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Miss. Highway Patrol begins new safety campaign

Posted 10/7/2015 in State

The Mississippi Highway Patrol has started a new campaign to raise awareness of distracted driving and reduce the number of traffic fatalities, especially among teenage drivers.

 

 

2 sentenced in tax fraud for using inmates' identities

Posted 10/6/2015 in State

Two people have been sentenced to federal prison for using Mississippi inmates' identities to file fraudulent tax returns.

 

 

Boy, 13, charged as adult in shooting

Posted 10/6/2015 in State

A 13-year-old boy accused of shooting another boy in Tupelo has been charged as an adult.

 

Proposal would erase Confederate sign from Mississippi state flag

Posted 10/3/2015 in State

A new proposal seeks a statewide election on removing the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi flag.

 

Mississippi launches new business website

Posted 10/3/2015 in State

Businesses scouting Mississippi as a potential location have a new tool that state officials hope will give them an edge.

 

Earle says Southern voice key to protest song

Posted 9/30/2015 in State

Singer Steve Earle believes it was important to have a Southern voice on his new protest song urging Mississippi to change its state flag to remove the Confederate battle emblem.

 

New Kemper delay means company likely to repay $234M credit

Posted 9/30/2015 in State

Mississippi Power Co. announced Tuesday it will likely have to repay a $234 million federal tax credit because its Kemper County power plant won't be in operation by April 19.

 

 

RePublic Schools charter network gets $9.6M for expansion

Posted 9/29/2015 in State

An operator of charter schools in Tennessee and Mississippi is in line to receive $9.6 million in federal funding, with plans to spend the money on expansion.

 

Under the Capitol dome: For Barksdale, ballot fight continues 15-year push

Posted 9/28/2015 in State

Jim Barksdale has put his money where his mouth is.

 

Sanderson Farms recalling chicken products

Posted 9/26/2015 in State

Sanderson Farms, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 551,090 pounds of chicken products produced at its plant in Hazlehurst.

 

 

Vicksburg man accused of killing uncle with ax

Posted 9/25/2015 in State

A Warren County judge has denied bond for a man accused of killing his uncle with an ax.

 

 

Analysis: Budget hearings focused on school funding impact

Posted 9/24/2015 in State

Mississippi lawmakers used budget hearings this week to deliver one central message: Pumping more money into schools could hurt other state services.

 

 

School funding initiative overshadows budget hearings

Posted 9/23/2015 in State

Mississippi's public universities and community colleges are seeking more money even as lawmakers warn that the passage of a voter initiative to increase funding for K-12 schools will mean budget cuts.

 

 

2 arrested in rape of 72-year-old woman

Posted 9/23/2015 in State

Two men have been booked with a string of felonies related to the weekend rape of a 72-year-old Vicksburg woman.

 

 

Police: 2 men rape elderly woman in her home, steal cash

Posted 9/22/2015 in State

Authorities say they are looking for two men who allegedly raped a 72-year-old woman and stole cash from her after kicking in the door of her home Saturday.

 

 

School funding initiative faces tough road in November

Posted 9/21/2015 in State

Mississippi's initiative process was created to be complicated. This year, that's clearer than ever.

 

 

Backers of school funding initiative drop ballot lawsuit

Posted 9/19/2015 in State

A group pushing a school funding amendment has dropped its lawsuit that challenged the way it will appear on Mississippi's ballot.

 

 

Community College Board hires new leader

Posted 9/19/2015 in State

Mississippi's Community College Board voted unanimously to hire Andrea Mayfield as its next executive director.

 

 

Jury awards white principal $371K in discrimination case

Posted 9/19/2015 in State

A federal jury has awarded more than $370,000 in damages to a white school principal who alleged black administrators racially targeted her and created a hostile work environment that forced her to resign.

 

Prison for man who helped place noose on Ole Miss statue

Posted 9/18/2015 in State

A former University of Mississippi student who admitted helping place a noose on a statue of a civil rights activist is going to prison.

 

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