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Dems hope Supreme Court decision will energize female supporters

Posted 7/2/2014 in National

Their Senate majority in peril, anxious Democrats have seized the Supreme Court decision that some companies need not provide birth control to women as fresh evidence of the GOP's "war on women" -- an argument they hope will energize female voters who could decide the balance of power on Capitol Hill.

 

Lawsuit filed over access to Miss. poll books

Posted 7/2/2014 in State

Thirteen Mississippi residents and a Texas group, True the Vote, are suing over access to poll books from the Republican primary runoff between Sen. Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel.

 

 

McDaniel not giving up GOP runoff against Cochran

Posted 7/2/2014 in State

Chris McDaniel has presented no evidence to support his claim that voter fraud pushed Senate incumbent Thad Cochran to victory in Mississippi's GOP runoff. And without evidence, the tea party-backed hopeful is going to have a tough time overturning Cochran's nearly 6,800-vote win.

 

 

Miss. tax revenues grow strongly for third year

Posted 7/2/2014 in State

Mississippi tax collections continued growing strongly in the just-concluded budget year, posting another year of 5 percent growth and ensuring that money will be available to help improve local roads and bridges.

 

 

Boy Scout killed at camp brought gun from Nevada

Posted 7/2/2014 in National

Police say a 12-year-old boy who died from a gunshot wound at a Boy Scout camp in San Diego brought the handgun with him from his hometown of Las Vegas.

 

 

Regulators accuse T-Mobile of bogus billing

Posted 7/2/2014 in Business

T-Mobile US knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, federal regulators alleged Tuesday in the first lawsuit of its kind against a wireless provider.

 

TV food star's new show delayed after online tiff

Posted 7/2/2014 in National

The Travel Channel is delaying the new series "Man Finds Food" after its star's online war of words.

 

Ex-Monroe County deputy scheduled for sentencing

Posted 7/2/2014 in Area

Former Monroe County sheriff's deputy Danny Earl Starks will be sentenced July 14 after pleading guilty to charges that he punched a handcuffed suspect during an arrest while on duty in October 2012.

 

 

Ex-clerk accused of altering marriage records

Posted 7/2/2014 in State

A former Hinds County deputy circuit clerk is charged with altering public records to list herself as married so she could have a conjugal visit with a prisoner.

 

Starkville police warn of counterfeit check scam

The Starkville Police Department issued arrest warrants for three men allegedly tied to a counterfeit check scam and warned businesses to be on the lookout for bogus payroll checks stemming from a legitimate contracting business.

 

Public invited to meet superintendent candidates

Posted 7/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board is encouraging the community to attend tonight's announcement of the superintendent finalists.

 

 

Lowndes Co. schools approve $54M budget

Posted 7/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School Board held a specially called meeting Monday night and unanimously approved a proposed budget, which projects nearly $52 million in revenue for the district for the 2014-2015 school year.

 

City-county projects may need revisions

Posted 7/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Plans for a pair of joint projects between the city of Columbus and Lowndes County will have to be revised after bids for the work came in over the projected budget, county supervisors learned Monday during their regular meeting.

Soggy June puts damper on local crops

Posted 7/1/2014 in Area

The unrelenting rainfall that has drenched the Golden Triangle throughout June has created challenges and delays for local farmers. June rainfall was well above the average for Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Clay and Noxubee counties this year.

 

Process amending landscape ordinance could begin this month

Starkville aldermen could approve the first step needed to change the city's landscaping ordinance tonight by scheduling a public hearing on revisions later this month.

 

 

Mississippi enacting dozens of new laws today

Posted 7/1/2014 in State

New Mississippi laws provide pay raises for teachers, require closer monitoring for concussions in school sports and attempt to limit the cost of obtaining public records.

 

Birth control ruling sparks political clash

Posted 7/1/2014 in National

Republicans called it a win for religious freedom. The decision of the Supreme Court, they said, is further evidence the country's new health care law is deeply flawed.

 

Utah man sent to jail for fight over church seats

Posted 7/1/2014 in National

A 52-year-old man accused of punching another man and hitting him with his car in a dispute over pew space in Utah has been ordered to spend 30 days in jail.

 

 

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