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Miss. officials condemn white nationalist violence

Posted 8/15/2017 in State

Some Mississippi officials are denouncing white nationalist violence that killed one person and injured several others during the weekend in Virginia.

 

 

Analysis: Financial questions for 2 of 3 charter finalists

Posted 8/14/2017 in State

Decision time is drawing near for Mississippi's Charter School Advisory Board. While a proposed school in Clarksdale has an impressive list of supporters, those who want to open schools in Canton and Drew may face questions.

 

 

Physician gets prison for phony hospice certifications

Posted 8/14/2017 in State

A Mississippi physician was sentenced Thursday to 39 months in federal prison and ordered to pay nearly $2 million in restitution to the federal Medicare program, part of a continuing investigation into fraud by end-of-life hospice care providers in Mississippi.

 

 

Mississippi man arrested on dogfighting charges, 19 rescued

Posted 8/14/2017 in State

A sheriff's department says nearly 20 Staffordshire Terriers have been rescued from a suspected dogfighting operation in Mississippi.

 

 

Coal mine layoffs latest fallout at Kemper power plant

Posted 8/11/2017 in State

The company that supplies lignite coal to Mississippi Power Co.'s Kemper County power plant says it will lay off 75 workers at the mine.

 

 

Armstrong Flooring to close Vicksburg plant

Posted 8/10/2017 in State

Armstrong Flooring will close its Mississippi plant in October, laying off 93 workers. The company, based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, says closing the Vicksburg plant and one in Jackson, Tennessee, will save it more than $8 million a year.

 

 

Fired engineer sues, saying utility retaliated against him

Posted 8/9/2017 in State

A fired engineer at a now-aborted Mississippi Power Co. plant sued the utility's parent company Tuesday, saying an order to reinstate him is being ignored.

 

 

Another high court justice will run Mississippi foster care

Posted 8/9/2017 in State

One former state supreme court justice is leaving his post running Mississippi's foster care system, but another justice will leave the court to take over.

 

 

Hearing set for Mississippi charter school application

Posted 8/9/2017 in State

One Mississippi community will get its say on a plan to open a charter school.

 

 

Federal agency seeks more penalties against Mississippi lender

Posted 8/8/2017 in State

A federal agency wants more penalties against a Mississippi payday lender and has asked a judge to order the company and its owner to pay back $8.3 million in profits and revenues.

 

Policymakers back private flood insurance

Posted 8/7/2017 in State

Mississippi's top insurance regulator and its only Democratic congressman are both ready to cede some of the federal flood insurance market to private insurers.

 

UAW defiant in Nissan loss as union opponents celebrate

Posted 8/5/2017 in State

Supporters of the United Auto Workers say they're not giving up their fight to unionize a Nissan auto assembly plant in Mississippi after a stinging defeat, even as UAW opponents say Friday's loss proves workers don't want the union.

 

 

Mississippi officers to carry drug overdose antidote

Posted 8/5/2017 in State

Mississippi State Troopers and other state law enforcement officers will begin carrying an overdose antidote, Gov. Phil Bryant announced Thursday, following the release of a state task force report on how to combat opioid and heroin abuse and overdoses.

 

 

Voting on Nissan union representation ends today

Posted 8/4/2017 in State

Workers at a Nissan auto assembly plant in Mississippi are voting on whether they want the United Auto Workers union to bargain for them.

 

 

Nissan workers in Mississippi begin voting on union

Posted 8/3/2017 in State

It's now up to workers at Nissan's Mississippi assembly plant to decide if they will be represented by the United Auto Workers union.

 

 

Auto parts maker to expand in Mississippi, hiring 40

Posted 8/3/2017 in State

An auto parts maker will invest $4 million and hire 40 new workers, expanding in northern Mississippi.

 

 

Confederate symbols protested, discussed as lawmakers meet

Posted 8/1/2017 in State

The Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag is prompting public protests and private discussions about race relations at a Southern legislative meeting.

 

 

As Mississippi union vote nears, labor board says Nissan broke law

Posted 8/1/2017 in State

With a union election scheduled this week, the National Labor Relations Board is newly charging that Nissan Motor Co. violated workers' rights at its Mississippi plant by engaging in anti-union activity.

 

 

Judge again rejects bail for 1 of 3 charged in boy's death

Posted 8/1/2017 in State

A Mississippi judge is still denying bail to one of three teenagers charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy.

 

 

Mississippi has first West Nile virus death of 2017

Posted 8/1/2017 in State

Mississippi is reporting its first West Nile virus death for 2017.

 

 

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