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Mississippi sawmill announces $40M expansion

Posted 11/21/2018 in State

A Mississippi sawmill will invest $40 million to increase production by 50 percent, with plans to hire 45 more workers.



Big names weigh in on final unresolved US Senate election

Posted 11/21/2018 in State

High-profile politicians are throwing their support to candidates in a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi, the last unresolved Senate race of the federal midterms.



Hyde-Smith says no ill will, intent behind 'hanging' remark

Posted 11/21/2018 in State



US judge: Mississippi 15-week abortion ban unconstitutional

Posted 11/21/2018 in State

A federal judge on Tuesday struck down a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, one of the most restrictive in the United States.



Only debate set for Mississippi's hard-fought US Senate race

Posted 11/20/2018 in State

Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and her Democratic challenger, Mike Espy, meet for their only debate Tuesday night in a contest where the incumbent's verbal gaffes have dredged up strong emotions about Mississippi's history of racial violence.



Leading Mississippi lawmaker won't be convicted of DUI

Posted 11/20/2018 in State

The second-ranking member of Mississippi's House of Representatives pleaded no contest to drunk-driving charges Monday but won't be convicted under a diversion program for first-time offenders.



Espy seeks women's support; Trump to rally for Hyde Smith

Posted 11/19/2018 in State

For Mike Espy, a high-profile woman helped Espy make the argument Saturday that the Democratic man would be a better choice in Mississippi's U.S. Senate runoff for the state's women.



Analysis: Lawmakers must decide on public defense overhaul

Posted 11/19/2018 in State

Mississippi's Public Defender Task Force is gone. How the Legislature reacts next year to the task force's final report will determine whether it's forgotten.



Woman gets 20-year sentence for infant son's hot car death

Posted 11/19/2018 in State

Prosecutors say a Mississippi woman was on a days-long drug binge when her baby died after she left him in a hot car.



Dem's lobbying work draws GOP ire in Mississippi Senate race

Posted 11/17/2018 in State

Republicans in Mississippi's intensifying U.S. Senate race are slamming Democrat Mike Espy's lobbying work for an African leader who was later deposed and charged with crimes against humanity.



Senator spoke of 'difficult' voting for liberals in video

Posted 11/16/2018 in State

A Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi is shown in a new video talking about "liberal folks" and making it "just a little more difficult" for them to vote.



Storm: 2 dead, 44 hurt in bus crash on icy Mississippi road

Posted 11/15/2018 in State

An Alabama tour bus bound for a Mississippi casino overturned Wednesday on an icy highway, leaving two people dead and 44 others aboard with injuries, authorities said, as a pre-winter storm blasted parts of the South and lower Midwest.



GOP senator should explain 'hanging' remark, challenger says

Posted 11/15/2018 in State

A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi needs to fully explain her comment about a "public hanging," her black Democratic challenger says.



Mississippi announces plans for $37.8M in oil spill money

Posted 11/15/2018 in State

Mississippi officials have outlined how they plan to spend this year's $37.8 million installment of BP oil spill money, focusing largely on economic, environmental and transportation projects.



Democrats eye US Senate seat in Republican-led Mississippi

Posted 11/14/2018 in State

National Democrats are focusing on Mississippi's U.S. Senate runoff, a year after winning a longshot contest in another Deep South state dominated by Republicans.



Mississippi study examines if marijuana can cut seizures

Posted 11/14/2018 in State

A study of whether ingredients extracted from marijuana can reduce seizures in children is moving ahead in Mississippi.



State, coroner blame each other on Mississippi autopsy delay

Posted 11/14/2018 in State

A Mississippi coroner and the state's crime lab are blaming each other for delays in completing an autopsy report in a year-old murder case.



Church to name Alabama, Mississippi clergy accused of abuse

Posted 11/13/2018 in State

Roman Catholic church offices in Alabama and Mississippi will publicly release the names of clergy members accused of sexually abusing minors over decades, church leaders said.



'Public hanging' remark puts spotlight on Miss. Senate race

Posted 11/13/2018 in State

A video of a white U.S. senator from Mississippi making a flip reference to a "public hanging" is incensing voters in a special election runoff, drawing attention to the state's history of lynching and boosting Democrats' hope of pulling off a stunner in the Deep South.


Analysis: Candidates need motivated voters for Senate runoff

Posted 11/12/2018 in State

Candidates in Mississippi's U.S. Senate runoff are competing with college football, Thanksgiving turkey and the mad dash of Christmas bargain hunting as they try to hold voters' attention.


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