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Clinton emails breathe new life into Benghazi panel

Posted 3/12/2015 in National

The photo that became an Internet meme -- Hillary Rodham Clinton, wearing sunglasses, staring at her BlackBerry -- troubles Republicans on the House committee investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, for what they say is an incomprehensible omission.

 

Fraternity in racist video has roots in antebellum South

Posted 3/12/2015 in National

Sigma Alpha Epsilon was born a few years before the Civil War in the antebellum South, the creation of a small group that set out to forge bonds among young men that would "hold them together for all time."

 

 

Mississippi considers mandate on cancer drug costs

Posted 3/12/2015 in State

Health insurers would be banned from making patients pay higher out-of-pocket costs for oral medication taken at home than for chemotherapy received in a health care facility, under a bill moving through the Mississippi Legislature.

 

 

Google's safe browsing system targets 'unwanted software'

Posted 3/12/2015 in Business

Get ready to see more red warning signs online as Google adds ammunition to its technological artillery for targeting devious schemes lurking on websites.

 

Bomb-sniffing elephants? Not so nutty, Army says

Posted 3/12/2015 in National

Armed with a sharp sense of smell, dogs have a long history of detecting explosives for their human handlers.

 

AG Hood recovers $30 million for state

Posted 3/12/2015 in State

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has delivered a check totaling just over $30 million to the state treasury from litigation involving cases against Standard & Poor's and Capital One Bank.

 

 

Tetanus shot may aid treatment of brain cancer

Posted 3/12/2015 in National

Can a tetanus shot help treat brain cancer?

 

Early College High School accepting applications

Posted 3/11/2015 in Area

Local eighth graders interested in an unique, rigorous high school experience can apply to Mississippi's first early college high school.

Ruling could have major impact on state's insured

Posted 3/11/2015 in State

When the U.S. Supreme Court announces its ruling on the legality of federal subsides for Americans who enrolled for health care through the federal health care marketplace, the decision could have a direct impact on roughly 100,000 Mississippians.

Legislators file renewals for Starkville's restaurant tax

Posted 3/11/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two bills extending Starkville's 2 percent food and beverage tax are heading to their respective Miss. House and Senate local and private committees for discussion.

Market Street unveils 20th anniversary poster

Posted 3/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Main Street Columbus' Market Street Festival.

State treasurer: Unemployment, revenue numbers remain strong

Posted 3/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When state treasurer Lynn Fitch visited Columbus Tuesday to speak at the monthly meeting of the Lowndes County Republican Women, she had some good news to report but also shared concerns.

 

West Point fire, police departments engage in spring training

Posted 3/11/2015 in Area

Ward 4 Selectman Keith McBrayer presided over Tuesday's board of selectmen meeting in West Point due to the absence of Mayor Robbie Robinson.

 

 

House backs convention to mandate federal balanced budget

Posted 3/11/2015 in State

Mississippi could become the third state to sign onto a plan for a nationwide constitutional convention to force the federal government to balance its budget and require states' permission to increase national debt.

 

US military hopes to learn from victim of chimpanzee attack

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

Charla Nash never served in the military. She was horribly disfigured, not in combat, but in a 2009 attack by a rampaging chimpanzee.

 

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