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New 4-lane part of Highway 6 to open

Posted 6/30/2014 in State

Mississippi Department of Transportation officials say the new four-lane section of Mississippi Highway 6 into Tupelo is scheduled to open July 15.

 

 

2 man escape from Hancock County jail; 1 caught

Posted 6/30/2014 in State

Chief Deputy Don Bass says one of two men who escaped from the Hancock County jail remains at large. Bass tells The Sun Herald investigators believe 28-year-old Perry Thomas and 21-year-old Montrell McPherson scaled the fence around the recreation yard late Sunday afternoon.

 

 

UMMC seeks legal opinion on relocating graves

Posted 6/30/2014 in State

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is seeking an attorney general's opinion on whether the state Department of Archives and History has authority over the medical center's ability to relocate unmarked graves on its Jackson property.

 

 

Booneville gets medical devices

Posted 6/30/2014 in State

City officials in Booneville say four defibrillators have been donated by a hospital for use in the event residents suffer heart attacks on city property.

 

Investigation continues in tea party official's death

Posted 6/28/2014 in State

A tea party official charged with conspiring to take photos of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's wife inside a nursing home apparently committed suicide Friday, police said, days after Cochran won a nasty Republican primary.

 

Miss. universities seek $76.3M budget increase

Posted 6/28/2014 in State

The College Board voted Friday to seek an additional $76.3 million in state funding for Mississippi's eight public universities when the Legislature gathers next year to write the 2016 budget.

 

 

Caregivers arrested in prescription drug theft

Posted 6/27/2014 in State

Biloxi police have arrested a couple accused of exploiting a vulnerable adult by taking the man's prescription drugs and other property.

 

 

McDaniel camp seeks voting problems in GOP race

Posted 6/27/2014 in State

Tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel still isn't conceding to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary runoff, but some groups that spent millions supporting McDaniel are walking away.

 

 

Viking offers $25K reward in theft

Posted 6/27/2014 in State

Viking Range is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the theft of a semi-trailer load of Viking products valued at between $250,000 and $300,000.

 

 

Keesler AFB will play taps nightly base-wide

Posted 6/27/2014 in State

Keesler Air Force Base's neighbors may have to get used to a new nightly ritual.

 

 

Chiquita to remain at port through 2014

Posted 6/27/2014 in State

Chiquita will remain a state port tenant for six more months -- at double the rent. But a couple of port commissioners want to give the company the boot when its lease expires July 15.

 

 

Education funding focus of MML panel

Posted 6/26/2014 in State

State education leaders said at a Mississippi Municipal League school funding forum that when the state doesn't fully fund schools, the bill winds up being the problem of local governments.

 

 

Man injured when homemade explosive malfunctions

Posted 6/26/2014 in State

Harrison County authorities say a 65-year-old old Pass Christian man was seriously injured while making explosive devices to keep trespassers off his property.

 

 

Some in GOP say expanding voter base helps party

Posted 6/26/2014 in State

National Republican leaders trying to appeal to non-white voters are cringing over Senate candidate Chris McDaniel's complaints that Democrats -- most of whom are black in Mississippi -- voted in the state's GOP Senate runoff and helped six-term incumbent Thad Cochran capture the party nomination.

 

Cochran defeats tea party challenger

Posted 6/25/2014 in State

In a remarkable political turnaround, six-term Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi edged out tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel Tuesday night in a bruising, costly Republican runoff that pitted Washington clout against insistence on conservative purity.

 

KFC: No proof worker asked child to leave

Posted 6/25/2014 in State

Fried chicken chain KFC said two different investigations have not found any evidence that an employee asked a 3-year-old girl and family members to leave because injuries she suffered in a pit bull mauling disturbed customers.

 

 

Magee wins Democrat runoff

Posted 6/25/2014 in State

Doug Magee of Mendenhall turned back a challenge from Dennis Quinn of Magnolia on Tuesday in the Democrat runoff in the 3rd Congressional District.

 

 

Mississippi voters deciding tough GOP Senate race

Posted 6/24/2014 in State

Mississippi voters are choosing a Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, ending one of the state's hardest fought and most expensive races in decades.

 

 

Animal rights group alleges mistreatment in Mississippi

Posted 6/24/2014 in State

An animal rights group said that it is filing complaints in courts in Forrest and Pontotoc counties against two livestock auctions sites where it alleges cows, sheep and other animals are being mistreated.

 

 

Magee, Quinn seek Democratic nomination

Posted 6/24/2014 in State

Democratic voters across a swath of Mississippi will determine their party's nominee today in the 3rd Congressional District.

 

 

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