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Photos show elected Democrats at Moreland fund-raiser

An apparent rift in the Democratic Party emerged this week after photos surfaced placing three aldermen-elects and a party executive committee member at Republican mayoral candidate Dan Moreland's Wednesday fund-raiser.


A respite for Medicare; Social Security no worse

Posted 6/1/2013 in National

Medicare's long-term health is starting to look a little better, the government said Friday, but both Social Security and Medicare are still wobbling toward insolvency within two decades if Congress and the president don't find a way to shore up the trust funds established to take care of older Americans.



Zumba instructor gets 10 months for prostitution

Posted 6/1/2013 in National



'The perfect poison': Ricin used in 3 recent cases

Posted 6/1/2013 in National

The key ingredient -- castor beans -- is easy to find. Crude instructions for extracting the lethal poison in them can be found on the Internet. And it doesn't require a chemistry degree or sophisticated lab equipment.



Couple to be reunited with dog lost in Miss.

Posted 6/1/2013 in State



5 dead in tornado in Oklahoma City area, 50 hurt

Posted 6/1/2013 in National



Bank vaults have changed with the times

Posted 6/1/2013 in State



OPEC keeps oil output target at 30M barrels

Posted 6/1/2013 in National



Boy, 10, finds $10,000 in Kansas City hotel room

Posted 6/1/2013 in National


Caledonia teacher arrested for enticement of a child

Posted 5/31/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia High School teacher has been arrested and charged with enticement of a child.

Hundreds rally for Eurocopter

Posted 5/31/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A contingent of American Eurocopter employees and executives, as well as family members and state leaders, came together Wednesday to call on Congress to reconsider spending cuts that would slash production of the UH-72A Lakota Helicopter.


Federal programs critical in Columbus schools

Posted 5/31/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Up to 95 percent of children in the Columbus Municipal School District qualify for free or reduced lunch. Each school year, the district applies for nearly $3 millions in federal funds to make sure those children receive the same advantages as the district's other children.


State braces for Guard furloughs

Posted 5/31/2013 in State

Maj. Gen. Augustus L. Collins, the adjutant general of Mississippi, was to release details today of upcoming furloughs among more than 1,400 full-time National Guard employees across Mississippi.

Poll: 2 in 5 women would consider parenting solo

Posted 5/31/2013 in National

As Christy Everson was nearing age 40, she made a decision: She wanted to have a child, even though she was single and it meant doing it all alone. Her daughter, conceived via a sperm donor, is now 2 1/2 years old, and Everson hopes to have a second child.

Gaskin reps eye June 7 for Ward 4 hearing

Posted 5/31/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 4 candidate John Gaskin's lawyer says he hopes members of the Democratic Party will listen to his client's election appeal on June 7 after today's hearing was canceled by the party.


Banks report record earnings of $40.3B

Posted 5/31/2013 in National



McDonald's CEO: I lost weight by being active

Posted 5/31/2013 in National

They might start calling it the McDiet. McDonald Corp.'s CEO Don Thompson revealed at an analyst conference this week that he shed about 20 pounds in the past year by getting his "butt up" and "working out again." But he said he hasn't changed his habit of eating at McDonald's "every, single day."



State gives $1M to health overhaul call center

Posted 5/31/2013 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant rarely misses a chance to bash the federal healthcare overhaul as an unaffordable intrusion. But Thursday, he announced the state is giving $1 million to a federal contractor that will hire 1,000 Mississippians to help implement it.



Groups say conditions in Miss. prison 'barbaric'

Posted 5/31/2013 in State

Inmates in a Mississippi prison are isolated for long periods in "barbaric" conditions, sometimes in filthy cells with rats and broken toilets, and they are denied access to medical and mental health care, a federal lawsuit filed Thursday said.



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