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Building permits 8-14-14

Posted 8/14/2014 in Business



Obama weighs strategy against Islamic State

Posted 8/14/2014 in National

The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between its increasingly dire assessment of the threat posed by the Islamic State group and the limited, defensive air campaign it has so far undertaken, which military officials acknowledge will not blunt the group's momentum.


Maserati raises police suspicions in Mass.

Posted 8/14/2014 in National

Police patrol cars are usually Fords or Chryslers, not Maseratis. So when a patrolman in Braintree, Massachusetts, spotted a Maserati resembling a police cruiser over the weekend, he pulled it over.


Daughter of Robin Williams faced online abuse

Posted 8/14/2014 in National

Robin Williams' daughter has abandoned her online social media accounts in disgust following what she called "cruel and unnecessary" messages following her father's death, a move that has prompted Twitter to explore how it handles such situations.



It's a jungle out there: Animals in campaign ads

Posted 8/14/2014 in National

It's a jungle out there in political television advertising, what with parrots, chicks, dogs and pigs taking turns in commercials that bite and scratch in a way no nonpartisan pet ever would.


Second suspect in Monday shooting in custody

Posted 8/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A second man has been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred Monday in Columbus.

Financial filing: KiOR warns of bankruptcy

Posted 8/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Struggling biofuel firm KiOR says in a financial filing that it will run out of money by September and bankruptcy could follow.

MUW legend, Girl Scouts pioneer dies at 105

Posted 8/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Elizabeth Gwin, a spark of a woman whose passion for helping others burned for more than a century and led her to become a trailblazing Girl Scout and one of the most cherished, enthusiastic Mississippi University for Women alumna, has died. She was 105.

Men charged with statutory rape of 14-year-old

Posted 8/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus men have been arrested and charged with statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl.

Value of West Point mill projected to increase

Posted 8/13/2014 in Area

Property in the city of West Point may be worth more money next year than it is now.

CMSD board yet to name replacement for attorney

Posted 8/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been nearly six months since Columbus Municipal School Board attorney David Dunn announced his pending resignation but the school board has yet to find a replacement.


Unity Park requests heading to supervisors' table

Posted 8/13/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors are expected to mull in-kind renovation requests, including the possibility of supplying labor, next week for a Unity Park facelift that could lead to the under-utilized public space's opening next year.



Millport officials to hear water update from engineer

Posted 8/13/2014 in Area

Millport officials should know by the end of the month if recent modifications to the town's water purification plant are sustainable and able to lower costs for treating the local water supply.


Vibe of Graceland Too changes after owner's death

Posted 8/13/2014 in State

The Elvis Presley-congested rooms of a north Mississippi roadside museum are missing their kinetic buzz since owner Paul MacLeod left the building.


Mississippi gets extra day to file abortion appeal

Posted 8/13/2014 in State

Saying a Sunday lightning strike disabled its lawyers' computers, the state of Mississippi requested and was granted an extra day to ask the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a decision that struck down a law that would have closed Mississippi's only abortion clinic.



Teacher union leader seeks further raises

Posted 8/13/2014 in State

The head of Mississippi's largest teachers union is reiterating the group's push to raise starting salaries for public school teachers to $40,000 a year.



Miss. gets money for advanced exams

Posted 8/13/2014 in State

The U.S. Department of Education will give Mississippi nearly $55,000 to help pay the costs of low-income high school students taking Advanced Placement and other exams that could help them earn college credit after accelerated high school classes.



Yazoo County resident dies from West Nile Virus

Posted 8/13/2014 in State

West Nile Virus has claimed its first Mississippi victim of 2014.



Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

Posted 8/13/2014 in National

Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status. The government warned on Tuesday that they have just over three weeks to show that they're eligible.



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