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Congressman earns promotion in Mississippi National Guard

Posted yesterday in State

A congressman is being promoted to brigadier general in the Mississippi National Guard.



Pecan pie, other items found in prison contraband shakedown

Posted 12/15/2017 in State

A baked pecan pie is among the items confiscated during another surprise search of a Mississippi prison for contraband.



State could seize 2 small school districts but not Jackson

Posted 12/14/2017 in State

Mississippi Board of Education members will be asked to decide today whether they want the state to take over Jackson and two other school districts under a new process aimed at improving academic performance.



Twin focus on making and keeping college graduates

Posted 12/11/2017 in State

It's not a new pitch, but Higher Education Commissioner Glenn Boyce is making it again -- Mississippi needs to get more educated in a hurry.



Escaped Mississippi inmate captured after 2 days on the run

Posted 12/11/2017 in State

An inmate who escaped his work detail has been captured in Mississippi.



Friday snow sets records in parts of south Mississippi

Posted 12/9/2017 in State

Friday will be a December snowfall to remember for much of southern Mississippi.



Trump hails civil rights heroes; protesters pan his record

Posted 12/9/2017 in State

President Donald Trump paid tribute Saturday to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement whose sacrifices help make the United States a fairer and more just country, though protests surrounding his visit to Mississippi laid bare the stark divisions among Americans about his commitment to that legacy.



Rep. John Lewis: Trump is an 'insult' to civil rights event

Posted 12/8/2017 in State

U.S. Rep John Lewis announced Thursday that he won't speak at the opening of Mississippi civil rights and history museums, saying it's an "insult" that President Donald Trump will attend.



Flake out: Light snow could fall in some Gulf states Friday

Posted 12/7/2017 in State

Snow in the Deep South? Maybe a little.



Toolmaker to hire 660, invest $33.4M in 3 Mississippi cities

Posted 12/7/2017 in State

Milwaukee Tool announced Wednesday that it will add a total of 660 jobs at three Mississippi locations, investing $33.4 million to make and distribute more power tools.



Judge targeted for jailing people who can't afford fines

Posted 12/7/2017 in State

Lawyers are opening a new front in objections to jailing Mississippians who can't pay court fines -- filing complaints that could get judges punished.



Photographers to record the 200th birthday of Mississippi

Posted 12/6/2017 in State

On Sunday, dozens of Mississippi photographers, both professional and amateur, will celebrate the state's 200th birthday and fan out to record the people and places that make the state a unique place to live and work.



Some object to Trump attending civil rights museum opening

Posted 12/6/2017 in State

President Donald Trump's plan to attend the grand opening of a Mississippi civil rights museum is drawing pushback, including from the NAACP.



Hard history: Mississippi museums explore slavery, Klan era

Posted 12/5/2017 in State

In the 1950s and '60s, segregationist whites waved Confederate flags and slapped defiant bumper stickers on cars declaring Mississippi "the most lied about state in the Union."



Christmas tree shortages reported in Mississippi

Posted 12/5/2017 in State

Christmas tree shortages have been reported in Mississippi.



Analysis: Many parents for two Mississippi history museums

Posted 12/4/2017 in State

Two museums telling the story of Mississippi are opening on the eve of the state's bicentennial, culminating years of planning.



Not over yet: Ole Miss plans to appeal 2-year postseason ban

Posted 12/2/2017 in State

Mississippi's administration believed that its self-imposed penalties, including a one-year postseason ban, were sufficient punishment in its long-running NCAA rules violations case that included a charge of lack of institutional control.



Mississippi utility inks deal on troubled $7.5B power plant

Posted 12/2/2017 in State

Regulators have reached a settlement with Mississippi Power Co. on how much customers should pay for a troubled $7.5 billion power plant once touted as a model for the future of coal.



Teens indicted in death of boy found in stolen car

Posted 12/1/2017 in State

A Mississippi teen could face the death penalty in the slaying of a 6-year-old boy who authorities said was inside a car stolen from a supermarket parking lot.



DOJ investigating Miss. over ex-food stamps program

Posted 12/1/2017 in State

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether the Mississippi Department of Human Services manipulated federal reporting within a public assistance program formerly known as food stamps.



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