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Taking credit for killing bin Laden sparks debate

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

Some special operations service members and veterans are unhappy that one of their own has taken credit publicly for killing Osama bin Laden.


Why GOP won: Shifting white votes hurt Democrats

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

White voters of all ages were less likely to back Democrats this year than in elections past.


Prosecutors drop charge against AC/DC drummer

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

New Zealand authorities made an embarrassing about-face on Friday when prosecutors dropped a murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, saying there was not enough evidence to proceed.


Probe finds porous security at NYC's Rikers Island

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

Water bottles filled with vodka that go uninspected. Lunch boxes packed with drugs allowed to bypass X-ray machines. Razor blades and other objects waved on through, even when they set off metal detectors.


Jihadi fighters on cruise ships to Syria

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

Would-be jihadi fighters are increasingly booking tickets on cruise ships to join extremists in battle zones in Syria and Iraq.



House Speaker Boehner warns Obama on immigration

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

In a blunt post-election warning, House Speaker John Boehner cautioned President Barack Obama on Thursday against taking sweeping action on immigration.



Joy, dismay as two sides assess gay-marriage ruling

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

One side was euphoric, the other dismayed.



Inventor of CorningWare glass dies in New York

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

S. Donald Stookey is no household name, but his best-known invention truly is: CorningWare.



FBI says agent impersonated AP reporter

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

FBI Director James Comey says an agent impersonated an Associated Press reporter during a 2007 criminal investigation.


New parks and rec director speaks to Kiwanis Club

Posted 11/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The future executive director of the Columbus Lowndes Parks and Recreation Authority spoke to the Columbus Kiwanis Club on Wednesday.

Bragg hired to lead Chamber of Commerce

Posted 11/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former commercial and consumer banker with BancorpSouth has been chosen to lead the Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce.

Lowndes Senate candidates had $33K in race

Posted 11/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The four candidates vying for the District 17 Mississippi Senate seat during Tuesday's general election had a combined $33,001 in campaign contributions at their disposal.


Briefing set Saturday for tire plant jobs

Posted 11/6/2014 in Area

East Mississippi Community College will sponsor an information session Saturday for people interested in applying for a job at the Yokohama Tire Manufacturing plant.



Starkville bans pets from public cemeteries

Posted 11/6/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen instituted a short-term ban Tuesday against allowing pets inside its three public cemeteries.


Browning on Business: Banks making changes along Highway 45

Posted 11/6/2014 in Business

Trustmark Bank is expanding its Leigh Mall location. Bart Wise, the bank president, told The Dispatch this week the plan is to double the size of the facility.

Epps resigns from prison post amid investigation

Posted 11/6/2014 in State

Mississippi's corrections commissioner suddenly resigned Wednesday in the face of an apparent federal investigation.

Arrest report: 11-6-14

Posted 11/6/2014 in Area


Proposal would enshrine Old South symbols in Miss.

Posted 11/6/2014 in State

A Mississippi man with a history of trying to enshrine Old South symbols in the state constitution is trying again.



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