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Chamberlin elected to Supreme Court over Brady

Posted 11/29/2016 in State

The AP reports Bobby Chamberlin has beaten Columbus attorney John Brady for a seat on the state Supreme Court.



Teacher accused of dragging student indicted

Posted 11/29/2016 in State

A former Greenville teacher has been indicted on a misdemeanor charge of abusing a vulnerable person.



Delta State to raise tuition 5 percent

Posted 11/26/2016 in State

Delta State University wasn't going to raise tuition next fall, but President Bill LaForge said state budget cuts changed the university's mind.



Two Miss. churches transcend racial barriers after arson

Posted 11/23/2016 in State

Back in the 1960s, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. observed that Sunday morning is the most segregated time of the week in America, a fact that remains true in many communities today.



1.2M voted in Miss., 560 lacked photo ID at polls

Posted 11/23/2016 in State

Only a small percentage of Mississippi voters did not take photo identification to the polls for the presidential election, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Monday.



Mississippi troopers beefing up traffic safety patrols

Posted 11/23/2016 in State

Thanksgiving travelers can expect increased patrols on interstate and state highways as the Mississippi Highway Patrol beefs up its ranks over the four-day holiday weekend.



Pence spending Thanksgiving in Mississippi

Posted 11/23/2016 in State

Vice President-elect Mike Pence will spend the Thanksgiving holiday in Mississippi where his son, who is a Marine, is stationed.



Miss. legislative leaders backing off bid to keep contracts secret

Posted 11/23/2016 in State

Legislative leaders in Mississippi have reversed course, now saying that the Legislature cannot keep its contracts from public view -- despite a committee's earlier vote to keep them secret.



Analysis: School funding debate bumpy, but direction unclear

Posted 11/21/2016 in State

Despite an eventful couple of days in discussions about rewriting the state education funding formula, the public is no closer to knowing what changes lawmakers will consider to the current Mississippi Adequate Education Program.



Miss.'s obesity rate among low-income children stable

Posted 11/21/2016 in State

Mississippi's obesity rate among young children from low-income families remains stable at 14.5 percent, but officials note the rate is still too high.



Woman sentenced for scam trying to profit from burning death

Posted 11/18/2016 in State

A Mississippi woman is going to prison after using an internet scam to try to profit off the burning death of a teenager.



After bail revoked, ex-corrections chief asks for release

Posted 11/18/2016 in State

Mississippi's former corrections commissioner is asking a federal judge to reconsider the decision to jail him.



Report warns against further Kemper subsidies

Posted 11/17/2016 in State

A new report released Tuesday warns Congress against tax changes that could subsidize Mississippi Power Co.'s Kemper County power plant by an additional $700 million to $4.5 billion.



Panel: Public can't see Miss. House contracts

Posted 11/17/2016 in State

The Mississippi House Management Committee voted Tuesday that representatives can look at contracts made by the body, but said the documents, other than their cost, must otherwise be kept secret from the public.



Bryant budget: More for schools but cuts for many agencies

Posted 11/16/2016 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is proposing higher spending for foster care and K-12 education in the coming year, but he recommends budget reductions for many parts of state government.



Miss. church arson: No sign of accelerant found

Posted 11/16/2016 in State

A fire chief says the burning of an African-American church in Mississippi is still considered arson, but the state Crime Lab determined that no accelerant was found on items it tested from the church.



Bryant: 'I'm going to be governor as long as my term lasts'

Posted 11/16/2016 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is walking back speculation that he might consider a job in the Trump administration.



Tax collection projections somewhat rosier in Miss.

Posted 11/15/2016 in State

Mississippi's top elected officials say the outlook for state tax collections is improving, despite a dip during the first months of the current budget year.



Miss. chooses 4 new groups to run preschool classes

Posted 11/13/2016 in State

The state Board of Education Thursday approved four Mississippi groups to share nearly $1 million to expand state-funded prekindergarten classes.



Numbers show broad achievement gaps in Miss. schools

Posted 11/13/2016 in State

Oxford is Mississippi's highest flying school district, according to the state's rating system.



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