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Wicker to preside over US Senate on first day of Congress

Posted 1/6/2015 in State

Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker will serve as presiding office of the U.S. Senate during the first day of the 114th Congress, which convenes today.

 

 

Nunnelee hospitalized in his Miss. hometown

Posted 1/6/2015 in State

A Mississippi congressman who had brain surgery last year is hospitalized for treatment of a bleeding problem in his left leg.

 

 

Rallies expected as Mississippi lawmakers begin 3-month session

Posted 1/6/2015 in State

As Mississippi lawmakers begin their three-month session at noon today, they will be greeted by groups trying to influence state policy on education standards, state employee pay raises and a host of other issues.

 

White House: Scalise as No. 3 says a lot about who GOP is

Posted 1/6/2015 in National

The White House on Monday waded into a controversy over revelations that the House's No. 3 Republican spoke to a white supremacist group 12 years ago.

New Congress to be sworn in today with GOP in charge

Posted 1/6/2015 in National

Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome.

 

Area escapes holidays with no highway deaths

Posted 1/5/2015 in Area

Christmas and New Year's Day passed without any fatalities on Golden Triangle roadways, according to numbers the Mississippi Highway Patrol released to The Dispatch on Friday.

 

 

Golden Triangle avoids storm's wrath

Posted 1/5/2015 in Area

A line of thunderstorms knocked down trees and knocked offline a portion of Oktibbeha County's power grid Saturday afternoon.

 

City council to consider CMSD board position

Posted 1/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus real estate agent Stephen Jones has submitted the first application to fill a vacant seat on the Columbus Municipal School District board.

In search of a Boston jury to try marathon bombing suspect

Posted 1/5/2015 in National

His accusers brandish a confession scribbled inside a boat during an intensive manhunt and a video they say shows him placing a backpack with a bomb a few feet from a little boy who died when it exploded seconds later.

Obama tests his sway against a Republican-run Congress

Posted 1/5/2015 in National

President Barack Obama this week will test whether he still has the sway to keep Washington focused on his own priorities, even as a new Republican-run Congress descends on the Capitol eager to take him on.

 

Education, taxes among top 2015 Miss. issues

Posted 1/5/2015 in State

Mississippi's three-month legislative session begins at noon Tuesday.

 

Plane crash survivor may help probe

Posted 1/5/2015 in National

Sailor Gutzler, the 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash, walked a mile through the cold, dark woods to safety and then helped authorities locate the wreckage and remains of her family, may not be done helping investigators.

 

Tupelo plans city-wide events celebrate Elvis' birthday

Posted 1/5/2015 in State

On Thursday, Tupelo launches a birthday celebration fit for the king of rock and roll.

 

Murder suspect denied bond

Posted 1/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal Court Judge Marc Amos denied bond Friday for a local man accused of murder.

 

Columbus police to wear body cameras by late Feb.

Posted 1/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is behind its original timeline for its officers to be wearing video cameras on their uniforms, but the department says the wait won't be much longer.

 

Plair joins Dispatch news team

Posted 1/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Zack Plair has joined The Commercial Dispatch staff as a news reporter, general manager Peter Imes has announced.

 

Vietnam education center in D.C. needs photographs of local veterans

Posted 1/4/2015 in Area

An education center being built in Washington, D.C., plans to put a face to each of the 53,286 soldiers killed in the Vietnam War.

 

 

Usage proposal expected for old drug court building

Oktibbeha County supervisors are expected to hear a private proposal for a resident to utilize the county's old drug court facility, but an outright sale or long-term lease is doubtful as officials have eyed using the building to help ease governmental capacity needs.

 

 

Louisville's Ward set as next Senate president pro tem

Posted 1/4/2015 in State

Republican Giles Ward of Louisville is in line to become the second-highest leader of the Mississippi Senate.

 

 

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