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Gov. taps anti-abortion activist for health board

Posted 3/28/2013 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has nominated anti-abortion activist Terri Herring for a six-year term on the state Board of Health, a position that could give Herring influence over Health Department policies that affect the state's only abortion clinic.

Unemployment rates drop from January

Posted 3/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Unemployment rates are beginning to inch downward from the January highs, according to data released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security Wednesday.

 

Clay County consolidation bill now mirrors Oktibbeha County

Posted 3/28/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Legislators finalized a six-person conference committee Wednesday to work out House and Senate differences in a potential Clay County school consolidation bill.

 

Officials thrilled over response to Restaurant Week

Posted 3/28/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tourism officials say Starkville Restaurant Week produced almost 10,500 charity ballots last week. How impressive is that figure? Greater Starkville Development Partnership CEO Jennifer Gregory says that total eclipses the total collected during similar week-long events in Jackson. There, the high mark stands at approximately 6,000 votes, she said.

 

GOP moves to catch up with Democrats on technology

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

Republicans are moving aggressively to repair their technological shortcomings from the 2012 election, opening a new tech race to counter a glaring weakness against President Barack Obama.

 

 

Small business squabbles over paid sick time laws

Posted 3/28/2013 in Business

 

 

New book shares insights from Steve Jobs' first boss

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

When Steve Jobs adopted "think different" as Apple's mantra in the late 1990s, the company's ads featured Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Amelia Earhart and a constellation of other starry-eyed oddballs who reshaped society.

 

 

Judge approves American-US Airways merger

Posted 3/28/2013 in Business

 

 

Tax return lobby fights effort to offer Return-free filing program

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

Imagine filing your income taxes in five minutes -- and for free. You'd open up a pre-filled return, see what the government thinks you owe, make any needed changes and be done. The miserable annual IRS shuffle, gone.

 

 

Gun control backers struggle to win some Democrats

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

 

 

Nelson Mandela in hospital with lung infection

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

 

Court's ruling won't end debate over gay marriage

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

However the Supreme Court rules after its landmark hearings on same-sex marriage, the issue seems certain to divide Americans and states for many years to come.

 

Colo. theater shooting suspect offers plea

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes has offered to plead guilty and serve the rest of his life in prison to avoid the death penalty -- a deal that would bring a swift end to the sometimes wrenching courtroom battle and circumvent a prolonged debate over his sanity.

 

 

Charges: Pa. man bagged deer in Walmart parking lot

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

 

 

Miss. Capitol rally calls for Medicaid expansion

Posted 3/28/2013 in State

More than 200 health advocates, doctors and others rallied at the Mississippi Capitol on Wednesday, asking legislators to expand Medicaid to the working poor.

 

 

Charter schools votes shift in House

Posted 3/28/2013 in State

 

 

Lawmakers near end of budget talks

Posted 3/28/2013 in State

 

Columbus is 24th in latest economic strength rating

Posted 3/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the spirit of regional cooperation continues to take root, Columbus has new reason to tout itself as the standard-bearer for economic strength within the Golden Triangle.

 

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