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Huckabee slams Obama for letting daughters listen to Beyonce

Posted 1/14/2015 in National

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has accused President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, of double standards in parenting, saying in an interview published Tuesday that the first family shelters its daughters from some things but allows them to listen to the music of Beyonce.

 

 

Principal: Let students hurl cans at intruders

Posted 1/14/2015 in Area

An Alabama middle school principal wants to stockpile cans of corn and peas in classrooms for students to hurl at possible intruders as a last resort defense.

 

 

Miss. tax collections $91M ahead of expectations

Posted 1/14/2015 in State

Mississippi tax collections are running $91 million ahead of expectations just over halfway into the fiscal year, a top budget writer said Tuesday.

 

 

House votes for school funding amendment alternative

Posted 1/14/2015 in State

House Republicans pushed through a proposal for alternate wording for a state constitutional referendum on school funding Tuesday, as supporters of the original language howled that the effort aimed to sabotage the November vote.

 

 

Miss. murder suspect shot by police in New Mexico

Posted 1/14/2015 in State

Mississippi authorities say D'Juan Holloway, wanted in the shooting death of a Gulfport man, was arrested Monday after a gunfight with New Mexico law enforcement.

 

Karriem to face Harrison in primary

Posted 1/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kabir Karriem announced Monday his candidacy for District 41 state representative.

CMSD learns final value of textbook return

Posted 1/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Of the $1.1 million worth of textbooks the Columbus Municipal School Board of Trustees has voted to purchase in the last six months, $34,547 currently stands as a waste.

Columbus councilmen look elsewhere to serve

Posted 1/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three Columbus councilmen have qualified to run in county and state elections this year and if they are declared winners they would be forced to vacate their council posts mid-term.

LINK pitches WorkKeys to Columbus School District

Posted 1/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Less than a week after addressing the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees, the Golden Triangle Development LINK made the same pitch to Columbus city schools Monday night.

Miss. to look for university chief after Bounds' exit

Posted 1/13/2015 in State

With a native son headed west to lead the University of Nebraska, Mississippi's College Board is looking for a leader to oversee its eight public universities.

 

Khosla seeks KiOR plant receiver, says state ran off buyer

Posted 1/13/2015 in State

KiOR financier Vinod Khosla is asking a Mississippi state court judge to name a receiver for the company's Columbus plant.

 

 

Congressman Nunnelee takes oath in hospital

Posted 1/13/2015 in State

A Mississippi congressman who is recovering from a series of health problems took his oath of office Monday while hospitalized in his hometown.

 

 

Got help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox

Posted 1/13/2015 in National

If you're among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama's law, better keep an eye on your mailbox.

 

 

Is Keystone pipeline still necessary as oil prices dip?

Posted 1/13/2015 in National

A 50-percent plunge in the price of crude oil raises critical questions about whether the Keystone XL oil pipeline is still needed or even makes financial sense.

 

 

Senate advances Keystone bill despite Obama veto threat

Posted 1/13/2015 in National

Legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared an initial Senate hurdle Monday.

 

 

Bulgaria arrests Frenchman linked to Charlie Hebdo attackers

Posted 1/13/2015 in National

Bulgarian authorities said Tuesday they have arrested a French citizen believed to have links to one of the Kouachi brothers.

 

Anti-Islam rally draws big crowd in German city of Dresden

Posted 1/13/2015 in National

A weekly anti-Islam rally in the eastern German city of Dresden drew its biggest crowd yet on Monday.

 

Oktibbeha school bond opponents say they've reached petition requirements

Posted 1/12/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Organizers hoping to force a proposed $13.2 million Oktibbeha County School District bond to the polls are expected to hit the required petition tally after county officials worked Monday night vetting signatures.

 

Dream365 cancelled; MLK events abound

Posted 1/12/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus event that honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for nearly a decade is no more, but the city will have several events to celebrate the message of the civil rights icon.

 

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