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Miss. 1 of 2 states where economy shrank in 2014

Posted 6/11/2015 in State

Tepid growth in jobs, income and certain taxes had suggested Mississippi's economy wasn't growing very fast in recent years. But new figures released Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis show the state's economy was actually in recession in 2013 and 2014.



Acura recall shows glitch in auto braking system

Posted 6/11/2015 in Business

Acura has recalled two models because the automatic emergency braking systems can malfunction and put the vehicles at risk of a collision.



Search for escaped killers enters Day 6, expands to Vermont

Posted 6/11/2015 in National

Authorities searching for two escaped killers who have been on the loose for the better part of a week acknowledged being in the dark about their whereabouts or doings, even as the hunt for the men expanded past state borders into Vermont.



Prison break spotlights code of silence behind bars

Posted 6/11/2015 in National

Other inmates at the state prison in Dannemora may have been in a position to see or at least hear two convicts making their escape using power tools to cut steel, break through bricks and slice open steam pipes.



Lawyer: Officer didn't target black teens at Texas pool

Posted 6/11/2015 in National

A white Texas police officer was not targeting minorities when he wrestled a black teenage girl to the ground and brandished his gun outside a pool party, his lawyer said, but rather was fraught with emotion after responding earlier to two suicide calls.



Why Americans are getting new credit cards

Posted 6/11/2015 in Business

A big change is happening inside your wallet.



House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat

Posted 6/11/2015 in Business

Under threat of trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, the House has voted to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry.



Building permits 6-11-15

Posted 6/11/2015 in Business



Murder charge dropped against woman who induced abortion

Posted 6/11/2015 in National

A Georgia prosecutor dropped a murder charge Wednesday but is pursuing a drug possession count against a 23-year-old woman accused of ending her pregnancy without a prescription, using pills she bought online.



Study: Rape prevention training works

Posted 6/11/2015 in National

A program that taught college women ways to prevent sexual assault cut in half the chances they would be raped over the next year, a Canadian study found.



Health head: Congress' problem if court voids health law aid

Posted 6/11/2015 in National

Congress and the states will need to find an answer if the Supreme Court strikes down the federal subsidies that are a foundation of President Barack Obama's health care law, his health secretary told lawmakers Wednesday.



Business brief: Southern Ionics Inc. makes purchase

Posted 6/11/2015 in Business



Business brief: Brooks awarded

Posted 6/11/2015 in Business


Kangaroo, other exotic animals visit library

Posted 6/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dozens of children at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library on Tuesday were hopping with excitement at the sight of a baby kangaroo.

In Lowndes, 23 percent on government assistance

Posted 6/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services spoke to the Rotary club Tuesday about the department's efforts with regards to SNAP -- the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Harrison, Lowndes Co. leader, dies at 69

Posted 6/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Esther Harrison, a Columbus native whose drive to help her community led her to spearhead African American voter registration drives during the civil rights movement and later serve a decade-plus in the state Legislature, died this morning.

Local, state Dems converge at Beans and Greens

Posted 6/10/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Rickey Cole looked out at a room full of Oktibbeha County Democrats and reminded them to stay together.


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