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Miss. Legislature has sharp partisan divide

Posted 1/27/2014 in State

Democrats are starting their third year as the minority party in both chambers of the Mississippi Legislature, and they're not making life easy for Republicans.

 

USS Monitor work ceases as dollars dwindle

Posted 1/27/2014 in National

When the turret of the USS Monitor was hoisted from the ocean floor in 2002, the real heavy lifting was just beginning: conserving and restoring more than 200 tons of Civil War ironclad artifacts.

 

Odd call: Blowing nose brings big buck

Posted 1/27/2014 in State

The deer hunter figured sneezing had blown his chance at a deer, but blowing his nose brought a big buck running.

 

Maryland mall to reopen after Saturday shooting

Posted 1/27/2014 in National

The mall where a Maryland teenager gunned down two people before killing himself was set for a somber reopening Monday under increased security as police worked to figure out why the shooting took place and whether the gunman knew either victim.

 

Brain-dead Texas woman taken off life support

Posted 1/27/2014 in National

A very public battle over the fate of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman and her fetus has ended quietly and privately, as she has been taken off life support and her family prepares for her burial.

 

Want to get the flu? Volunteers sneeze for science

Posted 1/27/2014 in National

Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses.

 

Crocodile takes Australian boy, mauls another

Posted 1/27/2014 in National

Rangers resumed hunting Monday for a 13-foot crocodile that snatched a 12-year-old boy and mauled his friend as they swam in a water hole in a popular Outback tourist destination in northern Australia.

 

Ivory Coast pilots novel elephant rescue

Posted 1/27/2014 in National

After being tranquilized and loaded onto trucks with cranes, elephants that have been squeezed out of their traditional habitat in Ivory Coast are being relocated by conservationists in what is reportedly the first such operation attempted in Africa's forests.

New Hope football players' protest draws suspensions

Posted 1/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than half of the New Hope High School football team received a day of detention after they skipped a football practice. Of the approximately 60 players on the team, 35 football players ranging from freshmen to seniors skipped a mandatory football practice as a show of support for their fired coach, Shawn Gregory.

Columbus group files charter school paperwork

Posted 1/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus group has filed a letter of intent to open a charter school in Lowndes County. The Columbus Coalition for Educational Options filed a letter of intent with the state last week to establish an elementary school and a boys' academy.

Clay supes approve land swaps for Yokohama road

Posted 1/25/2014 in Area

Clay County supervisors approved two land swaps needed to clear the way for what will be the access road for the Yokohama Tire Company plant.

Volunteers going door to door in C Spire fiber push

Posted 1/25/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's 10 potential "fiberhoods" are all well below the sign-up requirement to become Mississippi's first recipient of C Spire's Fiber to the Home program, but a local group of volunteers are going door to door in an effort to earn the distinction before eight other towns qualify.

Finalized consolidation plan heading to legislature

Posted 1/25/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Between smiles and handshakes after signing their final consolidation report Friday, members of the Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure turned their focus to lobbying lawmakers for legislative language and funding streams needed to successfully consolidate Oktibbeha County School District and Starkville School District.

 

In address, Obama to focus on economic opportunity

Posted 1/25/2014 in National

Struggling to generate second-term momentum, President Barack Obama will use Tuesday's State of the Union address to announce new executive actions on job training and retirement security, while prodding a divided Congress to work harder on expanding economic mobility for middle class Americans.

 

 

Republican leaders shorten presidential nominating season

Posted 1/25/2014 in National

Republican leaders overwhelmingly voted Friday to shorten their presidential selection process in an attempt to minimize damage from GOP candidates attacking each other.

 

 

Hospital considers judge's order on pregnant woman

Posted 1/25/2014 in National

Hospital executives in North Texas were conferring Saturday with the district attorney's office to determine their next step following a judge's ruling that they must disconnect life support for a pregnant, brain-dead woman, according to a hospital official.

 

 

Suspect charged with murder in campus shooting

Posted 1/25/2014 in National

A 20-year-old South Carolina State University student shot to death outside a dormitory was an engineering technology student who also played on the school's football team, the school said Saturday.

 

 

Police say 3 dead in shooting at Maryland mall

Posted 1/25/2014 in National

Someone armed with a gun opened fire at a busy shopping mall in suburban Baltimore on Saturday, sending store employees and customers scrambling for cover. Police said three people died, including the person believed to be the shooter, in an apparent murder-suicide.

 

 

Missing Lowndes woman found in Texas

Posted 1/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After vanishing without a trace, Shondra Rice has been found alive.

 

 

Editorial cartoon for 1-24-14

Posted 1/24/2014 in National

 

 

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