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Death row inmate challenges rape conviction

Posted 4/17/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has set out a timetable for attorneys for a death row inmate to file briefs by late May supporting his appeal of a 1994 rape conviction.

 

Bryant signs bills to limit union activities

Posted 4/17/2014 in State

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed three bills to limit union activities in Mississippi, saying he hopes they strengthen the state's reputation as a place where organized labor has little influence.

 

 

Cochran tops McDaniel in fundraising

Posted 4/16/2014 in State

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has raised more than three times as much campaign cash this year as Chris McDaniel, his challenger in the June 3 Republican primary.

 

 

Southern Co. agrees to coal research with Chinese firm

Posted 4/16/2014 in State

Southern Co. says it has signed a deal with a state-owned Chinese coal and energy company to work together to develop coal technologies, based in part on the coal gasification and carbon capture technology that Southern subsidiary Mississippi Power Co. is deploying at the $5 billion Kemper County power plant.

 

 

Tea party leader: GOP chair should resign

Posted 4/15/2014 in State

The president of the Mississippi Tea Party said Monday that state Republican chairman Joe Nosef needs to either remain neutral in the Republican U.S. Senate primary or step down.

 

 

Miss. native Tartt wins Pulitzer for 'Goldfinch'

Posted 4/15/2014 in State

Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch," already among the most popular and celebrated novels of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

 

 

Worker fired after giving audit to newspaper

Posted 4/14/2014 in State

North Lee County Water Association's outside maintenance supervisor has been fired for what he says is retaliation for sharing a public document with a newspaper.

 

 

Amite hesitates over landfill for oil waste

Posted 4/14/2014 in State

Amite County supervisors are hesitating over a plan to allow a landfill to bury oilfield waste and inject brine wastewater underground.

 

 

Space crunch crimps Mississippi Capitol

Posted 4/14/2014 in State

Mississippi's state Capitol is quiet and empty now that the 2014 Legislature has gone home. But the grand spaces of the rotunda and House and Senate chambers can't hide it -- the people's house has grown too small.

 

 

Seized cellphones put to good use

Posted 4/14/2014 in State

Crime victims, soldiers and their families are benefiting from the Mississippi Department of Corrections' war on cellphones.

 

 

Miss. farmers to plant more cotton and soybeans

Posted 4/12/2014 in State

With corn prices down, Mississippi farmers are likely to plant more cotton than 2013's record low acreage. But soybeans are still king, with almost as many acres expected to be planted than all other crops combined.

 

 

4 arrested for counterfeiting after motel shooting

Posted 4/12/2014 in State

Four people involved in a shooting in Ocean Springs on Friday night have been charged with making counterfeit money at a motel in Ocean Springs.

 

 

Lawyer files civil suit against doctor

Posted 4/12/2014 in State

A judge wants to hold a trial in August on a Greenwood attorney's civil lawsuit against a doctor involved in an alleged murder-for-hire plot.

 

 

Hurricane Camille's peak winds at coast downgraded

Posted 4/10/2014 in State

The National Hurricane Center has downgraded Hurricane Camille's strength at its catastrophic landfall in 1969.

 

 

Network set for child medical, mental needs

Posted 4/9/2014 in State

Mississippi officials hope that a $5 million grant will create a more seamless system to care for children's medical, mental and behavioral needs.

 

 

Judge OKs delay in Dutschke sentencing

Posted 4/9/2014 in State

A federal judge has granted a request to provide the attorney for a 42-year-old man who pleaded guilty to sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials more time to review a pre-sentencing report.

 

Study: Most states improve election performance

Posted 4/8/2014 in State

A new report by a nonpartisan public policy group says Americans spent an average of three minutes less standing in line to vote in the 2012 presidential election than they did four years earlier. An exception was Florida, where the wait increased by 16 minutes.

 

Cochran runs ads against 'powerful interests'

Posted 4/8/2014 in State

Out-of-state groups on Monday continued pouring money into Mississippi's Republican primary, criticizing Sen. Thad Cochran for staying in office too long. The six-term lawmaker responded with his own ads against challenger Chris McDaniel.

 

 

2014 session: Justice, teacher pay top issues

Posted 4/7/2014 in State

Mississippi lawmakers used their 2014 session to enact substantial changes to the state's criminal justice system, give pay raises to teachers and a few thousand lower-paid state employees and put more money into training new state troopers.

 

 

Missing girl may be flood victim in Yazoo City

Posted 4/7/2014 in State

Police in Yazoo City say a 9-year-old girl has been missing since Sunday evening, when she was last seen playing in flood waters outside the back door of her home.

 

 

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