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Some black Miss. Dems supported GOP's Cochran

Posted 6/5/2014 in State

Black Mississippians who may usually vote Democratic are trying to swing a primary victory toward six-term incumbent Republican Sen. Thad Cochran by casting ballots in their state's GOP primary.

 

 

Palazzo beats Taylor in 4th District GOP primary

Posted 6/5/2014 in State

Steven Palazzo has won the Republican nomination in Mississippi's 4th Congressional District.

 

Bergdahl uproar halts plan for return celebration

Posted 6/5/2014 in National

There will be no hero's welcome for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in his hometown, no fanfare of parades, music or picnics in the park.

 

Why would gay ally Jonah Hill let fly with a slur?

Posted 6/5/2014 in National

Jonah Hill is winning points for what appears to be a sincere apology for hurling a gay slur at a paparazzo he says was harassing him.

 

 

Building permits 6-5-14

Posted 6/5/2014 in Business

 

 

Marriages and divorces 6-5-14

Posted 6/5/2014 in Business

 

 

Business brief: Smith honored

Posted 6/5/2014 in Business

 

 

Court: BP must pay Clean Water Act fines

Posted 6/5/2014 in Business

The owners of the blown-out Macondo well cannot avoid federal fines for the 2010 oil spill by blaming another company's failed equipment, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

 

 

Application 'inconsistencies' under health insurance law

Posted 6/5/2014 in National

Many of the 8 million people who signed up for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care now have an asterisk next to their names.

 

 

Witnesses: Boko Haram slaughters hundreds

Posted 6/5/2014 in National

Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three villages in northeastern Nigeria and the military failed to intervene even though it was warned that an attack was imminent, witnesses said today.

 

 

3 officers killed, 2 injured in Canada shooting

Posted 6/5/2014 in National

Three police officers were shot dead and two others injured in a rare case of gun violence in the east coast Canadian province of New Brunswick, officials said. Authorities were searching for a suspect.

 

 

Caledonia loses park director

Posted 6/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During Tuesday night's board of aldermen meeting, Mayor Bill Lawrence told the board Allan Glenn turned in a resignation letter Monday.

 

City to develop nuisance ordinance

Posted 6/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus leaders are drafting a nuisance ordinance that would strengthen safety measures at establishments that have track records of violent behavior.

Council passes $5M bond issue

Posted 6/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen voted Tuesday in favor of issuing a $5 million bond to finance capital improvements.

 

Police mum on weekend death behind Trotter

Posted 6/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An official cause of death has not been announced for a 32-year-old man found laying unconscious behind the Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus on Saturday.

 

GOP runoff likely: McDaniel's lead not enough to claim primary win

Posted 6/4/2014 in State

Locked in a squeaker of a race, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday in a primary that underscored Republican differences.

Personnel matter draws sanitation employees behind closed doors

Starkville aldermen discussed a personnel issue involving Sanitation and Environmental Services Director Emma Gandy and Calvin Ware, a sanitation worker, behind closed doors for almost 90 minutes Tuesday, but no motions specific to the matter emerged in open session.

 

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