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Voter ID window opens across Mississippi

Posted 1/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fifteen counties in Mississippi have issued Voter ID cards since the window opened last week for registered voters who need to get one. Lowndes County isn't one of those 15, circuit clerk Haley Salazar said Friday, but she expects that to change as the June 3 congressional primaries draw nearer.

Broncos-Seahawks Super Bowl pits top 'O,' top 'D'

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos and Richard Sherman's Seattle Seahawks were the NFL's best all season, so it's fitting that they'll meet in the Super Bowl. Nobody scored as many points or gained as many yards as the Broncos. Nobody allowed as few points or gave up as few yards as the Seahawks. And nobody won as many games as those clubs, either.

Parades, marches and service projects honor MLK

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

The nation paused to remember Martin Luther King Jr. today with parades, marches and service projects.

Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

 

George W. Bush library archives open to public

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is set to begin accepting Freedom of Information Act requests for records from Bush's presidency.

 

 

Some Obama spy changes hampered by complications

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

Several of the key surveillance reforms unveiled by President Barack Obama face complications that could muddy the proposals' lawfulness, slow their momentum in Congress and saddle the government with heavy costs and bureaucracy, legal experts warn.

 

Jailed American appears in N. Korea

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

An American missionary who has been jailed in North Korea for more than a year appeared before reporters Monday and appealed to the U.S. government to do its best to secure his release.

 

N.J. mayor ratchets up allegation against Christie

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

The Democratic mayor of a town severely flooded by Superstorm Sandy has ratcheted up her allegation that Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration tied recovery funds to her support for a prime real estate project and said that she turned over documents to a federal prosecutor investigating his staff.

 

 

150 participate in Biloxi Beach Bull Run

Posted 1/20/2014 in State

Rodeo cowboys got to watch as about 150 runners, from a high-school teacher to a coliseum official, dashed to stay ahead of 10 bulls for quarter-mile around the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

 

California nut farmers band together to fight theft

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.

Scientists hope spacecraft wakes up

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

A comet-chasing space probe is due to wake up from years of hibernation Monday, but scientists are facing an agonizing wait of several hours until the first signal reaches Earth.

 

Vicksburg checking for illegal cabs

Posted 1/20/2014 in State

Complaints from Vicksburg residents and taxi companies have moved police to crack down on bootleg cabs operating in violation of a local ordinance.

 

 

Hearing ordered in murder conviction

Posted 1/20/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a Lee County judge to determine whether Justin Springer's attorneys did a poor job at his trial and on appeal.

 

MLK breakfast speaker a 'motivationalist'

Posted 1/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The keynote speaker Monday at the NAACP-Dream 365 MLK Breakfast is Dr. Frederick Haynes III, the senior pastor of Friendship West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas.

Thunderbirds to fly into Columbus

Posted 1/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Thunderbirds will be in Columbus the weekend of April 5 and 6 as part of an Open House, according to a Columbus Air Force Base press release.

Columbus' 25-year cable contract up for renewal

Posted 1/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A third-party consultant is hoping to negotiate a contract renewal between the city of Columbus and Cable One, as well as a new agreement with AT&T for providing cable television by April.

Blowtorch causes fire at Lion Hills

Posted 1/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A blowtorch started a fire at Lion Hills Golf Club Friday morning.

Lowndes Community Foundation hires Jan Eastman as executive director

Posted 1/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes Community Foundation has hired Jan Eastman as executive director of the organization.

 

Unity Park unlikely open for Monday's march

Posted 1/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Unity Park's monuments to key pioneers of the civil rights movement are not expected to be unveiled by the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors in time for Monday's unity march.

 

 

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