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Federal agents targeting synthetic drugs in crackdown

Posted 5/8/2014 in National

The Drug Enforcement Administration is trying to stay one step ahead of synthetic drug makers, wholesalers and retailers as it broadens its crackdown on the growing black market product.

 

 

Atheist group renews suit on Rankin school prayer

Posted 5/8/2014 in State

A student supported by an atheist group says the Rankin County school district is still violating a ban on school prayer.

 

 

GM recalls challenge company

Posted 5/8/2014 in Business

Nine million parts. That's what General Motors needs to repair millions of cars it has recalled since Feb. 7.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 5-8-14

Posted 5/8/2014 in Business

 

 

Bible curriculum part of Hobby Lobby chief's evangelization push

Posted 5/8/2014 in National

Steve Green's faith led him to the U.S. Supreme Court, where he's argued the nation's new health care law and its requirement that his business provide certain types of birth control to employees violates his religious freedoms.

 

Boko Haram leader vaulted into headlines

Posted 5/8/2014 in National

Tugging on his winter hat, the Islamic militant leader declared with a sneer: "I will sell women."

 

Building permits 5-8-14

Posted 5/8/2014 in Business

 

 

No gains for 12th-graders on national exam

Posted 5/8/2014 in National

Handing out dismal grades, the Nation's Report Card says America's high school seniors lack critical math and reading skills for an increasingly competitive global economy.

 

MSMS students to perform in historic Sandfield Cemetery

Posted 5/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students will perform an "8th of May Emancipation Celebration" in a Columbus cemetery Thursday.

Andrews named permanent fire chief

Posted 5/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Martin Andrews' family broke out in applause upon learning the 'interim' title was removed from his job position. "Martin Andrews: Fire Chief," one of his supporters exclaimed.

Residents question disaster response

Posted 5/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two East Columbus residents informed the Columbus City Council Tuesday night that there was a lack of timely response to address issues stemming from the April 28 tornado.

Urban renewal area established

Posted 5/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After holding a public hearing and informational session Tuesday, Columbus councilmen established an urban renewal area and will soon advertise for applicants for a five-member redevelopment authority.

Wynn is focus of ethics complaint

An Open Meetings Act complaint against Starkville aldermen alleges Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn and other city representatives repeatedly participate in secret meetings and seeks a full state investigation into a pattern that dates to July 1.

 

Deputy charged in death of coach

Posted 5/7/2014 in State

Family and friends of a youth basketball coach called for swift justice Tuesday against two Mississippi sheriff's deputies accused of assaulting their son after a recreational league game and causing injuries that led to his death.

 

 

Caledonia resident given more time to clean up property

Posted 5/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia property owner has another month to continue cleaning up his Sanders Lane yard after neighbors gave the town's board of aldermen a petition asking that the area be cleaned in April.

 

Council studies issues with shelter

Posted 5/7/2014 in Area

After more than a year, the above-ground tornado shelter located at Vernon's municipal complex was put to the test for the first time on April 28.

New Jersey fire siren silenced by osprey nest

Posted 5/7/2014 in National

A pair of ospreys has quieted a fire alarm in one New Jersey shore town. The raptors have built a nest inside the fire siren at Spring Lake. By law, the nest can't be disturbed.

 

Mississippi lawmakers to convene on tornado costs

Posted 5/7/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant has called the Mississippi Legislature into special session starting Thursday to help pay state government's share of recovery costs after the deadly April 28 tornadoes.

 

 

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