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Nunnelee to have brain surgery Monday

Posted 6/6/2014 in State

A Republican congressman from north Mississippi is scheduled for surgery Monday to remove a small mass found on his brain.

 

Feds OK 1-year grace period on school grades

Posted 6/6/2014 in State

Mississippi schools will get a one-year grace period in the state's school and district rating system as they move to a new curriculum.

 

 

Department of Transportation worker dies in accident

Posted 6/6/2014 in State

The Highway Patrol says a Mississippi Department of Transportation worker has died in a two-vehicle accident near Shaw in Bolivar County.

 

 

New K-9 unit targets contraband at 4 Miss. prisons

Posted 6/6/2014 in State

Management & Training Corporation, which operates four prisons in Mississippi, will use dogs to combat contraband entering its facilities.

 

Miss. faces 3-week slog in bitter Senate race

Posted 6/5/2014 in State

Mississippi voters already weary of the ugliest campaign in a generation are bracing for another three weeks of tear-down-your-opponent politicking.

 

Tea party leader, two others, trapped in Hinds courthouse

Posted 6/5/2014 in State

A tea party officer and two others representing the challenger in a Senate primary became trapped in a courthouse in the middle of the night, hours after officials had gone home from counting votes, authorities said.

 

 

Some black Miss. Dems supported GOP's Cochran

Posted 6/5/2014 in State

Black Mississippians who may usually vote Democratic are trying to swing a primary victory toward six-term incumbent Republican Sen. Thad Cochran by casting ballots in their state's GOP primary.

 

 

Palazzo beats Taylor in 4th District GOP primary

Posted 6/5/2014 in State

Steven Palazzo has won the Republican nomination in Mississippi's 4th Congressional District.

 

GOP runoff likely: McDaniel's lead not enough to claim primary win

Posted 6/4/2014 in State

Locked in a squeaker of a race, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday in a primary that underscored Republican differences.

 

Palazzo leads Taylor in 4th District GOP primary

Posted 6/4/2014 in State

Incumbent congressman Steven Palazzo was on the cusp of securing the GOP nomination for his seat against Gene Taylor, the Democrat-turned-Republican trying to win his old job back. But the race remains too close to call.

 

Republican, Democrat primaries today

Posted 6/3/2014 in State

A Republican showdown for U.S. Senate takes center stage as Mississippians vote today in midterm congressional primaries. Polls are open until 7 p.m.

 

EPA goal: Miss. to cut carbon by 38 percent

Posted 6/3/2014 in State

The federal government is proposing that Mississippi's carbon dioxide emissions from power plants be 38 percent lower by year 2030 compared to 2005.

 

Columbus native to step down as dean of U. of Miss. medical center

Posted 6/3/2014 in State

Dr. James Keeton, dean of the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a Columbus native, said Monday that he will retire as of June 30, 2015.

State to use its voter ID law

Posted 6/2/2014 in State

Mississippi on Tuesday will use its new voter ID law for the first time, culminating a long political fight in a state with a troubled past of voting-rights suppression.

 

Miss. Senate race tops Tuesday's 8 primaries

Posted 6/2/2014 in State

Strange, unsavory twists in Mississippi's Senate Republican race are grabbing the most attention of Tuesday's primary elections in eight states.

 

 

Trial for suspect in roadside shooting Monday

Posted 6/2/2014 in State

The trial of James D. Willie, accused of fatally shooting of a Nebraska man along a North Mississippi highway in 2012, is scheduled to begin Monday in Panola County Circuit Court in Sardis.

 

Cochran keeps calm amid Senate race scandal

Posted 5/31/2014 in State

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is in the fight of his political life in a brutal, too-personal Republican primary that has drawn his bedridden wife into the melee and resulted in criminal charges against some of his opponent's supporters.

 

Taylor seeks to unseat Palazzo

Posted 5/31/2014 in State

Gene Taylor has run for Congress 13 times before now, but never before as a Republican.

 

 

Former Hattiesburg mayor Bobby Chain dies, 84

Posted 5/31/2014 in State

 

Challenger to longtime GOP senator gets a boost

Posted 5/30/2014 in State

The Mississippi state lawmaker who is challenging longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is picking up help from some high-profile conservative darlings just in time for next week's primary.

 

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