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Black Caucus: Bryant's College Board picks lack diversity

Posted 3/27/2015 in State

Members of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus and a black education group are criticizing Republican Gov. Phil Bryant for what they see as lack of diversity in his College Board nominations.

 

Cruz's fiery message has limited appeal to some in GOP

Posted 3/27/2015 in National

Ted Cruz gives a rousing speech. The former college debate champion can energize a crowd of 10,000 evangelicals at a basketball arena as easily as he can captivate a few dozen inside a New Hampshire cafeteria.

 

Pelosi irks some allies over bipartisan bill with Boehner

Posted 3/27/2015 in National

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi bruised some longtime liberal allies when she worked with Speaker John Boehner to craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare.

 

 

GOP, Democratic lawmakers unhappy with new fracking rules

Posted 3/27/2015 in National

Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the House have found something in common: Many have issues with the Obama administration's new regulations requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.

 

 

Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now

Posted 3/27/2015 in National

The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study to be released today.

 

Browning on Business: Sno-cone business coming back

Posted 3/26/2015 in Business

Sno Biz is coming back to Columbus.

Unemployment dips, but experts say students skew numbers

Posted 3/26/2015 in Area

The Golden Triangle saw an impressive dip in unemployment rates over the past month, but the numbers, while generally encouraging, can be a bit deceiving.

Still in the fight: Boxing beat up by MMA, but won't quit in Mississippi

Posted 3/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's Deontay Wilder day in Columbus. Twenty years ago, such an event may have sparked more excitement. Forty years ago, it might have shut down town.

Photo: Hwy. 45 wreck

Posted 3/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Toyota SUV collided with a Ford F-150 on Wednesday near the intersection of Highway 45 and Jess Lyons Road.

Man arrested after close call with school bus

Posted 3/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested a man after he allegedly passed a stopped school bus and nearly struck a child in the Sand Hill area Monday.

Weeks posts bond after extradition

Posted 3/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tessa Weeks, 36, of 953 Andrew Road, is free on bail after her extradition to Mississippi, but the Oktibbeha County resident still faces a charge stemming from a weekend homicide.

Yokohama on pace to produce tires in Oct.

Posted 3/26/2015 in Area

The Yokohama plant is nearing completion in West Point.

Thousands rally in support of ousted Ole Miss chancellor

Posted 3/26/2015 in State

The University of Mississippi finds itself in turmoil after trustees ousted well-liked Chancellor Dan Jones, with more than 2,000 students and faculty rallying to his defense Wednesday on the Oxford campus.

Desertion charge intensifies debate over Bergdahl's release

Posted 3/26/2015 in National

Charges that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserted and endangered his post in Afghanistan intensify the debate over his politically wrought release: Should he spend years in prison as punishment for endangering soldiers who risked their lives to find him?

 

Trial delayed for blogger in Rose Cochran photo case

Posted 3/26/2015 in State

Trial has been delayed until June 8 for a political blogger accused of photographing bedridden Sen. Thad Cochran's wife, without permission, in a nursing home.

 

 

Gov. Bryant signs K-12 education budget bill

Posted 3/26/2015 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed a $2.5 billion budget for elementary and secondary schools, putting in place one of the biggest pieces of an overall state government spending plan for the coming year.

 

 

Payday lenders to face new regulations

Posted 3/26/2015 in Business

Payday lenders are facing new federal regulations aimed at preventing low-income borrowers from being buried by high fees and rising debt loads.

 

 

Building permits 3-26-15

Posted 3/26/2015 in Business

 

 

U.S. crash victims: Government contractor, daughter

Posted 3/26/2015 in National

Three Americans were presumed dead in the plane crash in the southern French Alps, including a U.S. government contractor and her daughter, the State Department said Wednesday.

 

 

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