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Ex-mayor to court: Toss embezzlement conviction

Posted 7/8/2014 in State

Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is asking a judge to overturn his conviction on charges of embezzlement and making false representations to defraud the government. Such motions are common after convictions.

 

 

BorgWarner to hire 158 in new Mississippi expansion

Posted 7/8/2014 in State

Transmission maker BorgWarner will expand its north Mississippi plant again, investing $43 million and hiring up to 158 new employees.

 

 

Hinds deputy indicted in death of basketball coach

Posted 7/8/2014 in State

A Hinds County deputy has been indicted on a manslaughter charge in the death of a youth basketball coach, two months after the men fought outside a gymnasium in northeast Jackson.

 

Bourbon Street suspect fights extradition

Posted 7/8/2014 in State

A 20-year-old man in the Harrison County jail has refused to sign extradition papers involving charges from a deadly gunfight on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

 

Pope: Bishops must be held accountable for abuse

Posted 7/8/2014 in National

Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday in his first meeting with Catholics sexually abused by members of the clergy and went further than any of his predecessors by vowing to hold bishops accountable for their handling of pedophile priests.

 

 

Obama highlights push for better skilled teachers

Posted 7/8/2014 in National

President Barack Obama brought forward a new administration effort Monday to place quality teachers in schools that need them the most.

 

 

Ignition switch at heart of GM recalls started as remedy

Posted 7/8/2014 in Business

General Motors' deadly ignition switch flaws emerged from an effort to improve its cars.

 

 

63 escape Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria

Posted 7/8/2014 in National

More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted two weeks ago by Islamic extremists have managed to escape, officials said Monday, though more than 200 girls kidnapped in April still remain missing.

 

Israel launches offensive against Gaza

Posted 7/8/2014 in National

The Israeli military launched what could be a long-term offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip today striking at least 50 sites in Gaza and mobilizing troops for a possible ground invasion aimed at stopping a barrage of rocket attacks against Israel.

Monday profile: Lowndes County man looking to put literature on airwaves

Posted 7/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The words of James Joyce going into West Point homes over the airwaves. The poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge crackling through the speakers of a car in Columbus. The tall tales of Mark Twain heard at night across the prairie. That is the vision of one Lowndes County man.

Columbus man shot in head during robbery

Posted 7/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was shot in the head Sunday morning and investigators are searching for the assailant.

Weather plagues progress on Jess Lyons fire station

Posted 7/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Harsh, damp winter weather coupled with an unusually wet June has had an effect on the progress of numerous local construction projects. The new fire station on Jess Lyons Road is no different.

New SHS principal focusing on graduation rate, community involvement

Starkville High School Principal David Baggett officially began his tenure this month by tinkering with the school's master class schedules last week, one of many subtle changes the former Ocean Springs educator hopes will improve student and teacher efficiency.

McDaniel backers rally as election challenge looms

Posted 7/7/2014 in State

State Sen. Chris McDaniel and his supporters are urging continued defiance as McDaniel prepares to challenge his Republican primary runoff loss to incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran.

 

Some U.S.-bound air travelers must turn on phones

Posted 7/7/2014 in National

Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats.

 

 

States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

Posted 7/7/2014 in National

As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago.

 

 

Poll: Most still align with Democrats or GOP

Posted 7/7/2014 in National

Whether it's the Republicans or the Democrats, America's political parties are far from beloved. Yet most people continue to align with one or the other.

 

 

Lawyers ask for trial to be moved

Posted 7/7/2014 in State

Lawyers for Greenwood attorney Lee Abraham say word about an alleged murder-for-hire plot against him has made it impossible to find an impartial jury for his civil lawsuit against the alleged instigator.

 

 

IRS seeks unpaid federal taxes from Itta Bena

Posted 7/7/2014 in State

The federal government has placed a tax lien on the city of Itta Bena's assets, seeking repayment of more than $200,000 in unpaid federal payroll taxes.

 

 

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