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Carjackers fail in the clutch, can't drive stick

Posted 6/27/2014 in National

An attempted carjacking in Seattle failed when three carjackers found they were in a vehicle with a manual transmission and none of them knew how to drive a stick shift.

 

 

T1red of p@sswords? Y0u @re N*t @lone!

Posted 6/27/2014 in National

Good thing she doesn't need a password to get into heaven. That's what Donna Spinner often mutters when she tries to remember the growing list of letter-number-and-symbol codes she's had to create to access her various online accounts.

 

Browning on Business: Where to get your 'crazy' fireworks

Posted 6/26/2014 in Business

"It's crazy." That's what Deborah Turman said Wednesday when talking about this time of year. Turman has sold fireworks in Lowndes County for nearly three decades.

Shelton leaves CL&W board with pride

Posted 6/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

David Shelton's 15-year run on the Columbus Light and Water Board of Directors is all but over, but the city utility provider is better off financially now than it was before he began serving.

Auditor's office closes tax assessor investigation

Posted 6/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The investigation into the Lowndes County Tax Assessor's Office by the state auditor's office is closed, according to state officials.

Police search for hotel robberies suspect

Posted 6/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus hotels have been robbed within 48 hours and police are looking for the suspect.

Lowndes jobless rate continues to fall

Posted 6/26/2014 in Area

There were 4,100 more jobs across the state last month than there were in April and 15,300 more than in May 2013, according to figures released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

 

Education funding focus of MML panel

Posted 6/26/2014 in State

State education leaders said at a Mississippi Municipal League school funding forum that when the state doesn't fully fund schools, the bill winds up being the problem of local governments.

 

 

Man injured when homemade explosive malfunctions

Posted 6/26/2014 in State

Harrison County authorities say a 65-year-old old Pass Christian man was seriously injured while making explosive devices to keep trespassers off his property.

 

Open meetings defense: Wynn misspoke

Posted 6/26/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is defending itself from under-the-table collusion claims by attesting its mayor and seven aldermen do not conduct secret meetings or know how other board members will vote prior to meetings, all while painting the complainant as a political dissident.

 

Some in GOP say expanding voter base helps party

Posted 6/26/2014 in State

National Republican leaders trying to appeal to non-white voters are cringing over Senate candidate Chris McDaniel's complaints that Democrats -- most of whom are black in Mississippi -- voted in the state's GOP Senate runoff and helped six-term incumbent Thad Cochran capture the party nomination.

 

 

Boehner says House plans to sue Obama

Posted 6/26/2014 in National

The House will vote next month on legislation authorizing a campaign-season lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress, Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday.

 

Arizona schools chief apologizes for 'hurtful' blog posts

Posted 6/26/2014 in National

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal broke down in tears Wednesday at the end of a news conference where he apologized for posting an anonymous blog comment that denigrated welfare recipients and other postings that were seen by some as racist.

 

FAA eyes lower building height limit near airports

Posted 6/26/2014 in National

The government wants to dramatically reduce the allowable height of buildings near hundreds of airports -- a proposal that is drawing fire from real estate developers and members of Congress who say it will reduce property values.

 

 

Law enforcement ready to abide by Supreme Court's cellphone ruling

Posted 6/26/2014 in National

Officers are being briefed during roll calls, new procedures are in place, and prosecutors are considering the effect on potentially thousands of pending court cases after the Supreme Court's ruling that restricts police searches of cellphones.

 

Ruling pushes gay marriage closer to Supreme Court

Posted 6/26/2014 in National

The first ruling by a federal appeals court that states cannot prevent gay couples from marrying makes it more likely the Supreme Court will ultimately have to make a decision it has so far avoided -- do states have the ability to prohibit same-sex marriage?

North Korea's take on new U.S. movie: 'Act of war'

Posted 6/26/2014 in National

North Korea is warning that the release of a new American comedy about a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un would be an "act of war."

 

Building permits 6-26-14

Posted 6/26/2014 in Business

 

 

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