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Autopsy report still pending in candidate's death

Posted 3/29/2013 in State

More than a month has passed since the body of a Mississippi mayoral candidate was found dumped near a river levee, but the exact cause of his death remains largely a mystery pending the release of an autopsy report.

 

 

Miss. flags to be lowered honoring Rep. Upshaw

Posted 3/29/2013 in State

 

 

Neither party has cash for student loan rate fix

Posted 3/29/2013 in National

Incoming college freshmen could end up paying $5,000 more for the same student loans their older siblings have if Congress doesn't stop interest rates from doubling.

 

After 40 years, Vietnam memories still strong

Posted 3/29/2013 in National

The last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam 40 years ago today, and the date holds great meaning for many who fought the war, protested it or otherwise lived it.

Pope washes women's feet in break with church law

Posted 3/29/2013 in National

In his most significant break with tradition yet, Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of two young women at a juvenile detention center -- a surprising departure from church rules that restrict the Holy Thursday ritual to men.

 

Christians mark Jesus' crucifixion on Good Friday

Posted 3/29/2013 in National

Hundreds of Christians streamed through the cobblestone alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City today, hoisting wooden crosses and chanting prayers to mark the crucifixion of Jesus.

 

 

Sales tax data may force cuts to city budget

Posted 3/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus sales tax collections continue to lag behind last year's revenue, prompting some to question whether the city will have to amend its Fiscal Year 2012-2013 budget or dip into reserves to make up the difference.

 

Local schools getting head start on Common Core curriculum

Posted 3/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As school districts around the country prepare to make the switch to Common Core, a new type of math- and language arts-based curriculum, the Columbus Municipal School District is taking steps to ensure that students, parents and teachers are prepared for the change.

Gov. taps anti-abortion activist for health board

Posted 3/28/2013 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has nominated anti-abortion activist Terri Herring for a six-year term on the state Board of Health, a position that could give Herring influence over Health Department policies that affect the state's only abortion clinic.

Unemployment rates drop from January

Posted 3/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Unemployment rates are beginning to inch downward from the January highs, according to data released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security Wednesday.

 

Clay County consolidation bill now mirrors Oktibbeha County

Posted 3/28/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Legislators finalized a six-person conference committee Wednesday to work out House and Senate differences in a potential Clay County school consolidation bill.

 

Officials thrilled over response to Restaurant Week

Posted 3/28/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tourism officials say Starkville Restaurant Week produced almost 10,500 charity ballots last week. How impressive is that figure? Greater Starkville Development Partnership CEO Jennifer Gregory says that total eclipses the total collected during similar week-long events in Jackson. There, the high mark stands at approximately 6,000 votes, she said.

 

GOP moves to catch up with Democrats on technology

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

Republicans are moving aggressively to repair their technological shortcomings from the 2012 election, opening a new tech race to counter a glaring weakness against President Barack Obama.

 

 

Small business squabbles over paid sick time laws

Posted 3/28/2013 in Business

 

 

New book shares insights from Steve Jobs' first boss

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

When Steve Jobs adopted "think different" as Apple's mantra in the late 1990s, the company's ads featured Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Amelia Earhart and a constellation of other starry-eyed oddballs who reshaped society.

 

 

Judge approves American-US Airways merger

Posted 3/28/2013 in Business

 

 

Tax return lobby fights effort to offer Return-free filing program

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

Imagine filing your income taxes in five minutes -- and for free. You'd open up a pre-filled return, see what the government thinks you owe, make any needed changes and be done. The miserable annual IRS shuffle, gone.

 

 

Gun control backers struggle to win some Democrats

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

 

 

Nelson Mandela in hospital with lung infection

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

 

Court's ruling won't end debate over gay marriage

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

However the Supreme Court rules after its landmark hearings on same-sex marriage, the issue seems certain to divide Americans and states for many years to come.

 

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