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McDaniel expected to discuss campaign challenge

Posted 7/16/2014 in State

State Sen. Chris McDaniel was expected to announce today whether he will file a formal challenge of his loss to six-term U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary runoff.

 

 

Four guards eyed in Mississippi prison football fight

Posted 7/16/2014 in State

A plan to toss footballs packed with cellphones and knives into a prison is to blame for a brawl that injured nine inmates, Mississippi's top prison official said Tuesday.

 

 

Former Monroe Co. deputy gets probation for punching inmate

Posted 7/16/2014 in Area

A former Monroe County sheriff's deputy has been ordered to serve probation on charges he punched a man while on duty.

 

 

Study: U.S. Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping

Posted 7/16/2014 in National

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries -- good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.

 

 

New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

Posted 7/16/2014 in National

New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom.

 

Former co-workers raise money for murder victim's family

Posted 7/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a time of tragedy, local restaurateurs have banded together to help one of their own. Two weeks ago, 31-year-old Quinton Hill died after being shot during what police say was a robbery attempt at his Columbus home. On Monday, former Front Door/Back Door Restaurant owner Sarah Labensky and her staff gathered at Zachary's restaurant to raise money for Hill's family, which includes Hill's infant daughter.

 

Unusually cool nighttime temps slated

Posted 7/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When was the last time you remember temperatures dipping below 60 degrees in the middle of July? If you were born after 1967 your answer is "never," but that could change this week.

 

Supes agree to provide $10M for Communiversity

Posted 7/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors have agreed to a new three-year contract with the Golden Triangle Development LINK to represent the county's industrial development interests.

Beat the heat without breaking the bank

Posted 7/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you're like most people, when you get home from work everything gets turned on. The thermostat is set to Antarctica, the oven is cooking and ceiling fans are circulating. It can all lead to high bills.

Wiseman adds school money solution to city agenda

Posted 7/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman will introduce a resolution during today's board of aldermen meeting authorizing the legal transfer of over-collected school taxes to Starkville School District.

Giant African snails seized at airport

Posted 7/15/2014 in National

Inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport seized an unusually slimy package -- 67 live giant African snails that are a popular delicacy across West Africa.

 

McDaniel asks state high court to open records

Posted 7/15/2014 in State

U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel is taking his quest to view original voting records to the Mississippi Supreme Court.

 

 

Man claims kingdom so daughter can be princess

Posted 7/15/2014 in National

A Virginia man says he has claimed a kingdom in Africa so his daughter can be a princess.

 

Archie's death latest comic book to inject reality

Posted 7/15/2014 in National

For most of Archie Andrew's life, the red-headed comic book icon's biggest quandary was whether he liked Veronica or Betty.

 

VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees

Posted 7/15/2014 in National

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made "tremendous progress" in reducing a disability claims backlog that reached above 600,000 early last year. Members of Congress and the department's assistant inspector general don't believe it.

 

 

Blues Trail international marker unveiled

Posted 7/15/2014 in State

Mississippi's second international Blues Trail marker was unveiled Monday in Cahors, France.

 

 

Governors group skirts Common Core

Posted 7/15/2014 in National

Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors, who are pushing back against what they call the federal government's intrusion into the classroom.

 

 

Pakistani teen seeks release of Nigerian girls

Posted 7/15/2014 in National

The Pakistani teen who survived a Taliban assassination attempt in 2012 marked her 17th birthday Monday with a visit to Nigeria and urged Islamic extremists to free the 219 schoolgirls who were kidnapped there, calling them her "sisters."

 

 

Bergdahl returned to regular duty

Posted 7/15/2014 in National

The Army has given Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a desk job, ending the formal phase of his transition from Taliban prisoner to not-quite-ordinary soldier, and setting the stage for Army investigators to question the Idaho native about his disappearance that led to five years in captivity.

 

 

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