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Blues Trail? There's an app for that

Posted 8/13/2011 in State

JACKSON -- The Mississippi Blues Trail mobile app is now available for download from the iTunes® store. The free app, currently available only for iPhones, has a variety of features to allow users to navigate the trail and create customized itineraries to explore Mississippi's musical heritage.

 

Internet war of words breaks out in Miss. killing

Posted 8/13/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Authorities call it a hate crime by two white teens against a middle-aged black man, "murder by physically assaulting and purposefully using a 1998 Ford F-250 to run over James Craig Anderson."

 

Profile: Tim Brinkley to split time as pastor and West Point police chief

Posted 8/13/2011 in State

WEST POINT -- For Tim Brinkley, accepting the job as West Point's police chief made sense on many levels. The law enforcement veteran spent 26 years working for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, but during that span his home has been in Clay County.

 

Luckett slams Bryant, DuPree runs on own record

Posted 8/10/2011 in State

JACKSON -- One of the Democrats running for Mississippi governor is sharpening his criticism of the Republican nominee, while the other says he's running on his own record and not talking about other candidates.

 

 

Hearing scheduled in 'The Help' lawsuit

Posted 8/10/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Lawyers for Kathryn Stockett want a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses the author of "The Help" of basing a character on a real-life maid who works for Stockett's brother.

 

 

Jeff Smith reclaims House of Representatives seat against Jack Larmour

Posted 8/3/2011 in State

 

 

Reeves defeats Hewes in GOP primary for lt. gov

Posted 8/2/2011 in State

State Treasurer Tate Reeves of Flowood has defeated state Sen. Billy Hewes of Gulfport in the Republican primary for Mississippi lieutenant governor.

 

 

Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Noxubee, Clay election results, updated throughout the night (link)

Posted 8/2/2011 in State

 

 

Lt. governor candidates argue game plans

Posted 7/30/2011 in State

Bringing a close to a heated and costly race, Republican primary voters go to the polls Tuesday to pick the next lieutenant governor.

 

 

Panel upholds vacating of death penalty for Hodges

Posted 7/29/2011 in State

JACKSON -- A federal appeals panel has ruled that because of erroneous jury instructions, Quintez Wren Hodges was denied a fair sentencing hearing when he got the death penalty for the slaying of his ex-girlfriend's brother.

 

 

Governor Candidate Profile: Phil Bryant

Posted 7/29/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Phil Bryant was part of a Jaycees group invited to the White House in 1986 to meet President Ronald Reagan. He remembers sitting in the Roosevelt Room, near the Oval Office, and being in awe as the broad-shouldered Republican icon strode into the room, a mere 12 feet away, and urged the young civic-group presidents to become leaders in their own communities.

 

 

Governor Candidate Profile: Dave Dennis

Posted 7/29/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Republican Dave Dennis says he's running for Mississippi governor because he believes the state will face "a phenomenal leadership void" when Haley Barbour leaves office after two terms, and he believes he can fill it.

 

 

Governor Candidate Profile: Bill Luckett

Posted 7/27/2011 in State

CLARKSDALE -- Bill Luckett still vividly remembers his first work in helping renovate buildings. He was a ninth grader, and he sanded walls for house painters in his hometown of Clarksdale. "That whole summer, I had no fingerprints.

 

 

Mississippi sales-tax holiday starts on Friday

Posted 7/27/2011 in State

If you haven't purchased back-to-school clothes yet, this weekend may be a good time to do it. Friday and Saturday, stores across the state will participate in Mississippi's third annual sales-tax holiday, a 48-hour time period during which specific clothing and footwear is exempt from the local sales tax.

 

 

Governor Candidate Profile: Johnny Dupree

Posted 7/26/2011 in State

HATTIESBURG -- Democrat Johnny DuPree points to his record as Hattiesburg mayor to show what he'd like to do if he's elected governor of Mississippi.

 

 

16th Circuit Drug Court ready to accept referrals

Posted 7/26/2011 in State

The 16th Circuit District Drug Court started accepting referrals of non-violent first-time offenders this past week at the start of the Clay County Circuit Court term.

 

 

Alcorn school district unveils solar power system

Posted 7/25/2011 in State

CORINTH -- New solar collection panels will be used to teach students and bring in money for Alcorn County Schools, officials say.

 

 

Police: Repo man dragged car owner down driveway

Posted 7/25/2011 in State

CHULAHOMA -- A tow truck driver from Horn Lake was held on $200,000 bond Sunday after allegedly dragging a man 85 feet down a gravel driveway while repossessing a car in Marshall County.

 

 

Miss. eminent domain initiative in court

Posted 7/25/2011 in State

JACKSON -- A Hinds County judge is scheduled to hear high-stakes arguments Monday over a proposed constitutional amendment to prevent governments from taking property for anything but a public project.

 

 

Federal judge: Biofuels deal was a scam

Posted 7/25/2011 in State

NATCHEZ -- A federal judge agrees with regulators' charges against a man who claimed he had developed a revolutionary process to more than double fuel production from soybeans -- and to do so without waste or the tiniest bit of pollution.

 

 

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