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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

Posted 3/4/2015 in National

Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months.

 

Local man charged in Holly Hills death

Posted 3/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus brothers are facing unrelated murder charges following a shooting this weekend in Holly Hills.

Smith picks up challenger in Dist. 39

Posted 3/3/2015 in Area

A Democrat has challenged Republican incumbent Jeff Smith for the District 39 state House seat.

Revisiting Mary Holmes College a decade after its closing

Posted 3/3/2015 in Area

Ten years ago today, Mary Holmes College shut its doors and stopped a century long tradition of educating young men and women in the Golden Triangle.

Mullen: Change in beliefs leads to gridiron success

Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen might have been forgiven for basking in the moment during Monday's appearance at the Starkville Rotary Club.

 

45 candidates vying for 18 Oktibbeha seats

Forty-five individuals -- 29 Democrats, 14 Republicans and two independents -- formally launched their respective election campaigns after qualifying for 18 elected Oktibbeha County positions.

 

Arrest report: 3-3-15

Posted 3/3/2015 in Area

Search process in place for next MUW president

Posted 3/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If all goes smoothly, Mississippi University for Women should have a new president as early as this fall.

 

Judge puts Miss. AG's investigation of Google on hold

Posted 3/3/2015 in State

The Mississippi attorney general's attempt to investigate Google is on hold for at least four more months.

 

 

Gunn: Mississippi would not lose money with tax phase-out

Posted 3/3/2015 in State

House Speaker Philip Gunn used an analogy involving goats and church tithing Monday to make the point that Mississippi would never lose money under a long-term proposal to phase out the state personal income tax.

 

 

US considers banning type of popular rifle ammo

Posted 3/3/2015 in National

The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer's protective vest when fired from a handgun.

 

 

Bill Gates repeats at top of Forbes' list of billionaires

Posted 3/3/2015 in National

The world's richest person got even richer this year. And a basketball superstar-turned-owner made the list for the first time.

 

 

38 vying for Lowndes Co. spots

Posted 3/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A total of 38 candidates have qualified to run for office in Lowndes County.

 

Insurance agent veto override absent from Tuesday's agenda

It appears Tim Cox will continue to serve as Starkville's insurance agent of record.

MSU women score record crowd Sunday

The No. 11 Mississippi State women's basketball team defeated Ole Miss 55-47 before a single-game record crowd of 7,326 at Humphrey Coliseum on Sunday.

Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies

Posted 3/2/2015 in National

In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, "I Am Not Spock" -- an attempt to show the world he had many more facets than the pointy-eared character that had come to define him.

 

Barbour to lead Butler Snow economic development firm

Posted 3/2/2015 in State

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is among the leaders of a new economic development firm formed by Ridgeland-based Butler Snow LLP.

 

 

Lawmakers squabble over election-year tax cuts

Posted 3/2/2015 in State

It's election year, and Mississippi policymakers are engaged in an escalating debate over who can offer the biggest, juiciest tax cut.

 

 

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