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To chalk or not to chalk?: Area officials discuss how a Michigan federal court ruling could affect parking enforcement locally

Posted less than 1 hour ago in Area

A ruling by a federal court in Michigan calling it unconstitutional for law enforcement to mark tires of parked vehicles with chalk to enforce parking ordinances doesn't apply to Mississippi, but some area officials say it may affect the Golden Triangle anyway.

Chancery court documents available through online database

Posted less than 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Since 2017, Lowndes County Deputy Chancery Clerk Cindy Eggar Goode has been building up her office's online database of records, scanning in thousands of documents and carefully recording each one.

Business Moves with Mary: Refrigeration Company 'back to normal' after fire, tornado

Posted less than 1 hour ago in Business

At 2 a.m. Nov. 4, Dennis Jones received a call from the alarm company that protects his business. A window at Refrigeration Supply Company on Tuscaloosa Road was broken, the call reported, and Jones dutifully went to check on it. Turns out, there was a lot more to it than that.

Photo: Dancing to the music

Posted less than 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Liliana Abrams, 14 months, dances to the music of Dawn Barham during Noon Tunes in Columbus Wednesday afternoon. Liliana is the daughter of Autumn Wright and Randy Abrams.

 

Officials say they'll make up teacher raise shortfall later

Posted less than 1 hour ago in State

State officials said Wednesday that they'll make up a $10 million to $15 million shortfall in funding for teacher raises of $1,500 apiece after the Mississippi Department of Education miscounted the number of eligible teachers.

 

 

Building permits for 4-25-19

Posted less than 1 hour ago in Business

 

 

NRA beset by infighting over whether it has strayed too far

Posted less than 1 hour ago in National

The National Rifle Association is used to battling forces that criticize its fiery and unbending efforts to protect gun rights. But as the group gathers for its annual convention this week, the NRA may be facing its toughest foe in decades: its own members.

 

 

US measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years

Posted less than 1 hour ago in National

Measles in the U.S. has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, closing in on 700 cases this year in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines.

 

 

Ex-Vice President Biden launches 2020 presidential campaign

Posted less than 1 hour ago in National

Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, betting that his working-class appeal and ties to Barack Obama's presidency will help him overcome questions about his place in today's increasingly liberal Democratic Party.

 

 

Some women of color frustrated by Biden's presidential bid

Posted less than 1 hour ago in National

Former Vice President Joe Biden's decision to enter the Democratic presidential race is causing consternation among some Democrats, particularly women of color, who have been hoping for a nominee who better reflects the nation's diversity.

 

 

Mississippi College Board names alumna to lead Alcorn State

Posted less than 1 hour ago in State

It was a warm homecoming for Felecia M. Nave, unanimously named as the 20th president of Alcorn State University on Wednesday by Mississippi College Board trustees.

 

 

Texas executes avowed racist in black man's dragging death

Posted less than 1 hour ago in National

An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was executed Wednesday in Texas for the dragging death of a black man.

 

 

Drugmaker to close Mississippi plant, laying off 140 workers

Posted less than 1 hour ago in State

A drugmaker is closing a Mississippi Delta plant, laying off 140 people. Drug distributor AmerisourceBergen said it is consolidating production from its Cleveland PharMEDium plant to other locations to improve efficiency.

 

 

Mississippi shipyard gets $746M contract for icebreaker

Posted less than 1 hour ago in State

A Mississippi shipyard won a $746 million contract Tuesday to design and build the first of what could be three heavy polar icebreakers for the U.S. Coast Guard.

 

 

Mississippi jobless rate ticks up in March, payrolls flat

Posted less than 1 hour ago in State

Mississippi's job market softened in March, as unemployment rose for the second straight month and employer payrolls remained flat.

 

 

Nissan ex-chair Ghosn awaiting release on bail

Posted less than 1 hour ago in National

Nissan's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, was awaiting release from the Tokyo Detention House on Thursday after he paid 500 million yen ($4.5 million) in bail.

 

 

UN: No screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5

Posted less than 1 hour ago in National

The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1.

 

 

Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd

Posted less than 1 hour ago in National

A former U.S. Army sharpshooter with a history of PTSD plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people including three children, and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them but has not said why.

 

 

Trump to keep fighting opioids 'until our job is done'

Posted less than 1 hour ago in National

President Donald Trump pledged on Wednesday to battle the deadly epidemic of opioid drug abuse "until our job is done," and he claimed progress even though it is unclear whether the crisis has diminished.

 

 

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