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Obama, Mexico's president meet under shadow of abductions

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

President Barack Obama pledged to stand with Mexico against "the scourge of violence and the drug cartels" as he met Tuesday with President Enrique Pena Nieto.

 

 

House rule sets up election-year battle over Social Security

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

Buried in new rules that will govern the House for the next two years is a provision that could force an explosive battle over Social Security's finances on the eve of the 2016 presidential election.

 

 

GOP takes charge in Congress, runs into swift veto threat

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

In a blend of pageantry and politics, Republicans took complete control of Congress for the first time in eight years Tuesday.

 

Divers spot tail of AirAsia plane that crashed into Java Sea

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

Divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle on Wednesday spotted the tail of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board.

First black female Republican joins Congress

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

Mia Love of Utah on Tuesday became the first black female Republican in Congress as she was sworn in along with 57 other freshmen members of the U.S. House.

 

Freshly elected lawmakers arrive at Capitol

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

It was a good day to be the new guy.

 

Heidi Ho could see tighter enforcement

Posted 1/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus officials have acknowledged a local nightclub's long history of violent altercations, and they say they are committed to doing something about it.

Two qualify for Lowndes circuit clerk

Posted 1/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Ward 2 councilman Joseph Mickens qualified as a Democrat, while Golden Triangle Planning and Development District director for computing services Tim Heard will run as an independent.

Regional homeless coalition builds momentum

Posted 1/6/2015 in Area

A group of local community leaders fighting homelessness in the Golden Triangle is picking up the pace.

 

Lowndes supes seek state permission to pay storm bill

Posted 1/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors approved a resolution requesting the state's permission to pay the last of the county's debris clean-up expenses from an April 2014 storm.

 

Supervisors refuse closed-door hospital discussions

A coalition of three supervisors rebuked an attempt to discuss OCH Regional Medical Center finances in executive session Monday.

Aldermen: Future raises unobtainable without austere spending

The three-person Starkville Audit and Budget Committee told city department heads not to expect across-the-board pay increases for workers.

 

Upcoming Oktibbeha County Justice Court races flush with Democrats

Election matchups for a variety of county-level seats began taking shape Monday as 21 candidates filed qualification paperwork to enter this year's race.

 

Arrest report: 1-6-15

Posted 1/6/2015 in Area

 

US oil falls below $50 for 1st time since 2009

Posted 1/6/2015 in National

The price of oil plunged again Monday and fell below $50 a barrel for the first time since April 2009.

 

 

Strong dollar makes world travel cheaper for Americans

Posted 1/6/2015 in National

Trips in Europe or Asia should be cheaper for Americans this year. Thank a stronger dollar.

 

 

Wicker to preside over US Senate on first day of Congress

Posted 1/6/2015 in State

Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker will serve as presiding office of the U.S. Senate during the first day of the 114th Congress, which convenes today.

 

 

Nunnelee hospitalized in his Miss. hometown

Posted 1/6/2015 in State

A Mississippi congressman who had brain surgery last year is hospitalized for treatment of a bleeding problem in his left leg.

 

 

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