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AG declines Perkins' request for clarity on school money issue

Posted 7/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Attorney General's Office sent a letter to vice mayor Roy A. Perkins on Friday saying it would not provide further comment on a school money issue after aldermen approved the framework for a legal funds transfer in its last regular meeting.

 

Study: 35 percent in U.S. facing debt collectors

Posted 7/29/2014 in National

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

 

Miss. photo conspiracy case not yet to grand jury

Posted 7/29/2014 in State

An attorney said Monday that it could be weeks before a Mississippi grand jury considers a case against his client and others charged with conspiring to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran's ailing wife in a nursing home and then using those images in an anti-Cochran video before Mississippi's Republican primary.

 

Musgrove seeks support for school funding lawsuit

Posted 7/29/2014 in State

A group of lawyers including former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove is traveling around Mississippi trying to get school districts to sign up for lawsuits against the state seeking payment of the $1.5 billion that the state had underfunded its K-12 school formula since fiscal 2010.

 

 

1 dead in Moss Point fish plant explosion

Posted 7/29/2014 in State

One person was killed and three others were injured in an explosion Monday at a fish processing plant on the Mississippi coast.

 

 

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

Posted 7/29/2014 in National

When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.

 

 

Lawmakers give Israel full support

Posted 7/29/2014 in National

Members of Congress are falling over one another to show their support for Israel. While much of the rest of the world watches the Gaza war in horror and scrambles for a cease-fire, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt its military operations.

 

 

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

Posted 7/29/2014 in National

Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.

 

 

CL&W to sue some delinquent customers

Posted 7/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water will take customers who owe more than $500 in delinquent payments to Justice Court.

 

 

3 die in Lowndes County crash

Posted 7/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three Columbus men were killed in a one-car accident early Sunday morning after their vehicle left the road and hit a tree.

 

 

County millage value expected to improve slightly

Posted 7/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The amount of money one single ad valorem tax mill brings into Oktibbeha County is projected to increase slightly for the upcoming fiscal year, but the additional value isn't expected to significantly impact tax rates or county coffers.

 

 

No-jangles: Starkville Bojangles closes

Posted 7/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

There are no Bojangles Famous Chicken and Biscuits left in the Golden Triangle.

 

Hickman begins his first day as Columbus schools superintendent

Posted 7/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today may be Dr. Philip Hickman's first day as superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District, but he feels like he has been preparing for the role his entire career.

 

Lawyers discuss bond in death penalty retrial

Posted 7/28/2014 in State

Former death row inmate Michelle Byrom's attorney says a judge could consider whether to release her on bond while she awaits her second trial in her husband's death in 1999.

 

 

Man walks into river to evade traffic stop, drowns

Posted 7/28/2014 in State

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says searchers have found the body of a 21-year-old man who walked backward into a river rather than face a traffic stop.

 

 

Congress reaches deal on VA health care plan

Posted 7/28/2014 in National

After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

 

Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

Posted 7/28/2014 in National

An international police team abandoned its attempt to reach the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane for a second day running Monday as clashes raged in a town on the road to the area.

U.N. Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

Posted 7/28/2014 in National

The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight (0400 GMT) Monday morning.

Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

Posted 7/28/2014 in National

Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue -- allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival.

 

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