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Earle says Southern voice key to protest song

Posted 9/30/2015 in State

Singer Steve Earle believes it was important to have a Southern voice on his new protest song urging Mississippi to change its state flag to remove the Confederate battle emblem.


GOP field: Tax cuts for all, don't worry about consequences

Posted 9/30/2015 in National

Republicans came into this presidential campaign with painful memories of how, in the last one, Democrats blasted Mitt Romney's tax plan as a giveaway to the rich.



New Kemper delay means company likely to repay $234M credit

Posted 9/30/2015 in State

Mississippi Power Co. announced Tuesday it will likely have to repay a $234 million federal tax credit because its Kemper County power plant won't be in operation by April 19.



Military favors keeping troops in Afghanistan past 2016

Posted 9/30/2015 in National

In a potential major shift in policy, U.S. military commanders want to keep at least a few thousand American troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016.



South Dakota tribe to open nation's 1st pot resort

Posted 9/30/2015 in National

The Santee Sioux tribe has already proven its business acumen, running a successful casino, a 120-room hotel and a 240-head buffalo ranch on the plains of South Dakota.


Artesia man arrested for burglary

Posted 9/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man for breaking into a store in Artesia.

Communiversity gets $6.1 million from federal grant

Posted 9/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The final $6.1 million needed to construct "Communiversity," a workforce training center for the Golden Triangle, has been provided in a federal grant, Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran announced last week.

Building a safer helmet

Posted 9/29/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Dr. Mark Horstemeyer has a small upstairs office at Mississippi State University's CAVS facility. In it, two things catch a visitor's attention.

Fire vigil planned for Thursday

Posted 9/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire & Rescue will help hold a time for remembrance for those affected by a deadly fire last year at the Jamestown Square townhouses.


Concert to feature music by medieval, contemporary composers

Posted 9/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Music from a medieval composer will be featured at the Mississippi University for Women Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday.



Big Senate vote propels stopgap spending bill

Posted 9/29/2015 in National

The Senate is set to pass a spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down this week over the opposition of the most conservative Republicans in the chamber.


Worker who helped 2 killers escape gets up to 7 years

Posted 9/29/2015 in National

A sobbing former prison worker who helped two murderers escape from a maximum-security lockup said she regretted her "horrible mistake" as she was sentenced Monday to up to seven years behind bars as part of a plea deal.

Senate GOP leader seems safe for now after Boehner departure

Posted 9/29/2015 in National

Try as they may, there's no sign that conservatives chirping over the departure of House Speaker John Boehner will be able to claim Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as their next pelt.


RePublic Schools charter network gets $9.6M for expansion

Posted 9/29/2015 in State

An operator of charter schools in Tennessee and Mississippi is in line to receive $9.6 million in federal funding, with plans to spend the money on expansion.


Bush: US should open overseas markets to US oil, gas

Posted 9/29/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says ending the ban on U.S. oil exports and easing restrictions on natural gas exports will unleash the nation's economy.

Trump proposes tax cuts for all

Posted 9/29/2015 in National

After weeks of vowing to raise taxes on "hedge fund guys" and high-income earners, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump unveiled a tax plan Monday that would cut rates across the board and reduce the amount paid by wealthiest Americans and corporations into the U.S. Treasury.


German prosecutors investigate former Volkswagen boss

Posted 9/29/2015 in Business

German prosecutors on Monday opened an investigation against former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn to establish what his role was in the emissions-rigging scandal that has shaken the world's largest automaker.



Ex-House Speaker Hastert lawyers talking plea deal

Posted 9/29/2015 in National

A possible plea agreement is being negotiated in the hush-money case of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.


Under the Capitol dome: For Barksdale, ballot fight continues 15-year push

Posted 9/28/2015 in State

Jim Barksdale has put his money where his mouth is.


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