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Amtrak to suspend some services in Jan., Feb.

Posted 1/2/2014 in Business

Amtrak passenger train service will shut down in Mississippi and other areas in the Southeast for several days in January and February for rail maintenance by Norfolk Southern Railway.



Silicon metal production plant coming to Burnsville

Posted 1/2/2014 in State

Mississippi Silicon will locate a new silicon metal production facility in Burnsville in Tishomingo County.



Officer Joseph Maher released from the hospital

Posted 1/2/2014 in Area

Tupelo officer Joseph Maher who was shot while trying to stop a bank robber last week, has been released from the hospital.



Building permits 1-2-14

Posted 1/2/2014 in Business



Justice delays health law's birth control mandate

Posted 1/2/2014 in National

The Supreme Court has thrown a hitch into President Barack Obama's new health care law by blocking a requirement that some religion-affiliated organizations provide health insurance that includes birth control.



Marketing efforts to uninsured youth ramp up

Posted 1/2/2014 in National

The so-called "young invincibles" are so important to the success of the Affordable Care Act that supporters and detractors are spending millions to reach them with racy ads, social media campaigns and celebrity endorsements.



Barbara Bush remains hospitalized in Houston

Posted 1/2/2014 in National

Former first lady Barbara Bush remains hospitalized with a respiratory-related issue, but her condition hasn't changed, a spokesman for her husband's office said Wednesday.



Two-woman political ticket in Texas goes for history in 2014

Posted 1/2/2014 in National

Forget whether Hillary Clinton could win the White House in 2016. Women still have yet to run many statehouses, but in 2014 two Texas Democrats are going for a new kind of history: Winning as an all-female ticket for governor and lieutenant governor.



Nations jockey for Arctic position, U.S. not in lead

Posted 1/2/2014 in National

The U.S. is racing to keep pace with stepped-up activity in the once sleepy Arctic frontier, but it is far from being in the lead.



Hospital won't aid transfer of girl on ventilator

Posted 1/2/2014 in National

A California hospital is unwilling to allow an outside doctor to fit a 13-year-old declared brain dead after tonsil surgery with the breathing and feeding tubes that would allow her to be safely transferred to another facility, its lawyer said Tuesday.


Legal weed sales bring long lines to Colorado

Posted 1/2/2014 in National

Long lines and blustery winter weather greeted Colorado marijuana shoppers testing the nation's first legal recreational pot shops Wednesday.


Thief carries 250-pound safe out of Mass. eatery

Posted 1/2/2014 in National

Massachusetts police are searching for a strong-armed thief who carried a 250-pound safe out of a restaurant.


Even Obama dogs jump through hoops to enter Hawaii

Posted 12/31/2013 in National

It doesn't matter that they belong to President Barack Obama -- first family dogs Bo and Sunny had to go through Hawaii's strict quarantine procedures to travel to the islands for their holiday vacation.


Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at year end

Posted 12/31/2013 in National

In an almost annual ritual, Congress is letting a package of 55 popular tax breaks expire at the end of the year, creating uncertainty -- once again -- for millions of individuals and businesses.


County grants tax exemption to Aurora

Posted 12/31/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors have voted to grant Aurora Flight Sciences a 10-year ad valorem tax exemption for its investment in the final expansion of its facility.

2013 will be remembered for both its good and its bad

Posted 12/31/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

No year is ever one thing and not the other. The good comes with the bad as the pages on the calendar turn. There are moments of disappointment, anger and disbelief often intermingled with feelings of pride, reassurance and optimism. Tragedies and triumphs rub elbows. 2013 was that sort of year.


Medicaid growth creates gap of 5M without coverage

Posted 12/31/2013 in National

About 5 million people will be without health care next year that they would have gotten simply if they lived somewhere else in America.


2013 was a year of changes in Starkville

Posted 12/31/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For better or worse, there was nothing status quo in Starkville in 2013. From school consolidations to a seismic shift in city politics that claimed a well-regarded city administrator as a victim to the abrupt depature of two police chiefs to progress on the much-delayed Mill project, 2013 was a year of change.

Emotions high for Bulldogs

Posted 12/31/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State is proving team record isn't the litmus test for emotion leading into a bowl game. Heading into last season's Gator Bowl, MSU was skidding into the final month of the season with four losses in its last five games.


NAACP leader to continue push for Unity Park's opening

Posted 12/31/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Chris Taylor, the leader of Oktibbeha County's NAACP chapter, says he again will push for Unity Park's unveiling in early 2014 after county supervisors failed for a second straight year to formalize plans for an opening ceremony.



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