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Making headlines no guarantee of election success

Posted 10/19/2015 in State

Two state senators with proposals that grabbed headlines and divided their colleagues are not returning to the Mississippi Capitol next term.



Mississippi burial set for soldier killed in Korean War

Posted 10/17/2015 in State

The remains of an American soldier who fought in the Korean War have been identified and will be buried near his parents in his north Mississippi hometown.



Isle of Capri Casino in Natchez closes today

Posted 10/17/2015 in State

After more than two decades of gambling in Natchez, the Isle of Capri Casino is closing its doors at noon Sunday.



Ole Miss flag protests turn to shouting

Posted 10/17/2015 in State

An integrated group of at least 200 students and faculty members rallied Friday at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, urging the Ole Miss administration to stop flying the state flag that includes the Confederate battle emblem.


Who are we in the Golden Triangle?

Posted 10/16/2015 in State

Earlier this month, the Mississippi Secretary of State's office launched a website it hopes businesses considering a move to the state will use.


Attorneys make new arguments in school funding lawsuit

Posted 10/14/2015 in State

Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove made a new round of arguments Tuesday in his lawsuit that seeks $240 million that 21 school districts say they have been shortchanged by the state in the past few years.



Police: Standoff ends in Miss. with suspect dead

Posted 10/13/2015 in State

A man resisting eviction died after he barricaded himself in his apartment for hours and fired shots at police, authorities said, adding one officer was injured in the standoff.



Under the Capitol dome: 'Mailbox wars' key to Mississippi House campaigns

Posted 10/12/2015 in State

The campaign in the mailbox is beginning for residents of certain Mississippi legislative districts.


Hundreds rally against Confederate sign on Miss. flag

Posted 10/12/2015 in State

Civil-rights leader Myrlie Evers-Williams, Mississippi-born rapper David Banner and a prominent South Carolina lawmaker are calling on Mississippi to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its state flag.

Proposal could make Evers home part of National Park Service

Posted 10/10/2015 in State

The home where Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers was assassinated in 1963 gets thousands of visitors each year, operates as a college-owned museum and relies on state grants and private donations for maintenance funds.


Cochran: Mississippi gets $1.9M to detect food benefit fraud

Posted 10/10/2015 in State

The Mississippi Department of Human Services and Mississippi State University have been granted more than $1.9 million to help combat waste, fraud and abuse in the federal food benefit program.



School-funding initiative backers keep outraising opponents

Posted 10/10/2015 in State

The most expensive ballot initiative campaign in Mississippi history got costlier in September, as supporters of the Initiative 42 education funding measure continued to outraise opponents.



Miss. governor up with TV ads, but no air time yet for Dem

Posted 10/8/2015 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's campaign is running its first TV commercials this election season, but a new analysis shows his Democratic challenger, truck driver Robert Gray, hasn't bought any air time.



Ballot could confuse voters on school funding proposals

Posted 10/7/2015 in State

People pushing a school funding proposal said Tuesday that Mississippi's largest county has taken an already confusing ballot format and made it worse.



Miss. Highway Patrol begins new safety campaign

Posted 10/7/2015 in State

The Mississippi Highway Patrol has started a new campaign to raise awareness of distracted driving and reduce the number of traffic fatalities, especially among teenage drivers.



2 sentenced in tax fraud for using inmates' identities

Posted 10/6/2015 in State

Two people have been sentenced to federal prison for using Mississippi inmates' identities to file fraudulent tax returns.



Boy, 13, charged as adult in shooting

Posted 10/6/2015 in State

A 13-year-old boy accused of shooting another boy in Tupelo has been charged as an adult.


Proposal would erase Confederate sign from Mississippi state flag

Posted 10/3/2015 in State

A new proposal seeks a statewide election on removing the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi flag.


Mississippi launches new business website

Posted 10/3/2015 in State

Businesses scouting Mississippi as a potential location have a new tool that state officials hope will give them an edge.


Earle says Southern voice key to protest song

Posted 9/30/2015 in State

Singer Steve Earle believes it was important to have a Southern voice on his new protest song urging Mississippi to change its state flag to remove the Confederate battle emblem.


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