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Court asks Bryant to defend Confederate emblem

Posted 8/30/2017 in State

The U.S. Supreme Court is asking attorneys for Mississippi's governor to file arguments defending the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag.



No action on black history marker near Confederate statue

Posted 8/30/2017 in State

Supervisors in one Mississippi county are delaying a decision on residents' request to put a black history monument near a Confederate statue outside the local courthouse.



Convicted sex offender charged in new attacks in Mississippi

Posted 8/30/2017 in State

A convicted sex offender has been charged with sexual battery and other crimes after using a vehicle with flashing lights to stop women in traffic and abducting one at knifepoint, authorities say.



Mississippi reports 5 new West Nile virus cases, 41 total

Posted 8/30/2017 in State

The Mississippi State Department of Health says five new cases of West Nile virus have been reported.



Analysis: Pressure rises on pension fund to seek more money

Posted 8/28/2017 in State

An outside adviser is telling Mississippi's public pension system that it should change its accounting policies in a way that would sharply increase required contributions to keep the system solvent over the long run, adding to financial pressure on the Public Employees Retirement System.



Tight budget puts some Mississippi highway projects on hold

Posted 8/28/2017 in State

The Mississippi Department of Transportation is delaying work on several highway expansion projects because of a tight state budget.



Engineer: Inspectors to close many Mississippi wood bridges

Posted 8/28/2017 in State

Urging Mississippi lawmakers to provide more infrastructure funding, a county engineer warned Thursday that a stiffened federal inspection program could force repairs or the closure of hundreds of county bridges across the state in the next two years.



Proposal: Move Greenwood statue or add black history monument

Posted 8/26/2017 in State

A Mississippi county is being asked to either move a Confederate monument or put a black history monument nearby.



Bullets and books: Shoppers get discounts in Mississippi

Posted 8/25/2017 in State

Shoppers in Mississippi can save money this weekend based on some constitutional rights.



Mississippi shipyard to fix destroyer hit in June collision

Posted 8/24/2017 in State

A U.S. Navy destroyer damaged in a June collision that killed seven sailors will be repaired at a Mississippi shipyard, the Navy announced Wednesday.



Most Mississippi government travel money is spent in-state

Posted 8/24/2017 in State

Mississippi government agencies are spending most of their travel money in-state rather than out-of-state.



Historians: Confederate emblem 'symbol of racial terror'

Posted 8/23/2017 in State

Historians in Mississippi say the Confederate battle emblem is a "symbol of racial terror" that needs to be stripped from the state flag.



Regulators, utility split on Mississippi power plant rates

Posted 8/23/2017 in State

Regulators and Mississippi Power Co. disagree over how much money the company should get for the functioning portion of its Kemper County power plant.



Marine crash inquiry continues, but no answers expected soon

Posted 8/22/2017 in State

Military investigators are trying to piece together the cause of a crash that killed 15 Marines and a sailor in Mississippi in July, but it could be a year or more until any information becomes public.



1 Miss. county is asked to move Confederate statue

Posted 8/22/2017 in State

One county in Mississippi could consider moving a Confederate monument off of its courthouse lawn.



2 deaths among 36 West Nile virus cases in Mississippi

Posted 8/22/2017 in State

Mississippi now has two West Nile virus deaths and 36 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne illness this year.



Analysis: State symbols don't have to go on the ballot

Posted 8/21/2017 in State

Defenders of the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag have a ready-made argument that was handed to them nearly a generation ago by lawmakers who didn't want to deal with the politically volatile issue of redesigning the banner.



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.



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