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At least 15 dead as gunmen attack university in Kenya

Posted 4/2/2015 in National

Al-Shabab gunmen attacked a college in northeast Kenya early Thursday, targeting Christians and killing at least 15 people and wounding 60 others, witnesses said. The president said it is now a hostage situation.



Bill would increase sanctions for cheating on state tests

Posted 4/2/2015 in State

A bill that would tighten sanctions for schools that cheat on state tests passed what appeared to be its final hurdles Wednesday in the Mississippi House and Senate, but House members must return Thursday -- after the Senate has already adjourned for the year -- and decide whether to reconsider their vote.



McDonald's joins Wal-Mart, Gap in raising wages

Posted 4/2/2015 in Business

McDonald's said Wednesday it is raising pay for workers at restaurants that the company owns.



Business brief: Express hosting

Posted 4/2/2015 in Business



Building permits 4-2-15

Posted 4/2/2015 in Business



Marriages and divorces 4-2-15

Posted 4/2/2015 in Business



City pays pastor $10k settlement

Posted 4/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus pastor who accused the city of violating his right to freedom of speech in 2011 has been awarded $10,000-plus.


Slimantics: Harrell leaves a legacy of love and laughter

Posted 4/1/2015 in Area

Less than 24 hours after Robert Harrell's unexpected death, his family has gathered Tuesday in the home where he raised his seven children next to Old Waverly Golf Club.


Strip club sues county over lost profits

Posted 4/1/2015 in Area

The company that owns The Pony nightclub is suing Lowndes County in federal court.


Golden Triangle's next generation: Clemons pushed through challenges, but hopes to leave

Posted 4/1/2015 in Area

Moeshia Clemons is living the high school dream: she's a three-sport athlete, is well liked by her classmates, has excellent grades and is on track to graduate this spring.


Bryant approves school debt-sharing bill

Gov. Phil Bryant approved a bill Tuesday that creates a single countywide taxing authority and balances debt payments of the former Oktibbeha County School District and the former Starkville School District after the two systems' July 1 merger.


Officials turn dirt on long-awaited Lynn Lane path

Officials hailed the launch of construction efforts associated with a transformative Lynn Lane pedestrian and bike path as the epitome of civic tenacity and the power of grassroots volunteerism.

Local educator among teacher of the year finalists

A Golden Triangle educator is among four finalists for the Mississippi 2015 Teacher of the Year award.

Distinguished MUW alumni, friends honored at Homecoming

Posted 4/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four deserving individuals were recognized for contributions to their respective career fields and Mississippi University for Women by the MUW Alumni Association during the university's recent Homecoming festivities.


Worker training bill may be dead as end of session nears

Posted 4/1/2015 in State

One of Gov. Phil Bryant's top priorities, a plan to divert $50 million in unemployment taxes into a worker training fund, may have died in the shuffle of the closing days of the 2015 legislative session.



Dress-wearing man killed by NSA police had lengthy record

Posted 4/1/2015 in National

Two cross-dressing men who were fired upon by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who had picked them up and checked into a motel, police said Tuesday.



South Korean man charged in knife attack on US envoy

Posted 4/1/2015 in National

South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday indicted a man who slashed the U.S. ambassador in Seoul last month on charges of attempted murder.



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