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Gov. Bryant announces new tourism project

Posted 12/12/2013 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant has announced a yearlong celebration in 2014 to showcase Mississippi people, communities and enterprises that are moving the state's economy forward.

 

 

Miss. starting to plan 2017 bicentennial events

Posted 12/11/2013 in State

Mississippi on Tuesday marked its 196th anniversary of statehood, and officials said they're starting to plan a bicentennial celebration for 2017.

 

 

CertainTeed to reopen plant

Posted 12/11/2013 in State

CertainTeed Corp. says work is on track for a July reopening of its Meridian ceiling tile plant the company closed in 2009.

 

 

Utility regulators reject Entergy-ITC merger

Posted 12/11/2013 in State

 

 

Miss. sandhill cranes get first taste of freedom

Posted 12/11/2013 in State

A flock of 22 young cranes are getting their first taste of freedom at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge.

 

 

28 percent of Miss. roads in bad shape, group says

Posted 12/10/2013 in State

A national research group said Monday that 28 percent of Mississippi roads are in poor or mediocre condition and 22 percent of bridges in the state need to be repaired, improved or replaced.

 

Miss. trying to educate people about voter ID law

Posted 12/10/2013 in State

Mississippi's top elections official is launching a publicity blitz to bring attention to the state's voter identification law that's scheduled to be used for the first time in June.

 

Greenville ex-officer loses suit over Facebook firing

Posted 12/10/2013 in State

A federal judge has ruled against a former police officer who argued in a lawsuit that Greenville officials violated her free speech rights by firing her over comments posted on a social networking site.

 

 

Mississippi prepares for bicentennial

Posted 12/10/2013 in State

The Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration Commission will unveil its plans for the state's 200th anniversary on Tuesday.

 

 

Christmas tree growers hoping for good 2013

Posted 12/9/2013 in State

First Lady Deborah Bryant has chosen a 12-foot Leyland cypress donated by the Lazy Acres farm in Chunky for this year's Christmas tree at the Governor's Mansion. It is the tallest tree ever selected for the Mansion, and growers are hopeful that is a good omen that sales will be solid in 2013.

 

 

Authorities target sellers of counterfeit goods

Posted 12/9/2013 in State

Mississippi authorities are making it a priority to target criminals who are roving Mississippi selling counterfeit goods like fake Louis Vuitton purses, Coach handbags and Nike caps.

 

 

Crews work to restore power in Miss. after storm

Posted 12/9/2013 in State

Crews were working Sunday to restore power to thousands of customers in north Mississippi after an ice storm.

 

 

Allain remembered as being undaunted by power

Posted 12/9/2013 in State

Former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain was known for his quick wit, sharp analytical mind and willingness to challenge entrenched interests.

 

 

Lawmakers seek to avert cut in teacher pay

Posted 12/7/2013 in State

When lawmakers mandated that school start later, an unintended result was public school employees perhaps having their August paychecks cut, something the chairmen of the state House and Senate Education Committees say they're trying to avoid.

 

 

Allain remembered at Mississippi Capitol service

Posted 12/7/2013 in State

Friends and political allies on Friday remembered former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain as an intelligent man who challenged the power structure and fought for everyday working people who couldn't afford lobbyists.

 

6-term Mississippi senator to seek re-election

Posted 12/7/2013 in State

Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi will seek a seventh term in 2014, setting up a Republican primary that pits an established incumbent who has brought billions of dollars to his home state against a tea party-backed challenger who says federal spending is out of control.

 

Former Southaven mayor's trial continued

Posted 12/7/2013 in State

Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis' trial on charges of embezzlement and false pretense has been rescheduled for a third time.

 

 

Freezing rain continues overnight in north Miss.

Posted 12/7/2013 in State

Parts of north Mississippi are under a winter weather advisory beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday into Sunday as a second wave of freezing rain moves into the region.

 

 

Mississippi AG office tries to clarify new gun law

Posted 12/6/2013 in State

Certain gun owners can carry concealed weapons even in areas where a local government has posted signs banning them, the attorney general's office said Thursday in an opinion aimed at clarifying Mississippi's gun laws.

 

 

Feds say Mississippi can delay high-stakes teacher evaluations

Posted 12/5/2013 in State

The federal government has granted Mississippi permission for a one-year delay in the use of evaluations to hire and fire teachers.

 

 

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