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TV campaign for gay equality starting in Miss.

Posted 11/8/2014 in State

Mary Jane Kennedy considers herself a conservative Christian Republican, and she's led Bible studies in her native Mississippi for decades.



Bryant creates prison contract review task force

Posted 11/8/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant is creating a five-member task force to review contracts at the Mississippi Department of Corrections.


Epps' star falls after federal indictment

Posted 11/8/2014 in State

Former Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps was a success story in Mississippi government until federal officials unveiled a lengthy indictment.


2 Americans held in North Korea home

Posted 11/8/2014 in National

Two Americans held by North Korea were on their way home Saturday after their release was secured through a secret mission by the top U.S. intelligence official to the reclusive Communist country.



Immigration dispute erupts at White House lunch

Posted 11/8/2014 in National

A White House lunch aiming for cooperation boiled into a fresh dispute with newly empowered Republicans over immigration reform Friday.



VA chief: 1K workers face disciplinary action

Posted 11/8/2014 in National

The Veterans Affairs Department is considering disciplinary action against more than 1,000 employees.



Hearing set on challenge to Miss. gay marriage ban

Posted 11/8/2014 in State

A federal judge will hear arguments next week in a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage.


Parks runs an almost $2,000 deficit in Oct.

Posted 11/7/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Parks and Recreation's recent financial woes bled over from the end of Fiscal Year 2013-2014.


KiOR fails to make MDA loan payment

Posted 11/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

KiOR has missed its final deadline for making a $1.85 million payment on its $75 million Mississippi Development Authority loan.


New Hope students get visit from robotics lab

Posted 11/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students at New Hope High School experienced hands-on learning this week when a robotics trailer visited the campus.

Tour reveals progress on Trotter

Posted 11/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Trotter Convention Center's new look will be in place by the new year.

Columbus seeking more federal funding for drainage

Posted 11/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The next round of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers grant funding to address major city drainage issues likely won't be available until 2016.


Lowndes Co. Veterans Day Parade is this weekend

Posted 11/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 2014 Lowndes County Veterans Day Parade will take place Saturday.


Miss. prison boss pleads not guilty to bribery charges

Posted 11/7/2014 in State

Federal prosecutors allege that former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps accepted more than $1 million in bribes over more than six years.


Taking credit for killing bin Laden sparks debate

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

Some special operations service members and veterans are unhappy that one of their own has taken credit publicly for killing Osama bin Laden.


Why GOP won: Shifting white votes hurt Democrats

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

White voters of all ages were less likely to back Democrats this year than in elections past.


Prosecutors drop charge against AC/DC drummer

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

New Zealand authorities made an embarrassing about-face on Friday when prosecutors dropped a murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, saying there was not enough evidence to proceed.


Probe finds porous security at NYC's Rikers Island

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

Water bottles filled with vodka that go uninspected. Lunch boxes packed with drugs allowed to bypass X-ray machines. Razor blades and other objects waved on through, even when they set off metal detectors.


Jihadi fighters on cruise ships to Syria

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

Would-be jihadi fighters are increasingly booking tickets on cruise ships to join extremists in battle zones in Syria and Iraq.



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