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School formula calls for $312M more in 2016

Posted 7/24/2014 in State

Mississippi's public schools need an additional $312 million from lawmakers next year to fully fund the formula that determines how much money education is supposed to get, state education leaders said Wednesday.

 

 

Bourbon St. shooting suspect appears in court

Posted 7/24/2014 in Area

A newly hired lawyer for the only suspect arrested in a deadly gunfight on New Orleans' Bourbon Street said Wednesday he believes video evidence will clear his client.

 

 

12 Guard members indicted in recruitment fraud

Posted 7/24/2014 in State

Twelve current or former Mississippi Army National Guard members have been indicted in cases alleging they swindled money through a program that offers incentives for recruiting new soldiers.

 

 

Obama wants limits on company mergers abroad

Posted 7/24/2014 in National

President Barack Obama is tapping into growing misgivings about tax-driven overseas mergers by U.S. corporations, issuing a new call to end the practice quickly and questioning the patriotism and citizenship of those companies.

 

 

Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist

Posted 7/24/2014 in National

Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared -- except the money those posts produce.

 

 

Suspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors

Posted 7/24/2014 in National

German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs of Nazi hunters.

 

Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

Posted 7/24/2014 in National

A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of "boom, boom, boom" pounding sounds outside his home, causing him to grab a shotgun, open the front door and fire, a defense lawyer told jurors during opening statements Wednesday.

Seniors share homes for savings, companionship

Posted 7/24/2014 in National

It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do. Rosenfeld is among thousands of aging Americans taking part in home-sharing programs around the country that allow seniors to stay in their homes and save money while getting some much-needed companionship.

 

Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

Posted 7/24/2014 in National

Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.

 

 

Building permits 7-24-14

Posted 7/24/2014 in Business

 

 

Marriages and divorces 7-24-14

Posted 7/24/2014 in Business

 

 

Business brief: Forde inducted

Posted 7/24/2014 in Business

 

Airbus VP says future is bright in Columbus

Posted 7/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Since American Eurocopter put down roots in the Golden Triangle in 2003, more than 800 helicopters have departed the hangar at Golden Triangle Regional Airport. After a re-branding to Airbus Group in January, the Airbus Helicopters plant in Columbus is gearing up to launch its second full helicopter assembly line on Aug. 28.

 

Meth lab discovered in Lowndes County

Posted 7/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A meth lab has been discovered in Lowndes County and authorities are searching for the persons responsible.

 

MUW again on list of top schools for employees

Posted 7/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the second consecutive year, Mississippi University for Women has been named one of the Nation's Greatest Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

River Island Park hits funding snag

Posted 7/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Efforts to convert land west of the Tombigbee River on The Island into a man-made beach and park will be delayed after the city's request for grant funding was not approved.

 

Chinese aim for big Asian carp catch in Miss.

Posted 7/23/2014 in State

If you can't beat them, eat them. That's Mississippi's approach to invasive Asian carp, a pesky fish the state is trying to turn into a job creator by catching and exporting it to China.

 

Jamison: EPA award means more than recognition

Posted 7/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local group's dedication to the cleanup and repurposing of the Kerr-McGee site has received national recognition for its efforts.

 

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