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Patrick, Younger face off again in Senate race

Posted 2/26/2015 in Area

A rematch has formed in the race for Mississippi's District 17 senate seat and barbs are already flying along the campaign trail. Incumbent Republican Charles A. "Chuck" Younger will once again face Robert A. "Bobby" Patrick Jr., this time in a party primary.

Roadway crashes, power outages reported while snow falls

Posted 2/26/2015 in Area

As snow accumulated Wednesday evening on the Golden Triangle, hazardous road conditions took a toll on area drivers and many residences experienced stretches of no electricity.

In Golden Triangle, 8 inches of snow was tops, while no area saw less than 4

Posted 2/26/2015 in Area

For Golden Triangle residents Wednesday evening, it was a rare sight: snow.

 

Activists: Number of Christians abducted by IS rises to 220

Posted 2/26/2015 in National

he number of Christians abducted by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria has risen to 220 in the past three days, as militants round up more hostages from a chain of villages along a strategic river, activists said Thursday.

 

 

Lawsuit filed against Purina claims food sickens, kills dogs

Posted 2/26/2015 in Business

A dog owner has filed a lawsuit against a pet food company alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating a brand of dry dog food.

 

 

FCC moves toward tougher rules for Internet providers

Posted 2/26/2015 in Business

Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile would have to act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under new rules being considered by the Federal Communications Commission.

 

 

White House threatens veto of bill to overhaul education law

Posted 2/26/2015 in National

The White House threatened Wednesday to veto a Republican bill to overhaul the widely criticized No Child Left Behind law, calling the effort "a significant step backwards."

 

 

Businessman: Mississippi's ex-prison chief sought bribes

Posted 2/26/2015 in State

A businessman says a former Mississippi prison official solicited the first in a series of bribes that eventually mounted to $1.5 million.

 

 

Experts: Insanity case as in 'American Sniper' hard to win

Posted 2/26/2015 in National

The former Marine convicted of killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man was hospitalized multiple times for psychiatric treatment and was prescribed medication to treat schizophrenia.

 

 

Golden Triangle expected to receive snow today

Posted 2/25/2015 in Area

A winter storm warning is in effect for all of north Mississippi and the central part of the state is under a winter weather advisory.

 

Report: Over half the state lacked public pre-K access in 2012

Posted 2/25/2015 in Area

A report released by a non-profit group this week shows that 70 of Mississippi's 146 school districts did not offer public pre-K education to students.

Storied locked antlers find their way home

Posted 2/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Billy Williams found two dead bucks in woods north of Caledonia in 1992. They were big deer -- one was a nine-point, the other an 11-point.

Special US House election set for May 12

Posted 2/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A special, non-partisan election to fill former U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee's 1st Congressional District seat will be held May 12.

 

Ex-Marine convicted in 'American Sniper' trial faces life in prison

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

A Texas jury has rejected the insanity defense of a former Marine in the deaths of famed "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man.

 

Homeless people need libraries, and libraries need them, too

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

Jeffery Bailey spends nearly every day at his public library.

New leader chosen for Tenn-Tom Waterway board

Posted 2/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority has hired an Alabama man as its new administrator.

 

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