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Miss. senator says she plans to alter Iran divestment bill

Posted 2/17/2015 in State

A Mississippi state senator trying to curtail investments in Iran says she's reworking the bill over concerns that it could hurt the state's ability to work with automaker Toyota Motor Corp.



Authorities: Man killed, officer hurt in Walmart shootout

Posted 2/17/2015 in National

A man was killed and a police officer was injured after what began as a traffic pursuit ended with an exchange of gunfire inside a Walmart store in northeastern Mississippi.



Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die

Posted 2/17/2015 in National

Facebook is making it easier to plan for your online afterlife.


'It's My Party' singer-songwriter Lesley Gore dies at 68

Posted 2/17/2015 in National

Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," died Monday. She was 68.


Study: Teens getting less & less sleep

Posted 2/17/2015 in National

U.S. teens are getting sleepier: Many lack even seven hours of shut-eye each night and the problem has worsened over two decades, a study found.



In Columbus, 'Team Legalize' hashes out plans

Posted 2/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County chapter of "Team Legalize," a statewide group seeking the legalization, taxation and regulation of marijuana, continues to debate the best way to appeal to the public.


'Fifty Shades' interest builds in Golden Triangle

Posted 2/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bondage is hot right now. That goes for the entire U.S., including the Golden Triangle.

Airbus gets $220M contract for Lakotas

Posted 2/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a $220.5 million contract to produce UH-72A Lakota helicopters at its Lowndes County plant.


Gov. declares emergency in north Miss.

Posted 2/16/2015 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant issued a state of emergency Sunday evening for northern portions of the state, but as of mid-morning today, no reports of dangerous weather had been confirmed in the Golden Triangle.



Miss. lawmakers narrow list of issues to debate

Posted 2/16/2015 in State

Mississippi legislators are approaching the midpoint of their three-month session, and they've whittled the list of issues to consider.



All 5 Oktibbeha supes now face election challenges

Posted 2/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Elections are now guaranteed for all five Oktibbeha County supervisors after a new District 4 candidate emerged last week.



Sewage injury lawsuit returned to Oktibbeha County

Posted 2/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Supreme Court has reversed a lower court ruling that granted immunity to the city of Starkville over maintenance of its sewage system.


Egypt strikes IS group in Libya after video of mass killing

Posted 2/16/2015 in National

Egyptian warplanes struck Islamic State targets in Libya on Monday in swift retribution for the extremists' beheading of a group of Egyptian Christian hostages on a beach, shown in a grisly online video released hours earlier.

'SNL' celebrates its big 4-0 with an anniversary special

Posted 2/16/2015 in National

With a measure of anniversary hoopla perhaps exceeded only by the nation's bicentennial, "Saturday Night Live" celebrated its 40th season on Sunday with a 3-hour gala of stars, laughs and memories.


Schools start treating e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia

Posted 2/16/2015 in National

Some schools are getting tougher on e-cigarettes, even punishing possession of the devices more harshly than regular cigarettes.



Democrats seek relief from health law penalties

Posted 2/16/2015 in National

The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a second chance.



Security firm: Hackers steal up to $1B from banks

Posted 2/16/2015 in National

A hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known.



LCSD sets special meeting to decide on bond

Posted 2/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District board of trustees announced it will hold an additional special session to determine the content, dollar amount and date of a pending bond issue at Friday's board meeting.


Four now in running for Lowndes sheriff

Posted 2/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four men are now vying to be Lowndes County's top law enforcement official.


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