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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.

 

 

Hunt for suspects ongoing in burning death

Posted 12/23/2014 in State

The hunt for suspects continues in the death of a 19-year-old woman who was burned alive in Panola County.

 

 

State certifies school referendum for 2015 ballot

Posted 12/23/2014 in State

Voters in November 2015 will decide a referendum to write a funding guarantee for "an adequate and efficient system of free public schools" into Mississippi's constitution.

 

 

Miss. Highway Patrol begins holiday enforcement

Posted 12/23/2014 in State

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin the 2014 Christmas holiday enforcement period at 6 p.m. Tuesday and conclude at midnight Christmas night.

 

Convict in 1964 civil-rights deaths won't confess

Posted 12/23/2014 in State

Craggy-faced and ornery, Edgar Ray Killen bears the signs of his 89 years.

Photo: Senator Younger sworn in

Posted 12/22/2014 in State

Senator Charles "Chuck" Younger was sworn in on Friday to fill the District 17 seat left vacant by the late Terry Brown.

 

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