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Abolish the IRS? Easy to say, but awfully hard to do

Posted 3/25/2015 in National

Promising to abolish the Internal Revenue Service is a good talking point for political candidates who are looking to fire up the Republicans' most conservative voters.



Training funds target food stamp recipients in Mississippi

Posted 3/25/2015 in State

A $20.5 million federal program will match SNAP recipients to workforce training and job opportunities in Mississippi.



Mississippi's only abortion clinic damaged by vandalism

Posted 3/25/2015 in State

Jackson police are trying to find out who damaged a generator and two security cameras at Mississippi's only abortion clinic.



2 awaiting trial in murder-for-hire case in Greenwood

Posted 3/25/2015 in State

Prosecutors are working to get a trial date for two men involved in a murder-for-hire scheme that targeted a Greenwood attorney.



Lawmakers: Separate boards needed for each Miss. university

Posted 3/25/2015 in State

Some state lawmakers said Tuesday that Mississippi needs separate boards to govern each of its eight public universities, citing a controversial decision by the College Board to dismiss University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones.



Biloxi candidate to forgo $115k salary if elected mayor

Posted 3/25/2015 in State

Cono Caranna told a crowd of supporters he is seeking election as Biloxi's next mayor and if elected, he will serve without pay.



Coroner: Teen dies after huffing aerosol duster

Posted 3/25/2015 in State

Authorities say a teenage boy died Sunday apparently as a result of inhaling aerosol computer keyboard duster.



High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up

Posted 3/25/2015 in Business

Thirty years ago, insurance companies had the answer to the soaring cost of caring for the elderly. Plan ahead and buy a policy that will cover your expenses.



VA says it will relax 40-mile rule for private medical care

Posted 3/25/2015 in National

Responding to pressure from Congress and veterans groups, the Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it is relaxing a rule that makes it hard for some veterans in rural areas to prove they live at least 40 miles from a VA health site.



AP sources: Concerns over easing transgender ban in military

Posted 3/25/2015 in National

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has gotten pushback from senior military leaders on whether the Pentagon should lift its ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces.



'Mad Men' star Hamm has treatment for alcohol addiction

Posted 3/25/2015 in National

"Mad Men" star Jon Hamm recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction, his spokeswoman said.


Vandals target New Hope preschool

Posted 3/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tomorrow's Pride Early Learning Center has called Tabernacle Road in New Hope home for 22 years, and, for the most part, it's all been positive.

City leaders step up efforts to reduce crime

Posted 3/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus officials are stepping up efforts to deter crime citywide in the wake of a shooting at Sim Scott Park on Friday that injured four people.

Turner back on supervisor ballot

Posted 3/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Marty Turner is back in the race for Lowndes County District 5 supervisor.

Traveling veterans memorial on display at MSU

Posted 3/24/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In the Colvard Student Union at Mississippi State University, passers-by can see a series of nine paintings set up showing the portraits of 26 men.

LINK abandons proposed area for Innovation District

Posted 3/24/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Golden Triangle Development LINK is no longer considering a 326-acre Starkville site for a $10 million industrial park after studies indicated an additional $2 million and 18 months of work would be needed to make the area shovel-ready for investments.


Bryant signs bill banning texting while driving

Posted 3/24/2015 in State

Mississippi has become the 45th state to ban texting while driving.



College Board stands behind move to fire Ole Miss chancellor

Posted 3/24/2015 in State

Members of Mississippi's College Board met Monday and said they aren't backing down from a decision to seek a new chancellor for the University of Mississippi, despite rising criticism of the move.



FBI continues investigation into Miss. hanging

Posted 3/24/2015 in State

The FBI is consulting with its behavioral analysis unit as it continues investigating the hanging death of a black man in Mississippi.



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