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Mississippi likely to rework school rating system

Posted 5/16/2014 in State

After resistance from district superintendents, the Mississippi Board of Education is likely to again rework its rating system for high schools and districts.



Parents rail against Common Core math

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

An Iowa woman jokingly calls it "Satan's handiwork." A California mom says she's broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it "makes my blood boil."



GM recalls 2.7M more vehicles

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

General Motors recalled an additional 2.7 million vehicles Thursday as a deep dive into safety issues at the nation's biggest automaker turned up more problems with some of the cars it built over the past decade.


Fast-food protests spread overseas

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

Labor organizers turned up the pressure on McDonald's and other fast-food chains to raise worker pay on Thursday, with plans to stage actions in more than 30 countries.


GOP chairman revives Benghazi subpoena of Sec. Kerry

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

A Republican House chairman on Thursday issued a new subpoena for Secretary of State John Kerry to testify about the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, in an escalating fight with the Obama administration over its cooperation with Congress.


10,000 gallons of oil spill on L.A. streets

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

A geyser of oil sprayed onto buildings and puddled in knee-high pools of crude in Los Angeles streets after a valve on a high-pressure pipeline failed Thursday.

Hospitals reach out to attract affluent immigrants

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

The menu includes pork or chicken dumplings, fried rice or chicken congee soup with jasmine rice and ginger. It's an enviable repast that diners take in bed -- hospital beds.


Congress growing impatient on inquiry in VA deaths

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

Patience is wearing thin in Congress as lawmakers confront allegations of treatment delays and falsified patient-appointment reports at health centers run by the Veterans Affairs Department.


Car chase ends in front of sheriff's dept.

Posted 5/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A brief car chase ended in front of the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department after a suspect stopped his vehicle in the department's parking lot.

County hires contractors for debris removal

Posted 5/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tornado debris pickup began outside of the Columbus city limits this morning after Lowndes County hired two companies for the job.

CMSD needs two meetings to approve salaries

Posted 5/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board held two specially called meetings Wednesday to address the districts' proposed schedule of 2014-2015 employee salaries.

Higgins: 'Good Ole Boy' system is out of business

Posted 5/15/2014 in Area

Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins sternly warned Golden Triangle elected officials to stop pressuring companies for personal favors in job hires Monday.

Browning on Business: Buffalo Wild Wings opening next week in Columbus

Posted 5/15/2014 in Business

Buffalo Wild Wings will open Monday. Jeff Ousley, director of operations for the restaurant, said this morning that the Columbus location's doors will open at 11 a.m.


'Personhood' amendment won't be on '15 ballot

Posted 5/15/2014 in State

Mississippians will not vote on a new ballot initiative that would declare life begins at conception.


After husband's tragic death, widow takes on PTSD

Posted 5/15/2014 in National

Amy Miner says her late husband's fight did not end when he left the war. As with many veterans, Kryn Miner's battle against the emotional scars of a long military career was just beginning when he returned home.


Peru lawyer: Jailed Van der Sloot to be a father

Posted 5/15/2014 in National

Joran van der Sloot's lawyer says the convicted murder is soon to be both father and husband.



Ohio court OKs order that dad can't have more kids

Posted 5/15/2014 in National

An Ohio appeals court has upheld a judge's order that a deadbeat father can't have more kids until he pays his back child support.


Segregation gaining 60 years after Brown

Posted 5/15/2014 in National

Progress toward integrated classrooms has largely been rolled back since the Supreme Court issued its landmark Brown v. Topeka Board of Education decision 60 years ago, according to a report released today by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA.


Kemira announces $13.9M investment in Aberdeen

Posted 5/15/2014 in Area

Chemical company Kemira is investing $13.9 million in an expansion of its dry polymer manufacturing operations in Aberdeen, creating six new jobs.



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