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Changing of Jackson airport's name to be expensive

Posted 10/31/2011 in State

The Jackson City Council this month approved the renaming on Jackson Municipal Airport Authority.



Miss. giving white shrimp harvest a closer look

Posted 10/24/2011 in State

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources workers are sampling white shrimp deeper into coastal bays and estuaries than ever before, to see what remains in those nurseries, officials say.



Woman guilty of cruelty to animals

Posted 10/24/2011 in State

A 52-year-old woman has been found guilty of 11 counts of animal cruelty and ordered to pay $1,100 to the animal shelter where she tied 11 puppies to the fence after hours.


MS peanut growers get highest yields in nation

Posted 10/24/2011 in State

The Mississippi State University Extension Service says timely rains in early September made a smooth harvest for Mississippi peanuts, a crop that is in high demand due to drought in other peanut-growing areas.

1 in 7 NE Miss water systems cited for violations

Posted 10/24/2011 in State

The state health department found roughly one in seven Northeast Mississippi water providers in violation of regulations last year, for everything from contamination to monitoring failures.

DFA asks for funds for 2 state planes

Posted 10/24/2011 in State

The state Department of Finance and Administration has asked legislative budget writers for $250,000 in the next fiscal year to maintain two jets used by state officials.


Life-at-fertilization push in Miss.

Posted 10/17/2011 in State

A national effort to put abortion bans into state constitutions is looking for its first victory next month in Mississippi, where voters are being asked to approve an amendment declaring that life begins when a human egg is fertilized.



DeSoto gets 2 school bus ambulance conversion kits

Posted 10/17/2011 in State



Miss. court weighing damage limitations

Posted 10/17/2011 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has asked attorneys for more information as it considers whether the state's limitation on damages in civil cases is constitutional.



DuPree, Bryant debate on TV tonight

Posted 10/14/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi voters get a chance Friday night to see the two candidates for governor in a televised debate



MSU students organize protest of 'Personhood Amendment'

Posted 10/12/2011 in State

Mississippi is the new testing ground for a nationwide initiative that has failed in other states. Initiative No. 26, or the "Personhood Amendment," which aims to change the legal definition of the word "person" in the state constitution, will be on the state election ballot in November.



Child support charges rise in Miss.

Posted 10/10/2011 in State

Over the past year, about 20 people have been indicted on felony charges for not paying court-ordered child children. "We go after the worst of the worst and try to create a deterrent," Attorney General Jim Hood told The Clarion-Ledger.



Health dept.: Flu vaccine available

Posted 10/8/2011 in State

JACKSON -- The seasonal flu vaccine is now available at public health clinics across Mississippi. The state Health Department says it's recommended for anyone 6 months and older.



Officer dies trying to stop fleeing suspects

Posted 10/8/2011 in State

JACKSON -- A Mississippi police officer was hit and killed Friday while trying to stop a car carrying two church burglary suspects as the vehicle sped toward a busy intersection.



Freeing 89 terminally ill inmates saved state $5M

Posted 10/3/2011 in State

Releasing 89 terminally ill inmates has saved Mississippi about $5 million over seven years, corrections officials say.



Ole Miss player death case now in Lafayette County

Posted 10/3/2011 in State

A north Mississippi couple whose son died during football practice at Mississippi will have their case tried in Oxford, where the university is located, a Hinds County judge has ruled.



Postal Service hearing set for Dumas post office closing

Posted 10/3/2011 in State

The U.S. Postal Service will hold a public hearing Tuesday to get local residents' reaction to proposed federal plans to close the Dumas Post Office.



Biofuels facility set in Golden Triangle; Barbour tours landfill

Posted 9/29/2011 in State

Gov. Haley Barbour is scheduled to tour the Golden Triangle Regional Landfill on Thursday where local officials will be building an operation to capture methane gas to produce electricity.


Poll: Young people say online meanness pervasive

Posted 9/27/2011 in State

A new Associated Press-MTV poll of youth in their teens and early 20s finds that most of them -- 56 percent -- have been the target of some type of online taunting, harassment or bullying, a slight increase over just two years ago. A third say they've been involved in "sexting," the sharing of naked photos or videos of sexual activity. Among those in a relationship, 4 out of 10 say their partners have used computers or cellphones to abuse or control them.


Teen births, infant deaths down in Mississippi

Posted 9/26/2011 in State

New figures show teen births and infant deaths in Mississippi at their lowest levels in decades.



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