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Man charged with burning son's house

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

The father of a Lauderdale County Sheriff's deputy is charged with arson in a March 12 fire that destroyed his son's house.

 

 

Mississippi Prison Writes teaches Parchman inmates

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

Picture students in a classroom, poring for weeks over Spoon Jackson, Eudora Welty, Langston Hughes and others.

 

World Cup viewership up 8 percent in the US

Posted 6/16/2014 in National

Television viewership of the World Cup's opening game in the United States was up 8 percent over 2010, due to increased interest in ESPN's English-language telecast.

Peace talks still in limbo despite swap

Posted 6/16/2014 in National

Despite securing the release of five top detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, there are few indications that the Taliban will head into peace talks with the Afghan government any time soon.

 

48 killed in terror attack on Kenya town

Posted 6/16/2014 in National

Dozens of extremists wielding automatic weapons attacked a small Kenyan coastal town for hours, assaulting the police station, setting two hotels on fire, and spraying bullets into the street. At least 48 people were killed, officials said Monday.

 

Kasem was an island of calm in swirl of pop music

Posted 6/16/2014 in National

In pop culture, Casey Kasem was as sweet and dependable as a glass of warm milk and a plate of chocolate chip cookies, which only made the ugliness of his last few years of life seem more bizarre and tragic. The radio host of "American Top 40" and voice of animated television characters like Scooby-Doo's sidekick Shaggy died Sunday morning at a hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington. He was 82.

City leaders holding special meeting on citizen input policy

Posted 6/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City leaders have called a special meeting to address a proposed new policy regarding citizen input at regular meetings.

CMSD board refuses to release info on supe search

Posted 6/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board is releasing little information about its search for a new superintendent with less than three weeks before its self-imposed deadline to make its choice.

Lowndes school board rejects across-the-board raises

Posted 6/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School Board voted Friday to approve raises for selected district personnel. District officials did not release which employees would be getting the raises, however.

Supes withdraw $900K from hospital trust

Posted 6/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A change in investment strategy with its hospital sale fund has resulted in big gains for Lowndes County.

 

Starkville police investigating Twitter accounts

Posted 6/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Department launched a new investigation last month into a Twitter account parodying an elected official, court documents show, but investigators say the case is not active or moving forward at this time.

 

Columbus schools budget draft show decrease

Posted 6/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District's proposed budget for the 2014-2015 school years is more than $100,000 less than its budget last year.

 

Lowndes County man shot in family dispute

Posted 6/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Thursday night shooting involving two brothers left one man injured and another on the run.

 

 

Tea party questions Barbour's role in race

Posted 6/14/2014 in State

Haley Barbour almost certainly isn't running for office again in Mississippi, but the former governor, one-time Republican National Committee chief and influential Washington lobbyist is playing a prominent role in the state's battle for the GOP Senate nomination.

 

 

GM recalling Camaros for ignition switch

Posted 6/14/2014 in Business

Ignition switches once again are causing problems for General Motors.

 

Methamphetamine pours into Central California as liquid

Posted 6/14/2014 in National

In methamphetamine's seedy underworld, traffickers are disguising the drug as a liquid to smuggle it into the United States from Mexico.

 

Immigration on pause despite Cantor loss

Posted 6/14/2014 in National

To the frustration of many of his supporters, President Barack Obama is backing away from immigration changes he could make on his own. He is kicking the issue to House Republicans instead, despite mounting evidence they won't address the millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.

 

 

Jackson VA officials promise ongoing audits

Posted 6/14/2014 in National

The director of the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Veterans Administration Medical Center says while he's pleased what VA audit had to say about his facility, the Jackson hospital will continue routine checks on patient care.

 

Dave Brat avoiding the spotlight

Posted 6/14/2014 in National

The giant slayer isn't quite ready for his close up.

 

Army: Bergdahl not joined by family after return

Posted 6/14/2014 in National

When Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrived back in the United States following five years of captivity by the Taliban in Afghanistan, he wasn't joined by his family, military officials say.

 

 

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