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Messages show plot to get photo of senator's bedridden wife

Posted 6/17/2015 in State

 

 

MDE seeks input on academic standards

Posted 6/17/2015 in State

The Mississippi Department of Education is seeking public comment on possible revisions to its English language arts and mathematics academic standards.

 

 

Drug maker seeks to overturn $38M award to Miss.

Posted 6/17/2015 in State

A drug manufacturer is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to reverse a $38.2 million judgment for the state in a Medicaid drug-pricing lawsuit.

 

 

State trade mission headed to Japan, South Korea

Posted 6/17/2015 in Business

The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development trip to Japan and South Korea on Oct. 14-21.

 

 

AP sources: GOP leaders to brief lawmakers on health care

Posted 6/17/2015 in National

House and Senate Republican leaders are ready to tell GOP lawmakers about their proposals for responding to a Supreme Court decision that could abruptly halt federal health care subsidies for millions of people.

 

Choosing your own: Definition of race becoming fluid

Posted 6/17/2015 in National

Rachel Dolezal, born to white parents, self-identifies as black -- a decision that illustrates how fluid identity can be in a diversifying America, as the rigid racial structures that have defined most of this country's history seem, for some, to be softening.

 

Clinton proposing tax credits to encourage youth employment

Posted 6/17/2015 in National

Targeting youth unemployment, Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to propose tax credits to encourage businesses to train young people and offer apprenticeships to develop lifelong job skills.

 

Another Southside shooting

Posted 6/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gunshots rang out in south Columbus on Monday afternoon in the area of Fifth Avenue South, causing a group of teenagers to bolt and officers from the Columbus Police Department to respond to the area.

Labyrinth nears completion at Franklin

Posted 6/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It takes three minutes to walk to the center of the 30-by-30-foot formation being painted underneath a blue sun-structure behind Franklin Academy Medical Sciences and Wellness Magnet School.

Public works shows $250K in savings

Posted 6/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The plan to reduce wasteful spending in the Columbus public works department is evidently starting to pay dividends.

Lowndes Co. purchases property near courthouse

Posted 6/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors agreed Monday to purchase a parking lot and building near the courthouse.

 

$3M car dealership TIF plan heads to aldermen

Posted 6/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen could pave the way for infrastructure improvements associated with a $21.9 million, mixed-use development along eastern Highway 12 during today's city meeting.

 

Columbus Christian Academy has new leader

Posted 6/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Terry Walters, 57, has accepted the role as head of school for CCA and will serve as principal for grades 7-12.

EMCC barber grad lined up for success

Posted 6/16/2015 in Area

The first time Chris Clark cut someone's hair other than his own, it did not go well.

 

Blogger gets 2.5 years over senator's wife photo conspiracy

Posted 6/16/2015 in State

A blogger who pleaded guilty in a conspiracy to break into a nursing home and shoot unauthorized video of the ailing wife of a U.S. senator was sentenced Monday to serve more than two years in prison.

 

Escaped killers elude capture in New York

Posted 6/16/2015 in National

Two escaped murderers remained at large as a woman charged with helping the killers flee from a maximum-security prison by providing them hacksaw blades, chisels and other tools made a second appearance in a New York court.

'We've had to wait so long'

Posted 6/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Willie Hill sat on a folding chair under the porch of a small utility building, waiting for the official dedication ceremonies for his new home next door.

 

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