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Target lays off 1,700, won't fill another 1,400 vacancies

Posted 3/11/2015 in Business

Target Corp. said Tuesday that it is laying off 1,700 workers and eliminating another 1,400 unfilled positions as part of a restructuring aimed at saving $2 billion over the next two years.



Federal health insurance aid in doubt for nearly 8 million

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

Nearly 8 million people could lose up to $24 billion a year in health insurance subsidies in a Supreme Court case threatening President Barack Obama's law, according to a government report released Tuesday.



Good news for some of us: Other people are quitting jobs

Posted 3/11/2015 in Business

Quitting your job -- all but unheard of during and after the Great Recession -- is becoming more common again.



Secret Service testing drones, how to disrupt their flying

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

The Secret Service is conducting middle-of-the-night drone flights near the White House in secret tests to devise a defense against the unmanned aircraft, The Associated Press has learned.



Obama calls for more rights for student borrowers

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

Issuing a clarion call to Americans saddled by student debt, President Barack Obama urged student borrowers Tuesday to stand up for their rights, and announced a medley of modest steps to bring some order to a notoriously chaotic system.



Trailer with tons of mozzarella stolen from truck stop

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

Hold the cheese. Thieves made off with a refrigerated tractor-trailer filled with $85,000 worth of shredded mozzarella cheese bound for a Hungry Howies Pizza distribution center in central Florida.


Groups cash in on specialty plates

Posted 3/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Buddy Nabors is proud to display his Vietnam veteran specialty license plate.

Burns Bottom redevelopment board avoiding conflicts

Posted 3/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Redevelopment Authority board members are publicly working to avoid perceived conflicts of interest with bringing the Burns Bottom Development project to fruition.

Legislature passes texting-while-driving bill

Posted 3/10/2015 in State

A bill banning texting while driving now awaits Gov. Phil Bryant's signature after lawmakers approved the measure Monday.

Dak Prescott injured in spring break attack

Posted 3/10/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott and two teammates arrived back in Starkville after a fight caught on video in Panama City Beach, Fla., left Prescott with visible wounds to his face and back.

Trial nears for accused Cochran photo blogger

Posted 3/10/2015 in State

A political blogger who shook up last year's Senate election by photographing U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's bedridden wife is set for trial March 30.


Jury selected in case of slain Clarksdale candidate

Posted 3/10/2015 in State

Trial began Monday for a man accused of killing Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian in 2013.



Cancer is in remission for teen forced to undergo chemo

Posted 3/10/2015 in National

A 17-year-old Connecticut girl who was forced to undergo chemotherapy by the state after she and her mother refused treatment is happy her cancer is in remission but still upset she had no choice in the matter.



Raccoon's freedom costs San Francisco carpenter his job

Posted 3/10/2015 in National

A carpenter has been fired for freeing a raccoon that had been trapped by exterminators at the San Francisco construction site where he worked.


Baby improving after 14 hours in overturned car in icy river

Posted 3/10/2015 in National

Police responding to a report from a fisherman about an overturned car in an icy Utah river were stunned to discover an 18-month-old girl dangling in a car seat inside, unconscious but alive.

New blog showcases Miss. sights

Posted 3/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi State University employee Matt Warren has embarked on a new project: taking high dynamic range (HDR) photos of the state.

West Point artist's work redefines city's appearance

Posted 3/9/2015 in Area

Many murals now adorn Main Street West Point buildings, thanks to Deborah Mansfield.

Ongoing drug investigation yields charges

Three Starkville residents face drug-related charges as Starkville Police Department and county law enforcement continue cracking down on offenders.

Arrest follows Starkville stabbing

A Thursday stabbing in Starkville injured one person and led to the arrest of another.


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