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Not over yet: Ole Miss plans to appeal 2-year postseason ban

Posted 12/2/2017 in State

Mississippi's administration believed that its self-imposed penalties, including a one-year postseason ban, were sufficient punishment in its long-running NCAA rules violations case that included a charge of lack of institutional control.



Mississippi utility inks deal on troubled $7.5B power plant

Posted 12/2/2017 in State

Regulators have reached a settlement with Mississippi Power Co. on how much customers should pay for a troubled $7.5 billion power plant once touted as a model for the future of coal.



Teens indicted in death of boy found in stolen car

Posted 12/1/2017 in State

A Mississippi teen could face the death penalty in the slaying of a 6-year-old boy who authorities said was inside a car stolen from a supermarket parking lot.



DOJ investigating Miss. over ex-food stamps program

Posted 12/1/2017 in State

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether the Mississippi Department of Human Services manipulated federal reporting within a public assistance program formerly known as food stamps.



Oh, deer: Startled doe scrambles through Mississippi school

Posted 12/1/2017 in State

A deer darted through two hallways of a Mississippi school, startling students as they were arriving for the day.



Mississippi woman seeks parental rights in same-sex divorce

Posted 11/29/2017 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear the case Wednesday on whether 44-year-old Chris Strickland should be listed as the legal parent of now-6-year-old Zayden Strickland.



Supreme Court axes suit over Mississippi Confederate emblem

Posted 11/28/2017 in State

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from an African-American attorney who called the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag "an official endorsement of white supremacy."



Chairmen tamp down talk of big jump in tobacco tax

Posted 11/27/2017 in State

It's been nearly a decade since a former tobacco lobbyist signed a law that increased the Mississippi's state cigarette tax from 18 cents to 68 cents a pack.



Walmart cashier's inspirational response reaches people

Posted 11/27/2017 in State

A cashier at a Walmart in Clarksdale couldn't have possibly known her kindness to one man could reach so many people.



Low voter turnout is wasteful, election commissioner says

Posted 11/25/2017 in State

Taxpayer money is being wasted because of registered voters who don't bother to cast ballots, a local election official in Mississippi said.



Senator: Capitol art should also show black Mississippians

Posted 11/25/2017 in State

A lawmaker says art at the Mississippi Capitol should be updated to reflect accomplishments of African-Americans.



Report: Mississippi agencies sloppy on vehicle records

Posted 11/21/2017 in State

Mississippi government agencies are doing a sloppy job of keeping records about vehicles they own, a watchdog group said in a report issued Monday.



Analysis: Bryant proposes free community college for some

Posted 11/20/2017 in State

Free community college for all Mississippians would be an ambitious and easy-to-explain goal.



Mississippi governor's budget has free community college

Posted 11/16/2017 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is recommending that the state spend $7 million in the coming year to provide free community college for an unspecified number of students.



Mississippi seeks OK for job training for some on Medicaid

Posted 11/16/2017 in State

Mississippi is seeking federal permission to require job training for some able-bodied adults who receive Medicaid, and the Trump administration has signaled that is open to approving such plans.



Attorneys defend Mississippi law on denying LGBT services

Posted 11/14/2017 in State

Attorneys for Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant are defending a state law that lets government workers and private business people cite religious beliefs to deny services to LGBT people.



Analysis: State budget practices receive mixed grades

Posted 11/13/2017 in State

A nonpartisan group that evaluates state government budget practices is giving mostly mid-level marks to Mississippi.



State: Disclosure could lead to inability to do executions

Posted 11/10/2017 in State

Lawyers for the state of Mississippi argued Wednesday that disclosing information could destroy the state's ability to get the drugs needed for executions, urging a federal judge to block death row inmates suing the state from obtaining any more information.



Regulators nix Mississippi Power push to exclude testimony

Posted 11/8/2017 in State

Regulators have again denied a request by Mississippi Power Co. to narrow proceedings over how much customers should pay for a power plant.



2 dogfighting operations found in Mississippi

Posted 11/8/2017 in State

Sheriffs in two Mississippi counties say they have found dogfighting operations that included animals that were mutilated, malnourished and chained to trees.



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