.

 

Analysis: Local governments among losers from prison reform

Posted 6/8/2015 in State

Should Mississippi gear its prison policy to produce free inmate labor for local governments?

 

 

How do justices weigh loss of health insurance for millions?

Posted 6/8/2015 in National

The Supreme Court could wipe away health insurance for millions of Americans when it resolves the latest fight over President Barack Obama's health overhaul.

 

'Napalm girl' photographer returns -- with iPhone

Posted 6/8/2015 in National

He stands in the northbound lane of Vietnam's Highway 1, traffic swirling around him, horns honking. He is pointing. Right there, he says -- that's where it happened. That's where the screaming children appeared. That's where I made the picture that the world couldn't forget.

 

Answers sought in NY 'Shawshank Redemption'-style escape

Posted 6/8/2015 in National

Two murderers who escaped from a prison by cutting through steel walls and pipes remain on the loose as authorities investigate how the inmates obtained the power tools used in the "Shawshank Redemption"-style breakout.

 

 

McCullough starts today as head of MDA

Posted 6/8/2015 in State

Glenn McCullough will officially begin his tenure Monday as executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority.

 

 

Private lab: Listeria found in Ala.-made Blue Bell

Posted 6/8/2015 in Area

Blue Bell Creameries is reviewing a laboratory report concluding that listeria was found in ice cream made at its Alabama plant.

 

City preps for Phase II of road program

Posted 6/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council has approved a list of 18 projects for Phase II of its road improvement program.

New abuse program funding in place

Posted 6/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Safe Haven, a Columbus shelter for domestic violence victims, has received a $2,550 grant to implement a domestic abuse intervention program in Lowndes County.

 

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