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Columbia student hit by car after exiting bus

Posted 1/18/2012 in State

COLUMBIA -- A 13-year-old Columbia student was hit by a car while trying to cross a street after getting off a school bus.

 

 

Hood: Judge should invalidate some Barbour pardons

Posted 1/18/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Tuesday he'll ask a state judge next week to revoke several pardons Haley Barbour issued in his final days as governor, including those for five convicts who worked as trusties at the Governor's Mansion.

 

 

Hood: Some pardoned by Barbour gave proper notice

Posted 1/18/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says he won't challenge the pardons of 13 people who met a state constitutional requirement to publish a notice that they were seeking a pardon. The state constitution says the notice must be published for at least 30 days in a newspaper in or a near the county where the crime occurred.

 

 

Bryant to give State of the State speech next week

Posted 1/18/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said he'll offer specific policy proposals when he gives his first State of the State address next week.

 

 

Corinth seeks city-only liquor election

Posted 1/18/2012 in State

CORINTH -- The city of Corinth will ask the Legislature to approve a city-only vote on the sale of alcoholic beverages.

 

 

Work halted on Waveland Police Department

Posted 1/18/2012 in State

WAVELAND -- Construction has been stopped on the Waveland's new police station. Mayor David Garcia tells the Sea Coast Echo that the work stoppage is only temporary.

 

 

Jackson businessman Stuart M. Irby found dead

Posted 1/18/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Authorities said a prominent Jackson businessman took his own life Tuesday, days after his wife was released from prison by then-Gov. Haley Barbour.

 

 

Officials have meeting on Gulf restoration plans

Posted 1/18/2012 in State

GAUTIER -- Federal and state officials have presented plans to hold BP to its promise to make the Gulf whole in the wake of the 2010 oil-spill disaster.

 

 

Police looking for sexual assault suspect (Video)

Posted 1/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Police are looking for a man believed to be responsible for a sexual assault incident that occurred at a Columbus laundrymat.

 

 

Civil rights office to be area center in Meridian

Posted 1/17/2012 in State

MERIDIAN -- A civil rights office started by an activist who was later slain and his wife is being turned into a center to reach out to students in Meridian, just as it did decades ago.

 

 

Prekindergarten programs drop during recession

Posted 1/17/2012 in National

WASHINGTON -- The expansion in public prekindergarten programs has slowed and even been reversed in some states as school districts cope with shrinking budgets. As a result, many 3- and 4-year-olds aren't going to preschool.

 

 

Gun found after 36 years; owner now missing

Posted 1/17/2012 in State

TUPELO -- A gun stolen from Tupelo in 1975 has turned up in a Gautier pawn shop after spending nearly four decades on the national missing items list.

 

 

Lawmakers propose limits on pardons by govs

Posted 1/17/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Some Mississippi lawmakers want to limit the governor's pardon powers, a discussion prompted by Republican Haley Barbour's actions as he left office last Tuesday.

 

 

Authorities: One dead in small plane crash in Mississippi

Posted 1/17/2012 in State

PHILADELPHIA -- Authorities say a Meridian, Miss., businessman died when a small twin-engine plane crashed in east-central Mississippi.

 

 

Madison County school board goes paperless with computers

Posted 1/17/2012 in State

JACKSON -- The Madison County School District has gone paperless, using computers to keep up with work rather than relying on a notebook filled with key information.

 

 

MLK Day speaker calls for bold leadership

Posted 1/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

"It makes no difference where you stand, as long as you stand." The powerful words of Monica Banks echoed through the blocks of downtown Monday during the Oktibbeha County branch of the NAACP's Martin Luther King Jr. Day March and Rally, which concluded with a ceremony outside the county courthouse.

 

Columbus teachers honored for life of service

Posted 1/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke these words in 1957, and Monday, people gathered at Mississippi University for Women's Nissan Auditorium to pay tribute, not only to King but to two local educators who have dedicated their lives to this principle.

Lesson from King: Lay a foundation for future

Posted 1/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Otis Moss III asked for one thing: for those listening to "make a way" for future generations. Moss, the senior pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, was the keynote speaker during Monday's Dream 365 Commemorative Breakfast Program, which is the culminating event in a five-day celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

Former Gov. Winter delivers keynote address at King Unity Breakfast

Posted 1/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Seconds into William F. Winter's speech Monday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Breakfast, the former governor asked the hundreds in attendance an obvious but sometimes obscure question.

Accused murderer says shooting was an accident

Posted 1/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman is in jail for murder after a Sunday-morning shooting. And police are interviewing a second person associated with the incident.

 

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