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City passes ordinance banning guns from 'sensitive areas'

COLUMBUS — The Columbus City Council has adopted an ordinance to keep guns out of what they called “sensitive areas” in the city. The Commercial Dispatch reports that the ordinance was passed on a 5-1 vote. Areas where guns would be prohibited include public meetings of the mayor and council; meetings of other city commissions within city limits; parks and ...

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Senators push for end to Russian ban on U.S. meat

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), ranking member of the committee, is urging U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk to quickly address Russia’s new import ban on U.S. beef, poultry and turkey. According to release from Stabenow, the ban would cost the U.S. economy ...

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Church still defiant as court hears congregation's appeal

HOLLY SPRINGS — A tiny Mississippi congregation is fighting a city’s attempt to ban churches from the town square, a move that the pastor said is aimed at preventing the church from taking up valuable space for shops and other businesses. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Wednesday. The dispute involves a Holly Springs ...

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Authorities to lift burn ban issued back in June

HERNANDO — DeSoto County authorities have agreed to lift the county’s outdoor burn ban at the end of the week. Bobby Storey, county emergency management chief and fire marshal, told the Board of Supervisors the state Forestry Commission has recommended that the ban be lifted because recent rainfall, wind and humidity are enough to allow residents to resume burning outdoors. ...

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City settles federal lawsuit with Marie: Psychic Reader

HATTIESBURG — The city of Hattiesburg has settled a federal lawsuit filed by a couple who closed their business — “Marie: Psychic Reader” — because of a ban that the city later overturned. Court reporters’ records show the city agreed to pay $7,500 to Tommy and Marie Costello, who sued last August, the Hattiesburg American reported. They said they closed ...

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Jackson Boil Water Ban Lifted

BOIL WATER NOTICE LIFTED FOR SURFACE WATER SYSTEM Mayor Johnson announced during a press conference today that the Health Department reported that water samples taken from the city’s surface water system were all clear. The boil water notice for the approximately 175,000 residents on the surface water system is now lifted. The well water system in southwest Jackson’s pressure is ...

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