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Missouri lawmakers enact 72-hour abortion wait

Posted 9/11/2014 in National

Missouri lawmakers enacted one of the nation's most stringent abortion waiting periods Wednesday, overriding a veto of legislation that will require women to wait 72 hours after consulting with a doctor before ending a pregnancy.



Putin promises new weapons to fend Western threats

Posted 9/11/2014 in National

Russia will counter military moves by the U.S. and NATO with an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday as the military successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile from a nuclear submarine.



Expanded U.S. airstrikes are first step in long campaign

Posted 9/11/2014 in National

By expanding his military campaign against the Islamic State group, President Barack Obama hopes to reverse the militants' momentum in Iraq, squeeze their sanctuary in Syria and erode their recruiting appeal across the greater Mideast. Those are key steps toward Obama's stated goal of eventually destroying the extremist group.



Islamic State group not unstoppable

Posted 9/11/2014 in National

The Islamic State group is often described as the most fearsome jihadi outfit of all: a global menace outweighing al-Qaida, with armies trembling before its advance.


Changes surround 9/11 anniversary commemoration

Posted 9/11/2014 in National

A solemn reading of the names. Moments of silence to mark the precise times of tragedy. Stifled sobs of those still mourning.


Business brief: Hodo hired

Posted 9/11/2014 in Business



Hosemann convenes panel to consider voting changes

Posted 9/11/2014 in State

A 51-person panel convened by Mississippi's Secretary of State plans to examine possible changes to voting and elections practices.



American recovery drives the dollar sharply higher

Posted 9/11/2014 in Business

In the world of currencies, the dollar is starting to look like a safe home in a tough neighborhood.



Marriages and divorces 9-11-14

Posted 9/11/2014 in Business



Building permits 9-11-14

Posted 9/11/2014 in Business



Dollar General goes hostile in bid for rival

Posted 9/11/2014 in Business

Dollar General is going hostile with its $9.1 billion bid for Family Dollar after its rival repeatedly rejected previous offers.


Second suspect arrested in weekend murder

Posted 9/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A second man has been arrested in a weekend shooting in Columbus that left one man dead and another injured.

City insurance policy survives challenge

Posted 9/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's new plus-one insurance policy survived a board challenge Tuesday, but not before residents hammered aldermen for perceived transparency issues and the proposed change's potential impact to same-sex partners.


West Point applying for grant funds for City Hall

Posted 9/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

West Point selectmen have agreed to apply for grant funding to renovate City Hall, which is more than a century old.


Childers talks health care, minimum wage

Posted 9/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If he unseats Thad Cochran in the U.S. Senate, Travis Childers said he would focus on three objectives: Expanding health care, raising the minimum wage and ensuring equal pay for equal work.

Protests, anger, doubt prevail at Ferguson meeting

Posted 9/10/2014 in National

Elected leaders in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer hoped to use their first public meeting since Michael Brown's death as a chance to promote community healing.


Time running out on Millport's grant money for lagoon

Posted 9/10/2014 in Area

The clock is ticking for the City of Millport to use state grant monies to fix its lagoon system, or risk losing the funding altogether.



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