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Political stress erupting at state Capitol

Posted 4/6/2012 in State

Three months into the Mississippi legislative session, nerves are fraying and tempers are flaring at the state Capitol.

 

17 counties under tornado watch until 11 a.m.

Posted 4/5/2012 in State

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 11 a.m. for 17 counties in Mississippi, including Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Noxubee and Clay. Other counties included in the watch are Bolivar, Choctaw, Clarke, Forrest, Jasper, Jones, Kemper, Lamar, Lauderdale, Neshoba, Newton, Webster, and Winston.

 

 

Ag groups, builders oppose Miss. immigration bill

Posted 3/28/2012 in State

Building contractors and agriculture groups, including those representing the poultry industry and sweet-potato growers, say they're against an immigration-enforcement bill awaiting debate in Mississippi.

 

Brigham, Hainsey join military council

Posted 3/23/2012 in State

Two local leaders have been tasked with representing the community on the newly-established Mississippi Military Communities Council, which was re-established by Gov. Phil Bryant last week to help promote and protect the state's military interests and advise him on issues impacting the state's nine military bases.

 

Hood seeks review of Barbour pardons ruling

Posted 3/23/2012 in State

Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling that former Gov. Haley Barbour's late-term pardons were valid.

 

AG Hood hires Mike Moore to sue BP

Posted 3/21/2012 in State

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood confirmed Tuesday to The Associated Press that he has hired former Attorney General Mike Moore and others to handle the state's claims against BP PLC stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

 

AP analysis: Another round of base closings ahead?

Posted 3/20/2012 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant is receiving praise for his decision to revive a Mississippi council to battle potential military base closings.

 

 

Kemper plant reversal 'major victory'

Posted 3/16/2012 in State

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley called the Mississippi Supreme Court's Thursday reversal of a lower courts ruling approving construction of a Kemper county coal plant a "major victory" for Mississippi Power Company customers.

 

End of an era: Stansbury retires

Posted 3/16/2012 in State

Bulldog coach leaves after 22 seasons, 293 victories

Santorum sweeps south; Romney takes Hawaii

Posted 3/14/2012 in State

A resurgent Rick Santorum swept primaries in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday night, upending the race for the Republican presidential nomination yet again and nudging Newt Gingrich toward the sidelines.

 

Wicker, four congressmen turn to general election

Posted 3/14/2012 in State

Fresh off triumphs over primary contenders Tuesday night, Mississippi's congressional incumbents turned their focus to November.

 

 

Wicker, Gore win in Miss. Senate primaries

Posted 3/13/2012 in State

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker has won the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, beating E. Allen Hathcock of Stewart and Robert Maloney of Madison.

 

Santorum wins AL, MS in GOP fight for the South

Posted 3/13/2012 in State

A resurgent Rick Santorum swept primaries in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday night, upending the race for the Republican presidential nomination as he sought to push Newt Gingrich toward the sidelines.

 

Nunnelee wins GOP primary in Miss. 1st District

Posted 3/13/2012 in State

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo has won the Republican nomination for Mississippi's 1st Congressional District.

 

Miss. Republicans seek contender against Obama

Posted 3/13/2012 in State

Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney were almost evenly splitting Mississippi's Republican presidential primary vote Tuesday, with 60 percent of the precincts reporting.

MSU to announce hiring of Vic Schaefer today

Posted 3/13/2012 in State

Vic Schaefer will be the next women's basketball coach at Mississippi State University.

 

Mississippi primaries hone lists of federal candidates

Posted 3/13/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi voters are choosing nominees for all four U.S. House seats and one Senate seat, and Republicans are helping select a nominee to face President Barack Obama. Polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Webster County moonshine operation found

Posted 3/13/2012 in State

On Monday, Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control agents executed a search warrant at the residence of Parker Roberson, age 76, at 1558 Parker Roberson Road in Maben.

 

Miss. Supreme Court rules Barbour pardons valid

Posted 3/9/2012 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court Thursday upheld the pardons issued by former Gov. Haley Barbour, during his final days in office, including several convicted in Lowndes and Okitbbeha counties.

 

First Lady Deborah Bryant tours Smithville

Posted 3/8/2012 in State

Nearly a year after a deadly tornado left the Smithville community in shambles, Mississippi's First Lady Deborah Bryant witnessed the process of rebuilding the town, including efforts to associate Smithville with a new image.

 

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