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Miss. high court hears arguments over same-sex divorce

Posted 1/22/2015 in State

Mississippi, which does not allow same-sex marriages, should find a way to grant a divorce to a DeSoto County woman who married another woman in California in 2008.



Bryant: Mississippi in best shape in recent history

Posted 1/22/2015 in State

Mississippi has not reached its full potential, but the state is in its best financial condition in recent history, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said Wednesday during his State of the State address.



Building permits 1-22-15

Posted 1/22/2015 in Business


Shy of votes, House GOP drops planned vote on abortion bill

Posted 1/22/2015 in National

With thousands of anti-abortion protesters in town, Republicans are ready to push legislation through the House designed to please them. But it's not the bill an embarrassed GOP was hoping for.


Japan agonizes over ways to free Islamic State hostages

Posted 1/22/2015 in National

Lacking strong clout and diplomatic reach in the Middle East, Japan scrambled today for ways to secure the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State group.



AP source: FBI completes federal probe of Ferguson shooting

Posted 1/22/2015 in National

The FBI has completed its investigation into the police shooting of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, a U.S. official said Wednesday.



Video of New Jersey man shot by police raises questions

Posted 1/22/2015 in National

A police video of officers confronting and then fatally shooting a black man in southern New Jersey has raised questions and stirred anger over another death at the hands of police.



Lab tests imply formaldehyde risk in some e-cigarette vapor

Posted 1/22/2015 in National

Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest.


Newtown votes to raze home of gunman in school massacre

Posted 1/22/2015 in National

Officials in Newtown voted Wednesday night to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived before he carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Aldermen override Wiseman's attempt to save LGBT-friendly policies

Posted 1/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's statement of equality and its plus-one insurance offering will remain off the books after aldermen overrode Mayor Parker Wiseman's vetoes 5-2 Tuesday.

Four now vying for CMSD board posts

Posted 1/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A fourth applicant is now seeking appointment to the Columbus Municipal School Board.

John Dickerson, legendary coach, dies at 86

Posted 1/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

John Dickerson, a Columbus native who instilled character in an untold number of young people and who also played a quiet, but important, role in integration during a historic career as an educator and coach, died Monday.

Authorities: Child's death was murder

Posted 1/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is in custody for murder in the Monday morning shooting death of his girlfriend's 4-year-old son.

Tuesday fire damages Artesia home

Posted 1/21/2015 in Area

There are no injuries after an Artesia home was severely damaged by a house fire Tuesday morning.

Young to retire from East Mississippi

Posted 1/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The man who has led East Mississippi Community College forward in the 21st century has announced his retirement.

Arrest report: 1-21-15

Posted 1/21/2015 in Area


Senate committee to focus on issue of federally mandated testing

Posted 1/21/2015 in National

he Republican-controlled Senate education panel is beginning its revision of the landmark No Child Left Behind education law.



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