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Columbus native to step down as dean of U. of Miss. medical center

Posted 6/3/2014 in State

Dr. James Keeton, dean of the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a Columbus native, said Monday that he will retire as of June 30, 2015.

State to use its voter ID law

Posted 6/2/2014 in State

Mississippi on Tuesday will use its new voter ID law for the first time, culminating a long political fight in a state with a troubled past of voting-rights suppression.

 

Miss. Senate race tops Tuesday's 8 primaries

Posted 6/2/2014 in State

Strange, unsavory twists in Mississippi's Senate Republican race are grabbing the most attention of Tuesday's primary elections in eight states.

 

 

Trial for suspect in roadside shooting Monday

Posted 6/2/2014 in State

The trial of James D. Willie, accused of fatally shooting of a Nebraska man along a North Mississippi highway in 2012, is scheduled to begin Monday in Panola County Circuit Court in Sardis.

 

Cochran keeps calm amid Senate race scandal

Posted 5/31/2014 in State

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is in the fight of his political life in a brutal, too-personal Republican primary that has drawn his bedridden wife into the melee and resulted in criminal charges against some of his opponent's supporters.

 

Taylor seeks to unseat Palazzo

Posted 5/31/2014 in State

Gene Taylor has run for Congress 13 times before now, but never before as a Republican.

 

 

Former Hattiesburg mayor Bobby Chain dies, 84

Posted 5/31/2014 in State

 

Challenger to longtime GOP senator gets a boost

Posted 5/30/2014 in State

The Mississippi state lawmaker who is challenging longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is picking up help from some high-profile conservative darlings just in time for next week's primary.

 

Man accused of taking youth program food

Posted 5/30/2014 in State

A dining hall manager has been arrested and accused of stealing steaks, seafood and other edibles that belonged to the Mississippi National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy, authorities said Thursday.

 

 

Judge orders return of cash seized during traffic stop

Posted 5/30/2014 in State

A Pike County judge has ordered the Magnolia Police Department to return $16,702 in cash seized from a man arrested on misdemeanor charges at a traffic stop.

 

 

Adams Co. industrial land not locked down

Posted 5/30/2014 in State

Even though the former Belwood Country Club property is under contract to KiOR, county officials say the valuable industrial property isn't necessarily locked down to the financially struggling alternative fuels producer.

 

 

Cochran: Use of wife's photo 'amateurish'

Posted 5/29/2014 in State

Republican Sen. Thad Cochran said Wednesday he thinks it's "kind of amateurish" that supporters of his primary opponent, Chris McDaniel, photographed his ailing wife in a nursing home and used her image in a political video against him.

 

 

Military recovers items from 1952 plane crash

Posted 5/28/2014 in State

After 62 years, the family of Claiborne Thigpen will receive some closure on his death. Thigpen's nephew, Cecil Craft, received a phone call a few months ago saying the U.S. Air Force had located the wreckage of Thigpen's plane, which had crashed in November of 1952.

 

 

Man arrested in JSU professor's slaying

Posted 5/28/2014 in State

Madison Police Chief Gene Waldrop says a 20-year-old man has been charged with murder in the May 21 slaying Jackson State University professor Garrick Shelton.

 

 

Nephew kills Parchman prison warden at family gathering

Posted 5/27/2014 in State

A prison system warden was shot and killed by her nephew at a family gathering in Holmes County.

 

 

Madison judge accused of racial slur

Posted 5/27/2014 in State

A Madison County Justice Court judge faces accusations that he struck a mentally disabled man and used racial slurs while working as a security guard at an event in Canton.

 

 

Senatobia furniture factory to close

Posted 5/27/2014 in State

A furniture factory that was once had more than 1,000 employees in Senatobia is closing.

 

Cochran says unauthorized photo incident 'bizarre'

Posted 5/24/2014 in State

Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi said Friday that it's "unfortunate" and "sort of bizarre" that somebody photographed his ailing wife in a nursing home and posted her image online in a political video against him.

 

No one injured in hot-fire engine test failure

Posted 5/24/2014 in State

Officials with Aerojet Rocketdyne are investigating the mid-test shutdown of an AJ-26 engine at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County.

 

 

Death row inmate challenges rape conviction

Posted 5/24/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has given attorneys for death row inmate Charles Ray Crawford more time to file briefs supporting his appeal of a 1994 rape conviction.

 

 

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