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Miss. House leader urges defeat of education amendment

Posted 1/10/2015 in State

The second-highest leader of the Mississippi House said Thursday that legislators have fulfilled their promises to improve public schools, and he urged voters to defeat an education funding proposal that will be on the ballot in November.



Greenwood doctor committed to mental hospital for treatment

Posted 1/8/2015 in State

A Greenwood doctor who was the alleged instigator of a failed plot to kill a local attorney has been committed to state hospital to undergo treatment for mental illness.


Common Core opponents seek momentum as session starts

Posted 1/7/2015 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant reiterated Tuesday that Mississippi should stop using the Common Core academic standards, but just what legislative leaders plan remains unclear.


'Don't believe in a god?' billboards up in south

Posted 1/7/2015 in State

Billboards reaching out to atheists, humanists, freethinkers and agnostics are up in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.



Wicker to preside over US Senate on first day of Congress

Posted 1/6/2015 in State

Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker will serve as presiding office of the U.S. Senate during the first day of the 114th Congress, which convenes today.



Nunnelee hospitalized in his Miss. hometown

Posted 1/6/2015 in State

A Mississippi congressman who had brain surgery last year is hospitalized for treatment of a bleeding problem in his left leg.



Rallies expected as Mississippi lawmakers begin 3-month session

Posted 1/6/2015 in State

As Mississippi lawmakers begin their three-month session at noon today, they will be greeted by groups trying to influence state policy on education standards, state employee pay raises and a host of other issues.



Education, taxes among top 2015 Miss. issues

Posted 1/5/2015 in State

Mississippi's three-month legislative session begins at noon Tuesday.



Tupelo plans city-wide events celebrate Elvis' birthday

Posted 1/5/2015 in State

On Thursday, Tupelo launches a birthday celebration fit for the king of rock and roll.



Louisville's Ward set as next Senate president pro tem

Posted 1/4/2015 in State

Republican Giles Ward of Louisville is in line to become the second-highest leader of the Mississippi Senate.



State agriculture values set to top $7B for third year

Posted 12/31/2014 in State

The overall projected totals for Mississippi's crop values should top $7 billion for the third straight year, experts say, despite low prices for some goods.



Presley running again for Miss. utility commission

Posted 12/31/2014 in State

Democrat Brandon Presley says he's seeking a third term on the Mississippi Public Service Commission.



Prison task force: Ban no-bid contracts

Posted 12/30/2014 in State

The Mississippi Department of Corrections should eliminate as many of its no-bid contracts as possible and start a competitive process to see if it can get better deals.



Both sides in school funding suit seek ruling

Posted 12/30/2014 in State

Both sides in a lawsuit over state funding for local school districts in Mississippi are asking a judge to rule in their favor without having a full trial in the case.



Miss. ranks 7th nationally in certified teachers

Posted 12/30/2014 in State

In the 2013-2014 school year, 198 teachers in Mississippi achieved the National Board Certification.



Questions linger on aluminum plant project

Posted 12/29/2014 in State

The strange recruitment of a potential $1.2 billion aluminum mill rolls on.



Reward of more than $17K offered in Panola woman's burning death

Posted 12/26/2014 in State

The reward for information about whoever burned a 19-year-old woman is nearing $18,000.


One-time most wanted fugitive Barreto dies in custody

Posted 12/26/2014 in State

A woman once on the U.S. Marshals' Most Wanted Fugitives list in connection with the death of her adopted child has died.

Severe weather slams south; four killed

Posted 12/24/2014 in State

Severe weather slamming the southern U.S. two days before Christmas killed at least four people, flipped cars, knocked out power to thousands and damaged several homes and businesses.


Google denied motion to block subpoena

Posted 12/24/2014 in State

A federal judge has denied Google Inc.'s motion to block enforcement of a subpoena issued by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.



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