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Law enforcement ready to abide by Supreme Court's cellphone ruling

Posted 6/26/2014 in National

Officers are being briefed during roll calls, new procedures are in place, and prosecutors are considering the effect on potentially thousands of pending court cases after the Supreme Court's ruling that restricts police searches of cellphones.

 

Ruling pushes gay marriage closer to Supreme Court

Posted 6/26/2014 in National

The first ruling by a federal appeals court that states cannot prevent gay couples from marrying makes it more likely the Supreme Court will ultimately have to make a decision it has so far avoided -- do states have the ability to prohibit same-sex marriage?

North Korea's take on new U.S. movie: 'Act of war'

Posted 6/26/2014 in National

North Korea is warning that the release of a new American comedy about a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un would be an "act of war."

 

Building permits 6-26-14

Posted 6/26/2014 in Business

 

 

Marriages and divorces 6-26-14

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Ruling could help U.S. become major oil exporter

Posted 6/26/2014 in Business

Companies are taking advantage of new ways to export oil from the U.S. despite government restrictions, and in the process helping the U.S. become an ever bigger exporter of petroleum on the world stage.

 

 

Designer T cells fight viruses after transplants

Posted 6/26/2014 in National

Bone marrow transplants save thousands of lives but patients are vulnerable to severe viral infections in the months afterward, until their new immune system kicks in.

 

 

Search for missing Malaysian plane shifts south

Posted 6/26/2014 in National

Investigators looking into the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines plane are confident it was on autopilot when it crashed in a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean, Australian officials said today as they announced the latest shift in the search for the jet.

 

Tax assessor Andrews subject of investigation

Posted 6/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Tax Assessor Greg Andrews has paid a $7,140 fine after an investigation by the state auditor's office revealed discrepancies in how Andrews' office handled property tax penalties.

Cochran defeats tea party challenger

Posted 6/25/2014 in State

In a remarkable political turnaround, six-term Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi edged out tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel Tuesday night in a bruising, costly Republican runoff that pitted Washington clout against insistence on conservative purity.

Superintendent pool narrowed

Posted 6/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board will announce the finalists for the superintendent's position on July 1.

Columbus Scrap receives national honor

Posted 6/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A business based in Columbus for more than half a century won a national award last week. Columbus Scrap Material was named scrap company of the year during the American Metal Market Awards for Steel Excellence dinner in New York City on June 17.

 

CPD investigating armed robbery at hotel

Posted 6/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is releasing few details about an armed robbery that occurred at a Columbus hotel Monday morning.

 

Highway loop construction nears end

Posted 6/25/2014 in Area

Eastbound travelers on Highway 82 who want to go to West Point or Tupelo will soon have an easier way to get on the road that takes them there.

 

KFC: No proof worker asked child to leave

Posted 6/25/2014 in State

Fried chicken chain KFC said two different investigations have not found any evidence that an employee asked a 3-year-old girl and family members to leave because injuries she suffered in a pit bull mauling disturbed customers.

 

Millport re-opens bids for lagoon repairs

Posted 6/25/2014 in Area

Millport Town Council members and Mayor Icie Wriley weren't expecting construction bids to repair its faulty sewer lagoon to be more than twice the amount they have to spend.

SSD projects slight millage increase for FY 2014-2015

Posted 6/25/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District officials project the system will require a 65.24-mill tax levy to operate under its Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget, a slight increase from FY 2012-2013's and FY 2013-2014's 62.96-mill rate.

 

Magee wins Democrat runoff

Posted 6/25/2014 in State

Doug Magee of Mendenhall turned back a challenge from Dennis Quinn of Magnolia on Tuesday in the Democrat runoff in the 3rd Congressional District.

 

 

Why a grim U.S. economic picture is brightening

Posted 6/25/2014 in Business

When the government updates its estimate today of how the U.S. economy fared last quarter, the number is pretty sure to be ugly. Horrible even.

 

 

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