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Miss. lawmakers release FY16 budget blueprint

Posted 12/10/2014 in State

Top lawmakers are proposing a slightly smaller Mississippi budget for the coming year.

 

 

Miss. Board of Education authority eroding

Posted 12/9/2014 in State

The steady erosion of the state Board of Education's authority was thrown into sharp relief last week, when Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves proposed bypassing the board to rewrite academic standards.

 

 

Paul: Miss. GOP reuniting after 'spirited' primary

Posted 12/9/2014 in State

Mississippi Republicans are reuniting after a divisive party primary for the U.S. Senate, a potential 2016 presidential candidate said Monday.

 

 

Panola County woman burned near car

Posted 12/9/2014 in State

Panola County authorities say a 19-year-old woman died after she was doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire.

 

 

Appeal leaves gay marriage status in limbo

Posted 12/8/2014 in State

For weeks, Rebecca "Becky" Bickett and her longtime partner Andrea Sanders kept a bag packed with wedding clothes.

 

 

Greenwood doctor faces more examinations

Posted 12/6/2014 in State

A judge has ordered another round of psychiatric examinations for a Greenwood doctor.

 

 

Drug tests: 2 of 38 welfare applicants positive

Posted 12/6/2014 in State

During the first four months of Mississippi's new welfare drug testing law, 3,656 people have applied for welfare, 38 of them have been tested for drugs and two tested positive.

 

 

Miss. appeal on gay-marriage set for Jan. 9

Posted 12/6/2014 in State

Three federal appeals court judges will hear arguments next month about Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage.

 

 

VP Biden's son adopts Mississippi shelter pup

Posted 12/6/2014 in State

A dog abandoned in Mississippi has a new home with the vice president's son -- Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden.

 

 

No gay marriage in Miss. during appeals process

Posted 12/5/2014 in State

Same-sex marriages won't be allowed in Mississippi while the state defends its gay-marriage ban, a federal appeals court said Thursday.

 

 

Sad day for Rienzi: Fire destroys historic block

Posted 12/5/2014 in State

More than 100 years of Rienzi history and an entire downtown block went up in flames Wednesday morning in the edge of southern Alcorn County.

 

 

More parties join Mississippi Silicon lawsuit

Posted 12/3/2014 in State

The legal fight over a silicon metal plant being built in northeast Mississippi is expanding.

 

 

Bryant: Superintendent not in charge of education

Posted 12/3/2014 in State

Mississippi should change its academic goals even if the public schools superintendent wants to stick with the Common Core standards that have been put in place over the past several years, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said Tuesday.

 

 

Offseason offers no rest for Walls beekeeper

Posted 12/3/2014 in State

It's offseason for Jimmy Deaton, but that doesn't mean he's not abuzz with activity.

 

Reeves wants Miss. to shelve Common Core

Posted 12/2/2014 in State

The lieutenant governor wants Mississippi to stop using the Common Core State Standards to guide its public school curriculum and instead create its own higher standards.

 

Hosemann: Check on charities before donating

Posted 12/2/2014 in State

About one-quarter of charities registered in Mississippi are spending more than the recommended amount of money on fundraising and management.

 

 

Business meeting meals cost state $1.3 million

Posted 12/2/2014 in State

State agencies spent more than $1.3 million for meals during business meetings during the last fiscal year, a Mississippi public interest group reports.

 

 

School budget prop could get alternative

Posted 12/1/2014 in State

Next November, voters will decide whether to amend the Mississippi Constitution to require the state to pay for "an adequate and efficient system of free public schools."

 

 

Mississippi Capitol in midst of $8.3M restoration

Posted 11/29/2014 in State

The Mississippi Capitol is undergoing an $8.3 million restoration designed to help keep it in good working condition for generations to come.

 

Rebs prove spoiler to Dogs' storybook season

Posted 11/29/2014 in State

This is why the Bulldogs can't have nice things.

 

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