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Confederate heritage group loses its Southern influence

Posted 6/26/2015 in National

The Sons of Confederate Veterans knew an attack on their cherished symbols would come after seeing photos of the white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers displaying Confederate battle flags. They just didn't expect it from their right flank.


Bryant: No special session on Miss. flag

Posted 6/26/2015 in State

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday that he will not call Mississippi lawmakers back to the Capitol for an election-year special session to consider removing a Confederate battle emblem from the state flag.


Vandals target Confederate monuments in half-dozen states

Posted 6/26/2015 in National

Vandals have targeted monuments dedicated to the leaders and soldiers of the Confederacy, painting the slogan "Black lives matter" on memorials in a half-dozen states where the landmarks stand tall in parks and outside government buildings.


More than 75K in Miss. keep insurance subsidies

Posted 6/26/2015 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant was among several Mississippi Republicans who criticized the Supreme Court's decision Thursday upholding the tax subsidies that are a key part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.



Obama and Roberts legacies intertwined in health care law

Posted 6/26/2015 in National

The chief justice who once mangled President Barack Obama's oath of office has once again helped rescue the president's signature achievement, his health care law.



With court defeat, GOP health law effort now aimed at '16

Posted 6/26/2015 in National

The Supreme Court's resounding rejection of a conservative attempt to gut President Barack Obama's health care overhaul won't stop Republicans from attacking the law they detest.



City of Tupelo awarded top municipal honor in Mississippi

Posted 6/26/2015 in State

The city of Tupelo has received a top honor among Mississippi municipalities by winning the Mississippi Municipal League Overall Award for Excellence for 2015.



Guard: 'Did not know' he made inmates' escape easier

Posted 6/26/2015 in National

A prison guard who admitted giving two inmates tools, paint, frozen hamburger and access to a catwalk electrical box says he didn't know the killers planned to break out, and investigators say they have no reason to believe he was knowingly involved in the plot.



Thousands expected for Obama's tribute to Charleston victims

Posted 6/26/2015 in National

The first black president of the United States is coming to Charleston to eulogize the victims of a mass shooting at a historic African-American church -- a tragedy that one civil rights activist said was a sign of "how far yet" the nation has to go to put racial tensions behind it.



AP sources: Christie prepares to join 2016 field

Posted 6/26/2015 in National

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is entering the 2016 Republican presidential nomination contest early next week in a far different position than he was in four years ago.



Terror probe after French factory attack leaves 1 beheaded

Posted 6/26/2015 in National

France opened a terrorism investigation after an attack at a gas factory Friday left one person decapitated and several wounded, officials said.


Alabama duo arrested for identity theft in Columbus

Posted 6/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two men from the Birmingham area had a surprise waiting for them when they showed up at H&R Agri-Power in Columbus on Saturday.

Ethics complaint filed against councilman

Posted 6/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus businessman David Shelton has filed a complaint with the Mississippi Ethics Commission against Columbus Ward 2 Councilman Gene Taylor.

Photo: Wilkins Wise Road crash

Posted 6/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Honda Accord wrecked along Wilkins Wise Road about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Commission rules in favor of CPD sergeant

Posted 6/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Civil Service Commission ruled in favor of a police sergeant who claimed she had been unjustly passed up for a promotion to lieutenant Wednesday.

Clinkscales steps down as judge, focuses on campaign

Posted 6/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal Judge Nicole Clinkscales has resigned her position from the bench to run for a position in the state Legislature.

Browning on Business: Kayak rental now available on Tombigbee

Posted 6/25/2015 in Business

If you are looking to hit the Tombigbee River this summer, a new business can help make it happen.

Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

Posted 6/25/2015 in National

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.

New school district, OCEMA to share facility

Posted 6/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The short-term future of Oktibbeha County School District's administrative home was decided Wednesday as supervisors voted 3-2 to temporarily split the Main Street facility between the upcoming Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District and Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency.


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