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From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.


New video shows more of Bland's time in Texas jail

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

Texas authorities released additional footage from Sandra Bland's three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving.



End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

The lifting of the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly rejoin the movement on Tuesday.



Report: Health care spending to accelerate

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down.



Iran nuclear deal turns up lobbying heat on Congress

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

The Iran nuclear deal has supercharged congressional lobbying, with President Barack Obama securing the support of a prominent Jewish Democrat and pro-Israel groups pressuring lawmakers in an all-out, big-money drive.



Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal.


Nepali MUW student returns home for summer

Posted 7/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Dipa Bhattarai arrived in Nepal in May, it was the first time she had seen her home country since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated the country in April.

CMSD holding budget hearing tonight

Posted 7/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local residents are encouraged to attend the Columbus Municipal School District public budget hearing at 6 p.m. today at Brandon Central Services.

Wife, mother-in-law of missing New Hope man charged with murder

Posted 7/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The wife and mother-in-law of a missing New Hope man were both formally charged Monday with murder.

West Point police seek bank robber

Posted 7/28/2015 in Area

A bank robber is on the loose.


Man accused in transgender girl's killing due in court

Posted 7/28/2015 in State

A George County man accused in the murder of a transgender teenager is due in George County Justice Court on Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.



Man deported 6 times arrested in Mississippi

Posted 7/28/2015 in State

Federal authorities say a man deported to Mexico six times has been found in the United States without permission again, this time after an arrest in Mississippi.



Judge: BP payouts to local entities to start soon for spill

Posted 7/28/2015 in National

A federal judge says BP will begin paying up to $1 billion in settlements to compensate local governments across the Gulf Coast for lost tax revenue and other economic damages they blame on the company's 2010 oil spill.



Experts: Report shows Bland may have used pot in jail

Posted 7/28/2015 in National

An initial toxicology report for Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell three days after her arrest during a traffic stop, raises the possibility that she may have used marijuana while in custody, two experts said.



Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous,' 'sad'

Posted 7/28/2015 in National

President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad."


Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders

Posted 7/28/2015 in National

The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.


2016 Republicans use Trump, TV to make debate cut

Posted 7/28/2015 in National

Rick Perry is attacking Donald Trump's credibility and branding the billionaire businessman "a cancer on conservatism." Rick Santorum, a conservative stalwart, popped up on a TV program popular with liberals. Lindsey Graham set his cellphone on fire.


Aldermen to discuss raises for workers, elected officials

Posted 7/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For the second time in two months, Starkville aldermen will discuss setting a minimum $10-per-hour pay raise for city employees and an annual increase for the incoming administration.


Child struck in Southside hit and run

Posted 7/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A juvenile struck by a car during a hit-and-run Saturday evening in Columbus suffered only moderate injuries, authorities say.



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