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Miss. Senate candidates focus on debt, farmers

Posted 6/10/2014 in State

Republican U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel promised Monday to protect naval shipbuilding despite a national debt he views as the greatest threat to American security, while incumbent Thad Cochran focused on his record of helping Mississippi farmers.

 

 

Ron Paul backs tea party challenger

Posted 6/10/2014 in State

Former presidential candidate Ron Paul on Monday added his name to the list of tea party supporters of Chris McDaniel's effort to deny longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi a seventh term.

 

 

VA: 45-day average wait for first-time visits in Miss.

Posted 6/10/2014 in State

Patients seeking care through the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Veterans Administration Medical center in Jackson are waiting an average of 45 days for their first appointment with a primary care doctor, according to a wide-ranging audit released Monday.

 

 

Police: Tourist turned tables on would-be robber

Posted 6/9/2014 in State

New Orleans police say that when a would-be robber put a Mississippi tourist into a headlock, the man broke free, punched him and held him for police.

 

 

Hinds DA to investigate courthouse lock-in

Posted 6/9/2014 in State

The Hinds County District Attorney's office will investigate how a staffer for state Sen. Chris McDaniel's U.S. Senate campaign and two other McDaniel supporters got locked in the county courthouse after Tuesday's primary election.

 

 

Emergency grant: Job help for tornado losses

Posted 6/9/2014 in State

A federal grant is helping workers who lost jobs because of the April 28 tornadoes -- and more can be hired.

 

 

Senate race: McDaniel's school plan targeted

Posted 6/7/2014 in State

Establishment Republicans backing Sen. Thad Cochran launched a campaign to brand GOP challenger Chris McDaniel a candidate who would deeply cut federal education dollars on which Mississippi schools rely. The six-term senator, they said, would protect money for students and teachers.

 

 

Drivers begin seeing flashing yellow arrows

Posted 6/7/2014 in State

Mississippi motorists will increasingly see flashing yellow arrows when they want to make a left turn.

 

 

No charges filed in Hinds courthouse incident

Posted 6/7/2014 in State

No charges will be filed against a tea party officer and two others representing the challenger in a Senate primary after they became trapped in a courthouse in the middle of the night, hours after officials had gone home from counting votes.

 

Hood leads national AG group

Posted 6/7/2014 in State

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has been elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General.

 

Prison system seeks contract for transition beds

Posted 6/7/2014 in State

Mississippi's prison system has turned to a contractor to expand services for people released from prisons, after the town of Walnut Grove blocked the state's attempt to open its own transition center.

 

 

Mississippi soldier remembers D-Day

Posted 6/6/2014 in State

All Jim Livaudais has left from his service with the 82nd Airborne are his garrison cap, his decorations displayed in a shadow box and a few photos of him in uniform.

 

Tea party allies divvy up help for Miss. candidate

Posted 6/6/2014 in State

National tea party groups are divvying up the nuts and bolts of campaigning as they rush to boost Republican Chris McDaniel's effort to deny Sen. Thad Cochran a seventh term representing Mississippi.

Nunnelee to have brain surgery Monday

Posted 6/6/2014 in State

A Republican congressman from north Mississippi is scheduled for surgery Monday to remove a small mass found on his brain.

 

Feds OK 1-year grace period on school grades

Posted 6/6/2014 in State

Mississippi schools will get a one-year grace period in the state's school and district rating system as they move to a new curriculum.

 

 

Department of Transportation worker dies in accident

Posted 6/6/2014 in State

The Highway Patrol says a Mississippi Department of Transportation worker has died in a two-vehicle accident near Shaw in Bolivar County.

 

 

New K-9 unit targets contraband at 4 Miss. prisons

Posted 6/6/2014 in State

Management & Training Corporation, which operates four prisons in Mississippi, will use dogs to combat contraband entering its facilities.

 

Miss. faces 3-week slog in bitter Senate race

Posted 6/5/2014 in State

Mississippi voters already weary of the ugliest campaign in a generation are bracing for another three weeks of tear-down-your-opponent politicking.

 

Tea party leader, two others, trapped in Hinds courthouse

Posted 6/5/2014 in State

A tea party officer and two others representing the challenger in a Senate primary became trapped in a courthouse in the middle of the night, hours after officials had gone home from counting votes, authorities said.

 

 

Some black Miss. Dems supported GOP's Cochran

Posted 6/5/2014 in State

Black Mississippians who may usually vote Democratic are trying to swing a primary victory toward six-term incumbent Republican Sen. Thad Cochran by casting ballots in their state's GOP primary.

 

 

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