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Marty Stuart planning country music museum in Mississippi

Posted 2/1/2018 in State

Country singer and musician Marty Stuart says he's planning to develop a museum and performance hall in his Mississippi hometown to display his collection of 20,000 country music artifacts, including handwritten lyrics from Hank Williams.

 

 

Ex-Mississippi Gov. Barbour arrested with gun at airport

Posted 1/31/2018 in State

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said he will pay a fine after being arrested with a loaded handgun in his briefcase as he went through an airport security checkpoint in early January.

 

 

Mississippi bill would ban most abortions after 15 weeks

Posted 1/31/2018 in State

Mississippi could become the first U.S. state to try to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, setting up a possible court challenge.

 

 

Mississippi lawmakers not changing rebel emblem on flag

Posted 1/31/2018 in State

Mississippi lawmakers won't consider erasing the Confederate emblem from the state flag this year because there's no consensus among them on making a change, a leader in the state House said Tuesday.

 

 

School funding rewrite alive, lottery dead at 1st deadline

Posted 1/31/2018 in State

Tuesday marked the first deadline during the three-month session of the Mississippi Legislature.

 

 

Taylor Swift groper hired as a DJ at Mississippi station

Posted 1/31/2018 in State

The man fired from his radio DJ job for groping superstar Taylor Swift has been hired by a Mississippi radio station.

 

 

Mississippi Senate plan steps back from Medicaid changes

Posted 1/30/2018 in State

A key state senator is backing off plans to change Mississippi's state-federal Medicaid program.

 

 

Mississippi vaccine exemption bill not coming up for vote

Posted 1/30/2018 in State

Mississippi lawmakers will not vote this year on creating a religious exemption to Mississippi's vaccination requirements, a committee chairman says.

 

 

Police: Miss. pair sold boxes of rocks, gutted TVs as working TVs

Posted 1/30/2018 in State

Police in a New Orleans suburb say two Mississippi men are accused of selling boxes of rocks and gutted flat-screen TVs as working televisions.

 

 

Top Democrat in Mississippi House weighs bid for Senate

Posted 1/30/2018 in State

The Democratic leader in the Mississippi state House said Monday that he is considering running for U.S. Senate this year.

 

 

Drugmaker to pay Mississippi $33M in pricing lawsuit

Posted 1/30/2018 in State

Attorney General Jim Hood says a drugmaker will pay Mississippi $33.4 million in a lawsuit over drug pricing.

 

 

Mississippi's sickest children could get new home in Jackson

Posted 1/30/2018 in State

Mississippi is on its way to receiving its first palliative care facility, which would be a home for some of the most medically vulnerable patients in the state, some of whom are now at the Children's Hospital.

 

 

Analysis: Clash of ideology on health care regulation

Posted 1/29/2018 in State

A clash of ideology was on display last week in the Mississippi Legislature.

 

 

Mississippi could let distillers sell alcohol to visitors

Posted 1/29/2018 in State

Mississippi lawmakers could allow visitors to buy alcohol directly from distilleries, after agreeing to let visitors buy beer at breweries last year.

 

 

Bill: Change school board elections to once every 4 years

Posted 1/27/2018 in State

Elections for some Mississippi school boards would be changed under a bill advancing in the state Senate.

 

 

NJ company recalls beef meatballs shipped to 9 states

Posted 1/27/2018 in State

Regulators say a New Jersey company has recalled more than 3,400 pounds of beef meatballs that may be tainted with a bacteria known to cause listeriosis.

 

 

Carrying booze could soon be OK in dry Miss. counties

Posted 1/27/2018 in State

Mississippians could soon be able to drive through dry counties with booze in the trunk without fear of arrest.

 

 

Miss. lawmakers mull more prison time for gang members

Posted 1/27/2018 in State

Gang members would get longer prison terms under a bill moving forward in the Mississippi House, although the effectiveness of similar strategies in other states has been questioned.

 

 

Mississippi sues over mail-order shipments of wine, liquor

Posted 1/26/2018 in State

Mississippi officials are suing four mail-order wine sellers, saying they illegally shipped wine and liquor into the state.

 

 

Mississippi would combat fake urine with 'Urine Trouble' law

Posted 1/26/2018 in State

Shoppers can now buy fake urine to defeat drug tests, but Mississippi lawmakers are fighting back with what they call the "Urine Trouble" bill.

 

 

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