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Obama highlights push for better skilled teachers

Posted 7/8/2014 in National

President Barack Obama brought forward a new administration effort Monday to place quality teachers in schools that need them the most.

 

 

Ignition switch at heart of GM recalls started as remedy

Posted 7/8/2014 in Business

General Motors' deadly ignition switch flaws emerged from an effort to improve its cars.

 

 

63 escape Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria

Posted 7/8/2014 in National

More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted two weeks ago by Islamic extremists have managed to escape, officials said Monday, though more than 200 girls kidnapped in April still remain missing.

 

Israel launches offensive against Gaza

Posted 7/8/2014 in National

The Israeli military launched what could be a long-term offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip today striking at least 50 sites in Gaza and mobilizing troops for a possible ground invasion aimed at stopping a barrage of rocket attacks against Israel.

Monday profile: Lowndes County man looking to put literature on airwaves

Posted 7/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The words of James Joyce going into West Point homes over the airwaves. The poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge crackling through the speakers of a car in Columbus. The tall tales of Mark Twain heard at night across the prairie. That is the vision of one Lowndes County man.

Columbus man shot in head during robbery

Posted 7/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was shot in the head Sunday morning and investigators are searching for the assailant.

Weather plagues progress on Jess Lyons fire station

Posted 7/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Harsh, damp winter weather coupled with an unusually wet June has had an effect on the progress of numerous local construction projects. The new fire station on Jess Lyons Road is no different.

New SHS principal focusing on graduation rate, community involvement

Starkville High School Principal David Baggett officially began his tenure this month by tinkering with the school's master class schedules last week, one of many subtle changes the former Ocean Springs educator hopes will improve student and teacher efficiency.

McDaniel backers rally as election challenge looms

Posted 7/7/2014 in State

State Sen. Chris McDaniel and his supporters are urging continued defiance as McDaniel prepares to challenge his Republican primary runoff loss to incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran.

 

Some U.S.-bound air travelers must turn on phones

Posted 7/7/2014 in National

Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats.

 

 

States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

Posted 7/7/2014 in National

As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago.

 

 

Poll: Most still align with Democrats or GOP

Posted 7/7/2014 in National

Whether it's the Republicans or the Democrats, America's political parties are far from beloved. Yet most people continue to align with one or the other.

 

 

Lawyers ask for trial to be moved

Posted 7/7/2014 in State

Lawyers for Greenwood attorney Lee Abraham say word about an alleged murder-for-hire plot against him has made it impossible to find an impartial jury for his civil lawsuit against the alleged instigator.

 

 

IRS seeks unpaid federal taxes from Itta Bena

Posted 7/7/2014 in State

The federal government has placed a tax lien on the city of Itta Bena's assets, seeking repayment of more than $200,000 in unpaid federal payroll taxes.

 

 

U.S. survivors of WWII battle recall Saipan attack

Posted 7/7/2014 in National

Even after seven decades, Wilfred "Spike" Mailloux won't talk about surviving a bloody World War II battle unless longtime friend John Sidur is by his side.

 

 

Nonprofits' contraceptive cases next for justices

Posted 7/7/2014 in National

How much distance from an immoral act is enough? That's the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over religion, birth control and the health law that is likely to be resolved by the Supreme Court.

 

 

Four confirmed dead in Independence Day boat collision

Posted 7/7/2014 in National

Three boats collided near a Miami marina around the end of a fireworks display, killing four and injuring a dozen others in a chaotic scene that left bodies and survivors tossed overboard.

 

Officials: Rancher must be held accountable

Posted 7/7/2014 in National

U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff's position that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his supporters and the federal agency.

Shark bite victim feared for his life

Posted 7/7/2014 in National

Steven Robles was an hour into his regular weekend swim off some of Southern California's most popular beaches when he came face-to-face with a great white shark.

 

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