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Galloway seeks review of sentence

Posted 4/23/2014 in State

Mississippi death row inmate Leslie "Bo" Galloway III, convicted of raping and killing a Harrison Central High senior in 2008, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal.

 

CVB gets clean financial audit

Posted 4/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitor's Bureau has received a clean audit on their finances from the 2012-13 fiscal year.

AG opinion changes little on vice-mayor term limit

Posted 4/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state Attorney General office said the position of vice mayor in Columbus is a four-year term but declined to say a vote councilmen took in July to put councilman Gene Taylor in that post for one year was void.

Unity Park group eyes January opening

Posted 4/22/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Unity Park committee members hope to unveil a redesigned public green space on Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- Jan. 19, 2015 -- that provides more acknowledgements to local and state-level civil rights pioneers.

Club Rock injunction remains after hearing is continued

Posted 4/22/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Club Rock will remain closed until at least late May after an Oktibbeha County Circuit Court Judge continued a public nuisance abatement against the nightclub's owner Larry Fair on Monday.

Thawing out: Warmer temperatures lift economy

Posted 4/22/2014 in Business

Spring's thaw is reviving the economy, too. A recent batch of government and business reports show a U.S. economy emerging from winter's deep freeze.

 

No bond for 2 teens in carjacking, kidnapping

Posted 4/22/2014 in State

A judge has denied bond to two teenagers accused of the rape, carjacking, and kidnapping of a 29-year-old woman.

 

 

Agent: Collecting evidence in can case

Posted 4/22/2014 in State

The State Auditor's office is continuing to investigate the alleged embezzlement of public money by Magnolia's former city grounds and street keeper.

 

 

After prison fight, monitors call for change

Posted 4/22/2014 in State

Violence is out of control, drugs are being smuggled in and guards are not adequately trained at the privately run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility, a prison with a history of troubles, according to court documents.

 

 

Trooper training school to begin in November

Posted 4/22/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant Monday signed into a law a bill that would spend $6.9 million to produce 60 new members of the Mississippi Highway Patrol by May 2015.

 

 

UAW drops appeal of defeat in vote

Posted 4/22/2014 in National

The United Auto Workers dropped its appeal of a worker vote against unionizing at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, a move that the union said should put pressure on Republican politicians to quickly approve incentives the German automaker is seeking to expand its lone U.S. assembly plant.

 

 

Ballroom dance club creates Elvis festival

Posted 4/22/2014 in Area

For three days starting Friday, the Tupelo Ballroom Dance Club will go all-Elvis. Since Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, the club is holding a new festival called Dancing with the King.

 

Why are Americans obsessed with missing Malaysian plane?

Posted 4/22/2014 in National

From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist.

Teen stowaway shows holes in vast airport security

Posted 4/22/2014 in National

Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security breach until the plane -- and the boy -- landed in Hawaii.

 

Spencer wins $30,000 short story prize

Posted 4/22/2014 in National

Elizabeth Spencer, a revered Southern author still active in her 90s, has won a $30,000 short story prize.

 

Courthouse violence unpredictable despite security

Posted 4/22/2014 in National

When Utah's new federal courthouse opened last week, it came with security improvements that are becoming standard around the country: separate entrances and elevators for judges, defendants and the public; bullet-resistant glass and paneling; and vehicle barricades to keep car bombs at bay.

 

Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

Posted 4/22/2014 in National

Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened.

 

 

Funding divides Cochran, McDaniel

Posted 4/21/2014 in State

How large a role should the federal government have in educating American children? It's a politically sensitive question dividing the Republicans in Mississippi's U.S. Senate race this year.

 

 

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