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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.

 

 

Paranormal group investigates Beauvoir

Posted 8/11/2014 in State

A group of ghost hunters was spending a weekend at Beauvoir.

 

Mississippi tea garden in the works

Posted 8/9/2014 in State

Raindrops bead on the green leaves of thousands of young plants in the shade nursery at the Great Mississippi Tea Co. in Brookhaven, a glistening endorsement of Jason McDonald's plan for land where cattle once roamed.

Miss. consumer spending grows slowest in nation

Posted 8/8/2014 in State

Overall consumer spending grew more slowly in Mississippi than in any other state in 2012, reflecting the state's slow recovery from the recession.

 

Embezzlement charges dropped against state rep.

Posted 8/8/2014 in State

Mississippi's attorney general has dropped criminal embezzlement charges against Republican state Rep. Brian Aldridge because of the death of a key witness.

 

 

Groups fight deposit delay for abuse victims

Posted 8/8/2014 in State

Water utilities said Tuesday that the Mississippi Public Service Commission doesn't have the power to force them to allow victims of domestic abuse to hook up utilities without immediately paying deposits.

 

 

Miss. GOP won't hear challenge to Cochran

Posted 8/7/2014 in State

Mississippi's Republican Party on Wednesday refused to hear challenger Chris McDaniel's effort to overturn his June 24 GOP runoff loss to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. The party said McDaniel would do better taking his challenge to court.

 

 

Man sentenced to 25 years for child exploitation

Posted 8/7/2014 in State

A member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on a charge of sexual exploitation of children.

 

 

Prepaid tuition plan to reopen with higher prices

Posted 8/7/2014 in State

The Mississippi board that oversees the plan that allows people to lock in pricing for future college tuition voted Wednesday to reopen the program, but charge sharply higher prices.

 

 

Man pleads guilty in Sen. Thad Cochran photo case

Posted 8/7/2014 in State

One of the men charged in a conspiracy to photograph U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's ailing wife pleaded guilty Wednesday, drawing no jail time in a plea agreement in which he pledged to cooperate with prosecutors.

 

 

Miss. Power, Sierra settle litigation over construction

Posted 8/7/2014 in State

Mississippi Power will convert from coal to natural gas or retire several units at plants in south Mississippi and Greene County, Alabama, as part of an agreement to end litigation over construction of a coal-fired power plant in Kemper County.

 

 

Hearing again delayed on Kemper costs

Posted 8/6/2014 in State

The Mississippi Public Service Commission on Tuesday delayed hearings on whether Mississippi Power Co. has spent prudently in building the $5.5 billion Kemper County power plant.

 

Cochran foe challenges GOP Senate primary loss

Posted 8/5/2014 in State

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, the tea party-backed challenger who lost a primary runoff to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, has formally asked the state Republican Party to overturn the June 24 election results and declare him the winner.

 

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