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Republican presidential hopefuls vie for clout with base

Posted 3/7/2014 in National

Republicans vying for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 auditioned Thursday before some of the nation's most ardent conservative leaders, calling for the party to unite behind a clear agenda and draw contrasts with Democrats.



Lawmakers seek agreement on clinic grants

Posted 3/7/2014 in State

The Mississippi House and Senate will attempt to work out their differences on a proposal to expand state subsidies to health clinics.



Leaders promote using carbon dioxide in oil output

Posted 3/7/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant and others are extolling Mississippi as a national leader in using carbon dioxide to extract more oil from old oil fields.



Man arrested for flashing badge at drive-thru

Posted 3/7/2014 in State

Officials say a 65-year-old Natchez man has been arrested for reportedly flashing a badge and impersonating an officer after he rear-ended a driver in October.


Four dead in New Jersey fire; mix-up delayed response

Posted 3/7/2014 in National

A fast-moving fire claimed four lives on Thursday in New Jersey's second-largest city, where the mayor said a mix-up over the street name delayed the emergency response.


Man convicted of Dutch cyclist death dies in federal prison

Posted 3/7/2014 in State

A Mississippi man convicted in the death of a Dutch cyclist has died in a federal prison hospital in North Carolina.



Obama's warnings brushed aside by Putin

Posted 3/7/2014 in National

One by one, President Barack Obama's warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speeding up efforts to formally stake his claim to Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.



Senate blocks change to military sex assault cases

Posted 3/7/2014 in National

Bowing to the Pentagon, the Senate agreed after impassioned debate Thursday to leave the authority to prosecute rapes and other serious crimes with military commanders in a struggle that highlighted the growing role of women in Congress.


Man said to create bitcoin denies it

Posted 3/7/2014 in National

Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto said Thursday that he is not the creator of bitcoin, adding further mystery to the story of how the world's most popular digital currency came to be.


Wake up and smell the bacon ... with a bacon app

Posted 3/7/2014 in National

Want to wake up to the sound of bacon sizzling on the stove with its aroma drawing you out of bed?


North Korean elections: 100 percent mandatory

Posted 3/7/2014 in National

North Korean voters will make a choice Sunday when they elect a new national legislature, but not for a candidate. The ruling elite have already done that for them, and there's only one per district.

Browning on Business: RadioShack mum on which stores it will close

Posted 3/6/2014 in Business

Two questions. One: Could the Golden Triangle soon lose its RadioShacks? Two: Could Columbus be home to a new burger joint?

Federal agents arrest man on assault charges

Posted 3/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 30-year-old who has been arrested 12 times since he turned 18 is behind bars after being captured Tuesday by U.S. Marshals.


Miss. House passes bills to restrict labor unions

Posted 3/6/2014 in State

Mississippi lawmakers are moving ahead with a package of bills to restrict some labor union organizing and picketing practices.


Teen facing armed robbery charges

Posted 3/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A teenager has been arrested and charged with armed robbery. Brian Devonshay Hill, 19, of 319 Ponderosa Dr., was arrested Wednesday morning for his alleged role in a February robbery.

Police: Columbus man pulled knife on woman, rammed car

Posted 3/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault for an incident that occurred last month at a local gas station.

With city's error, no grant for low income homeowners

Posted 3/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the second time in less than six months, the city of Columbus is not eligible for a state grant because of errors on its part. The city has three low income residents who could have received state funding to rehabilitate or rebuild their homes. They won't, though, because city officials failed to follow a publication guideline that disqualified its application for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program grant.


Vernon opry celebrates 25 years of live country music

Posted 3/6/2014 in Area

On Saturday, March 8, the Back Street Opry in the historic Lamar Theatre in Vernon, Ala., will celebrate its 25th anniversery with a free Grand Ole Opry-style stage show.



Miss. religion bill draws debate on discrimination

Posted 3/6/2014 in State

A gay-rights group is asking Mississippi legislators to specify that a religious-practices bill won't open the way for discrimination if it becomes law.



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