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O'Malley to lay out plan for debt-free college

Posted 7/8/2015 in National

Democrat Martin O'Malley is calling the high cost of college a "crisis" as he lays out a goal of debt-free tuition for all students at public colleges and universities within five years if elected president.

 

 

Rubio jabs both parties in economic pitch

Posted 7/8/2015 in National

Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio called for lower corporate tax rates, looser Internet regulation and broader college accreditation on Tuesday.

 

 

Miss. charter board rejects Natchez school plan

Posted 7/8/2015 in State

Mississippi's charter school agency rejected a Natchez charter school proposal Tuesday but voted to advance plans for two schools in Jackson proposed by RePublic Schools and could approve them in September.

 

 

Budget writer: Cuts possible if education measure passes

Posted 7/8/2015 in State

A top Mississippi budget writer is telling leaders of most state agencies to plan how they would cut spending in case voters approve a school funding initiative in November.

 

 

Mississippi joins states suing over new EPA water rule

Posted 7/8/2015 in State

Mississippi has joined in a lawsuit challenging a rule that gives federal agencies authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act.

 

 

The battle for control of the growing breast milk industry

Posted 7/8/2015 in Business

It could trade for 400 times more than the price of crude oil and 2,000 times more than iron ore. If sold off the shelf, it could cost more than 150 times the price of a gallon of cow's milk and 15 times more than coffee.

 

 

AP Source: US agent's gun used in San Francisco pier slaying

Posted 7/8/2015 in National

A law enforcement official says the weapon used in the shooting death of a woman on a San Francisco pier belonged to a federal agent -- the latest twist in a case that has become a flashpoint in the country's debate over immigration.

 

 

New charges in Charleston church shooting: Attempted murder

Posted 7/8/2015 in National

The man accused of killing nine people attending Bible study at a historic black church in Charleston has been indicted on three new charges of attempted murder, prosecutors said Tuesday.

 

Confederate flag's fate in hands of South Carolina House

Posted 7/8/2015 in National

The Confederate flag that flies at the South Carolina Capitol could soon be making its last stand.

 

Report: Number of US heroin users rose 300K over a decade

Posted 7/8/2015 in National

The number of U.S. heroin users has grown by nearly 300,000 over a decade, with the bulk of the increase among whites, according to a new government report.

 

 

Groups call for Hindu, vegan displays at Arkansas Capitol

Posted 7/8/2015 in National

The Arkansas Capitol lawn could soon get crowded: Existing statues that honor Confederate soldiers, fallen firefighters and the nine black children who integrated Little Rock Central High School might be joined shortly by tributes for vegans, a monkey-faced deity and a cloven-hooved demon.

 

 

Boycott drive gains strength, raising alarm in Israel

Posted 7/8/2015 in National

Ten years ago, a small group of Palestinian activists had a novel idea: Inspired by the anti-apartheid movement, they called for a global boycott movement against Israel as a nonviolent method to promote the Palestinian struggle for independence.

 

 

Senators quiz military chiefs, criticize US fight against IS

Posted 7/8/2015 in National

Facing blistering criticism from Republican senators, Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged on Tuesday that the U.S. has only 60 trainees in a program to prepare and arm thousands of moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants.

 

 

Subway suspends ties with spokesman Fogle

Posted 7/8/2015 in National

FBI agents and Indiana State Police raided the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, removing electronics from the property and searching the house with a police dog, two months after the then-executive director of Fogle's foundation was arrested on child pornography charges.

 

 

Bill Cosby's public moralizing was his undoing

Posted 7/8/2015 in National

For decades, Bill Cosby cast himself as America's dad and then as America's granddad, a moralist with tough talk for young people about acting responsibly. It was that image that proved to be his undoing.

 

Columbus pets took Fourth of July well -- this year

Posted 7/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

See Dick light the firecracker. See Jane light the bottle rocket. Bang, goes the firecracker! Whooosh, goes the rocket! See Spot run!

Lowndes Co. supes restructure USDA loan

Posted 7/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors on Monday approved a proposal to restructure a $13 million U.S. Department of Agriculture loan that will save the county approximately $2 million over the life of the loan.

Luke Bryan concert coming to Lowndes Co.

Posted 7/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Country singer Luke Bryan will perform in Lowndes County this fall as part of his 2015 farm tour.

Photo: Field of gold

Posted 7/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Perry Brown walks through a field full of sunflowers Monday afternoon behind his business, Progressive Home Builders, located along Highway 12 East in Steens.

 

Supes studying draft of subdivision rules

Oktibbeha County supervisors are hashing through a 65-page proposal that, if enacted, will establish development processes and minimum standards for subdivisions outside of incorporated cities.

 

 

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