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Tea party challengers struggle to continue momentum of 2010

Posted 3/10/2014 in National

Four years after the tea party rocked the political world by ousting several prominent Republicans in Congress, the ultra-conservative movement finds itself with slimmer prospects as it moves into the new election season.

 

W's nursing program picks up pair of honors

Posted 3/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In ceremonies this week in Jackson, the nursing program at Mississippi University for Women received two significant honors.

 

Thieves take equipment from Yokohama

Posted 3/10/2014 in Area

Clay County deputies have not yet made any arrests after $500 in equipment was stolen from the Yokohama Tire Company construction site Friday.

 

Proposed Army budget calls for more Lakotas

Posted 3/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The U.S. Army introduced its proposed 2015 budget request last week and it includes a $245.4 million increase in funding for UH-72 Lakota helicopters that are made in Columbus.

County schools want parent feedback

Posted 3/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you are a parent with a child in the Lowndes County School District, schools officials want your opinion.

Imagination Library begins in Columbus

Posted 3/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A free book mailed each month to every child under the age of 5 in Lowndes County. That is the ultimate goal of Lowndes County Imagination Library, a non-profit effort The Dispatch launched last week in partnership with the Arts Council.

Sanderson Plumbing seeks buyer

Posted 3/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus company that is more than 100 years old and employs more than 250 people has sought assistance from an investment banking firm to sell its business.

Lawyers' Row not what it used to be

Posted 3/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though their offices may no longer be in the shadow of the courthouse, lawyers remain committed to downtown.

Man killed in University Hills Mobile Home Park shooting

One man was killed and another was arrested after a Friday shooting at University Hills Mobile Home Park.

 

Student in fight at Moss Point school dies

Posted 3/9/2014 in State

A 12-year-old junior high school student in Moss Point has died from injuries suffered in a fight.

 

 

Cochran: Corps adds $14M for Miss. projects

Posted 3/9/2014 in State

Mississippi is one of only four states receiving additional funds from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for dredging and flood control along its major tributaries, according to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.

 

 

High court schedules arguments in cold case

Posted 3/9/2014 in State

Lawyers for a man convicted in the killing of a woman in Tunica County nearly two decades ago will argue his innocence on March 18 before the Mississippi Supreme Court.

 

 

Miss. lawmakers feel pressure over religion bill

Posted 3/9/2014 in State

Lawmakers in conservative Mississippi find themselves in a tug-of-war over a religious-practices bill that some say is uncomfortably similar to one recently vetoed by Arizona's Republican governor.

 

Keith named interim MSU engineering dean

Mississippi State University formally named Swalm School of Chemical Engineering Director Jason Keith as the Bagley College of Engineering's dean Thursday.

Mom accused of driving into surf goes before judge

Posted 3/9/2014 in National

A pregnant South Carolina woman pointed to the ocean, locked the doors and rolled up the windows, telling her three children she was "trying to take them to a better place" as she drove her minivan into the surf, authorities said.

 

For Obama, a last stab at improving ties with Hill

Posted 3/9/2014 in National

In late December, President Barack Obama's new legislative affairs team sent him more than a dozen recommendations for ways to improve his strained relations with Capitol Hill. The president responded with a few ideas of his own, including a request for more social events with lawmakers at the White House.

 

Redwood park closes road to deter burl poachers

Posted 3/9/2014 in National

Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make decorative pieces like lacey-grained coffee tables and wall clocks.

 

Officer says general sexually assaulted her

Posted 3/9/2014 in National

Defense lawyers for an Army general facing sexual assault charges say his accuser's testimony gave them plenty to challenge as they prepare to cross-examine her on Monday.

 

 

Tea party challengers struggle for votes

Posted 3/9/2014 in National

Four years after the tea party rocked the political world by ousting several prominent Republicans in Congress, the ultra-conservative movement finds itself with slimmer prospects as it moves into the new election season.

 

Russia reinforces military presence in Crimea

Posted 3/9/2014 in National

Dozens of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers rumbled over Crimea's rutted roads Saturday as Russia reinforced its armed presence on the disputed peninsula in the Black Sea. Moscow's foreign minister ruled out any dialogue with Ukraine's new authorities, whom he dismissed as the puppets of extremists.

 

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