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Alabama chief justice tells judges: Refuse gay marriage licenses

Posted 2/9/2015 in National

Tori Sisson and Shante Wolfe camped in a blue and white tent outside the Montgomery County Courthouse during the early hours today, hugging and talking excitedly of getting married soon.

 

Leonard Pitts: Mental disability is not a fad

Posted 2/9/2015 in National

He had his first major breakdown when he was 26. A man who had been known for his sunny, outgoing temperament became suddenly sullen, silent and withdrawn. He spoke openly of suicide. It got so bad that a couple took him into their home to ensure he did not hurt himself.

 

Two candidates challenge Lowndes Co. supes president

Posted 2/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two candidates have qualified to challenge longtime incumbent Harry Sanders in the Lowndes County District 1 supervisor's race.

Lowndes pulls reservation for aluminum mill

Posted 2/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The chances of Lowndes County being the future home of an aluminum mill that employs 650-plus people have taken a step back.

Area waiters talk tips

Posted 2/7/2015 in Area

Lynn Robertson works as a waitress at Old 82 in downtown Columbus.

Nunnelee condolences come from White House, Caldwell classmates

Posted 2/7/2015 in State

In the final months of his life, fighting a losing battle against the effects of brain cancer and a stroke, Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi said he drew strength from a Bible verse about giving thanks to God in all circumstances.

 

Nomination window for Restaurant Week closes Monday

Residents have until the end of business hours Monday to submit charity nominations for this year's Starkville Restaurant Week.

 

Area man hit with multiple auto burglary charges

A Golden Triangle man is behind bars in Clay County after Starkville Police Department charged him with four counts of auto burglary.

 

Company demolishing ex-Bryan Foods plant fined over asbestos

Posted 2/7/2015 in Area

The company that's tearing down the former Bryan Foods complex in West Point is paying a civil fine for failing to control for asbestos.

 

 

House resurrects texting-while-driving ban it killed in 2014

Posted 2/7/2015 in State

In 2014, a bill to ban texting, emailing and social media use died a messy death in Mississippi's House of Representatives on the last night of the legislative session.

 

 

Probe of burning death continues in north Miss.

Posted 2/7/2015 in State

Authorities say they are still investigating the burning death of a woman in north Mississippi.

 

 

Friend: Harper Lee was fine the day before sequel announced

Posted 2/7/2015 in National

A longtime friend who visited "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee the day before the world learned she would release a sequel says she was feisty but didn't mention her new book.

 

 

Study: Many herbal supplements aren't what the label says

Posted 2/7/2015 in National

Bottles of Walmart-brand echinacea, an herb said to ward off colds, were found to contain no echinacea at all.

 

 

Miss. bill would honor late Sen. Turner

Posted 2/7/2015 in State

The Mississippi Senate has voted to name a segment of highway after a former lawmaker.

 

 

More Americans are finally seeing something new: A pay raise

Posted 2/7/2015 in National

As the U.S. economy has steadily recovered from the Great Recession, the critical missing piece has been a painful lack of pay raises for many Americans.

 

For police body cameras, big costs loom in storing footage

Posted 2/7/2015 in National

The rush to outfit police officers with body cameras after last summer's unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, threatens to saddle local governments with steep costs for managing the volumes of footage they must keep for months or even years.

 

Some Japanese see slain hostages, Abe as troublemakers

Posted 2/7/2015 in National

In Japan, where conformity takes precedence over individuality, one of the most important values is to avoid "meiwaku" -- causing trouble for others.

 

Islamic State hostage's family hopeful she's still alive

Posted 2/7/2015 in National

The parents of a 26-year-old American who Islamic State extremists say was killed in an airstrike in Syria said in a statement addressed to group leaders that the claim of their daughter's death concerned them but they were still hopeful she was alive.

Documenting history's signs: Starkville native photographing Miss. historical markers

Posted 2/6/2015 in Area

William "Brother" Rogers spoke to members of the Columbus Exchange Club at Lion Hills on Thursday about his newfound passion: Mississippi historical markers.

Columbus on PBS Saturday

Posted 2/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The nation will learn about Columbus this weekend.

 

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