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Photo: Senator Younger sworn in

Posted 12/22/2014 in State

Senator Charles "Chuck" Younger was sworn in on Friday to fill the District 17 seat left vacant by the late Terry Brown.

 

Prosecutor could charge 9 in flamingo death

Posted 12/22/2014 in State

Forrest County District Attorney Patricia Burchell told the Hattiesburg American that she will ask a grand jury to indict as many as nine college students involved in the kidnapping of a flamingo from the Hattiesburg Zoo.

 

 

Republicans fighting to hang onto Senate -- in 2016

Posted 12/22/2014 in National

Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January.

 

US companies eager to embrace Cuba still face hurdles

Posted 12/22/2014 in Business

American businesses have begun imagining ways to capitalize on last week's announcement that the United States will restore diplomatic ties with Cuba and ease curbs on trade.

 

How do you joke about the Sony hacking? A little carefully

Posted 12/22/2014 in National

How do you joke about the Sony hacking story? After all, it was an attempt at comedy that launched this whole sobering mess.

 

Columbus street paving under budget, on schedule

Posted 12/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although the steep drop in gas prices did not come early enough to factor into the city of Columbus' $4.5 million infrastructure improvement project, city project manager Robin Eastman says work is coming in on schedule and under budget.

Lowndes schools to discuss bond on Monday

Posted 12/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District board will meet Monday to discuss a proposed bond issue that could allow the district to expand and renovate district facilities.

GTRA looks to add west-bound flights

Posted 12/20/2014 in Area

Next month, Golden Triangle Regional Airport Director Mike Hainsey will make a presentation to fund an incentive package he believes is essential to attracting a carrier that will begin west-bound air travel.

 

Google sues Mississippi attorney general

Posted 12/20/2014 in State

Google Inc. is suing Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, trying to block him from pursuing criminal charges or filing a civil lawsuit against the company.

 

Starkville City Hall offers benefits, challenges for potential buyers

Posted 12/20/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officials hope to lure potential buyers for City Hall with the economic potential it has as a property located a short walk from Main Street's influential economy.

Younger sworn in to Miss. Senate

Posted 12/20/2014 in State

Republican Charles "Chuck" Younger of Columbus is the newest member of the Mississippi Senate.

 

Ex-narcotics head tapped as Miss. prisons chief

Posted 12/20/2014 in State

The former Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics director is set to head the state Department of Corrections, taking over a prison system that has been rocked by bribery charges brought against its ex-leader.

 

 

Chrysler expands air bag recall

Posted 12/20/2014 in National

After resisting for nearly a month, Chrysler has bowed to government demands and will expand a recall of driver's side air bag inflators across the nation.

 

 

Bush officials did little oversight of CIA program

Posted 12/20/2014 in National

In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national security team gave the agency permission to employ the harsh tactics against an al-Qaida facilitator the agency suspected was linked to a plot to disrupt the upcoming presidential election.

 

 

Colorado theater shooter's parents plead for his life

Posted 12/20/2014 in National

The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain.

 

 

Bergdahl investigation wraps up; top leaders get briefings

Posted 12/20/2014 in National

The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and senior Pentagon leaders have been briefed, including Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, officials said Friday.

 

No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift

Posted 12/20/2014 in National

Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro.

 

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

Posted 12/20/2014 in National

President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader.

 

West Lowndes High students donate for holidays

Posted 12/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The junior class at West Lowndes High School did what it could to help the less fortunate this holiday season.

 

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