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Bulldog Bash featuring Southern country, rock

Southern music fans will hear familiar accents singing country and rock songs at this year's Bulldog Bash.

 

Volunteer firefighters scramble to 2 scenes Sunday

Oktibbeha County volunteers quickly extinguished two structure fires Sunday night within hours of each other.

 

Military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader.

 

 

Brace yourselves: Campaign cash buying tons of ads

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

Iowa's airwaves are already jammed with political ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that will decide which party claims the majority.

 

 

Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

 

 

Mississippi may be on death row execution hiatus

Posted 9/2/2014 in State

Mississippi hasn't had an execution in two years, and state Attorney General Jim Hood says he can't predict when another might occur.

 

 

McDaniel delays announcement on lawsuit

Posted 9/2/2014 in State

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran.

 

 

Manning case back before state Supreme Court

A Mississippi death row inmate is back before the state's high court to challenge the evidence and his lawyer's performance during his trial in the slayings of two elderly women.

 

 

New Mississippi record alligator, 2 days into season

Posted 9/2/2014 in State

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says there's a new state alligator record.

 

 

State to help stock, manage Amory pond

Posted 9/2/2014 in Area

An Amory pond has been added to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks community assistance program.

 

 

Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.

 

Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town -- not realizing he's fired it backward at his leader.

 

No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception.

 

U.S. eating habits improve a bit -- except among poor

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

Americans' eating habits have improved -- except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.

 

Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power. The tweet was later deleted, followed by another from Perry's account that disavowed the post.

 

Group accuses extremists of war crimes in Iraq

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group today of carrying out a systematic campaign of "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq that includes mass killings, abductions and other war crimes.

 

Americans detained in North Korea call for help

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and -- watched by officials as they spoke -- called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

 

 

Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade -- a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent.

 

CMSD board buys new books

Posted 8/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board voted to approve $600,000 worth of textbooks Friday on the recommendation of superintendent Dr. Philip Hickman.

 

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