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Lawmakers likely to borrow less for universities

Posted 8/22/2014 in State

Mississippi's public universities are likely to have less money to spend on capital projects in the state's 2016 budget year, under projections the universities agreed to with lawmakers in 2013.



State confirms two cases of TB

Posted 8/22/2014 in State

State health regulators confirm they're investigating two cases of tuberculosis affecting two casinos in Tunica County.



Slaying of American journalist reopens debate on ransoms

Posted 8/22/2014 in National

By rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, the United States upheld a policy choice that some European and Arab governments have long found too wrenching to make themselves: ruling out ransom to rescue any citizen held captive by militant organizations, in hopes the tough stand will make Americans safer from kidnapping and attacks by extremists.



Perry presses for greater U.S. involvement in Iraq

Posted 8/22/2014 in National

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday pressed for a more aggressive U.S. military response in Iraq to combat Islamic state militants, including a sustained air campaign, and signaled he would support sending American ground troops.



Pentagon: Militants will regroup

Posted 8/22/2014 in National

U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.



Supreme Court case to shape investigation

Posted 8/22/2014 in National

It started with a bottle of orange juice 30 years ago.


Many police killings, but only Ferguson explodes

Posted 8/22/2014 in National

There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer last July. Peace prevailed when at least four other unarmed black males were killed by police in recent months, from New York to Los Angeles.


Sears second quarter loss widens on sluggish sales

Posted 8/22/2014 in Business

Sears Holdings Inc. recorded a hefty second-quarter loss Thursday on another sales slump, raising more concerns about the future of a company that once was a staple of American shopping.



U.S. housing recovery appears to be back on track

Posted 8/22/2014 in Business

A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year.



Hamas admits kidnapping Israeli teens

Posted 8/22/2014 in National

A senior Hamas leader has said the group carried out the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June -- the first time anyone from the Islamic militant group has said it was behind an attack that helped spark the current war in the Gaza Strip.


Gas leak shuts down MUW cafeteria

Posted 8/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A gas leak at Mississippi University for Women shut down a portion of the campus Wednesday night.

City, county mulling options for old Maxim building

Posted 8/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Lowndes County and the city of Columbus bought the Maxim medical building after the company shut its doors, they believed they were acquiring a 130,000-square-foot facility over 19 acres of land.

Jobless rates see uptick in July

Posted 8/21/2014 in Area

Recently released unemployment statistics show slight improvement over last July in the Golden Triangle. The numbers also tell a story of need for more job opportunities, as area rates are well above the 8-percent rate for Mississippi as a whole.

Former CMSD choir director indicted for child exploitation

Posted 8/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The former choral director and public relations officer for the Columbus Municipal School has been indicted for exploitation of a child.

Browning on Business: Columbus is getting new fish restaurant

Posted 8/21/2014 in Business

A new catfish restaurant is opening in Columbus. Catfish & Chords Fish House will be located at 2222 Military Rd -- the old home of Rub's Pub, which closed last year.

SPD ups patrols on Carver, arrests 2 for burglary

Posted 8/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested two men following separate burglary incidents on Carver Drive this week after officers stepped up patrols in the area.

Starkville police presence moves to Twitter

Posted 8/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department launched a Twitter account Wednesday that will provide updates on local policing issues, road conditions and severe weather situations, while directly answering questions and concerns from residents.


Sept. trial likely for election challenge

Posted 8/21/2014 in State

A judge presiding over a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff says he intends to finish the case before the November general election.



Amory voters to decide on liquor sales

Posted 8/21/2014 in Area

Voters in Amory will decide Oct. 14 whether to legalize the sale of alcoholic beverages.



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