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Measures to collect debts from tax refunds falter

Posted 2/5/2015 in State

House members are having second thoughts about bills that would allow governments and hospitals to seize state income tax refunds to pay debts.

 

 

Republicans, Democrats jockey on changing education law

Posted 2/5/2015 in National

Outnumbered by Republicans, Democratic lawmakers are jockeying to get their views heard as Congress moves ahead on revising the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law.

 

Anger, grief in Mideast at Islamic State killing of Jordanian pilot

Posted 2/5/2015 in National

The horrific fate of a captured Jordanian pilot, burned to death by the Islamic State group, unleashed a wave of grief and rage on Wednesday across the Middle East.

 

Amid 'Mockingbird' sequel buzz, worries about Lee's wishes

Posted 2/5/2015 in National

Hometown friends and fans of "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee are struggling to reconcile a publisher's sensational announcement -- that her decades-old manuscript for a sequel had been rediscovered and will be released.

 

Screening for jurors in Chris Kyle slaying trial to start

Posted 2/5/2015 in National

The trial is set to begin next week for the man accused in the fatal shootings of famed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.

 

UN: Islamic State group torturing, killing children

Posted 2/5/2015 in National

The United Nations says the Islamic State group is systematically killing, torturing and raping children.

 

 

Lawyers: Evidence shows Saudi Arabia aided 9/11 hijackers

Posted 2/5/2015 in National

Lawyers for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks say they have new evidence that agents of Saudi Arabia "directly and knowingly" helped the hijackers.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 2-5-15

Posted 2/5/2015 in Business

 

 

Building permits 2-5-15

Posted 2/5/2015 in Business

 

 

Business brief: NMMC-West Point recognized

Posted 2/5/2015 in Business

 

Man arrested in statutory rape case

Posted 2/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have arrested a local man on suspicion of statutory rape.

 

2 more enter CMSD board applicant fray

Posted 2/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The field of applicants seeking two Columbus Municipal School District board slots continues to get more crowded.

 

The Golden Triangle's history with UFOs

Posted 2/4/2015 in Area

There have been 15 reported sightings of unidentified flying objects in the Golden Triangle over the last 40 years, according to the National UFO Reporting Center.

Open Meetings bills die in committee on Tuesday

Posted 2/4/2015 in State

Two Mississippi Senate bills seeking to more specifically define what constitutes a public meeting have both died in committee, according to the legislature's website.

Starkville fire chief announces retirement

Starkville Fire Chief Rodger Mann will conclude his almost 33-year career with the city by retiring Feb. 22, he announced Tuesday.

County, city parents talk consolidation

Change is coming for public school students in Oktibbeha County.

 

Jordan, shaken by Islamic State killing, executes 2

Posted 2/4/2015 in National

Jordan executed two al-Qaida prisoners before dawn today, just hours after an online video purported to show Islamic State group militants burning a captured Jordanian pilot to death in a cage.

 

Westerners join Kurds fighting Islamic State group in Iraq

Posted 2/4/2015 in National

As Kurdish fighters gathered around a fire in this damp, frigid mountain town in northwestern Iraq, exhausted from battling the Islamic State group, a surprising recruit wearing a tactical vest with the words "Christ is Lord" scribbled on it joined them.

 

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