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State certifies school referendum for 2015 ballot

Posted 12/23/2014 in State

Voters in November 2015 will decide a referendum to write a funding guarantee for "an adequate and efficient system of free public schools" into Mississippi's constitution.

 

 

Miss. Highway Patrol begins holiday enforcement

Posted 12/23/2014 in State

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin the 2014 Christmas holiday enforcement period at 6 p.m. Tuesday and conclude at midnight Christmas night.

 

Convict in 1964 civil-rights deaths won't confess

Posted 12/23/2014 in State

Craggy-faced and ornery, Edgar Ray Killen bears the signs of his 89 years.

Photo: Senator Younger sworn in

Posted 12/22/2014 in State

Senator Charles "Chuck" Younger was sworn in on Friday to fill the District 17 seat left vacant by the late Terry Brown.

 

Prosecutor could charge 9 in flamingo death

Posted 12/22/2014 in State

Forrest County District Attorney Patricia Burchell told the Hattiesburg American that she will ask a grand jury to indict as many as nine college students involved in the kidnapping of a flamingo from the Hattiesburg Zoo.

 

 

Google sues Mississippi attorney general

Posted 12/20/2014 in State

Google Inc. is suing Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, trying to block him from pursuing criminal charges or filing a civil lawsuit against the company.

 

Younger sworn in to Miss. Senate

Posted 12/20/2014 in State

Republican Charles "Chuck" Younger of Columbus is the newest member of the Mississippi Senate.

 

Ex-narcotics head tapped as Miss. prisons chief

Posted 12/20/2014 in State

The former Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics director is set to head the state Department of Corrections, taking over a prison system that has been rocked by bribery charges brought against its ex-leader.

 

 

Miss. universities win final OK to raise tuition

Posted 12/19/2014 in State

Mississippi's College Board gave final approval Thursday to plans for the state's eight public universities to raise tuition by an average of 3.2 percent this fall.

 

 

Woman charged in scam after burning death

Posted 12/19/2014 in State

A north Mississippi resident has been arrested after authorities say she created a fundraising scam by pretending to be related to a 19-year-old woman who was burned to death earlier this month.

 

 

Jindal raises money for Miss. lt. governor

Posted 12/19/2014 in State

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is helping raise campaign cash for Mississippi's Republican lieutenant governor, Tate Reeves, who's seeking a second term in 2015.

 

 

Woman arrested in deaths of 3 teens in wreck

Posted 12/19/2014 in State

Officials say a 42-year-old Purvis woman has been arrested for providing alcohol to minors.

 

 

Mississippi man cited for drowning deer

Posted 12/18/2014 in State

A Mississippi man has been cited for allegedly drowning a deer in the Mississippi River in Concordia Parish.

 

 

Salvation Army bell ringer arrested

Posted 12/18/2014 in State

Gulfport police say a Salvation Army bell ringer who reported a man ran off with her kettle of cash just as she was finishing her shift has been arrested for lying about the incident.

 

 

Finalists set for Miss. college board director

Posted 12/18/2014 in State

The 10-member Community College Board will meet Thursday to interview two finalists seeking to become the next executive director of the board that oversees Mississippi's two-year colleges.

 

 

McCrory joins Epps in asking for trial delay

Posted 12/18/2014 in State

Brandon businessman Cecil McCrory has joined former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps in asking a judge to delay their Jan. 5 trial date.

 

 

Mississippi has love-hate with federal money

Posted 12/16/2014 in State

Mississippi has a love-hate relationship with federal spending.

 

 

Former Miss America Mobley Collins buried in Mississippi

Posted 12/16/2014 in State

 

 

Prison review group examining no-bid contracts

Posted 12/13/2014 in State

A group reviewing Mississippi prison contracts could recommend changes requiring more accountability in how all state agencies purchase goods or hire people to provide services, members said after their first meeting Friday.

 

Wife of Mississippi Senator Cochran dies

Posted 12/13/2014 in State

Rose Clayton Cochran has died. She was 73.

 

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