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Water utilities sue over deposit delay

Posted 11/4/2014 in State

The Mississippi Rural Water Association has sued the state Public Service Commission in federal court.

 

Miss. tax cuts could be debated in 2015

Posted 11/3/2014 in State

Mississippi has state elections in 2015, and it's a safe bet that lawmakers will try to endear themselves to voters by debating a tax cut.

 

Men must pay $1.5M in deer smuggling case

Posted 11/1/2014 in State

Three Louisiana, men have been sentenced for smuggling white-tailed deer into Mississippi.

 

 

Seized dogs find refuge in South Mississippi

Posted 10/30/2014 in State

The Humane Society of South Mississippi is providing shelter in Gulfport to more than 100 dogs rescued from suspected puppy mills in Alcorn County.

 

 

Gillentine sentenced to 10 years for DUI death

Posted 10/30/2014 in State

A Tupelo man who pleaded guilty to drunken driving resulting in the death of a Tupelo woman.

 

O'Hara positions self as Miss. Senate protest vote

Posted 10/29/2014 in State

Shawn O'Hara has a perfect record in Mississippi politics -- a string of more than a dozen losses over the past 25 years.

 

Miss. public pension system shows improved results

Posted 10/29/2014 in State

With stock market gains replacing steep losses in the accounting ledger, Mississippi's main public employee pension fund posted stronger results last year.

 

 

Costs rise by another $496 million at Kemper plant

Posted 10/29/2014 in State

Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $496 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County.

 

 

MDOT stops use of questioned guardrails

Posted 10/29/2014 in State

State transportation officials are investigating where faulty guardrails have been installed along Mississippi roadways.

 

Manning lawyers to Miss. high court: Witness lied

Posted 10/28/2014 in State

Lawyers for a Mississippi death row inmate told state Supreme Court justices Monday that he deserves a new trial.

Pickering again questions school funding

Posted 10/27/2014 in State

Mississippians might be forgiven for drawing the wrong conclusions from state Auditor Stacey Pickering's latest broadside against flaws he sees in the state's public school funding formula.

 

High court sides with Cochran over primary

Posted 10/25/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court said Friday that it won't revive an election challenge by a candidate who lost a Republican primary to Sen. Thad Cochran.

 

Childers overshadowed by Miss. Senate Republican primary

Posted 10/25/2014 in State

Former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers acknowledges he faces a tough task running for senator in Mississippi, a conservative state that hasn't chosen a Democrat for that job since Ronald Reagan was in the White House.

 

Cochran stumps for support from black voters

Posted 10/24/2014 in State

Republican Sen. Thad Cochran told black voters Thursday that when he first ran for Congress in 1972, Mississippi was in a period of fear and uncertainty because race relations were changing.

 

 

Miss. GOP stops using promo with football photos

Posted 10/24/2014 in State

The Mississippi Republican Party says it has stopped using a promotional email that included photos of two college football players without permission of the players or their schools.

 

 

Oxford opposes Internet-based Uber in city

Posted 10/24/2014 in State

Oxford officials are discussing what they can do to stop the ride-sharing company Uber from operating in the city.

 

 

44 jobs cut at MDOT

Posted 10/23/2014 in State

The Mississippi Department of Transportation is eliminating 44 jobs in its Right-of-Way Division.

 

 

PSC won't rehear domestic violence deposit waiver

Posted 10/22/2014 in State

The Mississippi Public Service Commission won't reconsider its order to let victims of domestic violence delay paying utility deposits for 60 days.

 

 

Mars to invest $31 million, hire 25 in Greenville

Posted 10/22/2014 in State

Mars Food, which makes Uncle Ben's Rice and other products at its Greenville plant, will invest $31 million to modernize operations and expand research at the plant.

 

 

MDOT approves Faulkner Scenic Byway

Posted 10/21/2014 in State

Portions of the road connecting New Albany, the birthplace of Mississippi's Nobel Prize-winning author, with Oxford, in which William Faulkner lived most of his life, will soon bear his name.

 

 

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