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Analysis: Tax cuts winning versus increasing state services

Posted 3/9/2015 in State

The next time Mississippi lawmakers say the state can't afford something, don't believe them.


Extent of Obama's executive reach often in eye of beholder

Posted 3/9/2015 in National

When it comes to President Barack Obama exerting presidential powers, Republicans have made it clear they want to keep him in check. Except when they don't.



Value of presidential polls? Not much, and not for a while

Posted 3/9/2015 in National

Wondering who's up and who's down in the 2016 presidential race? Go for a run, tend the garden, clean the closet, remove the lint from the dryer, and then do it all over again because it's going to be a long time before the polls will tell us much about who's likely to be our next president.



Hamilton High School to host blood drive

Posted 3/9/2015 in Area

Hamilton High School and United Blood Services will team up for a March 19 blood drive at the school's campus.


Two local candidates seek U.S. House seat

Posted 3/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus residents have announced their intent to run for Mississippi's vacant seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

CRA targets Burns Bottom

Posted 3/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Redevelopment Authority is making its first big push for a project to revitalize city neighborhoods.

In an old gym, something new

Posted 3/7/2015 in Area

If you build it, they will come.

Safe Haven plans domestic abuse intervention program

Posted 3/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Safe Haven, an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Columbus, plans to implement a Domestic Abuse Intervention Program.

Heiselt to lead Starkville school board into consolidation

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees unanimously named Eric Heiselt school board president for the year.


Groups ask judge to order gay-marriage licenses in Alabama

Posted 3/7/2015 in Area

A group of civil rights organizations filed a motion Friday asking a federal judge to order Alabama probate judges to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and to expand a suit challenging the state's gay-marriage ban.



State wants $290K seized in raid on suspected drug operation

Posted 3/7/2015 in State

The state Bureau of Narcotics is seeking to overturn a judge's ruling that its seizure of cash and other items during a drug bust in 2013 was illegal because the search warrant failed to include a description of the place to be searched.



Judge orders release of execution drug supplier's name

Posted 3/7/2015 in State

A judge has rejected the Mississippi Department of Corrections' attempt to keep secret the pharmacy that supplies a crucial execution drug.



Divided GOP empowers Democrats in political minority

Posted 3/7/2015 in National

Winners in a bruising struggle with Republicans over homeland security funding and immigration, minority Democrats had unity on their side, along with a politician's understandable fear of terrorist attacks and the Constitution's separation of powers.


Selma civil rights milestone marked by first black president

Posted 3/7/2015 in National

America's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us," the nation's first black president said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists whose beatings by police a half-century ago galvanized people against racial oppression and hastened passage of historic voting rights for minorities.


Church: Abducted Seattle missionary released

Posted 3/7/2015 in National

A 71-year-old Seattle missionary abducted last month from a school in Nigeria has been released and is safe, the Free Methodist Church USA said Friday.


US: North Korea response to attack on ambassador 'callous'

Posted 3/7/2015 in National

The United States on Friday condemned North Korea's "callous" reaction to the knife attack on the U.S. ambassador to South Korea that has added to tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula.


US, Europe show solidarity on Iran nuclear negotiations

Posted 3/7/2015 in National

U.S. and European diplomats said Saturday they are united in their strategy and goal in trying to achieve a nuclear deal with Iran.


Civil rights activists remember Selma, 50 years later

Posted 3/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fifty years ago this month, a group of Civil Rights demonstrators, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., marched from Selma, Alabama, to the state capitol of Montgomery to demand African Americans have the right to vote.

Local homeless coalition continues push

Posted 3/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle Regional Homeless Coalition has reached a significant milestone in its mission to establish the area's only homeless shelter.

President's Cup coming to Columbus in 2016

Posted 3/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus will host Mississippi's largest youth soccer tournament again in 2016.


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