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'Personhood' ballot proposal uncertain in Miss.

Posted 5/12/2014 in State

Organizers have little time left to push for a new Mississippi ballot initiative that would declare life begins at conception.



Barbour headlines tort reform conference

Posted 5/12/2014 in State

Mississippi's business community is celebrating Wednesday the 10th anniversary of the passage of tort reform legislation.



A short, wild ride to stop a burning bus

Posted 5/12/2014 in State

It's been a wild ride for sisters Bettye Windom and Beth Insley since their short, wild ride to stop a burning school bus.



Couple searches for wedding album owners

Posted 5/10/2014 in State

About four months after Hurricane Katrina ripped through South Mississippi and devastated much of Pass Christian, Michael Malley was doing debris cleanup and came across a somewhat soggy -- but still intact -- photo album.



Louisville to hold memorial service Sunday

Posted 5/10/2014 in State

A community memorial service will remember the 10 Winston County residents killed in an April 28 tornado.



Nunnelee out of hospital but faces brain surgery

Posted 5/10/2014 in State

A Republican congressman from north Mississippi is out of a Washington hospital but says he faces surgery later for a small mass found on his brain.


Legislature OKs $17M for tornado recovery

Posted 5/9/2014 in State

The Mississippi Legislature met in a three-hour session Thursday and approved $17 million to help pay for recovery from disasters, including tornadoes that recently pounded the state.

Rep. Nunnelee hospitalized in Washington

Posted 5/9/2014 in State

Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee is in a Washington, D.C., hospital after initially suffering nausea and fatigue.


Atheist group renews suit on Rankin school prayer

Posted 5/8/2014 in State

A student supported by an atheist group says the Rankin County school district is still violating a ban on school prayer.



Deputy charged in death of coach

Posted 5/7/2014 in State

Family and friends of a youth basketball coach called for swift justice Tuesday against two Mississippi sheriff's deputies accused of assaulting their son after a recreational league game and causing injuries that led to his death.



Mississippi lawmakers to convene on tornado costs

Posted 5/7/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant has called the Mississippi Legislature into special session starting Thursday to help pay state government's share of recovery costs after the deadly April 28 tornadoes.



Deputy charged in death of basketball coach

Posted 5/6/2014 in State

Jackson police say a Hinds County sheriff's deputy has been arrested in the death of a basketball coach.



Testing encouraged for those born 1945 to 1965

Posted 5/6/2014 in State

The Mississippi State Department of Health is offering free Hepatitis C testing at all county health departments in May.



Governor may call special session to pay for tornado damage

Posted 5/6/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant may call the Mississippi Legislature into special session to help pay state government's share of tornado recovery costs.



2 Mississippi students are presidential scholars

Posted 5/6/2014 in State

Two Mississippi students have been selected as 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars.



Kemper plant drags down Southern Co. stock

Posted 5/6/2014 in State

Troubles at the Kemper County power plant that Mississippi Power Co. is building are so great that they're dragging down the stock of parent Southern Co.


Storm shelter half empty; some have nowhere to go

Posted 5/5/2014 in State

More than half of the 70 people who took shelter at a church in Louisville after Monday's tornado have found another place to stay.


Social media, criminal case debate rages

Posted 5/5/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court could have added its voice to the national legal debate over law enforcement's use of emails, cellphones, Facebook and other electronic communications in criminal investigations and prosecutions. It didn't.



Officer hit by car, driver being sought

Posted 5/5/2014 in State

A 38-year-old Alabama man is being sought for allegedly hitting a Prentiss police officer with a car in Jefferson Davis County.


U.S. teachers nowhere as diverse as their students

Posted 5/5/2014 in State

Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite. New studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association are calling attention to this "diversity gap" at elementary and secondary schools in the United States. The groups want more to be done to help teachers more accurately mirror the students in their classrooms.


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