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Harrah's announces it will close Tunica casino

Posted 3/27/2014 in State

The long decline of what was once the nation's third-largest casino market was underlined Wednesday when the largest casino in Mississippi's Tunica County announced it would close.



Founders sell majority of Newk's restaurant chain

Posted 3/27/2014 in State

The owners of the Mississippi-based Newk's Eatery restaurants have sold a majority of the company to a New York investment firm.



Marriages and divorces 3-27-14

Posted 3/27/2014 in Business



Records disputes could go to ethics group

Posted 3/27/2014 in State

The Mississippi Ethics Commission could gain power to settle disputes over requests for public records.



Building permits 3-27-14

Posted 3/27/2014 in Business



Young workers change jobs frequently, study shows

Posted 3/27/2014 in Business

Young adults born in the early 1980s held an average of just over six jobs each from ages 18 through 26, a Labor Department survey showed Wednesday.



Millions could get extra time for health sign-ups

Posted 3/27/2014 in National

Millions of Americans could get extra time to enroll for taxpayer-subsidized coverage this year under President Barack Obama's health care law. That would let the administration boost sign-ups and aid Democrats under attack over the program's troubles.


Judge Joe Brown challenging contempt charges

Posted 3/27/2014 in National

Joe Brown gained fame by meting out justice as a TV judge. Now he's the one facing charges.


$270M chocolate plant proof of sweet tooth

Posted 3/27/2014 in National

Americans aren't losing their taste for chocolate. Need proof? Look to Kansas, where candy giant Mars Inc. is opening its first new plant in 35 years to churn out millions of chocolate bars and other sweets every day.



Charlotte mayor resigns; accused of taking bribes

Posted 3/27/2014 in National

Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, who has been in office less than six months, resigned Wednesday, just hours after he was arrested and accused of taking more than $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen who wanted to do work with North Carolina's largest city.


Two more shooting incidents in Columbus

Posted 3/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teenager will be charged as an adult for his alleged role in a shooting that left one man injured.

Pundit Taggart optimistic Republicans can take majority of Senate

Posted 3/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Andy Taggart would be the first to tell you he's a proud Republican. It's no surprise, then, that he's hopeful Republicans will gain the majority of the Senate after 33 of its 100 seats are contested this year in elections.

United Way raised $650K-plus last year

Posted 3/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County chapter of the United Way raised more than $650,000 last year, organization officials announced at their annual meeting Tuesday.

Former apartment manager arrested for embezzlement

Posted 3/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman has been arrested for embezzling from a local apartment complex.

Injured Lowndes County deputy released from hospital

Posted 3/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One week after he was shot in the leg, a Lowndes County Sheriff's Department deputy is home from the hospital.


Humane Society receives $5K grant for spay, neuter services

Posted 3/26/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Humane Society announced it will receive a $5,000 state grant to offset its pet spay and neuter programs for low income families.


T.K. Martin Center wins Restaurant Week's grand prize

Posted 3/26/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Representatives of Mississippi State University's T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability collected Starkville Restaurant Week's $5,000 grand prize charity donation Tuesday after the organization received more than 6,000 votes during last week's competition.


The Long Blue Line at The W comes home

Posted 3/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women invites alumni, friends and guests to a weekend filled with entertainment and activities for Homecoming March 27-30.


Mississippi University for Women unveils new car tag

Posted 3/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women is unveiling a new car tag.

Rare Tennessee Williams story published

Posted 3/26/2014 in National

Before his mother became the model for Blanche DuBois of "A Streetcar Named Desire" and his sister the inspiration for Laura Wingfield of "The Glass Menagerie," Tennessee Williams drew upon a college girlfriend -- if only in name -- to tell a story of desire, drunkenness and regret.


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