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Demonstration school funding important as MSU's land pledge isn't permanent

Posted 2/11/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Time is of the essence for Oktibbeha County school administrators to come up with local funding to build a demonstration school.

 

 

Some Alabama counties refuse gay marriages, prompting suit

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

Same-sex marriage spread farther across Alabama on Tuesday as more courthouses issued licenses to gays and lesbians, yet some counties still defied a federal judge's order, so couples took their fight back to court.

 

 

Autism insurance proposals advance in Miss. Legislature

Posted 2/11/2015 in State

Mississippi lawmakers are pushing bills that would require insurance companies to offer coverage for autism screening, diagnosis and treatment on health plans sold in the state.

 

Islamic State militants drawing steady stream of new recruits

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

The U.S. bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria has failed to slow the pace of foreign fighters flocking to join the Islamic State and other extremist groups.

 

Editorial cartoon for 2-11-15

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

 

 

Clay County highway to be named after state lawmaker

Posted 2/11/2015 in Area

A Clay County highway will soon bear a new name in honor of a Mississippi legislator.

 

 

Reeves seeks $382M in tax cuts for companies and individuals

Posted 2/11/2015 in State

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is proposing to phase in $382 million in tax cuts over 10 years.

 

 

House rejects state balanced budget amendment

Posted 2/11/2015 in State

Mississippi voters may not get a chance to vote on a constitutional amendment in November requiring a balanced state budget.

 

 

Congress set to pass bill approving Keystone XL

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

The Republican-controlled Congress is set to send a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline to President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto it.

 

 

Death of the bake sale: New rules mean healthier school fundraisers

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

When it comes to school fundraisers, bake sale tables loaded with sugary goodies are out.

 

 

Death of IS recruiter complicates effort to close Guantanamo

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

During six years behind bars at Guantanamo Bay, Abdul Rauf insisted he was a lowly Taliban foot soldier who delivered bread and tea to combatants, even though he was really a corps commander.

 

 

Arizona town remembers woman killed in Middle East

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

Even while being held hostage by Islamic State extremists, Kayla Mueller found good in everything.

 

 

Newsweek's Twitter feed briefly hacked

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

The Newsweek Twitter feed was briefly hacked Tuesday morning, purportedly by a group associated with the Islamic State.

 

 

Eavesdropping concerns in Samsung smart TVs

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing.

 

 

Jon Stewart leaving 'The Daily Show'

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

Jon Stewart, who turned his combination of biting and free-wheeling humor into an unlikely source of news and analysis for viewers of "The Daily Show," said he's leaving as host this year.

 

Columbus High interim principal named

Posted 2/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Johnny Johnson begins his first day as interim principal at Columbus High School today.

CMSD lays out future for district

Posted 2/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District students beginning with next year's freshmen class will take a new, more personalized path to graduation.

Louisville Republican challenges Hood

Posted 2/10/2015 in Area

A third candidate has entered the race for Mississippi District 35 representative.

 

Lt. Governor Reeves to propose cutting franchise tax

Posted 2/10/2015 in State

Embracing one of the business community's long-held tax reduction goals, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will propose eliminating the franchise tax on business capital today.

 

Nunnelee remembered as public servant, family man

Posted 2/10/2015 in State

The late U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee was a state senator for 15 years before being elected to Congress in 2010, but his greatest source of pride didn't come from a political office.

 

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