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Mississippi ACT scores stay flat for 2015 graduates

Posted 8/26/2015 in State

Mississippi's ACT scores were flat last year, although a few more Magnolia State students are ready for college by the standards of the test.



Blues marker to honor musician 'Son' House

Posted 8/26/2015 in State

Blues musician Eddie "Son" House will be honored with a Mississippi Blues Trail maker in Rochester, New York.



Woman accused of kidnapping 3-year-old boy

Posted 8/25/2015 in State

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation says a young woman is being charged with kidnapping after she was found with a missing 3-year-old boy.



Tupelo woman arrested for exploiting a vulnerable adult

Posted 8/25/2015 in State

A Tupelo woman has been indicted on charges of taking money from residents at an assistant living facility.



SeaPort agrees to remove Tupelo service

Posted 8/25/2015 in State

SeaPort Airlines has agreed to end its passenger service in Tupelo.



Camera shows Lumberton alderman stealing lighter

Posted 8/25/2015 in State

Security camera footage in a Lumberton Shell Station caught a person stealing a $26 lighter. That person turned out to be a city alderman.



Two new West Nile virus cases confirmed in Mississippi

Posted 8/25/2015 in State

Mississippi has two new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the total of laboratory-confirmed cases this year to 13.


John Grisham talks politics at Mississippi Book Festival

Posted 8/24/2015 in State

John Grisham says being on the losing side of a Mississippi political fight gave him plenty of time to write big chunks of his first two legal thrillers, "A Time to Kill" and "The Firm."


Under the Capitol dome: Katrina insecurity over being forgotten returns

Posted 8/24/2015 in State

On Hurricane Katrina's 10th anniversary, is it time to take off the chip?


Unique properties lost to Katrina receiving markers

Posted 8/24/2015 in State

Twenty-nine Mississippi properties lost to Hurricane Katrina are being immortalized with cast aluminum markers.


Stolen gun to be returned to family of the late Gov. Fordice

Posted 8/24/2015 in State

icksburg police say a pistol engraved with the name of former Mississippi Gov. Kirk Fordice and seized in a Jackson drug raid had been stolen from a truck owned by a relative.



Contractor: Former Miss. prison leader sought bribes

Posted 8/22/2015 in State

One man pleaded guilty Friday and another was indicted on federal charges that they paid bribes and kickbacks to a former Mississippi corrections commissioner in exchange for contracts.



Universities seek fresh multiyear bond deal with lawmakers

Posted 8/21/2015 in State

After three years of predictability on bond funding, officials at Mississippi's eight public universities are hoping for a new multiyear agreement with lawmakers on the level of funding they can expect.



Southern Mississippi deputy shoots man armed with pistol

Posted 8/21/2015 in State

A southern Mississippi man is hospitalized after he called the sheriff's office, brandished a pistol at deputies and was shot multiple times when he refused to drop the gun, authorities said.



Gautier removes Miss. flag, then raises it again

Posted 8/21/2015 in State

The coastal city of Gautier briefly removed a Mississippi flag from a veterans' display in front of City Hall, then raised it again after veterans objected.



Oxford, Greenwood removing Miss. flag from city property

Posted 8/20/2015 in State

Oxford and Greenwood have become the latest cities to stop flying the Mississippi flag because it contains a Confederate battle emblem.



Reward offered in Corinth police officer shooting

Posted 8/20/2015 in State

A reward is being offered to help find the man who shot a Corinth police officer.



US Geological Survey: 2.6 earthquake in Madison Co.

Posted 8/18/2015 in State

The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed that a minor earthquake has shaken Madison County.


Notable Mississippians join growing chorus to change state flag

Posted 8/17/2015 in State

A handful of Golden Triangle residents are among famous Mississippi residents asking the state to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its flag.


Campaign signs in Adams County fall victim to vandals

Posted 8/17/2015 in State

Campaign signs for the two men running for Adams County sheriff are being vandalized.



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