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Ruling could help U.S. become major oil exporter

Posted 6/26/2014 in Business

Companies are taking advantage of new ways to export oil from the U.S. despite government restrictions, and in the process helping the U.S. become an ever bigger exporter of petroleum on the world stage.

 

 

Designer T cells fight viruses after transplants

Posted 6/26/2014 in National

Bone marrow transplants save thousands of lives but patients are vulnerable to severe viral infections in the months afterward, until their new immune system kicks in.

 

 

Search for missing Malaysian plane shifts south

Posted 6/26/2014 in National

Investigators looking into the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines plane are confident it was on autopilot when it crashed in a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean, Australian officials said today as they announced the latest shift in the search for the jet.

 

Tax assessor Andrews subject of investigation

Posted 6/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Tax Assessor Greg Andrews has paid a $7,140 fine after an investigation by the state auditor's office revealed discrepancies in how Andrews' office handled property tax penalties.

Cochran defeats tea party challenger

Posted 6/25/2014 in State

In a remarkable political turnaround, six-term Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi edged out tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel Tuesday night in a bruising, costly Republican runoff that pitted Washington clout against insistence on conservative purity.

Superintendent pool narrowed

Posted 6/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board will announce the finalists for the superintendent's position on July 1.

Columbus Scrap receives national honor

Posted 6/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A business based in Columbus for more than half a century won a national award last week. Columbus Scrap Material was named scrap company of the year during the American Metal Market Awards for Steel Excellence dinner in New York City on June 17.

 

CPD investigating armed robbery at hotel

Posted 6/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is releasing few details about an armed robbery that occurred at a Columbus hotel Monday morning.

 

Highway loop construction nears end

Posted 6/25/2014 in Area

Eastbound travelers on Highway 82 who want to go to West Point or Tupelo will soon have an easier way to get on the road that takes them there.

 

KFC: No proof worker asked child to leave

Posted 6/25/2014 in State

Fried chicken chain KFC said two different investigations have not found any evidence that an employee asked a 3-year-old girl and family members to leave because injuries she suffered in a pit bull mauling disturbed customers.

 

Millport re-opens bids for lagoon repairs

Posted 6/25/2014 in Area

Millport Town Council members and Mayor Icie Wriley weren't expecting construction bids to repair its faulty sewer lagoon to be more than twice the amount they have to spend.

SSD projects slight millage increase for FY 2014-2015

Posted 6/25/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District officials project the system will require a 65.24-mill tax levy to operate under its Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget, a slight increase from FY 2012-2013's and FY 2013-2014's 62.96-mill rate.

 

Magee wins Democrat runoff

Posted 6/25/2014 in State

Doug Magee of Mendenhall turned back a challenge from Dennis Quinn of Magnolia on Tuesday in the Democrat runoff in the 3rd Congressional District.

 

 

Why a grim U.S. economic picture is brightening

Posted 6/25/2014 in Business

When the government updates its estimate today of how the U.S. economy fared last quarter, the number is pretty sure to be ugly. Horrible even.

 

 

Woman climbs over barrier to lions at Memphis Zoo

Posted 6/25/2014 in Area

Memphis Zoo officials have banned a woman after saying she climbed over a barrier to the enclosure where lions are kept and tried to feed them cookies.

 

Ni hao, y'all: U.S. hinterlands woo Chinese firms

Posted 6/25/2014 in Business

Burdened with Alabama's highest unemployment rate, long abandoned by textile mills and furniture plants, Wilcox County desperately needs jobs.

Pastor defrocked over gay wedding reinstated

Posted 6/25/2014 in National

A Pennsylvania pastor who broke church law by presiding over his son's same-sex wedding ceremony and then became an outspoken activist for gay rights can return to the pulpit after a United Methodist Church appeals panel on Tuesday overturned a decision to defrock him.

 

Bill Clinton defends Hillary's commitment to poor, working Americans

Posted 6/25/2014 in National

Bill Clinton defended Hillary Rodham Clinton's commitment to the poor and working Americans on Tuesday, saying his family's post-presidential wealth had not prevented the former secretary of state from understanding the economic problems of Americans.

 

 

Researcher charged in HIV vaccine fraud case

Posted 6/25/2014 in National

Responding to a major case of research misconduct, federal prosecutors have taken the rare step of filing charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data that led to millions in grants and hopes of a breakthrough in AIDS vaccine research.

 

 

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