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Date set for Mayor Chokwe Lumumba's funeral

Posted 2/28/2014 in State

According to Willis and Sons Funeral Home, funeral services for Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba will be held Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m.

 

 

Changes proposed to Miss. religious practices bill

Posted 2/28/2014 in State

A Mississippi House panel is proposing changes that might neutralize concerns about whether a religious-freedom bill could lead to discrimination against gay people or other groups.

 

 

Black Miss. lawmakers seek to block voter ID law

Posted 2/28/2014 in State

The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus is asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to block the state's plan to start using a voter identification law.

 

Browning on Business: Barbecue restaurant back open in Columbus

Posted 2/27/2014 in Business

An east Columbus barbecue restaurant is back. The Pit and Cone opened its doors at 710 Alabama St. on Friday. The restaurant was located at 302 Tuscaloosa Rd. for years but closed in mid-January.

 

Future of Miss. 'religious freedom' bill uncertain

Posted 2/27/2014 in State

Several Mississippi lawmakers say they're confused about whether a freedom-of-religion bill is similar to a widely criticized Arizona measure that would allow people to assert religious beliefs in refusing business services to same-sex couples.

 

 

Mississippi troopers head to Jackson

Posted 2/27/2014 in State

Troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol converged on the state capitol Wednesday for "Blue Out" day. The troopers were asking state legislators for more funding, including funding for a new trooper school that would allow for additional troopers to be added to the current 501 active troopers.

 

Wise resigns from CVB board

Posted 2/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the second time in two months, Lowndes County supervisors are facing a vacancy on the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.

Columbus, LINK resume retail partnership

Posted 2/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thirty-three days after ending a 10-plus year partnership on retail development, the Golden Triangle Development LINK and city of Columbus have renewed those ties.

 

Senate passes measure for MUW, MSU library renovations

Posted 2/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

State senators specifically allocated almost $85 million in bonds to Mississippi's public universities and junior colleges Wednesday with legislation that, if signed into law, will fund renovations to Mississippi State University's and Mississippi University for Women's libraries.

 

SSG awards Higgins for site work

Posted 2/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins was honored in Denver, Colo. Wednesday for the organization's work to bring Yokohama Tire Company among other major companies to the area.

Behaviorists: Dogs feel no shame despite the look

Posted 2/27/2014 in National

The next time you start shaking your finger and shouting "Shame on you!" because your dog chewed up your favorite fuzzy slippers, just remember that no matter how guilty your dog looks, it doesn't know what your rant is about.

Arizona governor's veto aimed at own party's right

Posted 2/27/2014 in National

Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer slapped down the right wing of her own party, vetoing a bill pushed by social conservatives that would have allowed people with sincerely held religious beliefs to refuse to serve gays.

 

20-week abortion ban bill moves to full Miss. Senate

Posted 2/27/2014 in State

A bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks' gestation is advancing to the full Mississippi Senate for more debate later.

 

 

Report: Keystone contractor followed federal rules

Posted 2/27/2014 in Business

A consulting firm that helped write an environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline complied with federal rules regarding possible conflict of interest, the State Department's inspector general said Wednesday in a report that buoyed supporters of the controversial pipeline and disappointed critics.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 2-27-14

Posted 2/27/2014 in Business

 

 

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