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Al-Qaida splinter declares new Islamic state

Posted 6/30/2014 in National

The al-Qaida breakaway group that has seized much of Syria and Iraq has formally declared the establishment of a new Islamic state, demanding allegiance from Muslims worldwide in a move that could further strain relations with other militant groups.

 

Harley helps put electric motorcycles in spotlight

Posted 6/30/2014 in National

When Maggie McNally-Bradshaw and husband Curt hop on their electric motorcycles and twist the throttles, they get a rush like no other. Or maybe a WHOOSH!

 

Border Patrol has many agents in wrong places

Posted 6/30/2014 in National

The downcast faces on computer screens are 1,500 miles away at a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas: a 20-year old Honduran woman arrested rafting across the Rio Grande and a 23-year-old man caught under similar circumstances.

 

 

Booneville gets medical devices

Posted 6/30/2014 in State

City officials in Booneville say four defibrillators have been donated by a hospital for use in the event residents suffer heart attacks on city property.

 

'Designing Women' star Meshach Taylor dies at 67

Posted 6/30/2014 in National

Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom "Designing Women" and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer at age 67, his agent said Sunday. Taylor died Saturday at his home near Los Angeles, according to agent Dede Binder.

Studies question UN strategies to save mothers

Posted 6/30/2014 in National

In the past decade, billions of dollars have been spent trying to save the lives of mothers in developing countries using strategies -- usually inexpensive drugs -- deemed essential by the U.N. health agency.

Pursuit leads to meth arrest

Posted 6/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two men were arrested Thursday and charged with intent to manufacture methamphetamine after they fled from law enforcement.

World Changers volunteers have local impact

Posted 6/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three-hundred and fifteen teenagers from across the country descended on Columbus this week. Known as a Christian mission group called "World Changers," the students each paid $250 to do volunteer work throughout the community. They say they do it for the love of Christ and their fellow man.

Investigation continues in tea party official's death

Posted 6/28/2014 in State

A tea party official charged with conspiring to take photos of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's wife inside a nursing home apparently committed suicide Friday, police said, days after Cochran won a nasty Republican primary.

The new promised land: Big plans for GTR park

Posted 6/28/2014 in Area

The transformation of the prairie into a sprawling industrial haven continues.

Turnover, turmoil mark Starkville aldermen's first year of leadership

Posted 6/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While Starkville aldermen's first year in office was mired by numerous instances of public backlash, the departure of key employees and claims of shady dealings, the city has quietly positioned itself for industrial expansion and enjoyed seeing in excess of $100 million in projects enter planning and development stages.

Cosmic caffeine: Astronauts getting espresso maker

Posted 6/28/2014 in National

Talk about a cosmic caffeine jolt. The International Space Station is getting a real Italian espresso machine.

 

Miss. universities seek $76.3M budget increase

Posted 6/28/2014 in State

The College Board voted Friday to seek an additional $76.3 million in state funding for Mississippi's eight public universities when the Legislature gathers next year to write the 2016 budget.

 

 

GOP runoff shows new angle to minority voting

Posted 6/28/2014 in National

Sen. Thad Cochran's GOP primary victory, thanks in part to black Mississippians who turned out to vote for him, exemplifies a new math that politicians of all persuasions may be forced to learn as this country's voting population slowly changes complexion.

 

 

Review: Veterans Affairs a struggling agency beset with ills

Posted 6/28/2014 in National

Citing "significant and chronic system failures" in the nation's health system for veterans, a review ordered by President Barack Obama portrays the Department of Veterans Affairs as a struggling agency battling a corrosive culture of distrust, lacking in resources and ill-prepared to deal with an influx of new and older veterans with a range of medical and mental health care needs.

 

Mountain lion scares shoppers in Utah

Posted 6/28/2014 in National

Utah authorities captured a mountain lion Friday that startled people but didn't hurt anybody at a shopping center in a Salt Lake City suburb.

 

U.S. plans to curb land mines, join treaty

Posted 6/28/2014 in National

After two decades of waffling, the United States on Friday announced its intention to join an international treaty banning land mines, without setting a time frame while working through possible complications on the Korean Peninsula.

 

 

High court poised to decide birth-control dispute

Posted 6/28/2014 in National

The Supreme Court is poised to deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice.

 

Bobby Womack, R&B singer-songwriter, dies at 70

Posted 6/28/2014 in National

Bobby Womack, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. He was 70.

Caledonia native named MUW Dean of Students

Posted 6/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia native has been named the new Dean of Students at Mississippi University for Women. Sirena Cantrell will become the new dean of students July 1, according to a press release issued by the college.

 

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