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Supreme Court denies Killen second look

Posted 1/14/2014 in State

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a rehearing request from Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in 2005 for the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers in Mississippi.

 

 

Miss. death penalty case before high court

Posted 1/14/2014 in State

The U.S. Supreme Court consideration of an appeal from a woman on Mississippi's death row has been delayed.

 

Nicholas selected as new SA head of school

Posted 1/13/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Jeremy Nicholas, the current Park Place Christian Academy headmaster, will take over as Starkville Academy's new head of schools on July 7.

 

Partisans divided over Chris Christie scandal

Posted 1/13/2014 in National

Prominent Republicans leapt to GOP Gov. Chris Christie's defense on Sunday, insisting that an ongoing traffic scandal wouldn't ruin any presidential ambitions, while Democrats say it's difficult to believe such a hands-on manager knew nothing about a plan by a top aide to close lanes at a bridge into New York City.

 

Photo: The Wedding of Q and U

Posted 1/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Heritage Academy senior kindergarten students had a wedding ceremony to unite the letters "Q" and "U."

City asks for summary judgment in hiring discrimination suit

Posted 1/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A year after a police officer filed a discrimination lawsuit against the City of Columbus, the case is one step closer to going to trial.

City council to explore urban renewal

Posted 1/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Most of the blighted and vacant property inside the Columbus city limits is in the core of the city, surrounding downtown. City planner Christina Berry has worked with a consultant through the past year to identify as many of those parcels as possible to develop an urban renewal district.

Dale names Richardson as her replacement at Boys & Girls Club

Posted 1/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Boys and Girl's Club has a new director -- and new momentum. Antwoin Richardson took over the reigns this month after former local club director Nadia Dale became the regional director for the Golden Triangle.

Possumhaw: Flu is nothing to sneeze about

Posted 1/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sam looked pitiful, with sad eyes peering over the face mask. As soon as the doctor verified the flu diagnosis on went the mask.

Cold weather means early N.H. ice harvest

Posted 1/13/2014 in National

The tradition of harvesting lake ice at a New Hampshire campground is off to a cold and early start.

 

Loss of jobless aid leaves many with bleak options

Posted 1/13/2014 in National

A cutoff of benefits for the long-term unemployed has left more than 1.3 million Americans with a stressful decision: What now? Without their unemployment checks, many will abandon what had been a futile search and will no longer look for a job -- an exodus that could dwarf the 347,000 Americans who stopped seeking work in December.

 

Cat rescued after 3 winter days in Ohio drainpipe

Posted 1/13/2014 in National

A cat that spent at least three winter days in a northwest Ohio drainpipe has been rescued after initially refusing attempts to lure it out with tuna, the classic call of "here, kitty, kitty" and even a cellphone app that meowed.

Israel holds memorial ceremony for Ariel Sharon

Posted 1/13/2014 in National

Israeli officials and international dignitaries bid farewell to the late Ariel Sharon at a state ceremony today, remembering the controversial former prime minister as a fearless warrior and bold leader who devoted his life to protecting his country's security.

 

Kmart's claims against Kroger set for trial

Posted 1/13/2014 in State

A federal judge has denied a request from Kmart Corporation to file a corrected report on testimony of its engineering expert in a lawsuit over flood damage to one of its stores in Corinth.

 

 

Mississippi death row inmate seeking new trial

Posted 1/13/2014 in State

Mississippi death row inmate Caleb Corrothers argues he deserves a new trial because a Lafayette County judge refused to allow an expert to testify about the reliability of eyewitness identification.

 

 

Camp Shelby looks to future in cyberspace, drones

Posted 1/13/2014 in State

As Camp Shelby's role as the National Guard's largest mobilization center is winding down, its leaders are focusing now on a future in cyberspace and drones for the facility.

 

High court case: abortion clinic protest-free zone

Posted 1/13/2014 in National

Eleanor McCullen clutches a baby's hat knit in pink and blue as she patrols a yellow semicircle painted on the sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood health clinic on a frigid December morning with snow in the forecast. The painted line marks 35 feet from the clinic's entrance and that's where the 77-year-old McCullen and all other abortion protesters and supporters must stay under a Massachusetts law that is being challenged at the U.S. Supreme Court as an unconstitutional infringement on free speech. Arguments are set for Wednesday.

 

Kilgore named school board president over Gray's objection

Posted 1/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jane Kilgore has been named president of the Lowndes County School Board. However, the vote was not unanimous with board member Jacqueline Gray vehemently voicing her objections.

 

Smith, Oglesby receive top honors from city, county schools

Posted 1/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District and the Lowndes County School District honored some of their own on Friday.

 

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