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Polygamous trio applies for wedding license

Posted 7/2/2015 in National

A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife.



Many but not all in GOP object as US, Cuba plan embassies

Posted 7/2/2015 in National

Loud but hardly universal catcalls from Republicans underscored the obstacles and opportunities ahead as U.S. and Cuban leaders announced an opening of embassies in Havana and Washington and a resumption of diplomatic relations severed the year President Barack Obama was born.



Macy's dumps Trump; NYC reviewing contracts

Posted 7/2/2015 in National

The Macy's department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico's governor and New York City's mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants.


CAC to open exhibit, honor 'Uncle Bunky' as Great American

Posted 7/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Arts Council will institute a new initiative Thursday during the opening reception for its July exhibit.


'Fireworks on the Water' to be at Lock and Dam

Posted 7/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The public is invited to "Fireworks on the Water" on the east bank of the Stennis Lock and Dam at 5 p.m. Saturday.


Columbus men arrested following May shooting

Posted 7/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department has arrested two men accused of shooting into an occupied vehicle near the intersection of 22nd Avenue North and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on May 24.

LCSD still searching for votech site

Posted 7/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Voters gave the Lowndes County School District the go ahead in May to issue $44 million worth of bonds, but one-fourth of that money has no place to call home.

Ban on texting and driving begins today

Posted 7/1/2015 in State

A Mississippi law banning texting and driving goes into effect today.

Myles back to school board despite Wynn's objections

Former Starkville School District Board of Trustees President Eddie Myles rejoined the consolidated school board and will fulfill outgoing President Eric Heiselt's term.


Lowndes Co. supes move ahead with E911 expansion

Posted 7/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors cleared the final hurdle in its plans to begin work on an expanded E911 Center during Tuesday's regular board meeting, voting unanimously to award the contract for construction.


Legendary bluesman Robert Johnson's son dies in Mississippi

Posted 7/1/2015 in State

A son of legendary Mississippi blues artist Robert Johnson became rich by winning a court fight over his father's estate.


No immediate high court action on Mississippi abortion law

Posted 7/1/2015 in State

Mississippi's only abortion clinic will likely remain open at least until the fall, because the U.S. Supreme Court is taking no action until then on a dispute over a state law that could close it.



Tractor-trailer hitches could be faulty, 6,000 may be in use

Posted 7/1/2015 in National

On a twisty, snow-lined hill that the locals call "Devil's Backbone," a 12-ton semi-trailer came loose from its tractor and plowed into an oncoming line of pre-dawn commuters.


MSU dairy plant gets upgrade

Recent upgrades to the Custer Dairy Processing Plant at Mississippi State University are helping ensure the next generation of Bulldogs can enjoy the same quality which MSU cheese connoisseurs have come to appreciate and expect.


Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape

Posted 7/1/2015 in National

The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled it off, a state official said Tuesday.



Bush likely earned less, paid higher tax rate than Clintons

Posted 7/1/2015 in National

In the first presidential race since Democrats cast the GOP nominee as an out-of-touch millionaire, Republican Jeb Bush is aggressively trying to flip the script.



O say can you breathe? Fireworks pollute air, study says

Posted 7/1/2015 in National

July Fourth fireworks fill the skies across the nation with more than sparkling bursts of color. They spew pollution, too.



Episcopalians to vote on allowing gay marriage in churches

Posted 7/1/2015 in National

Episcopalians are set to vote today on allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.



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