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Emboldened after Cantor, tea party crows

Posted 6/13/2014 in National

A conservative underdog's swift dispatch of Majority Leader Eric Cantor is feeding tea party dreams in Mississippi and beyond in the 2014 midterm elections.


Ruby Dee's legacy of activism, acting mourned

Posted 6/13/2014 in National

For Ruby Dee, acting and activism weren't contradictory things. They were inseparable, and they were intertwined. The African-American actress, who earned lead roles in movies and on Broadway, also spent her life fighting against injustice, even emceeing the 1963 March on Washington and protesting apartheid in South Africa.

Workers in key industries getting most raises

Posted 6/13/2014 in Business

If you hope to get a raise that finally feels like one, it helps to work in the right industry.

Chicago man filling potholes -- artfully

Posted 6/13/2014 in National

The perfect pothole might not exist for many people -- but for mosaic artist Jim Bachor, it's one with a nice oval shape.


Ex-Corinth school worker wins wrongful firing verdict

Posted 6/13/2014 in State

A former maintenance worker and bus driver has been awarded $100,000 in a wrongful termination lawsuit against the Corinth School District.



Obama: U.S. will send fresh help to beleaguered Iraq

Posted 6/13/2014 in National

Less than three years after pulling American forces out of Iraq, President Barack Obama is weighing a range of short-term military options, including airstrikes, to quell an al-Qaida inspired insurgency that has captured two Iraqi cities and threatened to press toward Baghdad.


Arrests made in Starkville shooting death

Posted 6/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Anthony Lamar Williams, of 1200 Louisville St., Apartment C1, has been charged with murder.

Date set for council and school board meeting

Posted 6/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council and Columbus Municipal School Board will meet at 6 p.m. on July 8. School board president Angela Verdell confirmed the meeting time on Tuesday.

Officials say agreement will preserve landfill life

Posted 6/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An agreement between the city council and Triangle Maintenance to chip storm debris at the landfill should help preserve the landfill's lifespan by nine months to a year, city officials say.

Man shot dead at Starkville apartments

Posted 6/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is investigating a daylight shooting at Louisville Street Apartments that killed 27-year-old Tyrell Deshon Gillespie, of 1447 Blair Road, Wednesday.

Browning on Business: Wingstop set to open in Starkville

Posted 6/12/2014 in Business

Wingstop is tentatively scheduled to open in Starkville on July 2.

O.J. Simpson case at 20: Views in black and white

Posted 6/12/2014 in National

The O.J. Simpson murder trial exposed many painful truths. None hit harder than the idea that white and black people often look at the same facts and see different realities.


Tea party candidates try to build on Cantor loss

Posted 6/12/2014 in National

Conservative insurgents rallied Wednesday to capitalize on the downfall of their party's House majority leader, whose loss to a tea party-backed challenger put the differences dividing Republicans back at the forefront of this year's midterm elections.


Inmate escapes Clay County Jail for second time

Posted 6/12/2014 in Area

The Clay County Sheriff's Department is looking for an inmate who escaped Wednesday afternoon.


Almost half of Oktibbeha officials' 2013 economic filings missing

Posted 6/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Personal economic filings for 2013 are unavailable on the Mississippi Ethics Commission's website for nine of 20 elected Oktibbeha County officials, a survey of the site showed Wednesday.



State: 513 voters lacked photo ID on June 3

Posted 6/12/2014 in State

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Wednesday that Mississippi's first election requiring photo identification reinforces his belief that the state no longer needs federal oversight to handle elections and redistricting.


Senate Republican leader helps raise $825K for Cochran

Posted 6/12/2014 in State

Six-term incumbent Thad Cochran is getting a campaign finance boost from the top Senate Republican, while tea party challenger Chris McDaniel continues telling voters that Cochran is failing to fight President Barack Obama's policies.


Marriages and divorces 6-12-14

Posted 6/12/2014 in Business



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