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Protesters removed from Mississippi budget hearing

Posted less than 6 hours ago in State

About a half-dozen protesters disrupted a state budget hearing Monday by unfurling a banner accusing the Mississippi Department of Corrections of killing inmates.



Mississippi reaches 33 West Nile virus cases so far in 2018

Posted less than 6 hours ago in State

Two central Mississippi counties are reporting new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state's total to 33 so far this year.



Legislative transparency a matter of perspective

Posted yesterday in State

A Republican leader of the Mississippi House says the Legislature operates more transparently now than ever. But a longtime Democratic senator says the Legislature falls short of even its own past practices of conducting public business out in the open.



Senate candidate: Mississippi begs for 'government scraps'

Posted 9/15/2018 in State

Responding to a question about black voters, a white U.S. Senate candidate in Mississippi said Friday that the state has been "begging for federal government scraps" for 100 years and is still "dead last."



Mississippi agency says it won't buy from Nike over ads

Posted 9/15/2018 in State

Mississippi's state police agency says it will no longer buy Nike products, with Public Safety Commissioner Marshall Fisher saying he won't spend money with "vendors who do not support law enforcement and our military."



Mississippi high court affirms governor's budget-cut power

Posted 9/14/2018 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the governor's power to make midyear state budget cuts.



University and community college enrollment falls slightly

Posted 9/14/2018 in State

Enrollment fell at Mississippi's eight public universities and its 15 community colleges this fall, with universities declining for a second year from an all-time record in 2016. Community colleges fell for the eighth year in a row.



2 brothers charged, released in connection with large marijuana farm

Posted 9/13/2018 in State

Two brothers are charged following Monday's discovery of seven large marijuana fields in south Mississippi.



Report: Mississippi has 2nd-highest adult obesity rate in US

Posted 9/13/2018 in State

Mississippi has the second-highest adult obesity rate in the country, with only West Virginia having a higher rate.



Mississippi man pleads to bomb threat at veterans' nursing home

Posted 9/13/2018 in State

A south Mississippi man is pleading guilty to making a bomb threat against a state nursing home for veterans.



Mississippi industrial site added to Superfund cleanup list

Posted 9/13/2018 in State

Federal officials are putting a north Mississippi industrial site on the national Superfund list for cleanup.



40 acres of marijuana, 1 arrest so far in Mississippi

Posted 9/12/2018 in State

One arrest has been made and the search is on for other suspects in connection with the discovery of seven large marijuana fields covering about 40 acres in Mississippi's Jefferson Davis County, authorities said Tuesday.



Mississippi sets 1-day hearing to start state budget process

Posted 9/12/2018 in State

Mississippi lawmakers will hold a single day of public hearings next week to start the monthslong process of writing a state budget.



Commission puts two Senate races atop Mississippi ballot

Posted 9/11/2018 in State



Mississippi Trump rally canceled as storm nears East Coast

Posted 9/11/2018 in State

An official with President Donald Trump's campaign says they are canceling a trip to Mississippi because Hurricane Florence is approaching the southeastern coast of the U.S.



Board OKs 1 Mississippi charter school, delays 3 other votes

Posted 9/11/2018 in State

One group was approved Monday to open a new charter school in Mississippi, while the state's Charter School Authorizer Board delayed a decision on three others and rejected one.



Eudora Welty gets first marker on Mississippi writers trail

Posted 9/11/2018 in State

Mississippi has markers noting a blues trail, a country music trail, a civil rights trail and even an Indian mound trail. Now, with the dedication of a marker to author Eudora Welty, the state is starting a writer's trail.



Mississippi reaches 31 West Nile virus cases so far in 2018

Posted 9/11/2018 in State

A central Mississippi county is reporting its first case of West Nile virus, bringing the state's total to 31 cases so far this year.



Analysis: Mississippi in line for savings account boost

Posted 9/10/2018 in State

Mississippi may be making its first big deposit into its savings account in several years, but state government is still lacks enough savings to ride out a substantial downtown in revenues.



Mississippi's longest-serving sheriff dies following illness

Posted 9/10/2018 in State

Officials say Mississippi's longest-serving sheriff has died following a brief illness.



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