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Epps' star falls after federal indictment

Posted 11/8/2014 in State

Former Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps was a success story in Mississippi government until federal officials unveiled a lengthy indictment.


Hearing set on challenge to Miss. gay marriage ban

Posted 11/8/2014 in State

A federal judge will hear arguments next week in a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage.


Miss. prison boss pleads not guilty to bribery charges

Posted 11/7/2014 in State

Federal prosecutors allege that former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps accepted more than $1 million in bribes over more than six years.

Epps resigns from prison post amid investigation

Posted 11/6/2014 in State

Mississippi's corrections commissioner suddenly resigned Wednesday in the face of an apparent federal investigation.


Proposal would enshrine Old South symbols in Miss.

Posted 11/6/2014 in State

A Mississippi man with a history of trying to enshrine Old South symbols in the state constitution is trying again.


Cochran elected to seventh term

Posted 11/5/2014 in State

Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran has won a seventh term in the U.S. Senate.


Miss. voters approve hunting rights proposal

Posted 11/5/2014 in State

Mississippi voters Tuesday approved a proposal to enshrine hunting and fishing as rights in the state's constitution.



R&B Hall of Fame for Clarksdale

Posted 11/4/2014 in State

The Official Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame will be in Clarksdale, says founder and CEO LaMont Robinson.



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.



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