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Miss. lawmakers narrow list of issues to debate

Posted 2/16/2015 in State

Mississippi legislators are approaching the midpoint of their three-month session, and they've whittled the list of issues to consider.



All 5 Oktibbeha supes now face election challenges

Posted 2/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Elections are now guaranteed for all five Oktibbeha County supervisors after a new District 4 candidate emerged last week.



Sewage injury lawsuit returned to Oktibbeha County

Posted 2/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Supreme Court has reversed a lower court ruling that granted immunity to the city of Starkville over maintenance of its sewage system.


Egypt strikes IS group in Libya after video of mass killing

Posted 2/16/2015 in National

Egyptian warplanes struck Islamic State targets in Libya on Monday in swift retribution for the extremists' beheading of a group of Egyptian Christian hostages on a beach, shown in a grisly online video released hours earlier.

'SNL' celebrates its big 4-0 with an anniversary special

Posted 2/16/2015 in National

With a measure of anniversary hoopla perhaps exceeded only by the nation's bicentennial, "Saturday Night Live" celebrated its 40th season on Sunday with a 3-hour gala of stars, laughs and memories.


Schools start treating e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia

Posted 2/16/2015 in National

Some schools are getting tougher on e-cigarettes, even punishing possession of the devices more harshly than regular cigarettes.



Democrats seek relief from health law penalties

Posted 2/16/2015 in National

The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a second chance.



Security firm: Hackers steal up to $1B from banks

Posted 2/16/2015 in National

A hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known.



LCSD sets special meeting to decide on bond

Posted 2/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District board of trustees announced it will hold an additional special session to determine the content, dollar amount and date of a pending bond issue at Friday's board meeting.


Four now in running for Lowndes sheriff

Posted 2/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four men are now vying to be Lowndes County's top law enforcement official.

Columbus police deploy body cameras

Posted 2/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police officers are now using body cameras on the job, and chief Tony Carleton is hopeful the new equipment will positively impact his department.

Inside a high school quiz bowl

Posted 2/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Inside a science lab in Parkinson Hall, on the Mississippi University for Women campus, two groups of sharped-dressed teens sit at tables on the edge of their seats with their thumbs hovering over buzzers.

Industrial park bonds could move in April

Posted 2/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A bond package financing a new Oktibbeha County industrial park could now move forward in April.


Supervisors make changes to retiree health insurance plan

Posted 2/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors voted unanimously Friday to amend the county's health coverage for retirees.


Two arrested in armed robbery, kidnapping

Posted 2/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Gulfport men face armed robbery and kidnapping charges after a Friday incident near Mississippi State University's campus.


Alabama's stand against gay marriage crumbles

Posted 2/14/2015 in National

Alabama's stand against gay marriage crumbled Friday as judges in most counties sided with federal courts rather than their own chief justice.



One dead in Copenhagen cafe shooting in 'likely' terror attack

Posted 2/14/2015 in National

At least one gunman opened fire Saturday on a Copenhagen cafe, killing one man in what authorities called a likely terror attack.


Vaccine opposition has ebbed and flowed over centuries

Posted 2/14/2015 in National

They're considered one of mankind's greatest medical achievements, yet people have balked at vaccines almost since the time of the first vaccination.


Frustrated Republicans taste limits of majority control

Posted 2/14/2015 in National

Congressional Republicans returned to their districts for a weeklong recess Friday no closer to a solution to keeping the Homeland Security Department funded past this month.



Shadow of Clinton war vote hangs over other 2016 contenders

Posted 2/14/2015 in National

In 2002, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton cast a vote in favor of the Iraq war that would later come to haunt her presidential campaign.



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