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Butler: Pickering misspending campaign money

Posted 7/27/2015 in State

Second-term Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering is defending his campaign spending on travel, vehicles and a garage door.


State sales tax holiday weekend will begin July 31

Posted 7/27/2015 in State



Others sought in crash that killed rebel flag supporter

Posted 7/24/2015 in State

Mississippi investigators said Thursday that they are trying to find people who might have been involved in a road dispute just before a crash that killed a black man wearing a Confederate military hat.


Mississippi congressman Thompson joining Obama on trip

Posted 7/24/2015 in State

A Mississippi Democrat is among the members of Congress traveling to Africa with President Barack Obama.


Utility wants credits as default option for Kemper refunds

Posted 7/23/2015 in State

Mississippi Power Co. is telling regulators that the company wants bill credits to be the default option when refunding the $350 million the company collected from customers for its Kemper County power plant.



Official: Man detained by police was breathing, kicking

Posted 7/23/2015 in State

A Tennessee man who died after witnesses say was he hog-tied face-down on a stretcher was at the hospital for an hour and a half before his death and was "breathing fine" and "kicking and screaming" during that time, a prosecutor said Wednesday.



11 arrests reported in vandalism spree in Vicksburg

Posted 7/22/2015 in State

Eleven people have been arrested in a weeklong string of vandalism in Vicksburg that authorities say caused thousands of dollars in damage and destroyed more than three dozen windows of business and vehicles.


Black backer of Confederate flag was anomaly in Miss.

Posted 7/22/2015 in State

In a town where Confederate soldier statues stand sentinel on the courthouse square and a university campus, Anthony Hervey remained an anomaly -- a black man who draped himself in the Confederate battle flag and publicly declared his loyalty to the secessionist Lost Cause and his belief that the Civil War was not fought over slavery.


District Attorney: Police misconduct in Tennessee man's death unlikely

Posted 7/22/2015 in State

A Tennessee man who died hours after he was detained by police in Mississippi had been hogtied face-down on a stretcher, according to a witness.


Statewide 'Sales Tax Holiday' set for July 31

Posted 7/21/2015 in State

Lex Jackson has owned Reed's Department Store in Columbus for 42 years, including the past 18 at the store's current location in Jackson Square.

Black Mississippi flag supporter dies in traffic accident

Posted 7/21/2015 in State

A black Mississippi man who often dressed in Confederate regalia to support the state flag has died in a one-car accident.


A call to action in Mississippi horse trainer's death

Posted 7/20/2015 in State

Hundreds gathered Sunday night at a baseball park in a small Mississippi town to remember a black man who died after a physical encounter with a white police officer and to call for action.



Lawyer: Autopsy finds Mississippi man was strangled in police encounter

Posted 7/17/2015 in State

An attorney for the family of a black man who died following an encounter with a white police officer in a Mississippi town says the cause of death was strangulation.



Mississippi alligator hunting permits sell out in 45 minutes

Posted 7/16/2015 in State

For the first time since alligator hunting began in Mississippi, public water alligator hunting permits went on sale on a first come, first served basis Tuesday, and all 920 permits sold within 45 minutes.



Judge: Mississippi not obligated to fully fund schools

Posted 7/16/2015 in State

Mississippi legislators are not obligated to fully fund an education budget formula every year, a judge ruled in a lawsuit filed by a former governor.



New veterans cemetery planned for northern Miss.

Posted 7/16/2015 in State

A new veterans cemetery will be developed in northern Mississippi with the help of a federal grant.



State urges parents to submit voucher applications quickly

Posted 7/16/2015 in State

The Mississippi Department of Education says 166 families will receive an annual subsidy of $6,500 that can be used to pay for private school tuition, tutoring or other educational services outside the public schools.



FBI aiding inquiry of Miss. man's death after police encounter

Posted 7/15/2015 in State

Some residents of a small Mississippi town say they're still looking for answers a week after a black man died following a physical encounter with a white police officer.



NAACP: Miss. should remove Confederate sign from flag

Posted 7/15/2015 in State

The NAACP is calling on Mississippi legislators to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, days after South Carolina removed a stand-alone Confederate banner from its Capitol grounds.



Mississippi faces struggle over Confederate emblem in flag

Posted 7/11/2015 in State

Now that South Carolina has removed a Confederate battle flag from its statehouse lawn, the next big struggle over Old South symbols is shaping up in Mississippi, where the rebel X has fluttered over the Capitol and other public buildings for more than a century as part of the state flag.



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