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Regional airports produce $2.5 billion

Posted 8/4/2014 in State

A study by state transportation officials shows Mississippi's 73 airports generate more than $2.5 billion annually in economic activity.

 

Fairy gardening topic of Miss. State workshop

Posted 8/4/2014 in State

A workshop on creating miniature landscapes known as fairy gardens will be held Tuesday at Mississippi State University.

 

 

Exhibit to open at B.B. King Museum

Posted 8/4/2014 in State

An exhibit of 30 paintings of Mississippi blues performers will go on display Aug. 21 at the B. B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center.

 

 

AG briefs due in same-sex divorce case

Posted 8/4/2014 in State

The state Attorney General's Office has until Aug. 14 to file briefs in a case involving a DeSoto County woman who wants Mississippi to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce.

 

 

Nunnelee moved to outpatient center

Posted 8/4/2014 in State

Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee's staff says he is doing well after brain surgery and has been moved from The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to its outpatient center.

 

 

C&G Railroad still playing vital transport role

Posted 8/3/2014 in State

Wielding the blunt end of 14-inch hatchet, Harriet Blanton Theobald, known by then as the Mother of Greenville, on Jan. 5, 1878, drove the first, symbolic spike to inaugurate the Greenville, Columbus & Birmingham Railroad. A descendant of that railroad exists still today, providing an essential freight link between Greenville and its eastern terminus in Greenwood.

 

 

Ole Miss taking more steps for racial diversity

Posted 8/3/2014 in State

The University of Mississippi, which has long struggled to distance itself from plantation-era imagery, is renaming a street known as Confederate Drive and adding historical context to Old South symbols that have long stood on the Oxford campus.

 

 

Dem chair to House nominee: He should withdraw

Posted 8/3/2014 in State

The head of Mississippi's Democratic Party says he has advised the party's nominee to pull out of the 1st District congressional race because exaggeration of his military service -- calling himself a "Green Beret veteran of Desert Storm" when he was a food service worker at Fort Bragg during the 1991 campaign in Iraq -- has cost him support.

 

 

Miss. appeals political spending law ruling

Posted 8/3/2014 in State

The state of Mississippi is asking a federal appeals court to overturn a lower court ruling that part of its campaign finance law creates an unconstitutional burden for people or groups that spend at least $200 to support or oppose a ballot initiative.

 

 

Senate speeches headline Neshoba Fair

Posted 8/1/2014 in State

There was no Tea Party uprising and scant new ground broken as the political speeches at the Neshoba County Fair came to an end Thursday with calls for equality from the Democrats and unity from the Republicans.

 

 

Man who lived in U-Haul banished from Pike Co.

Posted 8/1/2014 in State

A judge has freed a Mississippi couple who were jailed after they were found living in a U-Haul truck with several other people but has told the man to leave Pike County.

 

 

Gunn: Mississippi Republicans need to heal rift

Posted 8/1/2014 in State

The Mississippi Republican Party needs to heal divisions created by a hard-fought U.S. Senate primary that is still being protested by tea party conservatives, House Speaker Philip Gunn said Thursday.

 

 

Miss. Senate candidates to appear together

Posted 7/31/2014 in State

For a half-hour or so, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran will be in the same place and talk to the same crowd as Democratic rival Travis Childers. And it might just be the only time during this year's campaign that'll happen.

 

 

Lt. Gov. Reeves touts conservatism, AG Hood decries bloggers

Posted 7/31/2014 in State

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves emphasized his conservative credentials Wednesday during the first day of political speaking at the Neshoba County Fair.

 

U.S. appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

Posted 7/30/2014 in State

Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business.

 

Hattiesburg schools: Free meals to all students

Posted 7/30/2014 in State

 

Miss. photo conspiracy case not yet to grand jury

Posted 7/29/2014 in State

An attorney said Monday that it could be weeks before a Mississippi grand jury considers a case against his client and others charged with conspiring to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran's ailing wife in a nursing home and then using those images in an anti-Cochran video before Mississippi's Republican primary.

 

Musgrove seeks support for school funding lawsuit

Posted 7/29/2014 in State

A group of lawyers including former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove is traveling around Mississippi trying to get school districts to sign up for lawsuits against the state seeking payment of the $1.5 billion that the state had underfunded its K-12 school formula since fiscal 2010.

 

 

1 dead in Moss Point fish plant explosion

Posted 7/29/2014 in State

One person was killed and three others were injured in an explosion Monday at a fish processing plant on the Mississippi coast.

 

 

Lawyers discuss bond in death penalty retrial

Posted 7/28/2014 in State

Former death row inmate Michelle Byrom's attorney says a judge could consider whether to release her on bond while she awaits her second trial in her husband's death in 1999.

 

 

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