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Baseball parents demand answers from Lewis

Posted 5/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School board member Greg Lewis is responding to parents who are questioning why he voted against an indoor hitting facility and weight room.

City pursues grant for 'River Island Park'

Posted 5/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 5-acre city-owned parcel of land on The Island now has a name and a plan. The city's proposed River Island Park project promises to add aesthetic enhancements to the land across the Old Tombigbee Bridge that deeded to the city of Columbus by Lowndes County last year.

Columbus Speedway bouncing back from tornado

Posted 5/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"The Baddest Bullring in the South" is ready for action.

Alderman Wynn threatens charges against reporter over phone calls

Posted 5/16/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn threatened Dispatch reporter Carl Smith Thursday with harassment charges if he attempts to contact her for comments in the future.

Ancient skeleton shedding light on first Americans

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

Thousands of years ago, a teenage girl toppled into a deep hole in a Mexican cave and died. Now, her skeleton and her DNA are bolstering the long-held theory that humans arrived in the Americas by way of a land bridge from Asia, scientists say.

 

Roommates buy lumpy used couch, find $40K in cash

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

For all the screaming and carrying on, their neighbors thought they'd won the lottery. But it was a lumpy old sofa stuffed with $40,000 in cash that had three young roommates raising a ruckus.

 

 

Oxford teacher sentenced in child pornography case

Posted 5/16/2014 in State

A 24-year-old Mooreville man will spend 30 months in federal prison on charges he enticed a minor to engage in illegal sexual conduct.

 

 

Curtis says ricin poisoning accusations still sting him

Posted 5/16/2014 in State

More than a year after Paul Kevin Curtis was arrested and then abruptly turned loose on charges of sending poisoned letters to the president, a U.S. senator and a Mississippi judge, he says he just wants to return to being an entertainer.

 

 

Development Authority going to Israel

Posted 5/16/2014 in State

Representatives from the Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to Israel in the fall.

 

 

Senate campaigns accuse each other of distortion

Posted 5/16/2014 in State

Republican primary challenger Chris McDaniel said Thursday that longtime U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is "one of the biggest spenders in Washington" and is out of touch with Mississippi.

 

 

Mississippi likely to rework school rating system

Posted 5/16/2014 in State

After resistance from district superintendents, the Mississippi Board of Education is likely to again rework its rating system for high schools and districts.

 

 

Parents rail against Common Core math

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

An Iowa woman jokingly calls it "Satan's handiwork." A California mom says she's broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it "makes my blood boil."

 

 

GM recalls 2.7M more vehicles

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

General Motors recalled an additional 2.7 million vehicles Thursday as a deep dive into safety issues at the nation's biggest automaker turned up more problems with some of the cars it built over the past decade.

 

Fast-food protests spread overseas

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

Labor organizers turned up the pressure on McDonald's and other fast-food chains to raise worker pay on Thursday, with plans to stage actions in more than 30 countries.

 

GOP chairman revives Benghazi subpoena of Sec. Kerry

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

A Republican House chairman on Thursday issued a new subpoena for Secretary of State John Kerry to testify about the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, in an escalating fight with the Obama administration over its cooperation with Congress.

 

10,000 gallons of oil spill on L.A. streets

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

A geyser of oil sprayed onto buildings and puddled in knee-high pools of crude in Los Angeles streets after a valve on a high-pressure pipeline failed Thursday.

Hospitals reach out to attract affluent immigrants

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

The menu includes pork or chicken dumplings, fried rice or chicken congee soup with jasmine rice and ginger. It's an enviable repast that diners take in bed -- hospital beds.

 

Congress growing impatient on inquiry in VA deaths

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

Patience is wearing thin in Congress as lawmakers confront allegations of treatment delays and falsified patient-appointment reports at health centers run by the Veterans Affairs Department.

 

 

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