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Why employers say millennials can't get a job

Posted 2/22/2014 in National

A class that teaches you how to eat or even the basic social skills to get a job -- is it really necessary?

 

Market Street adds 'Splash of Color' to 5K run

Posted 2/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Runners participating in the annual Market Street Festival 5K can expect this year's event to be a bit more colorful. The event is scheduled for May 3.

14th Ave. drainage project moving forward

Posted 2/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A painstaking process to make drainage improvements to a contaminated ditch on 14th Avenue North is taking a major step forward.

CL&W OKs lockbox for bill payments

Posted 2/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water board members approved a lockbox service agreement with Trustmark Bank to process mailed and night deposit electric bill payments.

School supe's case headed to Mississippi Supreme Court

Posted 2/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Schools Superintendent Lynn Wright is taking his lawsuit against the Lowndes County School District to the Mississippi Supreme Court.

Aldermen trim budget committee to three members

Posted 2/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen approved shrinking its seven-person budget and audit committee to three board members, thereby easing schedule restraints and beginning long-range planning initiatives, but at least two aldermen say they feel left out of the process guiding the city's approximately $18 million budget.

Internal email says MSU engineering dean moving to new job with school

Posted 2/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University Bagley College of Engineering Dean Achille Messac will transition to a tenured professor position within school's aerospace engineering department on March 1, according to an email sent to faculty and staff from the provost's office.

 

Mexico condemns shooting by border agent

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

The Mexican government on Thursday condemned a U.S. Border Patrol agent's fatal shooting of a Mexican man who allegedly struck the agent in the head with a rock near the U.S.-Mexico border.

 

 

Man fired for using forklift on vending machine

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

An Iowa man has lost his job and unemployment benefits for using a forklift to get a candy bar from a malfunctioning vending machine, state records say.

 

Mom buys all of store's 'indecent' T-shirts

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

A mother upset about "indecent" T-shirts on display at a Utah mall found a quick if not especially convenient way to remove them: She bought every last one.

 

Religious freedom bill riles gay rights supporters in Arizona

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

The Arizona Legislature gave final approval Thursday evening to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal "state-sanctioned discrimination" and an embarrassment.

 

 

Gov't pay raises killed repeatedly in House

Posted 2/21/2014 in State

The Mississippi House has rejected about 40 proposals to give pay raises to state employees.

 

 

Storms moving into Miss. cause scattered damage

Posted 2/21/2014 in State

Wind and lightning caused isolated damage and power outages across Mississippi Thursday as a storm front moved through the state.

 

 

Miss. could adopt ACT as exit exam

Posted 2/21/2014 in State

Mississippi high school students could soon be using the same test to get out of high school and get into college.

 

 

Miss. House rejects proposal to expand Medicaid

Posted 2/21/2014 in State

The Mississippi House voted Thursday against expanding Medicaid to more than 230,000 uninsured working poor residents.

 

Scores killed during Ukraine protests

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people in the country's deadliest day since the breakup of the Soviet Union a quarter-century ago.

 

Israeli demand sparks 'Jewish state' debate

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

Is Israel "the Jewish state"? The answer may seem as obvious as the Star of David on the Israeli flag. Yet the question is starting to complicate the ambitious U.S. effort to ram through a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel.

 

 

Police: 4 dead, 2 injured in N. Calif. shooting

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

An eviction hearing at an American Indian headquarters in Northern California turned deadly as a woman who once served as a tribal leader allegedly opened fire, killing four people and critically wounding two others in a gun and knife attack, authorities said.

 

 

Accident rates improving for older drivers

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

Safety researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the nation's aging population swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they've been proved wrong.

 

 

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