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McDaniel camp seeks voting problems in GOP race

Posted 6/27/2014 in State

Tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel still isn't conceding to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary runoff, but some groups that spent millions supporting McDaniel are walking away.

 

 

Viking offers $25K reward in theft

Posted 6/27/2014 in State

Viking Range is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the theft of a semi-trailer load of Viking products valued at between $250,000 and $300,000.

 

 

Keesler AFB will play taps nightly base-wide

Posted 6/27/2014 in State

Keesler Air Force Base's neighbors may have to get used to a new nightly ritual.

 

 

Chiquita to remain at port through 2014

Posted 6/27/2014 in State

Chiquita will remain a state port tenant for six more months -- at double the rent. But a couple of port commissioners want to give the company the boot when its lease expires July 15.

 

 

Education funding focus of MML panel

Posted 6/26/2014 in State

State education leaders said at a Mississippi Municipal League school funding forum that when the state doesn't fully fund schools, the bill winds up being the problem of local governments.

 

 

Man injured when homemade explosive malfunctions

Posted 6/26/2014 in State

Harrison County authorities say a 65-year-old old Pass Christian man was seriously injured while making explosive devices to keep trespassers off his property.

 

 

Some in GOP say expanding voter base helps party

Posted 6/26/2014 in State

National Republican leaders trying to appeal to non-white voters are cringing over Senate candidate Chris McDaniel's complaints that Democrats -- most of whom are black in Mississippi -- voted in the state's GOP Senate runoff and helped six-term incumbent Thad Cochran capture the party nomination.

 

Cochran defeats tea party challenger

Posted 6/25/2014 in State

In a remarkable political turnaround, six-term Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi edged out tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel Tuesday night in a bruising, costly Republican runoff that pitted Washington clout against insistence on conservative purity.

 

KFC: No proof worker asked child to leave

Posted 6/25/2014 in State

Fried chicken chain KFC said two different investigations have not found any evidence that an employee asked a 3-year-old girl and family members to leave because injuries she suffered in a pit bull mauling disturbed customers.

 

 

Magee wins Democrat runoff

Posted 6/25/2014 in State

Doug Magee of Mendenhall turned back a challenge from Dennis Quinn of Magnolia on Tuesday in the Democrat runoff in the 3rd Congressional District.

 

 

Mississippi voters deciding tough GOP Senate race

Posted 6/24/2014 in State

Mississippi voters are choosing a Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, ending one of the state's hardest fought and most expensive races in decades.

 

 

Animal rights group alleges mistreatment in Mississippi

Posted 6/24/2014 in State

An animal rights group said that it is filing complaints in courts in Forrest and Pontotoc counties against two livestock auctions sites where it alleges cows, sheep and other animals are being mistreated.

 

 

Magee, Quinn seek Democratic nomination

Posted 6/24/2014 in State

Democratic voters across a swath of Mississippi will determine their party's nominee today in the 3rd Congressional District.

 

 

Miss. requires voter ID, but no party registration

Posted 6/24/2014 in State

Mississippi does not register voters by party affiliation, so today's Republican primary runoff for a U.S. Senate seat is open to any voter who did not cast a ballot in the June 3 Democratic primary, state law says.

 

Cochran, McDaniel stump on Gulf Coast

Posted 6/23/2014 in State

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is telling supporters he will continue to ensure Mississippi's voice is heard in Washington if he's elected to a seventh term, while his Republican primary challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, says Cochran has been in office too long and it's time for a more conservative advocate on Capitol Hill.

 

2 Alcorn Co. inmates captured near jail

Posted 6/23/2014 in State

Alcorn County investigators said they have captured two inmates who escaped from the county jail on Sunday.

 

 

Schools: Another attempt to end federal oversight

Posted 6/23/2014 in State

Forty-four Mississippi school districts -- the largest number in the Southeast -- remain embroiled in lawsuits seeking to end decades of federal oversight.

 

McDaniel evolves answer about federal education funding

Posted 6/21/2014 in State

U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel has changed his statements about federal school funding in the past two weeks, after coming under sharp criticism from former Gov. Haley Barbour and state education leaders.

Mississippi's Cochran faces rival 34 years younger

Posted 6/21/2014 in State

Enmeshed in the toughest campaign of his career, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran appears a bit frayed as he tries to fend off a challenger who was born the same year Mississippi voters first sent him to Congress.

 

Congressman rehabs after brain surgery

Posted 6/21/2014 in State

Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee's staff says the lawmaker's speech is improving but he continues to have difficulty with mobility on the left side of his body nearly two weeks after brain surgery.

 

 

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