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Miss. awards more school security grants

Posted 2/24/2014 in State

The state Board of Education has awarded school security grants to 24 more Mississippi school districts, but still hasn't managed to spend even half the $5 million that the state Legislature appropriated for the program in 2013.

 

 

Legislative votes become campaign fodder

Posted 2/24/2014 in State

The campaign is nearly underway for the 2015 Mississippi legislative elections, a time when lawmakers often find that past decisions come back to haunt them in nasty attacks by their opponents.

 

 

Ole Miss frat suspended, noose suspects kicked out

Posted 2/22/2014 in State

A fraternity chapter at the University of Mississippi was indefinitely suspended Friday by its national organization and three of its freshman members were kicked out because of their suspected involvement in hanging a noose on a statue of James Meredith, the first black student to enroll in the then all-white college.

 

 

Gov't pay raises killed repeatedly in House

Posted 2/21/2014 in State

The Mississippi House has rejected about 40 proposals to give pay raises to state employees.

 

 

Storms moving into Miss. cause scattered damage

Posted 2/21/2014 in State

Wind and lightning caused isolated damage and power outages across Mississippi Thursday as a storm front moved through the state.

 

 

Miss. could adopt ACT as exit exam

Posted 2/21/2014 in State

Mississippi high school students could soon be using the same test to get out of high school and get into college.

 

 

Miss. House rejects proposal to expand Medicaid

Posted 2/21/2014 in State

The Mississippi House voted Thursday against expanding Medicaid to more than 230,000 uninsured working poor residents.

 

 

Woman pleads guilty to abusing, torturing her kids

Posted 2/20/2014 in State

A Moss Point woman has pleaded guilty to felony charges accusing her of abusing and torturing her three children.

 

Floor collapses at Miss. church center

Posted 2/20/2014 in State

Authorities say the second floor of an activity center at a Mississippi church collapsed during a youth service, sending about 70 people tumbling and injuring 35 of them.

 

Miss. governor to lawmakers: Fund trooper school

Posted 2/20/2014 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he wants lawmakers to set aside money to train a new group of state troopers -- and if they don't do it, he'll call them into a special session to force more discussion about the issue.

 

 

Democrats push for Mississippi state employee raises

Posted 2/20/2014 in State

Democrats say they'll keep trying to give all Mississippi government employees at least a $1,000 pay raise in the coming year, even after several attempts were blocked Wednesday in the Republican-majority House.

 

 

3 Doors Down bassist arrested again

Posted 2/19/2014 in State

Todd Harrell, a founding member and bassist for 3 Doors Down, has been arrested on a DUI charge again in D'Iberville.

 

 

Miss. mom wants to get identical quadruplets home

Posted 2/19/2014 in State

The Mississippi woman who gave birth to identical quadruplets more than a week ago wants to get the four girls home.

 

 

MDOT service gives up-to-date traffic information

Posted 2/19/2014 in State

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has launched a new voice recognition travel information service for residents and travelers across the state.

 

 

Miss. lawmakers gearing up work on FY15 budget

Posted 2/19/2014 in State

Mississippi lawmakers are working on early versions of budget bills, and final negotiations are weeks away.

 

 

Cochran says he doesn't know much about tea party

Posted 2/19/2014 in State

Veteran Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi says he's not familiar with the tea party, even though he's being challenged by a supporter of the populist movement.

 

 

House eyes tax holiday for guns and hunting

Posted 2/19/2014 in State

Mississippians could be able to buy guns, bullets, all-terrain vehicles and boats without paying sales taxes for a couple days under a proposal moving forward in the House.

 

 

FBI helping with investigation of Ole Miss statue

Posted 2/19/2014 in State

The FBI on Tuesday was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi statue of James Meredith, who, in 1962, became the first black student to enroll in the then all-white Southern college.

 

 

Reward for suspects who defaced Ole Miss statue

Posted 2/18/2014 in State

A $25,000 reward is available for information leading to the arrest of two men involved in defacing the James Meredith statue at the University of Mississippi.

 

 

Lawmakers choose small increase in financial aid

Posted 2/17/2014 in State

The leaders of Mississippi's universities and community colleges had plans for a major overhaul of state-funded financial aid programs before the current legislative session. But lawmakers appear likely to adopt only a portion of the plan.

 

 

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