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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.


Two arrested for looting in Lee County

Posted 5/3/2014 in State

Bond has been set at $50,000 each for two men arrested and charged for looting at Lee County residences in the storm aftermath.


Businesses protest new Mississippi law

Posted 5/3/2014 in State

Some Mississippi business owners who support equal treatment for gays and lesbians are pushing back against a new law that bans government from limiting the free practice of religion.


Company signs deal at Natchez port

Posted 5/3/2014 in State

Natchez and Adams County officials aren't making public any details about the sale of four acres at the local port.



Cochran-McDaniel debate unlikely in Senate primary

Posted 5/3/2014 in State

A Washington-based anti-tax group is criticizing Sen. Thad Cochran for not debating challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's Republican U.S. Senate primary.



Tupelo residents say some sirens silent

Posted 5/3/2014 in State

Some people in Tupelo are saying that warning sirens failed to sound before a tornado struck the city Monday afternoon.



Tornado recovery needs housing, hospital and jobs

Posted 5/3/2014 in State

Rescuers were still looking for people missing after Monday's tornado when Louisville and Winston County officials started thinking about long-term recovery.



61,494 in Miss. enroll in health exchange

Posted 5/2/2014 in State

New figures show 61,494 Mississippi residents have signed up for private health insurance using a federal government website, out of more than 117,000 who were eligible.



Gov. Bryant signs final bills from session

Posted 5/2/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant has signed more than 100 bills that fund state government and assorted other proposals that passed during the final days of the 2014 legislative session in early April.



Former Mississippi police chief sentenced

Posted 4/30/2014 in State

A former police chief in Mississippi has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for conspiring to demand money and property from people in exchange for dropping criminal charges.



Kemper power plant will cost more

Posted 4/30/2014 in State

The Southern Companies says the expected startup date of its coal gas-fired power plant in Kemper County is being pushed back to the first half of 2015.



450-pound gator caught on Pass Christian beach

Posted 4/29/2014 in State

An alligator drew quite a crowd to the beach in Pass Christian on Monday before being trapped and hauled off by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.



Forecast: Miss. in for days of nasty weather

Posted 4/28/2014 in State

Foul weather probably won't leave Louisiana and Mississippi until Wednesday, the National Weather Service said Sunday.



Lawmakers pass third child protection bill

Posted 4/28/2014 in State

Beginning July 1, Mississippi mental health care professionals will report if a committed individual has children or has visitation with minors. The information goes the Mississippi Department of Human Services, the agency responsible for child protection issues.



Abortion law at fed appeals court

Posted 4/28/2014 in State

The future of Mississippi's only abortion clinic soon will be up to a federal appeals court.



Gov. signs suffrage bills for three

Posted 4/26/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant has signed bills to restore the voting rights of three people convicted of felonies.



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