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Congressman Nunnelee takes oath in hospital

Posted 1/13/2015 in State

A Mississippi congressman who is recovering from a series of health problems took his oath of office Monday while hospitalized in his hometown.

 

 

Got help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox

Posted 1/13/2015 in National

If you're among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama's law, better keep an eye on your mailbox.

 

 

Is Keystone pipeline still necessary as oil prices dip?

Posted 1/13/2015 in National

A 50-percent plunge in the price of crude oil raises critical questions about whether the Keystone XL oil pipeline is still needed or even makes financial sense.

 

 

Senate advances Keystone bill despite Obama veto threat

Posted 1/13/2015 in National

Legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared an initial Senate hurdle Monday.

 

 

Bulgaria arrests Frenchman linked to Charlie Hebdo attackers

Posted 1/13/2015 in National

Bulgarian authorities said Tuesday they have arrested a French citizen believed to have links to one of the Kouachi brothers.

 

Anti-Islam rally draws big crowd in German city of Dresden

Posted 1/13/2015 in National

A weekly anti-Islam rally in the eastern German city of Dresden drew its biggest crowd yet on Monday.

 

Oktibbeha school bond opponents say they've reached petition requirements

Posted 1/12/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Organizers hoping to force a proposed $13.2 million Oktibbeha County School District bond to the polls are expected to hit the required petition tally after county officials worked Monday night vetting signatures.

 

Dream365 cancelled; MLK events abound

Posted 1/12/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus event that honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for nearly a decade is no more, but the city will have several events to celebrate the message of the civil rights icon.

 

Aldermen expand once-shunned financing option for Cadence purchase

Posted 1/12/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen previously bemoaned the issuance of certificates of participation to construct a new city hall and their subsequent passage by the prior administration as a financial burden that circumvented the will of the people.

 

 

Judge makes second delay in prison gang case in Miss.

Posted 1/12/2015 in State

The trial of 14 alleged members of a white supremacist prison gang in Mississippi has been pushed back again, this time to Aug. 3.

 

 

Divers find AirAsia black boxes

Posted 1/12/2015 in National

Divers retrieved one black box today and located the other from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, key developments that should help investigators unravel what caused the aircraft to plummet into the Java Sea.

 

County students to be offered WorkKeys in spring

Posted 1/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every junior and senior attending Lowndes County high schools will have the opportunity to take the WorkKeys Test beginning in March.

Lowndes sheriff race getting crowded

Posted 1/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The race for Lowndes County sheriff has become a three-candidate affair less than a week after qualifying for county elections began.

LCSD delays vote on bond issue

Posted 1/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District board members have decided to postpone a district-wide vote on a bond issue expected to be worth $39.9 million.

Steel Dynamics VP: Plant not threatened by oil price drop

Posted 1/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This week, the average cost of a gallon of gasoline in Mississippi dipped below the $2-mark.

Time running out for bond petitioners

Posted 1/10/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Although petitioners hoping to force a $13.2 million-maximum Oktibbeha County School District bond to an election were short of signatures Saturday, organizers stepped up door-to-door canvassing efforts this weekend.

 

Miss. school rating at bottom, but preschools get good mark

Posted 1/10/2015 in State

Mississippi again ranks last in the nation in school performance according to an influential evaluation released Thursday.

 

 

KiOR says Miss. seeks to destroy it in court ploy

Posted 1/10/2015 in State

Bankrupt biofuel maker KiOR and controlling shareholder Vinod Khosla say the state of Mississippi is using legal tactics in an attempt to squeeze money from the company.

 

France hunts suspect, prepares for mass anti-terrorism rally

Posted 1/10/2015 in National

France vowed to combat terrorism with "a cry for freedom" in a giant rally for unity today after a three-day spree of violence horrified the world.

 

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