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Browning on Business: No McDonald's coming to Hwy. 45 South

Posted 2/26/2015 in Business

For several weeks people have inquired about a sign along Highway 82 indicating that if you take the Macon/Meridian exit, a McDonald's is about a mile south on Highway 45.

 

Activists: Number of Christians abducted by IS rises to 220

Posted 2/26/2015 in National

he number of Christians abducted by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria has risen to 220 in the past three days, as militants round up more hostages from a chain of villages along a strategic river, activists said Thursday.

 

 

Lawsuit filed against Purina claims food sickens, kills dogs

Posted 2/26/2015 in Business

A dog owner has filed a lawsuit against a pet food company alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating a brand of dry dog food.

 

 

FCC moves toward tougher rules for Internet providers

Posted 2/26/2015 in Business

Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile would have to act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under new rules being considered by the Federal Communications Commission.

 

 

Businessman: Mississippi's ex-prison chief sought bribes

Posted 2/26/2015 in State

A businessman says a former Mississippi prison official solicited the first in a series of bribes that eventually mounted to $1.5 million.

 

 

White House threatens veto of bill to overhaul education law

Posted 2/26/2015 in National

The White House threatened Wednesday to veto a Republican bill to overhaul the widely criticized No Child Left Behind law, calling the effort "a significant step backwards."

 

 

Experts: Insanity case as in 'American Sniper' hard to win

Posted 2/26/2015 in National

The former Marine convicted of killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man was hospitalized multiple times for psychiatric treatment and was prescribed medication to treat schizophrenia.

 

Storied locked antlers find their way home

Posted 2/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Billy Williams found two dead bucks in woods north of Caledonia in 1992. They were big deer -- one was a nine-point, the other an 11-point.

 

Golden Triangle expected to receive snow today

Posted 2/25/2015 in Area

A winter storm warning is in effect for all of north Mississippi and the central part of the state is under a winter weather advisory.

 

Report: Over half the state lacked public pre-K access in 2012

Posted 2/25/2015 in Area

A report released by a non-profit group this week shows that 70 of Mississippi's 146 school districts did not offer public pre-K education to students.

Special US House election set for May 12

Posted 2/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A special, non-partisan election to fill former U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee's 1st Congressional District seat will be held May 12.

 

Ex-Marine convicted in 'American Sniper' trial faces life in prison

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

A Texas jury has rejected the insanity defense of a former Marine in the deaths of famed "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man.

 

Homeless people need libraries, and libraries need them, too

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

Jeffery Bailey spends nearly every day at his public library.

New leader chosen for Tenn-Tom Waterway board

Posted 2/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority has hired an Alabama man as its new administrator.

 

Differing tax cut plans advance in Mississippi House, Senate

Posted 2/25/2015 in State

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves' $382 million tax-cut proposal was big, until fellow Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn rolled out his own $1.7 billion plan to eliminate Mississippi's personal income tax.

 

Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

 

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