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School supe: Building split 'does not meet intent of law'

A July letter addressed to supervisors from Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway says the county's decision to split the use of the former Oktibbeha County School District's administrative home between the new district and emergency management "does not meet the intent" of law approved by legislators.

Ex-con accused of killing police officer turns self in

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

An ex-con accused of fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal turned himself in Monday, ending an intensive two-day manhunt, authorities said.

Debate stage drama: GOP awaits top 10 announcement

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

They crowded the stage in New Hampshire for a debate-style faceoff.

Comic Amy Schumer, Sen. Schumer call for better gun control

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

Comedian Amy Schumer spoke tearfully of two women who were shot to death during a screening of her movie, "Trainwreck," and asked lawmakers Monday to support a gun control bill sponsored by her second cousin, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.


Delta says it's banning shipment of hunting 'trophies'

Posted 8/4/2015 in Business

Delta Air Lines had a major change of heart about shipping hunting trophies, announcing Monday afternoon that it would no longer accept lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies.



Bush, Rubio to speak before Southern Baptist group

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio hope to connect Tuesday with Christian conservatives, a key group of voters in the early primary states of Iowa and South Carolina.



House Republicans say they have the votes to disapprove of Iran deal

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support of the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.



More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

In the aftermath of the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.



Pickering and Butler vie for GOP nomination for auditor

Posted 8/3/2015 in State

Stacey Pickering says he's as aggressive a state auditor as Mississippi has ever had. His challenger in Tuesday's Republican primary, Mary Hawkins Butler, says that's not enough.



Fitch tries to hold off challenge from McRae

Posted 8/3/2015 in State

First-term Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch is trying to fend off a Republican primary challenge from a fellow attorney who used to work in the Unclaimed Property division of her office.



Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states.



Tuesday's Democratic primaries could decide 4 local Oktibbeha seats

Tuesday's primary elections could settle four Oktibbeha County races and bring clarity to others.



Primary election opens on Tuesday

Posted 8/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Voters will head to the polls to cast their ballots in the primary elections for eight offices Tuesday. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.



Police searching for rape suspect

Posted 8/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with the Columbus Police Department are looking for a rape suspect.


Feel the burn: Columbus Fire & Rescue burns Oak Street home as part of training

Posted 8/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The heat gets you. That seems obvious on the surface. Fire is hot -- that is, after all, what makes it dangerous.

Police ID suspect in killing of Memphis officer

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

Tennessee police officials on Sunday identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer, and an intense search for the man is underway.

Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display.


GOP hopefuls prep for first 2016 debate -- and Donald Trump

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidates dismissed the dominance of Donald Trump in early primary polling, scrambling to position themselves days before their first debate.



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