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Ole Miss chancellor's contract not renewed

Posted 3/21/2015 in State

Dr. Dan Jones said Friday that the state College Board is not renewing his contract as University of Mississippi chancellor, and he will leave the job when his current four-year contract expires in mid-September.

 

 

FBI investigating hanging death of black man in Miss.

Posted 3/20/2015 in State

Federal and state authorities are investigating the hanging death of a black man in Mississippi who had been missing for more than two weeks, the FBI said Thursday.

 

'Mississippi Idols' give advice for burgeoning musicians

Posted 3/19/2015 in State

It has been a good year for native Mississippians on American Idol.

 

House Democrats reject sending tax cut to gov.

Posted 3/19/2015 in State

House Democrats, in one of their most unified moments of the past four years, may have killed the chance for large tax cuts in Mississippi's current legislative session.

 

 

Senate sends $2.5 billion K-12 education budget to Bryant

Posted 3/18/2015 in State

In a legislative rarity, there won't be any late-session negotiations over Mississippi's K-12 education budget.

 

 

Testing: ACT won't bid on contract

Posted 3/17/2015 in State

When it comes to companies to provide future standardized tests in Mississippi, the ACT organization says it's out. But it's not yet clear who's in.

 

 

Reeves proposes more income tax cuts, bumping total to $550M

Posted 3/17/2015 in State

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves on Monday floated a larger $555 million tax cut proposal with more income tax cuts, setting the stage for negotiations as the end of the legislative session approaches.

 

 

Mississippi landlord accused of setting couple on fire

Posted 3/17/2015 in State

Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson says deputies have arrested a landlord who is accused of setting two of his tenants on fire.

 

 

Man shot, killed by Pike County sheriff's deputy

Posted 3/17/2015 in State

Authorities say a 35-year-old man shot and killed by a Pike County deputy tried to run down the deputy with an ATV.

 

 

Miss.: Keep execution drug supplier's name secret

Posted 3/17/2015 in State

Attorney General Jim Hood is asking a Hinds County judge to keep secret the identity of Mississippi's execution drug supplier while the state appeals an order to release the name.

 

 

Ex-3 Doors Down bassist pleads no contest to second DUI

Posted 3/17/2015 in State

The former bassist for 3 Doors Down has pleaded no contest to a second-offense drug-related charge of driving while impaired.

 

Analysis: Influence of Senate Conservative Coalition wanes

Posted 3/16/2015 in State

Nearly two years ago, the newly formed Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition was preparing to make life uncomfortable for Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves.

 

Former 3 Doors Down bassist DUI trial set for Monday

Posted 3/14/2015 in State

Former 3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell is set to go to trial in D'Iberville Monday on a charge of second-offense driving under the influence of a substance other than alcohol.

 

 

Mississippi River on the rise from rain fall up stream

Posted 3/14/2015 in State

The Mississippi River at Natchez is expected to rise 6.6 feet in the next two weeks, placing it just below flood level early in the spring rise season.

 

Reed guilty of murder, sentenced to life, in Clarksdale case

Posted 3/13/2015 in State

A Mississippi man on Thursday was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury found him guilty of murder in the 2013 slaying of an openly gay candidate for mayor of Clarksdale.

 

Bill to allow long-term trusts goes to Bryant

Posted 3/13/2015 in State

A bill headed to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant would let people put real estate into trusts for up to 110 years, and money, stocks or other financial assets into trusts for up to 360 years.

 

 

Miss. special-needs voucher bill inches forward

Posted 3/12/2015 in State

A proposal to create state-funded vouchers for a small fraction of special education students is moving forward in the Mississippi Legislature.

 

 

Man says he didn't mean to drown Clarksdale candidate

Posted 3/12/2015 in State

Jurors will have to decide whether they believe Lawrence Reed acted with premeditation when he killed Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian in 2013.

 

 

Mississippi considers mandate on cancer drug costs

Posted 3/12/2015 in State

Health insurers would be banned from making patients pay higher out-of-pocket costs for oral medication taken at home than for chemotherapy received in a health care facility, under a bill moving through the Mississippi Legislature.

 

 

AG Hood recovers $30 million for state

Posted 3/12/2015 in State

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has delivered a check totaling just over $30 million to the state treasury from litigation involving cases against Standard & Poor's and Capital One Bank.

 

 

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