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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.

MUW to hold annual event against domestic violence

Posted 9/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Once a year at Mississippi University for Women, students gather and paint a pair of blue jeans.

Pope Francis wraps up joyful US visit with big open-air Mass

Posted 9/28/2015 in National

Pope Francis urged hundreds of thousands of the faithful gathered Sunday for the biggest event of his U.S. visit to be open to "miracles of love," closing out his joyful six-day trip with a message of hope for families, consolation for victims of child sexual abuse and a warning to America's bishops.

Fire destroys east Oktibbeha County home

Posted 9/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An east Oktibbeha County home was destroyed after a Sunday fire gutted the property.


Boehner slams some GOP hard liners as 'false prophets'

Posted 9/28/2015 in National

Speaker John Boehner is embarking on his final month in Congress by moving to complete unfinished business and vowing not to leave his successor with a politically gridlocked House.


Stargazers witness rare event in supermoon eclipse

Posted 9/28/2015 in National

Stargazers were treated to a rare astronomical phenomenon when a total lunar eclipse combined with a so-called supermoon.


Nonprofits seek Supreme Court review of contraceptives case

Posted 9/28/2015 in National

Religion, birth control and President Barack Obama's health care overhaul are about to collide at the Supreme Court yet again.



Shell says it will cease Alaska offshore Arctic drilling

Posted 9/28/2015 in National

Royal Dutch Shell will cease exploration in Arctic waters off Alaska's coast following disappointing results from an exploratory well backed by billions in investment and years of work.


Motorists warned to watch for deer

Posted 9/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi is the state with the eighth highest rate of collisions with deer.

Columbus fire station to relocate

Posted 9/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fire Station 4 is moving.

Drones: Limitless potential, uncertain rules

Posted 9/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Earlier this month, on a crisp afternoon, Kelly Wala prepared to lead a calming yoga class on the Tombigbee Bridge near downtown Columbus.


Power outage scheduled for Tuesday

Posted 9/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Approximately 155 customers of 4-County Electric Power Association will lose power for a few hours Tuesday while workers repair a critical line and equipment.


MSU Crisis Action Team holds preparedness exercise

Posted 9/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State's Crisis Action Team held a tabletop exercise during its regular meeting Friday to drill the emergency response skills of top administrators and key decision makers during a practice hypothetical scenario and training session.


MUW celebrates Women's Health Awareness in Oct.

Posted 9/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's Department of Health and Kinesiology is celebrating Women's Health Awareness Week Oct. 14-16 with presentations that empower women to make healthier choices.



Sanderson Farms recalling chicken products

Posted 9/26/2015 in State

Sanderson Farms, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 551,090 pounds of chicken products produced at its plant in Hazlehurst.


Conservatives to 2016 GOP field: Defy us at your own peril

Posted 9/26/2015 in National

The Republican Party's conservative wing, pumped up by House Speaker John Boehner's stepping down, is warning the 2016 presidential candidates that defying its wishes will come at their peril.


EPA to change diesel tests to thwart Vokswagen-like cheating

Posted 9/26/2015 in Business

The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that it will launch sweeping changes to the way it tests for diesel emissions after getting duped by clandestine software in Volkswagen cars for seven years.


'I believe in the Bible': Trump courts Christian right

Posted 9/26/2015 in National

Donald Trump recently showed up at a gathering of Iowa conservative Christian voters with a copy of the Bible in hand.


Clerk Kim Davis switching parties to become a Republican

Posted 9/26/2015 in National

Defiant Kentucky clerk Kim Davis stood on a stage in a Washington, D.C., hotel Friday night and spread her arms triumphantly.



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