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Mississippi may be on death row execution hiatus

Posted earlier today in State

Mississippi hasn't had an execution in two years, and state Attorney General Jim Hood says he can't predict when another might occur.

 

 

McDaniel delays announcement on lawsuit

Posted earlier today in State

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran.

 

 

New Mississippi record alligator, 2 days into season

Posted earlier today in State

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says there's a new state alligator record.

 

 

Nunnelee seeks 3rd term after brain surgery

Posted 8/30/2014 in State

Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is likely to make few campaign appearances in north Mississippi this fall as he recovers from brain surgery and a stroke.

 

 

Indictment alleges advertisement sales scam

Posted 8/30/2014 in State

A Shannon woman has been indicted on charges that she attempted to defraud businesses by selling ads in a fictitious publication.

 

 

Woman guilty in silicone-injection case

Posted 8/30/2014 in State

A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman's death.

 

 

Lawsuit challenging Cochran win dismissed

Posted 8/30/2014 in State

A Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff, but the losing candidate in the prolonged election fight could still appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court.

 

 

14 school districts sue over underfunding

Posted 8/29/2014 in State

Fourteen Mississippi school districts sued the state Thursday, seeking money they say they were illegally shorted by the state's public school funding formula over the last six years.

 

 

Judge mulls request to toss out election challenge

Posted 8/29/2014 in State

A Mississippi judge said he will announce today whether he will dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff.

 

 

Solemn remembrances set for Katrina anniversary

Posted 8/29/2014 in State

A wreath-laying ceremony at a memorial in a historic New Orleans cemetery is among the memorial activities planned for the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

 

 

McDaniel demands election records

Posted 8/28/2014 in State

Attorneys for Chris McDaniel have issued subpoenas demanding election records from more than half of Mississippi's counties for a lawsuit that seeks to overturn his Republican primary loss to Sen. Thad Cochran.

 

 

Ballot set with Cochran as Senate nominee

Posted 8/27/2014 in State

Mississippi elections commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a November ballot that lists Republican Thad Cochran, Democrat Travis Childers and the Reform Party's Shawn O'Hara as nominees for U.S. Senate.

 

 

Miss. test scores dip in transition to Common Core

Posted 8/26/2014 in State

Student scores on a key state test fell in Mississippi schools in 2013-2014, a transitional year when school districts shifted teaching emphasis from old state standards to the new Common Core State Standards.

 

 

Miss. House speaker plans listening tour

Posted 8/26/2014 in State

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn will travel the state in late September to gather ideas for the 2015 legislative session, and he said he'd like to hear possible ways to improve education, health care and job creation.

 

 

Book takes fresh look at Mississippi history

Posted 8/25/2014 in State

The book is called "A New History of Mississippi," and a new approach is what Dennis Mitchell wanted when he wrote it.

 

 

Trial over Miss. GOP Senate race moved to Sept. 16

Posted 8/23/2014 in State

Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's attorneys say a lawsuit that seeks to overturn his Republican primary victory should be dismissed because it was filed too late.

 

 

Adams Co. sheriffs get pepper guns

Posted 8/23/2014 in State

The Adams County Sheriff's Department has a new weapon in its arsenal: pepper spray guns. Sheriff Chuck Mayfield tells The Natchez Democrat six deputies have been trained as instructors on the JPX Jet Protector pepper spray guns.

 

 

Wrongful-death case before high court

Posted 8/23/2014 in State

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Sept. 29 whether to hear an appeal from operators of a northwest Mississippi shooting range in a case involving the death of a Navy SEAL during a training exercise.

 

 

KiOR misses payment with Adams Co.

Posted 8/22/2014 in State

Financially struggling fuel maker KiOR missed a key payment to Adams County this week that would have allowed the company to continue holding onto its undeveloped proposed industrial site in Natchez.

 

 

Lawmakers likely to borrow less for universities

Posted 8/22/2014 in State

Mississippi's public universities are likely to have less money to spend on capital projects in the state's 2016 budget year, under projections the universities agreed to with lawmakers in 2013.

 

 

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