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'Personhood' ballot proposal uncertain in Miss.

Posted 5/12/2014 in State

Organizers have little time left to push for a new Mississippi ballot initiative that would declare life begins at conception.

 

 

Monroe to hand out weather radios

Posted 5/12/2014 in Area

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office will provide emergency weather alert radios to senior citizens using a grant provided by the Mississippi Leadership Council on Aging.

 

 

Arkansas plans to appeal same-sex marriage ruling

Posted 5/12/2014 in National

Lawyers for the state followed through with their promise to appeal a judge's decision overturning the constitutional amendment overwhelmingly passed by voters in 2004 banning gay marriage.

 

 

Barbour headlines tort reform conference

Posted 5/12/2014 in State

Mississippi's business community is celebrating Wednesday the 10th anniversary of the passage of tort reform legislation.

 

 

Appeals Court to hear Bryant appeal

Posted 5/12/2014 in Area

A Noxubee County man is appealing his conviction in 2009 fatal shooting to the Mississippi Court of Appeals.

 

 

A short, wild ride to stop a burning bus

Posted 5/12/2014 in State

It's been a wild ride for sisters Bettye Windom and Beth Insley since their short, wild ride to stop a burning school bus.

 

Police add texting to crisis negotiation arsenal

Posted 5/12/2014 in National

The suspect in a gas station robbery and 100 mph chase kept pointing his handgun to his head, and police negotiator Andres Wells was doing all he could to keep the man from committing suicide. But he kept cutting Wells' phone calls short.

Nigeria refused help to search for kidnapped schoolgirls

Posted 5/12/2014 in National

The president of Nigeria for weeks refused international help to search for more than 300 girls abducted from a school by Islamic extremists, one in a series of missteps that have led to growing international outrage against the government.

West Lowndes school renovation on schedule

Posted 5/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The renovations to West Lowndes High School should be completed by the start of the new school year, according to the district's architect.

Columbus Social Security office closed for repairs after storm

Posted 5/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Count the Columbus office of the Social Security Administration among those affected by the April 28 tornado that tore through Lowndes County.

Officials: Budget keeps city from using road tax from county for roads

Posted 5/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen will consider a $5 million bond issue to finance road and infrastructure renovations when they meet May 20 even though the county provides the city roughly $500,000 annually for road maintenance.

Reports: Severstal for sale

Posted 5/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Russia-based company has reportedly put its two U.S. operations on the auction block, according to The Wall Street Journal. The steelmaker's other North American plant is in Michigan.

Golden Triangle area draws attention from national media

Posted 5/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For nearly a year, James Fallows, a national correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, has crisscrossed the United States exploring the dynamics and inner workings of small towns fighting back against unique challenges.

 

Monroe Co. sheriff offers summer program

Posted 5/10/2014 in Area

Sheriff's deputies in Monroe County are planning a summer mentoring program for young people.

 

 

Couple searches for wedding album owners

Posted 5/10/2014 in State

About four months after Hurricane Katrina ripped through South Mississippi and devastated much of Pass Christian, Michael Malley was doing debris cleanup and came across a somewhat soggy -- but still intact -- photo album.

 

 

Louisville to hold memorial service Sunday

Posted 5/10/2014 in State

A community memorial service will remember the 10 Winston County residents killed in an April 28 tornado.

 

 

Nunnelee out of hospital but faces brain surgery

Posted 5/10/2014 in State

A Republican congressman from north Mississippi is out of a Washington hospital but says he faces surgery later for a small mass found on his brain.

 

 

City, county record savings with internal hires

Posted 5/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County and Starkville saved a combined $54,179 by promoting internal officials to key supervisory positions within each governing body.

 

Board attorney vows to fight city's ethics claim

Posted 5/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville will vigorously defend itself in a state ethics complaint alleging aldermen tend to business in secret meetings outside public view, board attorney Chris Latimer said Friday.

If it's OK for women to propose, why don't they?

Posted 5/10/2014 in National

Steve Paska waited two weeks for Washington's famously fickle cherry blossoms to emerge, then spent two hours searching for the perfect spot beneath the canopy of fluff. He lured his girlfriend there on the pretext of buying a painting of the blooms. Then he surprised her by dropping to one knee and proposing.

 

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