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Study: Want lower gas prices? Ship more oil abroad

Posted 9/12/2014 in National

Exporting more U.S. crude around the world would lower the price of gasoline for U.S. drivers and benefit the U.S. economy, according to a new study released Tuesday.



Bryant going to Japan for trade meeting

Posted 9/12/2014 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is preparing to go overseas for a trade conference between officials from Japan and the southeastern United States.


Memorial set for 5 slain kids; father heads to court

Posted 9/12/2014 in National

The five children who police say were slain by their father will be remembered at a memorial in Mississippi today, while 500 miles away, their father will make his first court appearance.


U.S. sharply cutting deportations

Posted 9/12/2014 in National

President Barack Obama is on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, even as he has postponed until after Election Day his promised unilateral action that could shield millions more from deportation.



Lawmakers to high court: Protect pregnant workers

Posted 9/12/2014 in National

More than 120 members of Congress urged the Supreme Court on Thursday to recognize that pregnant workers are entitled to reasonable accommodations such as light duty, saying it's needed to ensure that expecting mothers are not forced out of their jobs.



U.S. threatened Yahoo with huge fine over emails

Posted 9/12/2014 in National

Yahoo's free email service could have cost the company an extra quarter of a million dollars a day.



Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

Posted 9/12/2014 in National

As a U.S. senator from Illinois running for the White House in 2007, Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to prohibit President George W. Bush's administration from taking military action against Iran unless it was explicitly authorized by Congress.



Deadline approaches for photo contest

Posted 9/12/2014 in Area

The Friends of Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge are accepting submissions for their annual photo contest until September 15.


Browning on Business: Two new restaurant options open in Golden Triangle

Posted 9/11/2014 in Business

Starkville is getting a restaurant for people who want to eat healthy, locally-grown food.

CMSD board votes to hire supe's wife

Posted 9/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board, with a 3-2 vote, has hired the wife of the district's superintendent to be an elementary school teacher.

Columbus annexation goes to court next week

Posted 9/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' 2011 annexation plan will go before a judge next week. Judge Kenneth Burns will hear the case next week in Lowndes County Chancery Court beginning Monday at 9 a.m.

Columbus native at Pentagon on 9/11 recalls attack

Posted 9/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Forgetting that day is what Marie Hood Lewis has been trying to do for 13 years.

Investigation of gun buyback program clears city

Posted 9/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Office of the State Auditor has determined that the gun buyback program held by the city of Columbus last year was not illegal.

Columbus man gets $300K bond in murder case

Posted 9/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man charged with murder and aggravated assault has received a $300,000 bond.


West Point selectmen fire Water & Light superintendent

Posted 9/11/2014 in Area

West Point selectmen fired the city's water and light department superintendent Tuesday.


'Loving' father now tied to his 5 kids' deaths

Posted 9/11/2014 in National

Their little bodies shrouded in plastic bags, the five children of Timothy Ray Jones Jr. had been dead for days by the time he led investigators to the spot where they had been dumped among dead trees and scrub brush.

Gillian Anderson onscreen soon in 'Streetcar'

Posted 9/11/2014 in National

If you can't get to London in time to catch Gillian Anderson spinning onstage in "A Streetcar Named Desire," her orbit is about to get larger.


Man arrested after baby left in car outside Tunica casino

Posted 9/11/2014 in State

Tunica County authorities say a man has been charged with child neglect after leaving his 1-year-old baby in a running vehicle while he was in a casino.



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