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Religious nonprofits challenge health law

Posted 12/9/2014 in National

Faith-based organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans argued in federal appeals court Monday.


Protesters stop train, block highway in Calif.

Posted 12/9/2014 in National

Hundreds of people marched through Berkeley for a third night a row, blocking a major highway and stopping a train.


Panola County woman burned near car

Posted 12/9/2014 in State

Panola County authorities say a 19-year-old woman died after she was doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire.



Scott, Bale defend 'Exodus' casting

Posted 12/9/2014 in National

The biblical film "Exodus: Gods and Kings" has come under fire for white actors being cast in the main roles as Egyptians.


Brooks sees industrial growth promoting migration into District 5

Posted 12/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Like several Lowndes County supervisors, Leroy Brooks is a native of his district.

National Board Certified teachers plentiful in local school districts

Posted 12/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three teachers in the Lowndes County School District recently received national board certification.

EMCC claims back-to-back championships

Posted 12/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Top-ranked EMCC made it back-to-back National Junior College Athletic Association national championships with a 34-17 win against No. 2 Iowa Western C.C.


Appeal leaves gay marriage status in limbo

Posted 12/8/2014 in State

For weeks, Rebecca "Becky" Bickett and her longtime partner Andrea Sanders kept a bag packed with wedding clothes.



US 'unaware' of South African hostage negotiations

Posted 12/8/2014 in National

The United States did not know about talks on the reportedly imminent release of a South African hostage who died in a U.S. raid on al-Qaida militants in Yemen.



Chokehold case stirs debate on special prosecutors

Posted 12/8/2014 in National

After a police officer wasn't indicted in a fatal chokehold caught on video, some officials are reviving calls to entrust such cases to special prosecutors, rather than local district attorneys.


Calif. protest turns violent again

Posted 12/8/2014 in National

Raucous demonstrations hit Berkeley's streets for a second straight night as protesters angered by police killings in Missouri and New York clashed with officers, vandalized businesses and even fought with each other, officials said.

Covenants expected to control business types, impact in Innovation District

Posted 12/6/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials with the Golden Triangle Development LINK are already developing covenants to limit future noise pollution and unsightliness in the area near the Highway 182 and Highway 25 junction.

A piece of installation art lands in Columbus

Posted 12/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new character has made his way to downtown Columbus.


Ethics Commission upholds newspaper's position on complaint

Posted 12/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Ethics Commission issued a final order Friday stating that meetings the Columbus mayor and city council held earlier this year violated three sections of the state's Open Meetings Act.


State denies Columbus charter school group, again

Posted 12/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the second time in less than a year, a Columbus group hoping to open a charter school has been denied.

Photos: Wassail Fest 2014

Posted 12/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kaitlin Jones, 12, left, and her friend, Elizabeth Ludwig, 12, right, thank Rose Evans, owner of Rose's Corner Boutique, for the wassail during Wassail Fest in downtown Columbus on Friday.


Bryant to speak at MUW's December graduation

Posted 12/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women graduates will hear from the state's top elected official at commencement Friday at 2 p.m. in Rent Auditorium.



In Japan, Pearl Harbor is seen as just another battle

Posted 12/6/2014 in National

For Americans, today marks the 73rd anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese sneak attack on the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.



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