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Charter board considers hiring executive director

Posted 7/11/2014 in State

Mississippi's Charter School Authorizer Board could hire its first executive director next month after discussing applications in closed session Thursday.

 

 

No easy path to overturn Cochran victory

Posted 7/11/2014 in State

A tight timeline and potential cash crunch could make it impossible for tea party-backed Chris McDaniel to overturn his Republican primary loss to six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.

 

 

Meeting to discuss silicon plant project

Posted 7/10/2014 in State

A North Carolina group plans a meeting Saturday in Iuka to call on local residents to press state regulators to hold a hearing on what it believes is health risks connected to a silicon metal plant under construction in Tishomingo County.

 

 

Cruz, tea party groups want probe of Miss. runoff

Posted 7/9/2014 in State

In a fresh sign of Republican turmoil, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, tea party groups and losing challenger Chris McDaniel all backed an investigation Tuesday into the June 24 Senate primary runoff in Mississippi, without offering evidence of alleged voter fraud they cited in the bitterly fought race.

 

 

MHP issued 36 DUIs over holiday weekend

Posted 7/8/2014 in State

The local division of the Mississippi Highway Patrol issued 36 DUI citations over the Independence Day holiday weekend.

 

 

Miss. GOP certifies Cochran victory over McDaniel

Posted 7/8/2014 in State

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran won the state's Republican primary runoff over challenger Chris McDaniel by 7,667 votes, according to a certification made by the state Republican Party and submitted to the Secretary of State on Monday, the legal deadline.

 

 

Ex-mayor to court: Toss embezzlement conviction

Posted 7/8/2014 in State

Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is asking a judge to overturn his conviction on charges of embezzlement and making false representations to defraud the government. Such motions are common after convictions.

 

 

BorgWarner to hire 158 in new Mississippi expansion

Posted 7/8/2014 in State

Transmission maker BorgWarner will expand its north Mississippi plant again, investing $43 million and hiring up to 158 new employees.

 

 

Hinds deputy indicted in death of basketball coach

Posted 7/8/2014 in State

A Hinds County deputy has been indicted on a manslaughter charge in the death of a youth basketball coach, two months after the men fought outside a gymnasium in northeast Jackson.

 

Bourbon Street suspect fights extradition

Posted 7/8/2014 in State

A 20-year-old man in the Harrison County jail has refused to sign extradition papers involving charges from a deadly gunfight on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

McDaniel backers rally as election challenge looms

Posted 7/7/2014 in State

State Sen. Chris McDaniel and his supporters are urging continued defiance as McDaniel prepares to challenge his Republican primary runoff loss to incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran.

 

Lawyers ask for trial to be moved

Posted 7/7/2014 in State

Lawyers for Greenwood attorney Lee Abraham say word about an alleged murder-for-hire plot against him has made it impossible to find an impartial jury for his civil lawsuit against the alleged instigator.

 

 

IRS seeks unpaid federal taxes from Itta Bena

Posted 7/7/2014 in State

The federal government has placed a tax lien on the city of Itta Bena's assets, seeking repayment of more than $200,000 in unpaid federal payroll taxes.

 

Black leaders seek Cochran's help after runoff win

Posted 7/5/2014 in State

After black voters helped Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran survive an intense Republican primary runoff against an insurgent conservative challenger, some civil rights leaders in the South want him to repay the favor.

 

Ex-football coach Bowling hearing set for Tuesday

Posted 7/5/2014 in State

A federal judge will hear arguments Tuesday from a former Mississippi and Alabama prep football coach on a motion challenging his sentence on charges that he transported boys across state lines for sex.

 

 

Child's family won't directly accept KFC donation

Posted 7/5/2014 in State

The family who says their 3-year-old girl was asked to leave a KFC restaurant because her scars disturbed customers won't directly accept a $30,000 donation but instead wants the money given to the foundation of a doctor who will work on her face, according to an attorney's statement.

 

 

Authorities capture escaped inmate

Posted 7/4/2014 in State

An inmate who escaped the blueberry farm at South Mississippi Correctional Institution is back in custody.

 

 

Lawsuit filed over access to Miss. poll books

Posted 7/2/2014 in State

Thirteen Mississippi residents and a Texas group, True the Vote, are suing over access to poll books from the Republican primary runoff between Sen. Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel.

 

 

McDaniel not giving up GOP runoff against Cochran

Posted 7/2/2014 in State

Chris McDaniel has presented no evidence to support his claim that voter fraud pushed Senate incumbent Thad Cochran to victory in Mississippi's GOP runoff. And without evidence, the tea party-backed hopeful is going to have a tough time overturning Cochran's nearly 6,800-vote win.

 

 

Miss. tax revenues grow strongly for third year

Posted 7/2/2014 in State

Mississippi tax collections continued growing strongly in the just-concluded budget year, posting another year of 5 percent growth and ensuring that money will be available to help improve local roads and bridges.

 

 

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