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Cochran keeps calm amid Senate race scandal

Posted 5/31/2014 in State

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is in the fight of his political life in a brutal, too-personal Republican primary that has drawn his bedridden wife into the melee and resulted in criminal charges against some of his opponent's supporters.

Proposed expansion would make Starkville Kroger third-largest in state

Posted 5/31/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A proposed $16.5 million project could make Starkville's Kroger location the company's third-largest store in the state.

 

Man charged with stealing human skin from hospital

Posted 5/31/2014 in National

A medical company sales representative was charged with stealing more than $350,000 worth of human skin over a period of several years.

 

 

Man returns $125,000 that fell from armored truck

Posted 5/31/2014 in National

A Salvation Army worker in California is being rewarded for his decision to return a bag containing $125,000 that fell from an armored truck.

 

 

Cross-country flight diverted after dog poops

Posted 5/31/2014 in National

A cross-country fight had to make an unscheduled landing when a service dog pooped twice in the aisle, sickening passengers with the odor.

 

 

Taylor seeks to unseat Palazzo

Posted 5/31/2014 in State

Gene Taylor has run for Congress 13 times before now, but never before as a Republican.

 

 

Former Hattiesburg mayor Bobby Chain dies, 84

Posted 5/31/2014 in State

 

 

Shinseki exit breaks Obama's crisis mold

Posted 5/31/2014 in National

This was not in the Barack Obama playbook.

 

 

Soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

Posted 5/31/2014 in National

The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.

 

 

Obama says goodbye to White House press secretary

Posted 5/31/2014 in National

White House press secretary Jay Carney became the news instead of just delivering it Friday, when President Barack Obama unexpectedly interrupted the daily media briefing to announce Carney's resignation after three and a half years as his primary spokesman.

 

 

Barbour faces off with tea party at GOP conference

Posted 5/31/2014 in National

Even as Republicans preach the need for solidarity, divisions between the tea party and the GOP establishment are clear at a national conservative summit.

 

Plants pitch in with city for 15th Street repairs

Posted 5/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An overhaul of infrastructure upgrades on a portion of 15th Street South that primarily serves traffic to three Columbus plants is ongoing and will be completed this summer.

Trotter renovations under budget

Posted 5/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bids for four components of the Trotter Convention Center renovation project will be opened Tuesday, while bids that have already been awarded are running under estimated costs, project officials say.

Storm recovery continues in Lowndes

Posted 5/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A month after a series of tornadoes cut a swath through Lowndes County, officials are encouraged by the progress made toward recovery.

Doctor walking from Columbus to Macon for dialysis patients affected by tornado

Posted 5/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A kidney doctor will walk from Columbus to Macon on Saturday in an effort to raise money for Louisville dialysis patients affected by the tornadoes that struck Mississippi late last month.

Restaurant Week pushes 2 percent taxes into record territory

Posted 5/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville set a new March record for 2 percent food and beverage tax receipts as it reported about $8,300 more this year than it did last year, an improvement tourism officials say was driven by the success of the city's second annual Restaurant Week.

 

Village protests rape, killings of Indian sisters

Posted 5/30/2014 in National

Two teenage sisters in rural India were raped and killed by attackers who hung their bodies from a mango tree, which became the scene of a silent protest by villagers angry about alleged police inaction in the case. Two of the four men arrested so far are police officers.

 

Challenger to longtime GOP senator gets a boost

Posted 5/30/2014 in State

The Mississippi state lawmaker who is challenging longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is picking up help from some high-profile conservative darlings just in time for next week's primary.

 

Man accused of taking youth program food

Posted 5/30/2014 in State

A dining hall manager has been arrested and accused of stealing steaks, seafood and other edibles that belonged to the Mississippi National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy, authorities said Thursday.

 

 

41 charged in scam involving dead deer

Posted 5/30/2014 in National

Forty-one people in Philadelphia are facing charges in what prosecutors call an elaborate insurance fraud scheme that used dead deer to fake car accidents.

 

 

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