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Pentagon: Shooting at military base likely accidental

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

A Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday that the fatal shooting of a Marine on guard duty by a colleague at a North Carolina base appears to have been an accident.

 

 

Toyota, GM vehicle recalls near-record pace

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government.

 

 

GOP blocks bill curbing gender pay gap

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall's congressional elections.

 

 

Former pro wrestler Ultimate Warrior dies at 54

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

The Ultimate Warrior put on his signature airbrushed trench coat, shook the white ring ropes, and, for a few fleeting minutes, the wrestler billed as hailing from Parts Unknown was back home in the wrestling ring.

 

McAllister aide among few with access to kiss tape

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

A top aide to a Louisiana congressman videotaped kissing a married woman who is not his wife was one of the few people with access to the leaked security footage that exposed the dalliance.

Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning with families and uniformed comrades of those killed during last week's Fort Hood shooting spree. "We somehow bear what seems unbearable," he declared.

Clay County woman accused of murdering son

Posted 4/9/2014 in Area

A Clay County woman has been charged with capital murder in the death of her infant son.

Superintendent schools Rotarians on Common Core

Posted 4/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School Superintendent Edna McGill used Tuesday's speaking engagement at the Columbus Rotary Club to talk about the state of transition before the district as well as clear up some misconceptions about Common Core.

Two more bomb threats made at Columbus Middle School

Posted 4/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two separate bombs threats were reported at Columbus Middle School Tuesday. The first threat came as students were being transported to school by bus Tuesday morning.

 

Council seeks public input on capital improvement

Posted 4/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While Columbus councilmen have a working idea of the most needed capital improvements in their wards, all said they plan to use Thursday's public hearing to prioritize them if they choose to increase millage to pay for them.

 

Immanuel leaders reassure parents after split

Posted 4/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the transition to separate Immanuel Christian School from Immanuel Christian Church continues, the schools' advisors are reassuring parents that the school will remain open.

 

Golding Road to close Thursday morning

Posted 4/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golding Road from Richardson Road to Golding Circle will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Vernon council tables fundraiser proposal

Posted 4/9/2014 in Area

Hold off on any plans to hold a fundraiser at city hall. The Vernon City Council Monday tabled plans to decide the city's stance on allowing community fundraisers, like a carwash, on city grounds.

 

West Point changes residency rule for city employees

Posted 4/9/2014 in Area

West Point selectmen voted Tuesday to strike language in their employee policy that required all city employees to reside in Clay County.

 

Ocean Springs principal will lead SHS

Starkville School District Board of Trustees unanimously hired Ocean Springs High School Principal David Baggett as Starkville High School's next top administrator.

 

Four students seriously hurt in Pa. school stabbings

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

A doctor says some victims of a multiple stabbing at a high school near Pittsburgh have suffered injuries classified as life-threatening, though all are expected to survive.

 

 

Scant relief: Summer gasoline price to dip a penny

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

Drivers will get the slightest of breaks on gasoline prices this summer, according to the Energy Department.

 

Big outside groups overshadow parties in key races

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

Millionaires and billionaires are increasing their influence in federal elections, leaving political parties to play more limited roles, and raising questions about who sets the agenda in campaigns.

 

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