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Paranormal group investigates Beauvoir

Posted 8/11/2014 in State

A group of ghost hunters was spending a weekend at Beauvoir.

 

Mississippi tea garden in the works

Posted 8/9/2014 in State

Raindrops bead on the green leaves of thousands of young plants in the shade nursery at the Great Mississippi Tea Co. in Brookhaven, a glistening endorsement of Jason McDonald's plan for land where cattle once roamed.

Miss. consumer spending grows slowest in nation

Posted 8/8/2014 in State

Overall consumer spending grew more slowly in Mississippi than in any other state in 2012, reflecting the state's slow recovery from the recession.

 

Embezzlement charges dropped against state rep.

Posted 8/8/2014 in State

Mississippi's attorney general has dropped criminal embezzlement charges against Republican state Rep. Brian Aldridge because of the death of a key witness.

 

 

Groups fight deposit delay for abuse victims

Posted 8/8/2014 in State

Water utilities said Tuesday that the Mississippi Public Service Commission doesn't have the power to force them to allow victims of domestic abuse to hook up utilities without immediately paying deposits.

 

 

Miss. GOP won't hear challenge to Cochran

Posted 8/7/2014 in State

Mississippi's Republican Party on Wednesday refused to hear challenger Chris McDaniel's effort to overturn his June 24 GOP runoff loss to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. The party said McDaniel would do better taking his challenge to court.

 

 

Man sentenced to 25 years for child exploitation

Posted 8/7/2014 in State

A member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on a charge of sexual exploitation of children.

 

 

Prepaid tuition plan to reopen with higher prices

Posted 8/7/2014 in State

The Mississippi board that oversees the plan that allows people to lock in pricing for future college tuition voted Wednesday to reopen the program, but charge sharply higher prices.

 

 

Man pleads guilty in Sen. Thad Cochran photo case

Posted 8/7/2014 in State

One of the men charged in a conspiracy to photograph U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's ailing wife pleaded guilty Wednesday, drawing no jail time in a plea agreement in which he pledged to cooperate with prosecutors.

 

 

Miss. Power, Sierra settle litigation over construction

Posted 8/7/2014 in State

Mississippi Power will convert from coal to natural gas or retire several units at plants in south Mississippi and Greene County, Alabama, as part of an agreement to end litigation over construction of a coal-fired power plant in Kemper County.

 

 

Hearing again delayed on Kemper costs

Posted 8/6/2014 in State

The Mississippi Public Service Commission on Tuesday delayed hearings on whether Mississippi Power Co. has spent prudently in building the $5.5 billion Kemper County power plant.

 

Cochran foe challenges GOP Senate primary loss

Posted 8/5/2014 in State

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, the tea party-backed challenger who lost a primary runoff to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, has formally asked the state Republican Party to overturn the June 24 election results and declare him the winner.

Graceland Too operator to be remembered

Posted 8/5/2014 in State

The public reopening of Graceland Too, a candlelight vigil and a midnight showing of a documentary about Graceland Too operator Paul MacLeod will highlight a daylong celebration Aug. 12 of the man dubbed the World's Number One Elvis fan.

 

Report calls for more thought on Mississippi's savings

Posted 8/4/2014 in State

In a year when Mississippi filled its rainy-day fund to the legal limit, should it be saving even more? That's not exactly the recommendation from a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts.

 

Regional airports produce $2.5 billion

Posted 8/4/2014 in State

A study by state transportation officials shows Mississippi's 73 airports generate more than $2.5 billion annually in economic activity.

 

Fairy gardening topic of Miss. State workshop

Posted 8/4/2014 in State

A workshop on creating miniature landscapes known as fairy gardens will be held Tuesday at Mississippi State University.

 

 

Exhibit to open at B.B. King Museum

Posted 8/4/2014 in State

An exhibit of 30 paintings of Mississippi blues performers will go on display Aug. 21 at the B. B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center.

 

 

AG briefs due in same-sex divorce case

Posted 8/4/2014 in State

The state Attorney General's Office has until Aug. 14 to file briefs in a case involving a DeSoto County woman who wants Mississippi to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce.

 

 

Nunnelee moved to outpatient center

Posted 8/4/2014 in State

Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee's staff says he is doing well after brain surgery and has been moved from The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to its outpatient center.

 

 

C&G Railroad still playing vital transport role

Posted 8/3/2014 in State

Wielding the blunt end of 14-inch hatchet, Harriet Blanton Theobald, known by then as the Mother of Greenville, on Jan. 5, 1878, drove the first, symbolic spike to inaugurate the Greenville, Columbus & Birmingham Railroad. A descendant of that railroad exists still today, providing an essential freight link between Greenville and its eastern terminus in Greenwood.

 

 

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