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Palazzo leads Taylor in 4th District GOP primary

Posted 6/4/2014 in State

Incumbent congressman Steven Palazzo was on the cusp of securing the GOP nomination for his seat against Gene Taylor, the Democrat-turned-Republican trying to win his old job back. But the race remains too close to call.


Republican, Democrat primaries today

Posted 6/3/2014 in State

A Republican showdown for U.S. Senate takes center stage as Mississippians vote today in midterm congressional primaries. Polls are open until 7 p.m.


EPA goal: Miss. to cut carbon by 38 percent

Posted 6/3/2014 in State

The federal government is proposing that Mississippi's carbon dioxide emissions from power plants be 38 percent lower by year 2030 compared to 2005.


Columbus native to step down as dean of U. of Miss. medical center

Posted 6/3/2014 in State

Dr. James Keeton, dean of the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a Columbus native, said Monday that he will retire as of June 30, 2015.

State to use its voter ID law

Posted 6/2/2014 in State

Mississippi on Tuesday will use its new voter ID law for the first time, culminating a long political fight in a state with a troubled past of voting-rights suppression.


Miss. Senate race tops Tuesday's 8 primaries

Posted 6/2/2014 in State

Strange, unsavory twists in Mississippi's Senate Republican race are grabbing the most attention of Tuesday's primary elections in eight states.



Trial for suspect in roadside shooting Monday

Posted 6/2/2014 in State

The trial of James D. Willie, accused of fatally shooting of a Nebraska man along a North Mississippi highway in 2012, is scheduled to begin Monday in Panola County Circuit Court in Sardis.


Cochran keeps calm amid Senate race scandal

Posted 5/31/2014 in State

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is in the fight of his political life in a brutal, too-personal Republican primary that has drawn his bedridden wife into the melee and resulted in criminal charges against some of his opponent's supporters.


Taylor seeks to unseat Palazzo

Posted 5/31/2014 in State

Gene Taylor has run for Congress 13 times before now, but never before as a Republican.



Former Hattiesburg mayor Bobby Chain dies, 84

Posted 5/31/2014 in State


Challenger to longtime GOP senator gets a boost

Posted 5/30/2014 in State

The Mississippi state lawmaker who is challenging longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is picking up help from some high-profile conservative darlings just in time for next week's primary.


Man accused of taking youth program food

Posted 5/30/2014 in State

A dining hall manager has been arrested and accused of stealing steaks, seafood and other edibles that belonged to the Mississippi National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy, authorities said Thursday.



Judge orders return of cash seized during traffic stop

Posted 5/30/2014 in State

A Pike County judge has ordered the Magnolia Police Department to return $16,702 in cash seized from a man arrested on misdemeanor charges at a traffic stop.



Adams Co. industrial land not locked down

Posted 5/30/2014 in State

Even though the former Belwood Country Club property is under contract to KiOR, county officials say the valuable industrial property isn't necessarily locked down to the financially struggling alternative fuels producer.



Cochran: Use of wife's photo 'amateurish'

Posted 5/29/2014 in State

Republican Sen. Thad Cochran said Wednesday he thinks it's "kind of amateurish" that supporters of his primary opponent, Chris McDaniel, photographed his ailing wife in a nursing home and used her image in a political video against him.



Military recovers items from 1952 plane crash

Posted 5/28/2014 in State

After 62 years, the family of Claiborne Thigpen will receive some closure on his death. Thigpen's nephew, Cecil Craft, received a phone call a few months ago saying the U.S. Air Force had located the wreckage of Thigpen's plane, which had crashed in November of 1952.



Man arrested in JSU professor's slaying

Posted 5/28/2014 in State

Madison Police Chief Gene Waldrop says a 20-year-old man has been charged with murder in the May 21 slaying Jackson State University professor Garrick Shelton.



Nephew kills Parchman prison warden at family gathering

Posted 5/27/2014 in State

A prison system warden was shot and killed by her nephew at a family gathering in Holmes County.



Madison judge accused of racial slur

Posted 5/27/2014 in State

A Madison County Justice Court judge faces accusations that he struck a mentally disabled man and used racial slurs while working as a security guard at an event in Canton.



Senatobia furniture factory to close

Posted 5/27/2014 in State

A furniture factory that was once had more than 1,000 employees in Senatobia is closing.



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