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Early College High School accepting applications

Posted 3/11/2015 in Area

Local eighth graders interested in an unique, rigorous high school experience can apply to Mississippi's first early college high school.

Ruling could have major impact on state's insured

Posted 3/11/2015 in State

When the U.S. Supreme Court announces its ruling on the legality of federal subsides for Americans who enrolled for health care through the federal health care marketplace, the decision could have a direct impact on roughly 100,000 Mississippians.

Legislators file renewals for Starkville's restaurant tax

Posted 3/11/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two bills extending Starkville's 2 percent food and beverage tax are heading to their respective Miss. House and Senate local and private committees for discussion.

Market Street unveils 20th anniversary poster

Posted 3/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Main Street Columbus' Market Street Festival.

State treasurer: Unemployment, revenue numbers remain strong

Posted 3/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When state treasurer Lynn Fitch visited Columbus Tuesday to speak at the monthly meeting of the Lowndes County Republican Women, she had some good news to report but also shared concerns.


West Point fire, police departments engage in spring training

Posted 3/11/2015 in Area

Ward 4 Selectman Keith McBrayer presided over Tuesday's board of selectmen meeting in West Point due to the absence of Mayor Robbie Robinson.



House backs convention to mandate federal balanced budget

Posted 3/11/2015 in State

Mississippi could become the third state to sign onto a plan for a nationwide constitutional convention to force the federal government to balance its budget and require states' permission to increase national debt.


US military hopes to learn from victim of chimpanzee attack

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

Charla Nash never served in the military. She was horribly disfigured, not in combat, but in a 2009 attack by a rampaging chimpanzee.


Caregiver arrested for exploiting a vulnerable person

Posted 3/11/2015 in State

A Philadelphia woman has been arrested for allegedly exploiting a person under her care.


As race for UN chief begins, new campaigns demand a woman

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

At a private working lunch for the five most powerful members of the United Nations Security Council, the conversation turned to the question of the next U.N. secretary-general.

Clinton trying to put emails to rest -- and prep for '16

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

Trying to get the rollout of her presidential campaign back on track, Hillary Rodham Clinton says she should have used a government email address while working as the nation's top diplomat.


New low in relations between Obama, congressional GOP

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

Relations between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans have hit a new low.



Target lays off 1,700, won't fill another 1,400 vacancies

Posted 3/11/2015 in Business

Target Corp. said Tuesday that it is laying off 1,700 workers and eliminating another 1,400 unfilled positions as part of a restructuring aimed at saving $2 billion over the next two years.



Federal health insurance aid in doubt for nearly 8 million

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

Nearly 8 million people could lose up to $24 billion a year in health insurance subsidies in a Supreme Court case threatening President Barack Obama's law, according to a government report released Tuesday.



Good news for some of us: Other people are quitting jobs

Posted 3/11/2015 in Business

Quitting your job -- all but unheard of during and after the Great Recession -- is becoming more common again.



Secret Service testing drones, how to disrupt their flying

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

The Secret Service is conducting middle-of-the-night drone flights near the White House in secret tests to devise a defense against the unmanned aircraft, The Associated Press has learned.



Obama calls for more rights for student borrowers

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

Issuing a clarion call to Americans saddled by student debt, President Barack Obama urged student borrowers Tuesday to stand up for their rights, and announced a medley of modest steps to bring some order to a notoriously chaotic system.



Trailer with tons of mozzarella stolen from truck stop

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

Hold the cheese. Thieves made off with a refrigerated tractor-trailer filled with $85,000 worth of shredded mozzarella cheese bound for a Hungry Howies Pizza distribution center in central Florida.



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