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Ready, set, showdown: New GOP leader, Obama lining up fights

Posted 1/8/2015 in National

Not wasting any time, new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Barack Obama are setting course for showdowns over health care, a big oil pipeline, immigration policy and financing of the agency that tries to protect the U.S. from terrorists.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 1-8-15

Posted 1/8/2015 in Business

 

 

Building permits 1-8-15

Posted 1/8/2015 in Business

 

 

Greenwood doctor committed to mental hospital for treatment

Posted 1/8/2015 in State

A Greenwood doctor who was the alleged instigator of a failed plot to kill a local attorney has been committed to state hospital to undergo treatment for mental illness.

 

 

Things to look for as govt. writes new dietary advice

Posted 1/8/2015 in National

Whether individuals listen or not, the dietary guidelines affect nutritional patterns throughout the country.

 

 

FBI director gives new clues tying North Korea to Sony hack

Posted 1/8/2015 in National

The FBI director revealed new details Wednesday about the stunning cyberattack against Sony Pictures.

 

Cosby has a 'wonderful time' as returns to stage in Canada

Posted 1/8/2015 in National

Bill Cosby said he had a "wonderful time" and got a standing ovation from polite Canadian fans at his first show following a string of cancellations.

 

Obama: 'America's resurgence is real'

Posted 1/8/2015 in National

Declaring an American economic resurgence, President Barack Obama opened a three-state swing Wednesday aimed at claiming credit for recent growth and blunting the momentum of the new Republican congressional leadership.

 

 

Wiseman: Aldermen offered no explanation for LGBT-related policy discussions in executive session

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman slammed aldermen Wednesday for removing LGBT-friendly policies without public debate and began the process vetoing the board's action.

 

Aldermen kill equality, same-sex insurance resolutions

Five Starkville aldermen on Tuesday repealed the city's equality resolution and ended its plus-one insurance option available to workers' same-sex partners.

Yokohama begins hiring for production line

Posted 1/7/2015 in Area

The Japan-based tire maker announced Tuesday that it is looking to hire approximately 400 people.

 

City council suspends two police officers

Posted 1/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen voted Tuesday during a lengthy executive session to suspend two members of the city's police force without pay for violation of police department policy.

 

Christmas trees piling up for bonfire

Posted 1/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus has collected almost 100 trees for its Christmas tree bonfire planned for Thursday evening, Mayor Robert Smith said on Tuesday.

Common Core opponents seek momentum as session starts

Posted 1/7/2015 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant reiterated Tuesday that Mississippi should stop using the Common Core academic standards, but just what legislative leaders plan remains unclear.

 

Mississippi tries to force KiOR into liquidation

Posted 1/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The company filed for Chapter 11 reorganization last year, with plans for controlling shareholder and financier Vinod Khosla to buy what's left of the company.

 

12 dead in attack on Paris newspaper; France goes on alert

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

Masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper today, killing 12 people before escaping.

 

Rubio understands Americans' frustration with immigrants

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

Looking to connect with the conservative base of his Republican Party, Sen. Marco Rubio says he is sympathetic to Americans who "feel as if we are being taken advantage of" by immigrants in the United States illegally.

 

 

Group seeks new grand jury in Ferguson police shooting case

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

The NAACP's Legal Defense and Educational Fund, citing "grave legal concerns," is asking a Missouri judge to convene a new grand jury to consider charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

 

 

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