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Court won't reopen suit over 2016 Mississippi police shooting

Posted 9/26/2018 in State

A federal appeals court says it will not revive a civil lawsuit over a fatal shooting by a Mississippi police officer.



Men plead guilty to harboring illegal workers at restaurant

Posted 9/26/2018 in State

Two Mississippi residents and their company are pleading guilty to harboring illegal workers at a restaurant.



Ole Miss seeks fast removal of donor's name after flap

Posted 9/26/2018 in State

The University of Mississippi is trying to speed up the process of removing a donor's name from its journalism school after his Facebook post that drew backlash as being racist.



Mississippi auditor: 2 ex-workers at college misspent money

Posted 9/25/2018 in State

The Mississippi auditor is demanding that two former community college employees repay nearly $1 million to the state.



Analysis: Public retirement plan pressure won't end soon

Posted 9/24/2018 in State

Mississippi's public pension system got a particularly unwelcoming reception last week when its leaders told legislators to budget for higher pension contributions.



Ole Miss: Donor wants his name removed after 'racial' post

Posted 9/24/2018 in State

A University of Mississippi donor has asked for his name to be removed from the university's journalism school following a social media post criticized for an "unjustified racial overtone," the journalism school's dean said.



Retrial set for man accused in woman's burning death

Posted 9/22/2018 in State

Was it Quinton or Eric? That's likely to be the choice again facing Mississippi jurors this week in the trial of Quinton Tellis, accused of setting 19-year-old Jessica Chambers on fire in her car in December 2014, only to see the dying woman stagger down a rural backroad and be found by firefighters.



Mississippi casino revenue rises as sports betting begins

Posted 9/22/2018 in State

Overall casino revenue rose sharply in Mississippi in August with the start of sports betting in the state.



Miss. officials urge safety after road worker injuries

Posted 9/22/2018 in State

State transportation officials are urging drivers to be more careful in work zones after six road workers were hit on job sites this week.



Ole Miss faculty ask donor to remove name after racial post

Posted 9/22/2018 in State

Journalism faculty members at the University of Mississippi on Friday asked a donor to voluntarily remove his name from the journalism school following a social media post criticized by Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter for an "unjustified racial overtone."



Ole Miss could distance itself from donor over racist post

Posted 9/21/2018 in State

The namesake of the University of Mississippi's journalism school apologized Thursday for his Facebook that had photos of two black women in short dresses and suggested that the women exemplify problems that cause real estate values to fall.



Metro economic growth in Mississippi lags the nation in 2017

Posted 9/21/2018 in State

Economic growth in Mississippi's three metropolitan areas lagged the national average in 2017.



Hyde-Smith questions timing of allegation against Kavanaugh

Posted 9/19/2018 in State

A Republican U.S. senator who's seeking re-election in Mississippi says she questions the timing of a sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.



Protesters removed from Mississippi budget hearing

Posted 9/18/2018 in State

About a half-dozen protesters disrupted a state budget hearing Monday by unfurling a banner accusing the Mississippi Department of Corrections of killing inmates.



Mississippi reaches 33 West Nile virus cases so far in 2018

Posted 9/18/2018 in State

Two central Mississippi counties are reporting new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state's total to 33 so far this year.



Legislative transparency a matter of perspective

Posted 9/17/2018 in State

A Republican leader of the Mississippi House says the Legislature operates more transparently now than ever. But a longtime Democratic senator says the Legislature falls short of even its own past practices of conducting public business out in the open.



Senate candidate: Mississippi begs for 'government scraps'

Posted 9/15/2018 in State

Responding to a question about black voters, a white U.S. Senate candidate in Mississippi said Friday that the state has been "begging for federal government scraps" for 100 years and is still "dead last."



Mississippi agency says it won't buy from Nike over ads

Posted 9/15/2018 in State

Mississippi's state police agency says it will no longer buy Nike products, with Public Safety Commissioner Marshall Fisher saying he won't spend money with "vendors who do not support law enforcement and our military."



Mississippi high court affirms governor's budget-cut power

Posted 9/14/2018 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the governor's power to make midyear state budget cuts.



University and community college enrollment falls slightly

Posted 9/14/2018 in State

Enrollment fell at Mississippi's eight public universities and its 15 community colleges this fall, with universities declining for a second year from an all-time record in 2016. Community colleges fell for the eighth year in a row.



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