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Alabama probate judges ordered to halt gay wedding licenses

Posted 3/4/2015 in National

Probate judges must again decide whether to issue wedding licenses to gay couples after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is legal, despite a federal court's decision to the contrary.

In Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change

Posted 3/4/2015 in National

A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street.

 

US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

Posted 3/4/2015 in National

The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.

 

 

Obama announces new education effort to 'let girls learn'

Posted 3/4/2015 in National

Saying every girl "has value," President Barack Obama announced a more focused government effort Tuesday to help tens of millions of girls around the world attend and stay in school.

 

 

Ex-CIA chief admits sharing military secrets with mistress

Posted 3/4/2015 in National

Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he gave her classified material -- including information on war strategy and identities of covert operatives -- while she was working on the book.

 

 

Mills enters special House election in Miss.

Posted 3/4/2015 in State

Attorney Chip Mills of Fulton is entering a special election to fill an empty U.S. House seat in north Mississippi.

 

 

Miss. Power notes new Kemper overrun amid uncertainty

Posted 3/4/2015 in State

Southern Co. announced Tuesday that it projects at least another $26 million in spending to complete its construction of a power plant in eastern Mississippi.

 

 

High court takes up fight over health law subsidies

Posted 3/4/2015 in National

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a major test of President Barack Obama's health overhaul that threatens insurance coverage for millions of people.

 

 

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.

 

 

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