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Auditors give Starkville a clean report, find no significant defects

Posted 6/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville received a clean Fiscal Year 2013-2014 audit from the Mississippi-based accounting firm Watkins, Ward and Stafford on Tuesday.

 

 

Hot grits attack leads to attempted murder charge

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

A Florida man has been charged with attempted murder after throwing a pan of hot grease and grits at a man who was on his front porch.

 

McDaniel evolves answer about federal education funding

Posted 6/21/2014 in State

U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel has changed his statements about federal school funding in the past two weeks, after coming under sharp criticism from former Gov. Haley Barbour and state education leaders.

Mississippi's Cochran faces rival 34 years younger

Posted 6/21/2014 in State

Enmeshed in the toughest campaign of his career, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran appears a bit frayed as he tries to fend off a challenger who was born the same year Mississippi voters first sent him to Congress.

 

Pope's view on legalizing drugs: Just say no

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

Pope Francis condemned the legalization of recreational drugs as a flawed and failed experiment as he lent his voice Friday to a debate that is raging from the United States to Uruguay.

 

 

Soccer interactions dwarf other events on Facebook

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

Through one week of the World Cup, Facebook has already seen more people having more interactions about the tournament on the social media site than it had for the Sochi Olympics, Super Bowl and Academy Awards combined.

 

 

Congressman rehabs after brain surgery

Posted 6/21/2014 in State

Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee's staff says the lawmaker's speech is improving but he continues to have difficulty with mobility on the left side of his body nearly two weeks after brain surgery.

 

 

Paul defends 'unborn' in courting evangelicals

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

Describing a nation "in a full-blown spiritual crisis," leading Republicans on Friday vowed to fight against abortion rights and protect the role of faith in public life as they courted religious conservatives with an eye on the 2016 presidential contest.

 

 

Iraq crisis offers hint of vindication for Biden

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

As Iraq edges toward chaos, Joe Biden is having a quiet I-told-you-so moment.

 

Gov. Bryant's Health Run has local ties

Posted 6/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Saturday, Gov. Phil Bryant will run in the third annual 5K Run for Health in honor of the late infant son of a Columbus native.

CL&W board OKs electric budget

Posted 6/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Light & Water Board of Directors on Thursday approved next year's budget for its electric division, as well as a cost-of-living increase in pay for its 90 employees.

Nuisance ordinance plan moving forward

Posted 6/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A draft of a city ordinance that would regulate the leasing of private property for gatherings where alcoholic beverages are served has been introduced for review.

 

Golden Triangle celebrates Juneteenth

Posted 6/20/2014 in Area

Two Golden Triangle cities will host events Saturday marking Juneteenth, the annual celebration of the abolishment of slavery and the emancipation of African Americans.

 

Mississippi native awarded Medal of Honor

Posted 6/20/2014 in State

A 24-year-old veteran who lost an eye after taking a grenade blast in Afghanistan to save a fellow Marine received the nation's highest military honor Thursday in a somber White House ceremony.

Artesia man arrested for drive-by shooting

Posted 6/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Artesia man has been arrested and charged in connection with a drive-by shooting.

 

Celebs dip into hard-fought Miss. Senate race

Posted 6/20/2014 in State

Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre pitches his support for Sen. Thad Cochran in a new TV ad paid for by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

 

Ex-sheriff gets prison in meth-for-sex case

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

A judge on Thursday sentenced a former Colorado sheriff to 15 months in prison for repeatedly violating his probation in a meth-for-sex case, saying the lawman, who was once regarded as a hero, had exhausted his opportunities to reform.

 

Republicans: Obama must defend Christian values at home, abroad

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

Leading Republicans on Thursday insisted that America's leaders must do more to defend Christian values at home and abroad.

 

 

12-cent gas tax increase proposed

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress' struggle to pay for highway and transit programs.

 

 

CDC workers might have been exposed to anthrax

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

About 75 workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been accidentally exposed to dangerous anthrax bacteria this month because of a safety problem at some of its labs in Atlanta, the federal agency revealed Thursday.

 

 

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