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Gov. signs mid-pregnancy abortion ban

Posted 4/24/2014 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed a bill to ban abortion starting at the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy.



Building permits 4-24-14

Posted 4/24/2014 in Business



Marriages and divorces 4-24-14

Posted 4/24/2014 in Business



Business brief: Baptist Memorial honored

Posted 4/24/2014 in Business



Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

Posted 4/24/2014 in Business

Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years.



Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case changes name

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.



First lady announces job site for veterans

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to mine.



Boy says he sang gospel song, abductor freed him

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him.



Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the freezing, low-pressure ordeal, airport officials said Wednesday.



Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea.



Is the Taliban ready to deal on captive U.S. soldier?

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals in the military working for his release.



FDA proposes first regulations for electronic cigarettes

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.



Afghan hospital guard kills three American doctors

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital this morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.



Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" -- even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin's handling of the crisis in Ukraine.


One sibling dead, alert issued for another

Posted 4/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 7-month-old Caledonia infant is dead and Lowndes County authorities continued to search for her sibling Wednesday.

Kenyan orphanage director speaks to Columbus Rotary Club

Posted 4/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kenyan orphanage director Patrick Mungai spoke to members of the Columbus Rotary Club on Tuesday and told them about his work with the homeless children of Africa.

Columbus kid makes his pitch

Posted 4/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dean Sasser, an 8-year-old who suffered severe head trauma in a February car accident, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Heritage Academy's baseball game Tuesday evening.

City of Vernon clarifies fundraiser policy

Posted 4/23/2014 in Area

City property cannot be used for fundraisers or parties, unless the city is a sponsor, according to a city policy ironed out Monday.

Noxubee Alliance holds annual awards banquet

Posted 4/23/2014 in Area

The Noxubee Economic and Community Development Alliance honored several of its own Tuesday during its annual awards banquet at the Noxubee Civic Center.


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