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Confederate group seeks to stop Ole Miss changes

Posted 9/25/2014 in State

A Confederate history group is asking a court to block the University of Mississippi from changing Old South symbols on campus.

 

 

ACLU sues county over failure to indict inmates

Posted 9/25/2014 in State

A Mississippi county has illegally held inmates in jail for as long as a year without appointing counsel or presenting cases to a grand jury, the American Civil Liberties Union argues in a lawsuit, and a law professor said Wednesday that something similar could be happening elsewhere in the state.

 

 

2 Mississippi girls found in Louisiana

Posted 9/25/2014 in State

Two girls who were subject of an Amber Alert in Mississippi have been found safe in Slidell, Louisiana.

 

 

Cochran team preps arguments to Miss. high court

Posted 9/25/2014 in State

Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's attorneys were preparing legal arguments trying to block a rival's attempt to overturn the senator's Republican primary victory.

 

 

Anti-addiction groups call for new FDA top official

Posted 9/25/2014 in National

Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

 

 

Rape joke on Fox cartoons draws attention

Posted 9/25/2014 in National

The Fox network isn't responding to suggestions that it edit its upcoming crossover episode of "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" to remove a joke where the punch line is "your sister's being raped."

 

New photos show toll of age, prison on pop legend

Posted 9/25/2014 in National

Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend.

 

Businesses won't have to return BP spill payouts

Posted 9/25/2014 in National

BP wanted its money back -- hundreds of millions of dollars of it -- but a federal judge said Wednesday that the oil giant must stick by its agreement with the companies it compensated for business losses due to the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

 

Third Columbus man arrested in connection with murder

Posted 9/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A third Columbus man has been charged with murder in connection with a drive-by shooting that left one man dead and another injured this month.

CL&W looking at acquiring water customers

Posted 9/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water board members are looking into options for generating more revenue, one of which includes acquiring new customers for water services.

Crowd celebrates beloved educator

Posted 9/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There wasn't much space in the reception room at the Education and Human Sciences Building on the campus of Mississippi University for Women on Tuesday afternoon. They were there to honor Dr. Alma Turner, a woman whose impact on local education has been felt by many throughout the Golden Triangle.

West Point mayor touts city accomplishments

Posted 9/24/2014 in Area

West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson opened his address to the Columbus Rotary Club on Tuesday with a question: "What can little bitty West Point tell Columbus, Mississippi, what we're doing?"

Recusal saves plus-one insurance expansion

Posted 9/24/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville will again allow its employees to place same-sex partners on the city's insurance plan after the board of aldermen fell one vote shy of overturning Mayor Parker Wiseman's veto of their action to limit the expansion to only legally married couples Tuesday.

Federal lawsuit dismissed against county school district

Posted 9/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A federal lawsuit against the former superintendent of the Lowndes County School District filed by the current superintendent has been dismissed.

Rights of same-sex military spouses vary by state

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

On the wall over her bunk in Kuwait, Marine Cpl. Nivia Huskey proudly displays a collection of sonogram printouts of the baby boy her pregnant spouse is carrying back home in North Carolina.

Newell wins new trial in Slab House manslaughter case

Posted 9/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Alabama man sentenced to serve 15 years in prison for manslaughter in a 2008 shooting death at a Mississippi bar has won a new trial from the Mississippi Court of Appeals.

Millport agrees to purchase county land for lagoon

Posted 9/24/2014 in Area

The final hurdle for the City of Millport to break ground on its waste water lagoon has been cleared.

 

Jackson school system joins funding lawsuit

Posted 9/24/2014 in State

Jackson Public Schools are joining a lawsuit seeking to recover a shortfall in state education funding and bar future underfunding.

 

 

Mercedes labor chief seeks UAW foothold in Alabama

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

The head labor official on Daimler AG's supervisory board says he considers it "unacceptable" that the German automaker's Mercedes plant in Alabama stands alone among the company's factories around the world without union representation for its workers.

 

 

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