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Why Americans are getting new credit cards

Posted 6/11/2015 in Business

A big change is happening inside your wallet.

 

 

House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat

Posted 6/11/2015 in Business

Under threat of trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, the House has voted to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry.

 

 

Building permits 6-11-15

Posted 6/11/2015 in Business

 

 

Murder charge dropped against woman who induced abortion

Posted 6/11/2015 in National

A Georgia prosecutor dropped a murder charge Wednesday but is pursuing a drug possession count against a 23-year-old woman accused of ending her pregnancy without a prescription, using pills she bought online.

 

 

Study: Rape prevention training works

Posted 6/11/2015 in National

A program that taught college women ways to prevent sexual assault cut in half the chances they would be raped over the next year, a Canadian study found.

 

 

Health head: Congress' problem if court voids health law aid

Posted 6/11/2015 in National

Congress and the states will need to find an answer if the Supreme Court strikes down the federal subsidies that are a foundation of President Barack Obama's health care law, his health secretary told lawmakers Wednesday.

 

 

Business brief: Southern Ionics Inc. makes purchase

Posted 6/11/2015 in Business

 

 

Business brief: Brooks awarded

Posted 6/11/2015 in Business

 

Kangaroo, other exotic animals visit library

Posted 6/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dozens of children at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library on Tuesday were hopping with excitement at the sight of a baby kangaroo.

In Lowndes, 23 percent on government assistance

Posted 6/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services spoke to the Rotary club Tuesday about the department's efforts with regards to SNAP -- the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Harrison, Lowndes Co. leader, dies at 69

Posted 6/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Esther Harrison, a Columbus native whose drive to help her community led her to spearhead African American voter registration drives during the civil rights movement and later serve a decade-plus in the state Legislature, died this morning.

Local, state Dems converge at Beans and Greens

Posted 6/10/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Rickey Cole looked out at a room full of Oktibbeha County Democrats and reminded them to stay together.

Lt. Gov. speaks at Lowndes County Republican Women lunch

Posted 6/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves spoke at the Lowndes County Republican Women's monthly lunch at Lion Hills at noon Tuesday.

 

Parents urged to submit voucher applications quickly

Posted 6/10/2015 in State

The Mississippi Department of Education is urging parents to submit applications quickly for new special education vouchers.

 

 

Rep. Kelly sworn in as new House member

Posted 6/10/2015 in State

Republican Trent Kelly of Mississippi has become the newest member of the House.

 

 

US to send more troops to Iraq for expanded training mission

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

An expected White House decision to send several hundred more troops to Iraq to expand training of Iraqi forces in Anbar province is not a shift in U.S. strategy but is aimed at helping Iraq retake the provincial capital, Ramadi, and eventually blunt the Islamic State's battlefield momentum.

 

 

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