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Biden to meet with NRA to discuss gun safety

Posted 1/10/2013 in National

The Obama administration is sitting down with gun owners groups -- including the National Rifle Association -- as officials look at ways to curb gun violence.

 

Violence plays role in shorter life expectancy

Posted 1/10/2013 in National

The United States suffers far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation, due in part to the widespread possession of firearms and the practice of storing them at home in a place that is often unlocked, according to a report released Wednesday by two of the nation's leading health research institutions.

 

 

Self-portraits: Holmes sticks out tongue, has guns

Posted 1/10/2013 in National

 

 

Tax code now longer than the Bible

Posted 1/10/2013 in Business

Too intimidated to fill out your tax return without help? Join the club. At nearly 4 million words, the U.S. tax law is so thick and complicated that businesses and individuals spend more than 6 billion hours a year complying with filing requirements, according to a report Wednesday by an independent government watchdog.

 

 

Facing backlash, AIG won't join lawsuit against US

Posted 1/10/2013 in Business

Afraid of looking like a world-class ingrate, AIG on Wednesday decided against suing the federal government over the $182 billion bailout that saved the giant insurance company from collapse.

 

 

Obama taps Lew for Treasury

Posted 1/10/2013 in Business

Jack Lew, President Barack Obama's nominee for treasury secretary, is a premier federal budget expert who would take the helm of the government's main agency for economic and fiscal policy just as the administration girds itself for a new confrontation with congressional Republicans over the nation's debt and deficits.

 

Business brief: Woodard new bankruptcy judge

Posted 1/10/2013 in Business

Burr & Forman LLP Birmingham partner, Jason Woodard will be sworn into office on January 16, 2013 as a bankruptcy judge in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.

 

Marriages and divorces 1-10-13

Posted 1/10/2013 in Business

 

 

'Smart' potty or dumb idea? Wacky gadgets at CES

Posted 1/10/2013 in Business

 

 

Tide QB's beauty queen girlfriend in spotlight after title game

Posted 1/9/2013 in National

A day after ESPN cameras lingered on her, announcers piled on compliments and at least one pro athlete made an online pass at her, Twitter was still abuzz Tuesday about former Miss Alabama USA Katherine Webb, who is dating Crimson Tide championship quarterback AJ McCarron.

 

Lowndes County drug sweep targets 17 suspects

Posted 1/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Agents with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Narcotics Division conducted a major round-up this morning, issuing 44 warrants for 17 people, including a city employee.

Health forces resignation of West Point legislator Gibbs

Posted 1/9/2013 in Area

Rep. David Gibbs, D-West Point, resigned from the Mississippi House of Representatives Tuesday during the opening day of the state's legislative session, ending more than 21 years of representing the people of Clay County and surrounding areas.

 

Pay can be deterrent in municipal elections

Posted 1/9/2013 in Area

With the municipal elections fast approaching, incumbents and challengers will battle for mayor, council and aldermen positions. But the perks of the job are not always financial.

 

AIG board weighs suing US over bailout

Posted 1/9/2013 in National

AIG is considering Wednesday whether the company should join a lawsuit against the government that spent $182 billion to save it from collapse.

Prather starts job as special events coordinator at GSDP

The new special events and projects coordinator clocked her first day on the job at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership on Tuesday.

Starkville Schools reduce credit requirements

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees dropped one credit from its graduation requirements in a unanimous decision during Tuesday's monthly meeting.

 

Grant may 'pave' way for steel plant expansion

Posted 1/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A $1.2 million expansion project for Mississippi Steel Processing continues to be a top priority for the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors.

 

Coroner Hunt pleads guilty to DUI charge

Oktibbeha County Coroner Micheal Hunt pleaded guilty in Lowndes County Justice Court on Tuesday to one count of driving under the influence.

 

Two qualify for aldermen races

A pair of challengers have qualified to run for spots on the Starkville Board of Aldemen.

 

 

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