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Ethics board: Texts are public records

Posted 4/15/2014 in National

 

 

Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

Posted 4/15/2014 in National

Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies. Huntsman, 39, told police she either strangled or suffocated them immediately after they were born.

 

 

Anti-Semitic attacks down before Kan. shooting

Posted 4/15/2014 in National

A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two weeks before the fatal shootings over the weekend outside two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

 

 

Post, Guardian win Pulitzers

Posted 4/15/2014 in National

The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster series of stories based on secret documents supplied by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

 

 

Miss. native Tartt wins Pulitzer for 'Goldfinch'

Posted 4/15/2014 in State

Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch," already among the most popular and celebrated novels of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

 

Miss. high court to hear Wright lawsuit appeal

Posted 4/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Monday in Jackson in two firing discrimination cases from Lowndes County.

City Hall makeover will come from unused grant money

Posted 4/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' Office of Planning and Community Development has secured between $75,000-165,000 in leftover money from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History's Community Heritage Preservation Grant program for work on City Hall.

 

EMCC will host technical skills camp

Posted 4/14/2014 in Area

East Mississippi Community College will be hosting a camp this summer for high school students interested in manufacturing.

 

Oktibbeha supe wants to resume hospital sale talks

Posted 4/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer is again calling for a meeting between supervisors and OCH Regional Medical Center trustees to discuss the future of county health care.

 

Man killed in Sunday hit-and-run near Center Grove

Posted 4/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Investigators are working to confirm the identity of a man killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident Sunday along U.S. Highway 82.

 

 

Worker fired after giving audit to newspaper

Posted 4/14/2014 in State

North Lee County Water Association's outside maintenance supervisor has been fired for what he says is retaliation for sharing a public document with a newspaper.

 

 

Amite hesitates over landfill for oil waste

Posted 4/14/2014 in State

Amite County supervisors are hesitating over a plan to allow a landfill to bury oilfield waste and inject brine wastewater underground.

 

 

Space crunch crimps Mississippi Capitol

Posted 4/14/2014 in State

Mississippi's state Capitol is quiet and empty now that the 2014 Legislature has gone home. But the grand spaces of the rotunda and House and Senate chambers can't hide it -- the people's house has grown too small.

 

 

Seized cellphones put to good use

Posted 4/14/2014 in State

Crime victims, soldiers and their families are benefiting from the Mississippi Department of Corrections' war on cellphones.

 

 

MSU seeks info about photo archive

Posted 4/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University has placed its archive of 5,000 photographs online.

 

Supremacist ID'd as suspect in attacks

Posted 4/14/2014 in National

The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt.

Pope poses for 'selfies' on Palm Sunday

Posted 4/14/2014 in National

Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice.

 

Country Music Museum grows to match genre

Posted 4/14/2014 in National

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is no longer bursting at the seams, thanks to a $100 million expansion that has more than doubled its space and allowed it to add more interactive and contemporary exhibits.

 

 

Official says robotic submarine will be used in search for jet

Posted 4/14/2014 in National

Search crews will for the first time send a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean on Monday to try to determine whether underwater signals detected by sound-locating equipment are from the missing Malaysian jet's black boxes, the leader of the search effort said.

 

 

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