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Analysis: Stump speaking not as zippy in political off-year

Posted 7/31/2017 in State

The Neshoba County Fair can be one of the best places to see old-fashioned political stump speaking in Mississippi. But with no statewide or federal elections in 2017, this was a lackluster year for speeches.

 

 

Most of Mississippi's juvenile lifers await resentencing

Posted 7/31/2017 in State

In light of U.S. Supreme Court decisions, Mississippi has been starting to set new sentences for people imprisoned to life without parole for crimes committed when they were juveniles.

 

 

Mississippi having sales tax holiday Friday and Saturday

Posted 7/29/2017 in State

Mississippi is having its annual sales tax holiday.

 

 

Mississippi: Federal probe requested in man's shooting death

Posted 7/29/2017 in State

Lawyers for the family of a Mississippi man fatally shot by police called Friday on the Justice Department to investigate, saying they believe the man's death was an execution.

 

 

Bryant: Nissan workers should reject union

Posted 7/28/2017 in State

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday that employees at the Nissan Motor Co. plant in Mississippi should reject unionization because he believes labor unions have hurt the automotive industry in Detroit and other places.

 

 

Grand jury to get case of man accused of killing 8

Posted 7/27/2017 in State

A grand jury can decide whether to indict a Mississippi man charged with killing a deputy, his mother-in-law and six others who were his relatives or acquaintances, a judge said Wednesday.

 

 

Hearing set for Miss. man charged with killing 8

Posted 7/26/2017 in State

A Mississippi man charged with killing eight people is set to make a court appearance.

 

'Mississippi Encyclopedia' explores state's people, places, things

Posted 7/24/2017 in State

At 1,451 pages and nearly 9 pounds, "The Mississippi Encyclopedia" is something to behold. "Foot injuries," said Charles Reagan Wilson, a senior editor. "I see a lot of foot injuries from this book."

 

State salon board looks to trim backlog

Posted 7/24/2017 in State

A Mississippi agency that many people describe as a bureaucratic nightmare is getting a long-needed makeover.

 

 

Heat advisory in effect until 8 p.m. today

Posted 7/22/2017 in State

Weather officials have issued a heat advisory for parts of Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas as heat indexes rise above 100 degrees.

 

 

Heat advisory in effect for Mid-South region

Posted 7/21/2017 in State

Weather officials have issued a heat advisory for parts of Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas as heat indexes rise above 100 degrees.

 

 

Business group leader: Pro-union vote could hurt Miss.

Posted 7/21/2017 in State

Mississippi could have a harder time attracting jobs if Nissan workers vote to join a union, the head of the state Chamber of Commerce said Thursday.

 

 

Ex-Navy sailor gets 40 years for killing transgender woman

Posted 7/21/2017 in State

A former Navy sailor has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 2016 stabbing death of a transgender woman in Mississippi.

 

 

Mississippi prison consultant will plead guilty to kickbacks

Posted 7/19/2017 in State

The wife of a former Mississippi lawmaker says she wants to plead guilty to paying kickbacks to the state's former corrections commissioner.

 

 

Police: Mississippi girl dies after beating over math lesson

Posted 7/18/2017 in State

A Mississippi man who fatally beat a 3-year-old girl because she couldn't correctly answer questions about numbers told investigators that "this was a tough world and she had to be tough if she wanted to survive," Meridian Police Chief Benny Dubose said Monday.

 

 

Pickering: GreenTech never met jobs, investment totals

Posted 7/18/2017 in State

Electric vehicle firm GreenTech Automotive claims it raised $140 million for its Mississippi factory, but state Auditor Stacey Pickering said Monday that the company can't prove it invested even the $60 million required in its state incentive contract.

 

 

Auto parts supplier to Nissan to invest $16M, add 100 jobs

Posted 7/18/2017 in State

A supplier to Nissan Motor Co. will add nearly 100 jobs in Mississippi, bringing its total employment in the area to about 600.

 

 

Analysis: Civil rights, outsiders, France influence UAW vote

Posted 7/17/2017 in State

Only days old, the union election campaign at Nissan Motor Co.'s Canton plant is already heating up.

 

 

Mississippi high school graduation requirements could change

Posted 7/17/2017 in State

Mississippi high school students could see new requirements for graduation beginning with the class of 2022.

 

 

Early release halted for convicted killer of Miss. cop

Posted 7/15/2017 in State

The head of Mississippi's prison system has decided not to release an inmate convicted in the 2006 killing of a University of Mississippi police officer.

 

 

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