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Hard freeze damages three MSU residence halls

Numerous Mississippi State University students will be displaced from their residence halls after freezing temperatures ruptured pipes and flooded dorms, the university announced Tuesday.

Adams takes over as Starkville CAO

Taylor Adams, Starkville's city clerk and finance director, became the city's second chief administrative officer Tuesday after aldermen unanimously approved the hire.

Jobless bill clears hurdle in bipartisan surprise

Posted 1/8/2014 in National

Election-year legislation to revive expired federal jobless benefits unexpectedly cleared an early hurdle on Tuesday, offering a hint of bipartisan compromise in Congress and a glimmer of hope to the long-term jobless and their families.

 

Lamar County, Ala. Marriages and divorces 1-8-14

Posted 1/8/2014 in Area

 

Vernon renews insurance policy, saves $1,500

Posted 1/8/2014 in Area

The City of Vernon will save roughly $1,500 off its liability insurance policy after city council members voted unanimously Monday to renew its policy with the Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation.

 

Coroner: S.D. man found in tent died of hypothermia

Posted 1/8/2014 in State

A Mississippi coroner says a South Dakota man found dead in a tent in Gulfport on Monday died of hypothermia.

 

 

Lesbian sues town for denying gay bar permit

Posted 1/8/2014 in State

A woman's federal lawsuit that accuses the leaders of a north Mississippi town of conspiring to prevent her from opening a gay bar by denying her a business license will go to trial Jan. 26, 2015, in Aberdeen.

 

 

Cops: Cold, escaped inmate turns himself in

Posted 1/8/2014 in National

Just how cold is it in Kentucky? Apparently cold enough for an escaped prisoner to decide to turn himself in.

 

 

Technology? Some justices want to keep distance

Posted 1/8/2014 in National

At the Supreme Court, technology can be regarded as a necessary evil, and sometimes not even necessary. When the justices have something to say to each other in writing, they never do it by email. Their courthouse didn't even have a photocopying machine until 1969, a few years after "Xerox" had become a verb.

 

 

TVA says peak power was second highest for winter

Posted 1/8/2014 in Area

Tennessee Valley Authority preliminary figures show demand for power at 7 a.m. CST on Tuesday reached the second highest winter peak in TVA history.

 

Ex-leader to leave Department of Education

Posted 1/8/2014 in State

Lynn House, who led the Mississippi Department of Education for more than a year as interim superintendent, is leaving the department.

 

Rolling Fork mayor indicted on fraud charges

Posted 1/8/2014 in State

The mayor of a small town in the Mississippi Delta has been indicted on false pretense and wire fraud charges related to his construction company's invoices for grants to rehabilitate houses, according to court records.

 

 

PSC approves higher energy rates for companies

Posted 1/8/2014 in State

Power bills will be going up in February for customers of Entergy Mississippi and Mississippi Power Co.

 

 

Ex-NBA player says North Korea game dwarfed by politics

Posted 1/8/2014 in National

Former NBA star Charles D. Smith says he feels remorse for coming to Pyongyang with Dennis Rodman for a game on the North Korean leader's birthday because the event has been dwarfed by politics and tainted by Rodman's own comments.

 

MML to push for legislators to pass sales tax vote option

Posted 1/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Municipal League will once again press state legislators to pass the Citizens for Economic Development Act when they convene today in Jackson for the 2014 legislative session.

New Year's DUI arrests down in Lowndes Co.

Posted 1/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There were seven DUI arrests in Lowndes County over the New Year holiday, a number local law enforcement says is dramatically lower than in past years.

County joins with others to cut cost of mapping

Posted 1/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County is one of 20 counties in Mississippi that will see substantial savings on aerial mapping photography by entering into a mutual agreement with state legislators and Mississippi Department of Transportation.

 

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