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Jury finds ex-mayor of Southaven guilty

Posted 6/12/2014 in State

A DeSoto County jury Wednesday found former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis guilty in an embezzlement case.

 

 

Building permits 6-12-14

Posted 6/12/2014 in Business

 

 

For OPEC, the price of oil is just right, for now

Posted 6/12/2014 in National

The world oil market has set up quite nicely for OPEC.

 

 

Lawmakers push to approve unified veterans' bill

Posted 6/12/2014 in National

After two overwhelming votes in two days, members of Congress say they are confident they can agree on a bill to improve veterans' health care and send it to the president's desk by the end of the month.

 

 

Study: Red meat possibly linked to breast cancer

Posted 6/12/2014 in National

Women who often indulge their cravings for hamburgers, steaks and other red meat may have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests.

 

 

10-year-old gets high school diploma in California

Posted 6/12/2014 in National

A 10-year-old Northern California boy is celebrating a milestone most people don't reach until they are in their late teens.

 

Bush bash: Elder ex-president turns 90

Posted 6/12/2014 in National

Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 90th birthday at his family's seaside retreat in Maine, where he has spent his summers since he was a boy.

 

Bergdahl writing, posts show frustration, struggle

Posted 6/12/2014 in National

In Facebook posts written before he vanished from his military base in Afghanistan, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl spoke of his frustration with the world and his desire to change the status quo.

 

Romney tries to re-emerge as GOP force

Posted 6/12/2014 in National

Once fearing he would be viewed as "a loser for life" if he failed to win the presidency, Mitt Romney is trying to re-emerge as a force in Republican politics.

 

Senate Republicans block student loan bill

Posted 6/12/2014 in National

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP.

 

Sheriff: Law enforcement faces more danger than ever before

Posted 6/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge believes being a law enforcement officer is more dangerous than ever before.

Brown in good spirits after hospital stay

Posted 6/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Senate Pro Tempore Terry Brown said he's on the road to recovery after a weekend stay in the hospital.

It's official: Carleton is police chief

Posted 6/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council named Tony Carleton the new chief Tuesday with a 5-0 vote. Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens was not at the meeting.

Council: Bond money will be distributed among wards

Posted 6/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bond money issued for road and drainage improvements in Columbus will be split evenly among its six wards. City councilmen chose that option over a citywide approach to infrastructure improvements during a special call meeting Tuesday.

Temporary injunction stands as Club Rock case transitions to chancery court

Posted 6/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens on Tuesday slightly amended a temporary injunction against Club Rock and its owner, Larry Fair, but the facility's nightclub operations are prohibited until chancery court holds a nuisance abatement hearing for the establishment.

 

Federal views diverge on proper use of painkillers

Posted 6/11/2014 in National

How do you have a conversation about prescription drugs that provide critical pain relief to millions of Americans yet also cause more fatal overdoses than heroin and cocaine combined?

 

 

Cochran and McDaniel target each other on spending

Posted 6/11/2014 in State

In perhaps his most aggressive comments yet as he fights for a seventh term, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran declared Tuesday that it would be "dangerous" for Mississippi to elect challenger Chris McDaniel. McDaniel, in turn, accused Cochran of spending "recklessly."

 

Millport delays decision on backhoe

Posted 6/11/2014 in Area

The city's street department will have to wait a bit longer for a new backhoe.

Wildfire sparks amazing wedding photo

Posted 6/11/2014 in National

A wildfire that disrupted an Oregon couple's wedding also gave them the photograph of a lifetime.

 

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