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Analysis: Angry officials squabble over troubled bridges

Posted 5/7/2018 in State

Mississippi has a problem: deteriorating local bridges.



Mississippi college giving posthumous degree to black vet

Posted 5/5/2018 in State

The University of Southern Mississippi will award a posthumous honorary degree to a black U.S. Army veteran who was rejected when he tried to integrate the school decades ago.



Petal mayor says he's running for Mississippi governor

Posted 5/5/2018 in State

A Republican mayor from south Mississippi said Thursday that he is running for governor next year, even though he expects to be widely outspent by other candidates.



National Guard soldiers continue training for deployment

Posted 5/5/2018 in State

More than 4,000 Mississippi National Guard soldiers are going through intensive training to prepare them for deployment to the Middle East.


Rep. Chism recovering well from stroke

Posted 5/2/2018 in State

This time, it was different. In 2009, State Rep. Gary Chism suffered a stroke.


Mississippi ex-teacher, bus driver face misdemeanor charges

Posted 4/27/2018 in State

A fired Mississippi teacher has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of contributing to the neglect of a child and simple assault.



Mississippi city agrees to change how it jails the poor

Posted 4/27/2018 in State

Another Mississippi city is settling a lawsuit with civil rights lawyers by agreeing to change how it jails poor people.



Toyota to spend $170M to expand Mississippi plant, hire 400

Posted 4/27/2018 in State

Toyota Motor Corp. announced Thursday that it will invest $170 million and add 400 jobs at its Mississippi assembly plant as it shifts some production of the Corolla sedan from Canada.



Document: Democratic candidate was Republican in California

Posted 4/26/2018 in State

More questions are being raised about the party loyalties of Howard Sherman, who is running as a Democrat for the Mississippi U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Roger Wicker.



Mississippi senator incorrectly says she has Trump support

Posted 4/25/2018 in State

A Republican appointee who's trying to hold onto a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi sent a fundraising appeal Tuesday saying she's supported by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.



Football coach dies, once held Mississippi win record

Posted 4/25/2018 in State

The coach who once held the record for most wins in Mississippi high school football has died.



Mississippi ex-felons oppose merger of 2 voting rights cases

Posted 4/24/2018 in State

Some former convicts who want to regain voting rights in Mississippi say their lawsuit should stand on its own and not be merged with a similar case.



5 candidates now in special Senate race in Mississippi

Posted 4/24/2018 in State

Two more people filed Monday to run in a special U.S. Senate election in Mississippi, bringing the field of candidates to five.



Analysis: What's a test for? Task force may have to answer

Posted 4/23/2018 in State

If Mississippi's going to examine how much the state and school districts are testing students, leaders might do well to first question what those tests are supposed to accomplish.



Settlement announced in coroner discrimination lawsuit

Posted 4/21/2018 in State

A settlement has been reached in a racial discrimination lawsuit against a Mississippi Gulf Coast county and its coroner.



Smithsonian director tours Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Posted 4/21/2018 in State

As Lonnie Bunch walked through the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Thursday, he mused to museum director Pam Junior about the prominent figures on display that he knew -- like the Ku Klux Klan leader with whom he came face-to-face, and the family of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American boy whose brutal murder in 1955 is widely regarded as the nation's final push into the civil rights movement.



Mississippi university tuition to rise 4 percent, on average

Posted 4/20/2018 in State

Mississippi's eight public universities plan to raise tuition by an average of 4 percent next fall, saying lingering effects from state budget cuts two years ago require them to get more revenue from students.



Mississippi receives grant to fight opioid crisis

Posted 4/20/2018 in State

One of Mississippi's U.S. senators has announced the state has been awarded a multi-million dollar grant to fight the opioid crisis.



Mississippi GOP hopefuls decry federal spending, regulations

Posted 4/19/2018 in State

Republicans running for an open congressional seat in Mississippi are advocating cuts in federal spending and regulations.



NWS confirms 6 tornadoes Saturday in Mississippi

Posted 4/18/2018 in State

The National Weather Service confirms six tornadoes hit Mississippi on Saturday. Tornadoes were reported in Lafayette, Lamar, Lauderdale, Rankin and Winston counties.



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