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KiOR misses payment with Adams Co.

Posted earlier today 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 earlier today 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.

 

 

State confirms two cases of TB

Posted earlier today in State

State health regulators confirm they're investigating two cases of tuberculosis affecting two casinos in Tunica County.

 

 

Sept. trial likely for election challenge

Posted yesterday in State

A judge presiding over a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff says he intends to finish the case before the November general election.

 

 

No welfare cut for kids if parent tests for drugs

Posted 8/19/2014 in State

Mississippi children would not lose welfare if a parent's benefits are cut off because of positive tests for illegal drugs, according to rules set by the state Department of Human Services.

 

 

Teen births down in Miss., other states

Posted 8/19/2014 in State

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has said for years that one of his top goals is reducing Mississippi's teenage pregnancy rate, long one of the highest in the nation. Now, he says his administration deserves credit for chipping away at the problem.

 

 

Plane crash survivor arrested on drug charges

Posted 8/19/2014 in State

What began as a plane crash has turned into a drug investigation after Stone County officials found thousands in cash and numerous bottles of prescription pills in the wreckage.

 

 

Miss. physicians want smoking ban put to voters

Posted 8/18/2014 in State

Having failed to persuade lawmakers to ban smoking in public places, the Mississippi State Medical Association now wants lawmakers to put the question to voters.

 

 

Retired judge to oversee Miss. election challenge

Posted 8/16/2014 in State

A retired chancery judge who is now a Methodist minister will oversee a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff.

 

 

Lawsuit challenges loss to Sen. Cochran in Miss.

Posted 8/15/2014 in State

A tea party-backed candidate asked a Mississippi court on Thursday to declare him the winner of the June 24 Republican runoff against incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran or order a new election.

 

 

Big sinkhole develops on U.S. 61 in Natchez

Posted 8/15/2014 in State

State highway workers have blocked off a big sinkhole that developed this week on U.S. 61 near Natchez Regional Medical Center.

 

 

McDaniel challenge expected to be filed today

Posted 8/14/2014 in State

A campaign spokesman said tea party-backed Chris McDaniel will file a lawsuit today to challenge his Republican primary loss to six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.

 

Vibe of Graceland Too changes after owner's death

Posted 8/13/2014 in State

The Elvis Presley-congested rooms of a north Mississippi roadside museum are missing their kinetic buzz since owner Paul MacLeod left the building.

 

Mississippi gets extra day to file abortion appeal

Posted 8/13/2014 in State

Saying a Sunday lightning strike disabled its lawyers' computers, the state of Mississippi requested and was granted an extra day to ask the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a decision that struck down a law that would have closed Mississippi's only abortion clinic.

 

 

Teacher union leader seeks further raises

Posted 8/13/2014 in State

The head of Mississippi's largest teachers union is reiterating the group's push to raise starting salaries for public school teachers to $40,000 a year.

 

 

Miss. gets money for advanced exams

Posted 8/13/2014 in State

The U.S. Department of Education will give Mississippi nearly $55,000 to help pay the costs of low-income high school students taking Advanced Placement and other exams that could help them earn college credit after accelerated high school classes.

 

 

Yazoo County resident dies from West Nile Virus

Posted 8/13/2014 in State

West Nile Virus has claimed its first Mississippi victim of 2014.

 

 

Bryant fills two vacancies on state school board

Posted 8/13/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant has named Johnny Franklin of Bolton and Danny Spreitler of Amory to fill unexpired terms of Mississippi's state Board of Education.

 

Nunnelee continuing recovery after stroke

Posted 8/12/2014 in State

U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is continuing to recover from complications after a June stroke limited his speech and weakened the left side of his body.

 

Wicker to oppose 155th elimination

Posted 8/11/2014 in State

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker says he will fight the Obama administration's proposal to eliminate the Mississippi National Guard's 155th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, headquartered in Tupelo.

 

 

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