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Americans living longer as most death rates fall

Posted 10/8/2014 in National

Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inched up again and death rates fell.

 

 

Lawrence: Photo hacking was 'sex crime'

Posted 10/8/2014 in National

The people who chose to look at nude celebrity photos that hackers posted committed "a sexual offense," actress Jennifer Lawrence says in an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair in its November issue.

 

 

Gay marriage decision reignites GOP debate

Posted 10/8/2014 in National

The Supreme Court's gay marriage decision has reignited a debate inside the GOP that many Republican leaders hoped to avoid ahead of the 2016 presidential contest.

 

Lowndes supes award road striping contract

Posted 10/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 83 miles of unstriped roads in Lowndes County will be striped after supervisors awarded a contract during their meeting Monday.

Qualifying deadline for Senate vacancy passes

Posted 10/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The candidates hoping to replace the vacant District 17 Mississippi Senate are set after the deadline to qualify passed Monday.

Murray to lead Christmas Parade

Posted 10/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Christmas Parade is going to have a younger feel this year.

Meth suspects arrested in Monroe County

Posted 10/7/2014 in Area

Two Lowndes County residents wanted on multiple drug charges were arrested in Monroe County this weekend.

A foster child keeps the faith

Posted 10/7/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ervinnisha is a teenager with a goal: She wants to be adopted by her 18th birthday. For that, though, she is running out of time.

 

SSD readying lobbying effort for consolidation funding

Posted 10/7/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District representatives and stakeholders will yet again lobby lawmakers this legislative term for state-level funding.

 

MSU paints clearer picture of Oak Hall fire damage

Posted 10/7/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Many Oak Hall residents will be able to return to their respective dorm rooms this weekend.

 

Same-sex marriages begin in the South

Posted 10/7/2014 in National

Gay and lesbian couples are getting legally married in the South for the first time, crossing a threshold into a conservative region that long stood united against same-sex marriage.

 

 

Miss. renews water-rights battle with Memphis

Posted 10/7/2014 in State

Mississippi officials are renewing allegations that Memphis is stealing water from the state.

 

 

Blunders renew questions about Biden's discipline

Posted 10/7/2014 in National

Vice President Joe Biden's supporters often brush off his slips of the tongue as byproducts of the speak-your-mind politics many Americans crave.

 

Feds: Illinois teen sought to join Islamic State

Posted 10/7/2014 in National

A 19-year-old American left a letter expressing disgust with Western society before trying to board an international flight in Chicago.

 

Amendment backers say enough voters have signed

Posted 10/7/2014 in State

Supporters of a constitutional amendment to guarantee "an adequate and efficient system of free public schools" in Mississippi loaded up the bed of a Chevrolet pickup with 16 boxes and drove to Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann's office Monday.

 

 

Greenwood doctor faces civil lawsuit

Posted 10/7/2014 in State

A judge will decide if mental examination records of a Greenwood doctor charged in a murder-for-hire case can be used in a civil trial.

 

 

Long Beach massage therapist arrested

Posted 10/7/2014 in State

 

School bets video game scholarship can draw talent

Posted 10/7/2014 in National

As a teenager, holed up in his bedroom, illuminated by the glow of his laptop, Youngbin Chung became addicted to video games.

 

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