With expanded charter school bills passing the Mississippi Senate and House, the stage is now set for both sides to begin what could be lengthy negotiation before a joint-bill is placed for a general vote.
Multiple Columbus residents have reported receiving a call from someone claiming to work at The Commercial Dispatch and offering a discount on subscriptions.
Rep. Paul Ryan said Saturday that Republicans need to stick together and pick their fights during President Barack Obama's second term, rejecting some White House proposals outright and trying to infuse others with conservative principles.
The nominee for U.S. Secretary of State, Sen. John Kerry, once held up millions of dollars in funding for secretive U.S. democracy-building programs in Cuba. Defense Secretary hopeful Chuck Hagel has called the U.S. embargo against the communist-run island "nonsensical" and anachronistic.
Faced with the high cost of caring for smokers and overeaters, experts say society must grapple with a blunt question: Instead of trying to penalize them and change their ways, why not just let these health sinners die?
A 21-year-old Starkville man died in a fiery crash early Friday morning. The man, whose name has not yet been released, died after being involved in a two-car head-on collision in Starkville shortly after 2 a.m.
A Columbus man was arrested for an armed robbery at a Southside apartment complex earlier this week. Darrion Donyae Walls, 23, of 1320 2nd Avenue N., was arrested Tuesday and charged with felony armed robbery and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.
Unemployment numbers in the region dipped slightly over a 12-month period, with Oktibbeha County staying within single digits.
A bill sponsored by two Columbus lawmakers would allow the state to defy federal laws through a joint-legislative committee. The committee, composed of 14 state elected officials, would determine what is and isn't within the federal government's power when dealing with the state's constitutional rights.
The weather is pleasant today, almost spring-like, and the metal bay door is thrown open wide, spilling sunlight and fresh air into West Lowndes High School's masonry and brick-building class. This is a planning period for Joseph Fowler, but his students are still milling around, some chatting, but most vying for Fowler's attention, reluctant to leave.
The Golden Triangle Development Link has hired Joseph P. Deason, a former chief financial officer for the Mississippi Development Authority, to represent Oktibbeha County and serve as the GTDL's chief operating officer.
Hot on the heels of Wednesday's announcement by West Point resident Rev. Eddie Longstreet, Aberdeen resident Dr. Roderick Van Daniel announced Thursday he will also be seeking the vacated 36th District House seat left open after the Jan. 13 death of Rep. David Gibbs.
Today, every teacher in the Starkville School District has a new laptop. Gone will be the days of lugging six lesson plans and keeping up with tiny flash drives, and Rosia Jackson, who teaches at Sudduth Elementary, could not be more thrilled.
Superintendent Lewis Holloway and three Starkville School District trustees are meeting with members of the House Education Committee in Jackson today to discuss a Mississippi House bill calling for the consolidation of the Starkville and Oktibbeha County school districts.
Although Gov. Phil Bryant has not set a date for a special election for the District 36 House of Representatives, left vacant by the death of longtime legislator David Gibbs, another Clay County resident has joined the race.
Bleary-eyed charter schools supporters took a few minutes to bask in a big victory early today, but were quick to acknowledge that the fight is not over. The Mississippi House voted 64-55 to pass House Bill 369, which would expand charter schools in the state. The vote came after more than seven hours of debate and three hours of a computer reading the 251-page bill.
Some Mississippi hospital administrators say they worry about bad financial consequences if the state doesn't expand Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul. Specifically, they worry hospitals will have to continue providing care for uninsured people even if the federal government stops reimbursing part of the expense.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hold a conference Feb. 15 to decide on whether to hear an appeal from Zach Scruggs, who was implicated as having knowledge of a judicial corruption scheme that toppled his father, plaintiffs' lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs.
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