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AP Exclusive: Abortions declining in nearly all states

Posted 6/8/2015 in National

Abortions have declined in states where new laws make it harder to have them -- but they've also waned in states where abortion rights are protected, an Associated Press survey finds.


Analysis: Local governments among losers from prison reform

Posted 6/8/2015 in State

Should Mississippi gear its prison policy to produce free inmate labor for local governments?



How do justices weigh loss of health insurance for millions?

Posted 6/8/2015 in National

The Supreme Court could wipe away health insurance for millions of Americans when it resolves the latest fight over President Barack Obama's health overhaul.


'Napalm girl' photographer returns -- with iPhone

Posted 6/8/2015 in National

He stands in the northbound lane of Vietnam's Highway 1, traffic swirling around him, horns honking. He is pointing. Right there, he says -- that's where it happened. That's where the screaming children appeared. That's where I made the picture that the world couldn't forget.


Answers sought in NY 'Shawshank Redemption'-style escape

Posted 6/8/2015 in National

Two murderers who escaped from a prison by cutting through steel walls and pipes remain on the loose as authorities investigate how the inmates obtained the power tools used in the "Shawshank Redemption"-style breakout.



McCullough starts today as head of MDA

Posted 6/8/2015 in State

Glenn McCullough will officially begin his tenure Monday as executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority.



Private lab: Listeria found in Ala.-made Blue Bell

Posted 6/8/2015 in Area

Blue Bell Creameries is reviewing a laboratory report concluding that listeria was found in ice cream made at its Alabama plant.


MSU celebrates UAS center

Mississippi State University wanted to make a victory lap with Mississippi flare. And it was one that couldn't be contained on the ground.

City preps for Phase II of road program

Posted 6/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council has approved a list of 18 projects for Phase II of its road improvement program.

New abuse program funding in place

Posted 6/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Safe Haven, a Columbus shelter for domestic violence victims, has received a $2,550 grant to implement a domestic abuse intervention program in Lowndes County.

Photos: Summer reading program kickoff

Posted 6/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gabby Gonzalez, 11, left, and her younger sister, Saralynn Gonzalez, 6, walk in the parade from Columbus City Hall to Columbus-Lowndes Public Library on Friday for the kickoff to the summer reading program. Gabby and Saralynn are the daughters of Evie Gonzalez, of Columbus.

Columbus police arrest 3 for shoplifting

Posted 6/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested three suspects Tuesday on suspicion of felony shoplifting.


SSD files response to DOJ's issues with consolidation

A response to numerous U.S. Department of Justice issues with consolidation filed by Starkville School District states identifying and busing students from Sudduth Elementary to a mostly African-American campus could push parents to opt for private school or homeschooling options.


Airbus Helicopters names new leader

Posted 6/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has named Robert Boman as director/site manager for the company's Lowndes County helicopter assembly plant and operations.


Miss. senators attack carbon dioxide limits

Posted 6/6/2015 in State

Mississippi's Republican senators are supporting legislation to prevent implementation of new Environmental Protect Agency rules regulating coal-fired power plants.



Area students benefit from arts grant

Posted 6/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 4-County Foundation recently awarded a $2,500 grant to the Columbus Arts Council to help fund the Young People's Artist Series.



Bryant chooses successor for Kelly as DA

Posted 6/6/2015 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed a new district attorney for seven counties in northeast Mississippi.


Death row inmate challenges evidence in new trial bid

Posted 6/6/2015 in State

A man sentenced to death in the rape and killing of an 82-year-old woman is pursuing a new trial by renewing a legal challenge on evidence from a bite mark on the victim that was used to convict him.


Report: Social Security overpaid nearly half on disability

Posted 6/6/2015 in National

Social Security overpaid nearly half the people receiving disability benefits over the past decade, according to a government watchdog, raising questions about the management of the cash-strapped program.



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