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Ex-Governor Barbour: 'Tar babies' quip not meant to offend

Posted 11/14/2014 in State

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour acknowledges he used the term "tar babies" to describe President Barack Obama's policies, but says "neither the context nor the connotation was intended to offend."

 

 

Wicker to lead GOP fundraising for Senate in 2016

Posted 11/14/2014 in State

Mississippi's Roger Wicker has been chosen as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

 

 

Judge mulls challenge to Miss. gay marriage ban

Posted 11/13/2014 in State

A federal judge heard five hours of arguments Wednesday about whether to overturn Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage.

 

Judge to hear case to block silicon metal plant

Posted 11/12/2014 in State

A federal judge has given opponents of a silicon metal plant in Mississippi's northeast corner a chance to make their case in court.

 

Miss. attorneys seek to uphold ban on gay marriage

Posted 11/11/2014 in State

Mississippi's Republican governor and Democratic attorney general are asking a federal judge to uphold the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

 

 

Private prison operator MTC fires indicted consultant

Posted 11/11/2014 in State

Private prison contractor Management & Training Corp. says it has fired a consultant who prosecutors say bribed the former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner.

 

 

Sales tax dodging on the rise in Miss.

Posted 11/10/2014 in State

The recent indictment of Fannin Mart Restaurant owner Steve Page on charges of felony tax evasion highlights what state revenue officials call a growing epidemic costing Mississippi nearly $190 million last year alone.

 

 

32 arrested, 1,367 pot plants confiscated

Posted 11/10/2014 in State

The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics says a six-month campaign against marijuana growers brought 32 arrests and 1,367 confiscated plants.

 

 

Miss. Delta Blues Museum recognized for youth program

Posted 11/10/2014 in State

The Delta Blues Museum Arts and Education Program in Clarksdale is among 12 winners of the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.

 

 

TV campaign for gay equality starting in Miss.

Posted 11/8/2014 in State

Mary Jane Kennedy considers herself a conservative Christian Republican, and she's led Bible studies in her native Mississippi for decades.

 

 

Bryant creates prison contract review task force

Posted 11/8/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant is creating a five-member task force to review contracts at the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

 

Epps' star falls after federal indictment

Posted 11/8/2014 in State

Former Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps was a success story in Mississippi government until federal officials unveiled a lengthy indictment.

 

Hearing set on challenge to Miss. gay marriage ban

Posted 11/8/2014 in State

A federal judge will hear arguments next week in a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage.

 

Miss. prison boss pleads not guilty to bribery charges

Posted 11/7/2014 in State

Federal prosecutors allege that former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps accepted more than $1 million in bribes over more than six years.

Epps resigns from prison post amid investigation

Posted 11/6/2014 in State

Mississippi's corrections commissioner suddenly resigned Wednesday in the face of an apparent federal investigation.

 

Proposal would enshrine Old South symbols in Miss.

Posted 11/6/2014 in State

A Mississippi man with a history of trying to enshrine Old South symbols in the state constitution is trying again.

 

Cochran elected to seventh term

Posted 11/5/2014 in State

Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran has won a seventh term in the U.S. Senate.

 

Miss. voters approve hunting rights proposal

Posted 11/5/2014 in State

Mississippi voters Tuesday approved a proposal to enshrine hunting and fishing as rights in the state's constitution.

 

 

R&B Hall of Fame for Clarksdale

Posted 11/4/2014 in State

The Official Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame will be in Clarksdale, says founder and CEO LaMont Robinson.

 

 

Water utilities sue over deposit delay

Posted 11/4/2014 in State

The Mississippi Rural Water Association has sued the state Public Service Commission in federal court.

 

 

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