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Chick-fil-A will host race to benefit children's home

Posted 2/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Chick-fil-A in Starkville will host the "Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series of Starkville" to benefit The Palmer Home for Children.

 

Some in GOP say DHS funding lapse worth a fight, no big deal

Posted 2/27/2015 in National

Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who ask what the fuss is all about.

 

Miss. justices dislike delay in gay-divorce ruling

Posted 2/27/2015 in State

Two Mississippi Supreme Court justices said Thursday that the court should find the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and not wait for a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

 

Automakers hire rocket firm to probe air bag problems

Posted 2/27/2015 in National

The auto industry, fed up with slow progress toward finding out why some air bags explode with too much force, has hired a Virginia rocket science company to investigate the matter.

 

 

Feds: Three accused in Islamic State plot had vocalized beliefs

Posted 2/27/2015 in National

Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in person about their commitment and desire to join the extremists.

 

Photos: Snow Day 2015

Posted 2/26/2015 in Area

Roadway crashes, power outages reported while snow falls

Posted 2/26/2015 in Area

As snow accumulated Wednesday evening on the Golden Triangle, hazardous road conditions took a toll on area drivers and many residences experienced stretches of no electricity.

In Golden Triangle, 8 inches of snow was tops, while no area saw less than 4

Posted 2/26/2015 in Area

For Golden Triangle residents Wednesday evening, it was a rare sight: snow.

Patrick, Younger face off again in Senate race

Posted 2/26/2015 in Area

A rematch has formed in the race for Mississippi's District 17 senate seat and barbs are already flying along the campaign trail. Incumbent Republican Charles A. "Chuck" Younger will once again face Robert A. "Bobby" Patrick Jr., this time in a party primary.

Browning on Business: No McDonald's coming to Hwy. 45 South

Posted 2/26/2015 in Business

For several weeks people have inquired about a sign along Highway 82 indicating that if you take the Macon/Meridian exit, a McDonald's is about a mile south on Highway 45.

 

Activists: Number of Christians abducted by IS rises to 220

Posted 2/26/2015 in National

he number of Christians abducted by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria has risen to 220 in the past three days, as militants round up more hostages from a chain of villages along a strategic river, activists said Thursday.

 

 

Lawsuit filed against Purina claims food sickens, kills dogs

Posted 2/26/2015 in Business

A dog owner has filed a lawsuit against a pet food company alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating a brand of dry dog food.

 

 

FCC moves toward tougher rules for Internet providers

Posted 2/26/2015 in Business

Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile would have to act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under new rules being considered by the Federal Communications Commission.

 

 

Businessman: Mississippi's ex-prison chief sought bribes

Posted 2/26/2015 in State

A businessman says a former Mississippi prison official solicited the first in a series of bribes that eventually mounted to $1.5 million.

 

 

White House threatens veto of bill to overhaul education law

Posted 2/26/2015 in National

The White House threatened Wednesday to veto a Republican bill to overhaul the widely criticized No Child Left Behind law, calling the effort "a significant step backwards."

 

 

Experts: Insanity case as in 'American Sniper' hard to win

Posted 2/26/2015 in National

The former Marine convicted of killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man was hospitalized multiple times for psychiatric treatment and was prescribed medication to treat schizophrenia.

 

 

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