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Health advocates decry lack of Medicaid expansion

Posted 10/9/2014 in State

Groups supporting low-income Mississippi residents said Tuesday that elected officials are ignoring 300,000 people and refusing billions of federal dollars by choosing not to expand Medicaid in one of the poorest states in the nation.

 

In Columbus, Rural Physicians head talks need for doctors

Posted 10/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi is full of small towns that few people care about, aside, of course, from the people who live in those towns.

 

Council fails to agree on LINK board appointment

Posted 10/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three candidates applied to be the city of Columbus' appointment to a regional economic development board, but councilmen couldn't agree on a selection.

 

Aldermen tap T.E. Lott for Cadence due diligence studies

Posted 10/8/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen greenlit Golden Triangle accounting firm T.E. Lott and Company to perform due diligence studies on Cadence Bank's Main Street location.

Dak Prescott's hometown beginnings

Posted 10/8/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

You know the MSU quarterback's on-field reputation. Now understand where he came from and what drives him.

Traffic stop leads to multiple charges against Starkville man

Posted 10/8/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man faces numerous charges after allegedly fleeing from a traffic stop and assaulting an officer Sunday.

Vernon votes to replace lights with existing ones

Posted 10/8/2014 in Area

In what would likely be a $5,000 job, the city of Vernon has found a cheaper short-term solution to lighting issues at the city park's walking track.

Murder conviction in killings of ex-Auburn players

Posted 10/8/2014 in Area

An Alabama man was convicted of capital murder Tuesday in the shooting deaths of two former Auburn University football players and a third man.

 

Hood asks judge to throw out school funding suit

Posted 10/8/2014 in State

Attorney General Jim Hood is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed by 21 school districts that argues Mississippi owes them $230 million in education aid and demands an end to future shortfalls.

 

 

DNA linked to how much coffee you drink

Posted 10/8/2014 in National

How much coffee do you drink every day? One cup in the morning? Or do you gulp it all day?

 

 

Ebola crisis leaves Dallas a city on edge

Posted 10/8/2014 in National

Leaders are urging calm, but Dallas is a city on edge as it approaches the first Ebola incubation deadline this week.

 

 

Americans living longer as most death rates fall

Posted 10/8/2014 in National

Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inched up again and death rates fell.

 

 

Lawrence: Photo hacking was 'sex crime'

Posted 10/8/2014 in National

The people who chose to look at nude celebrity photos that hackers posted committed "a sexual offense," actress Jennifer Lawrence says in an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair in its November issue.

 

 

Gay marriage decision reignites GOP debate

Posted 10/8/2014 in National

The Supreme Court's gay marriage decision has reignited a debate inside the GOP that many Republican leaders hoped to avoid ahead of the 2016 presidential contest.

 

Lowndes supes award road striping contract

Posted 10/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 83 miles of unstriped roads in Lowndes County will be striped after supervisors awarded a contract during their meeting Monday.

Qualifying deadline for Senate vacancy passes

Posted 10/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The candidates hoping to replace the vacant District 17 Mississippi Senate are set after the deadline to qualify passed Monday.

Murray to lead Christmas Parade

Posted 10/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Christmas Parade is going to have a younger feel this year.

Meth suspects arrested in Monroe County

Posted 10/7/2014 in Area

Two Lowndes County residents wanted on multiple drug charges were arrested in Monroe County this weekend.

A foster child keeps the faith

Posted 10/7/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ervinnisha is a teenager with a goal: She wants to be adopted by her 18th birthday. For that, though, she is running out of time.

 

SSD readying lobbying effort for consolidation funding

Posted 10/7/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District representatives and stakeholders will yet again lobby lawmakers this legislative term for state-level funding.

 

 

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