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Mexico seeks exhumation of drug lord's parents

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

Authorities are seeking permits to exhume the remains of drug lord Heriberto Lazcano's parents to obtain material for DNA testing to convince the public beyond doubt that he is dead, Mexico's top anti-drug prosecutor said Wednesday.

 

 

ACLU demands Miss. school stop prayers

Posted 10/18/2012 in State

The American Civil Liberties Union demanded Wednesday that a south Mississippi school stop holding prayers and promoting religious activities at games and other events.

 

 

Authorities: 4 injured as storm crosses Southeast

Posted 10/18/2012 in State

A severe storm front packing gusting winds left four people injured as it punched across a wide swath of the Southeast, downing power lines, toppling trees and damaging at least one mobile home in Mississippi, authorities said Thursday.

 

 

Vote time extended for some in military from Miss.

Posted 10/18/2012 in State

Military or overseas voters from three Mississippi counties are getting more time to submit ballots for next month's election.

 

 

Experts seek to reduce Miss. infant mortality rate

Posted 10/18/2012 in State

Mississippi has the nation's highest infant mortality rate, and experts are trying to change that by teaching people about healthy pregnancies and proper sleep conditions for babies.

 

 

Clinton's classy mea culpa

Posted 10/17/2012 in National

Once again, Hillary Clinton has demonstrated herself to be the classiest person in the room. No wonder she's one of the most revered public figures in America.

 

KiOR in critical phase as it readies for production

Posted 10/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to company officials, KiOR has entered its start-up phase and expects to ship product by the end of the year. However, waining investor confidence has resulted in a falling stock price.

Higgins hits the stump to promote 'New' Link

Posted 10/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By the time the presidential election is over, the Golden Triangle will be immersed in a new campaign as Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins hits the trail, touting his message of regional cooperation as a fast track to economic growth.

 

Contractor disputes city's version of 'Dump-Gate'

Posted 10/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dump-Gate saga continues. In what is, at best, a misunderstanding and, at worst, a flurry of lies, the controversy over whether or not the city allowed the county to use its landfill took another turn Tuesday.

 

 

Mississippi State gets plantation in alumnus' will

Posted 10/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Roughly 72 years after receiving his degree from then Mississippi State College, Willis Durden "Dan" McGeary exemplified his devotion by leaving a little something for his alma mater in his will.

 

 

Renasant Corp. profits rise as loans increase

Posted 10/17/2012 in State

Regional bank Renasant Corp. said profit in 2012's third quarter rose 8 percent from the same three months of 2011, as the bank set aside less to cover bad loans and made lower interest payments to savers.

 

 

Debate body language: A testy and tense exchange

Posted 10/17/2012 in National

Maybe it's a cliché to say the gloves came off in Tuesday's presidential debate. But then again, maybe not, since the candidates sometimes looked like they were actually about to start boxing.

 

One debate left; 2 alphas wage fight of their lives

Posted 10/17/2012 in National

Two alphas in the fight of their lives, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred with passion and grit in a debate that previewed the closing arguments of a campaign that keeps circling back to bedrock questions about which candidate can do more to strengthen the fragile economy.

 

Social Security benefits get a 1.7 percent bump

Posted 10/17/2012 in National

More than 56 million Americans on Social Security will get raises averaging $19 a month come January, one of the smallest hikes since automatic adjustments for inflation were adopted in 1975, the government announced Tuesday.

 

 

Earth-sized planet found just outside solar system

Posted 10/17/2012 in National

European astronomers say that just outside our solar system they've found a planet that's the closest you can get to Earth in location and size.

 

Texas landowners take a stand against Big Oil

Posted 10/17/2012 in National

Oil has long lived in harmony with farmland and cattle across the Texas landscape, a symbiosis nurtured by generations and built on an unspoken honor code that allowed agriculture to thrive while oil was extracted.

Release of names in prostitution case stirs debate

Posted 10/17/2012 in National

The first batch of men charged with being clients of a woman accused of turning her Zumba dance studio into a brothel included a former mayor and men from more than a dozen towns in Maine, as well as one each from Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

 

After Clinton, Obama takes Benghazi responsibility

Posted 10/17/2012 in National

President Barack Obama assumed responsibility Tuesday for the deadly terror attack in Libya last month that killed four Americans just hours after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to shoulder the blame for any mistakes the administration made.

 

Water ordeal may end in summer for county residents

Posted 10/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There are times when James and Shirley Warren wonder why they traded the sunny climes of California for the Mississippi backroads. At least in California, they had reliable access to running water.

 

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