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Editorial cartoon for 6-24-14

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

 

 

Mississippi voters deciding tough GOP Senate race

Posted 6/24/2014 in State

Mississippi voters are choosing a Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, ending one of the state's hardest fought and most expensive races in decades.

 

 

Animal rights group alleges mistreatment in Mississippi

Posted 6/24/2014 in State

An animal rights group said that it is filing complaints in courts in Forrest and Pontotoc counties against two livestock auctions sites where it alleges cows, sheep and other animals are being mistreated.

 

 

Magee, Quinn seek Democratic nomination

Posted 6/24/2014 in State

Democratic voters across a swath of Mississippi will determine their party's nominee today in the 3rd Congressional District.

 

 

Miss. requires voter ID, but no party registration

Posted 6/24/2014 in State

Mississippi does not register voters by party affiliation, so today's Republican primary runoff for a U.S. Senate seat is open to any voter who did not cast a ballot in the June 3 Democratic primary, state law says.

 

Arrest report: 6-25-14

Posted 6/24/2014 in Area

U.S.-Portugal game scores viewership goal

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

The United States' 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal is almost certainly the most-watched soccer game ever in the U.S., an emphatic confirmation of the sport's rising popularity in a country slower to embrace it than the rest of the world.

 

Automakers to recall air bags in humid parts of U.S.

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

Faulty air bags -- which have already led to the recall of millions of cars worldwide -- are blamed for a new round of recalls in the U.S.

 

 

U.S. memo justifying drone killings released

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

The secret U.S. government memo outlining the justification for the use of drones to kill American terror suspects abroad was released by court order Monday, yielding the most detailed, inside look yet at the legal underpinnings of the Obama administration's program of "targeted killings."

 

 

Kerry hands dire warning to Iraqis over future

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

Warning of the "existential threat" posed by Sunni militants, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the U.S. is prepared to take military action even if Baghdad delays political reforms, noting that the risks of letting the insurgency run rampant threaten dangers beyond Iraq's borders.

 

Counties consider funding options for Communiversity

Posted 6/23/2014 in Area

Officials with East Mississippi Community College and the Golden Triangle Development LINK are expected to approach supervisors in Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha County next month in hopes of securing 20-year funding commitments for a new workforce training facility it calls "Communiversity."

Local farmer asking for support in fight against new poultry law

Posted 6/23/2014 in Area

A local farm is gaining momentum in its efforts to change state laws.

West Point man arrested for alleged armed robbery

Posted 6/23/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officers arrested a 28-year-old West Point resident Thursday after he allegedly broke into an Old West Point Road home and robbed its owner by gunpoint last week.

Cochran, McDaniel stump on Gulf Coast

Posted 6/23/2014 in State

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is telling supporters he will continue to ensure Mississippi's voice is heard in Washington if he's elected to a seventh term, while his Republican primary challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, says Cochran has been in office too long and it's time for a more conservative advocate on Capitol Hill.

 

MUW to expand out-of-state tuition waivers

Posted 6/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi University for Women will expand its waivers of out-of-state tuition charges.

 

Kerry confronts threat of new war in Iraq

Posted 6/23/2014 in National

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Baghdad today to meet with Iraq's leaders and personally urge the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country and sweeps away hopes for lasting peace.

 

ABA: Lawyers can scour jurors' social media

Posted 6/23/2014 in National

Lawyers have been given the green light to scan the social media sites of jurors. The American Bar Association says it's ethical for lawyers to scour online for publicly available musings of citizens called for jury service -- and even jurors in deliberations.

 

 

2 Alcorn Co. inmates captured near jail

Posted 6/23/2014 in State

Alcorn County investigators said they have captured two inmates who escaped from the county jail on Sunday.

 

 

Schools: Another attempt to end federal oversight

Posted 6/23/2014 in State

Forty-four Mississippi school districts -- the largest number in the Southeast -- remain embroiled in lawsuits seeking to end decades of federal oversight.

 

 

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