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Congressional panels will probe Planned Parenthood video

Posted 7/16/2015 in National

The searing political conflict over abortion flared anew Wednesday as three Republican-led congressional committees said they will investigate whether Planned Parenthood is selling organs from aborted fetuses.



Justice Kennedy compares gay marriage uproar to flag burning

Posted 7/16/2015 in National

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday likened controversy over the court's decision to allow gay marriage to public reaction over the 1989 ruling that said burning an American flag was protected free speech.



Colorado rejects pot use for PTSD

Posted 7/16/2015 in National

Colorado is known for pushing boundaries on marijuana, but a recent decision from the state health officials rejecting pot as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder shows the issue is far from settled.



Probe: Bogus enrollees kept getting 'Obamacare'

Posted 7/16/2015 in National

Phony applicants that investigators signed up last year under President Barack Obama's health care law got automatically re-enrolled for 2015.



Senate to vote on revision to No Child education law

Posted 7/16/2015 in National

The nation's main education law, long overdue for an overhaul, is headed for a major revision in the Senate.



Trump campaign sets his personal fortune at $10B

Posted 7/16/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled new documents Wednesday setting his personal fortune at more than $10 billion and his annual income at more than $362 million.



Has he got a deal for you: Obama eagerly pitching Iran deal

Posted 7/16/2015 in National

Part pitchman, part physics teacher, President Barack Obama is taking on the job of selling the Iran-nuclear deal with the gusto of a salesman who won't take no for an answer.


Lowndes candidates attend forum

Posted 7/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Of the 18 candidates for Lowndes County positions asked to speak at a political forum Monday night, seven came to address constituents.

School board members trade insults

Posted 7/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday had some pointed, feisty interactions during an hour-long debate over lawn service.

Recording of Brooks berating Turner emerges

Posted 7/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A recording of Lowndes County District 4 Supervisor Leroy Brooks threatening to end the political career of his Lowndes County District 5 supervisor opponent, Ward 4 Columbus Councilman Marty Tuner, was distributed anonymously to local media Tuesday.

MSU observes 50th anniversary of Holmes admission

Posted 7/15/2015 in Area

Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most important milestones in Mississippi State University history, when Dr. Richard E. Holmes became the first African American student to enroll at the university.

Oktibbeha man accused of sex with horse

Posted 7/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man is facing up to a decade behind bars after authorities say he had sex with a horse.


Jeff Smith: State budget uses no one-time money

Posted 7/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jeff Smith, who represents House District 39 in the Legislature, spoke to the Columbus Rotary Club on Tuesday about the legislature's budget following the 2015 session.



CMSD board approves nearly $1 million in budget amendments

Posted 7/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Superintendent Dr. Philip Hickman on Tuesday presented the Columbus Municipal School Board of Trustees approximately $1 million in proposed amendments to the 2014-2015 budget and all but one was approved.



FBI aiding inquiry of Miss. man's death after police encounter

Posted 7/15/2015 in State

Some residents of a small Mississippi town say they're still looking for answers a week after a black man died following a physical encounter with a white police officer.


Starkville renter faces charges for damaging apartment

Posted 7/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police arrested a 38-year-old man Tuesday after responding to a report of a heavily damaged apartment.


Forum gives public insight to justice court

Posted 7/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Five candidates for Oktibbeha County justice court judge appeared at the 2015 Oktibbeha County Justice Court Judicial Candidate Forum on Tuesday.



Battle brewing over county education building use

Posted 7/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway isn't giving up full use of the county education building without a fight.



NAACP: Miss. should remove Confederate sign from flag

Posted 7/15/2015 in State

The NAACP is calling on Mississippi legislators to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, days after South Carolina removed a stand-alone Confederate banner from its Capitol grounds.


MUW names new chair of nursing program

Posted 7/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women has named a faculty member and alumna as chair of the Associate of Science in Nursing program.


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