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Other editors: Senseless election reaction a step backward for Ole Miss

Posted 11/8/2012 in State

Ole Miss has more than 20,000 students enrolled at its campuses, including the Medical Center. But it only takes a small percentage to tarnish the image worn by all.

 

Ole Miss students rally for racial harmony

Posted 11/8/2012 in State

A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama Tuesday night grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges.

 

Ballots fall in Miss., as GOP enthusiasm wanes

Posted 11/8/2012 in State

Who knew the enthusiasm gap was among Mississippi Republicans? The number of Mississippi voters dropped from the 2008 presidential election by as much as 90,000 people, with Republican votes falling twice as much as Democratic ballots.

 

 

Coleman defeats Phillips for Supreme Court seat

Posted 11/7/2012 in State

Newcomer Josiah Coleman won a seat on the Supreme Court on Tuesday with a suprisingly easy win over Richard "Flip" Phillips.

 

 

Wicker, Nunnelee, Harper hold off challenges

Posted 11/7/2012 in State

Two years after booting two incumbents from the U.S. House, Mississippi voters chose stability in 2012 by re-electing all four current congressmen and returning Republican Roger Wicker to the U.S. Senate.

 

 

Josiah Coleman elected to Mississippi Supreme Court in northern district

Posted 11/6/2012 in State

Josiah Coleman has been elected to Mississippi Supreme Court in northern district.

 

 

Nunnelee re-elected in Miss. 1st US House district

Posted 11/6/2012 in State

Republican Alan Nunnelee has been re-elected to the U.S. House in north Mississippi's 1st District. He begins a two-year term in January.

 

 

Romney wins Miss. electoral votes for president

Posted 11/6/2012 in State

Republican Mitt Romney has won Mississippi's six electoral votes for president.

 

 

Republican Wicker re-elected to US Senate in Miss.

Posted 11/6/2012 in State

Republican Roger Wicker has been re-elected to the U.S. Senate from Mississippi and begins a six-year term in January.

 

Miss. votes Romney, re-elects Wicker, 4 US reps

Posted 11/6/2012 in State

Mississippi votes were casting ballots for president, five federal officials and five state appellate judges, forming long lines at polling stations amid heavy turnout Tuesday, elections officials said.

 

Miss. economy predicted to grow slowly in 2013

Posted 11/6/2012 in State

Mississippi's economy is forecast to grow slowly again in 2013, after eking out just barely positive growth in 2012.

 

 

Hosemann eyes streamlining state boards

Posted 11/6/2012 in State

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is advocating streamlining state government by reining in the 200 boards and commissions that oversee various agencies.

 

 

Miss. to vote on US offices, state judicial seats

Posted 11/5/2012 in State

Mississippi voters are preparing to choose one U.S. senator, four U.S. House members, four state Supreme Court justices and one judge for the state Court of Appeals.

 

 

Miss. gov says voters should voluntarily show ID

Posted 11/1/2012 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Wednesday that he thinks it would be a good idea for people in the state to voluntarily show identification when they vote, even though it's not required by law.

 

 

Bryant and Canadian diplomat tout Mississippi-Canada trade opportunities

Posted 11/1/2012 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant and a Canadian diplomat are urging Mississippi's business community to look north for trading opportunities.

 

Nunnelee enjoys huge edge in campaign donations

Posted 10/30/2012 in State

As election season comes to a close, politicians are still hoping for last minute donations that will give their campaigns a final push to the finish.

 

Jackson schools could lose accreditation Thursday

Posted 10/30/2012 in State

Jackson's public schools could lose state accreditation Thursday, after district board members rejected a deal that would have given the system longer to comply with rules regarding special education.

 

 

Weather service warns of November weather

Posted 10/29/2012 in State

National Weather Service meteorologists are warning Mississippi residents to be wary of severe weather in November.

 

 

Canadian ambassador to visit Mississippi

Posted 10/29/2012 in State

The Canadian ambassador to the United States will be in Mississippi on Wednesday.

 

 

AP Analysis: Suit bodes ill for child care expansion

Posted 10/29/2012 in State

It seems crazy that to get the state Department of Human Services to negotiate with them, Mississippi's child-care providers had to sue the agency.

 

 

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