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Man sentenced to 25 years for child exploitation

Posted 8/7/2014 in State

A member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on a charge of sexual exploitation of children.



Prepaid tuition plan to reopen with higher prices

Posted 8/7/2014 in State

The Mississippi board that oversees the plan that allows people to lock in pricing for future college tuition voted Wednesday to reopen the program, but charge sharply higher prices.



TVA to cut more than 2,000 jobs

Posted 8/7/2014 in Business

The nation's largest public utility is eliminating more than 2,000 jobs as part of a $500 million cost-cutting campaign.



Man pleads guilty in Sen. Thad Cochran photo case

Posted 8/7/2014 in State

One of the men charged in a conspiracy to photograph U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's ailing wife pleaded guilty Wednesday, drawing no jail time in a plea agreement in which he pledged to cooperate with prosecutors.



Business brief: Boatright Hired

Posted 8/7/2014 in Business



Business brief: Phillips-Gaines Honored

Posted 8/7/2014 in Business



Building permits 8-7-14

Posted 8/7/2014 in Business



Marriages and divorces 8-7-14

Posted 8/7/2014 in Business



Expert wants to help nab Russian password thieves

Posted 8/7/2014 in Business

The hackers are a tight knit group, 10 or 11. They live in a Russian town, and have real jobs.



Miss. Power, Sierra settle litigation over construction

Posted 8/7/2014 in State

Mississippi Power will convert from coal to natural gas or retire several units at plants in south Mississippi and Greene County, Alabama, as part of an agreement to end litigation over construction of a coal-fired power plant in Kemper County.


Starkville signs on to LINK project

After two days of lobbying, Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins secured a combined $10 million commitment from Starkville and Oktibbeha County that will develop a new industrial park and could add more than 1,000 jobs in the next decade.

Program teaches families how to snack healthy

Posted 8/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With school getting ready to begin, a local program is providing parents education on healthy snacks for their children.

All Columbus students to receive free meals

Posted 8/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

All of the estimated 4,600 children in the Columbus Municipal School District will now receive a free breakfast and lunch each school day.

Five named to Columbus Redevelopment Authority

Posted 8/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The five people tasked with leading a major restoration project aimed at improving blighted areas of Columbus have been selected.

Vernon audit leads to $2K in monthly savings

Posted 8/6/2014 in Area

A simple audit will save the City of Vernon roughly $2,000 a month.

Arrest report: 8-6-14

Posted 8/6/2014 in Area

Afghan official: General's killer hid in bathroom

Posted 8/6/2014 in National

The Afghan soldier who killed a U.S. two-star general and wounded other top officers hid in a bathroom before his assault and used a NATO machine gun in his attack, an Afghan military official said Wednesday.


Health law is a tale of 2 Americas

Posted 8/6/2014 in National

President Barack Obama's health care law has become a tale of two Americas. States that fully embraced the law's coverage expansion are experiencing a significant drop in the number of uninsured residents, according to a major new survey released Tuesday. States whose leaders still object to "Obamacare" are seeing much less change.



Hearing again delayed on Kemper costs

Posted 8/6/2014 in State

The Mississippi Public Service Commission on Tuesday delayed hearings on whether Mississippi Power Co. has spent prudently in building the $5.5 billion Kemper County power plant.



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