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Vicksburg park removes some Confederate items from store

Posted 6/27/2015 in State

Most souvenirs that feature the Confederate battle flag have been removed from the bookstore at Vicksburg National Military Park, home to a Civil War battlefield.

 

 

Bryant: No special session on Miss. flag

Posted 6/26/2015 in State

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday that he will not call Mississippi lawmakers back to the Capitol for an election-year special session to consider removing a Confederate battle emblem from the state flag.

 

 

More than 75K in Miss. keep insurance subsidies

Posted 6/26/2015 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant was among several Mississippi Republicans who criticized the Supreme Court's decision Thursday upholding the tax subsidies that are a key part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

 

 

City of Tupelo awarded top municipal honor in Mississippi

Posted 6/26/2015 in State

The city of Tupelo has received a top honor among Mississippi municipalities by winning the Mississippi Municipal League Overall Award for Excellence for 2015.

 

 

GOP senators: Remove Confederate sign from Miss. flag

Posted 6/25/2015 in State

Both of Mississippi's Republican U.S. senators said Wednesday that the state should remove a Confederate battle emblem from its flag.

 

 

Lt. governor: Voters should decide Mississippi flag design

Posted 6/24/2015 in State

Mississippi voters, not lawmakers, should decide whether to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday.

 

 

Gulfport police not charging gun-toting man

Posted 6/24/2015 in State

Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania says no charges will be filed against the man who entered three Gulfport businesses with a shotgun, sending patrons fleeing and tying up massive police resources.

 

 

Police: Woman arrested, poured hot oil on boyfriend

Posted 6/24/2015 in State

Biloxi police say a woman has been arrested after she poured hot cooking oil on her boyfriend, resulting in burns on more than 25 percent of his body.

 

 

Fastest rising rents in US? Jackson, Mississippi

Posted 6/24/2015 in State

Home rental prices are climbing across much of the United States -- with the biggest gains coming from not from New York or San Francisco but Jackson, Mississippi.

 

State flag debate rekindled

Posted 6/23/2015 in State

There is new controversy over Mississippi's state flag.

 

Hood says Mississippi settles some tobacco claims for $15M

Posted 6/23/2015 in State

Mississippi's attorney general says the nation's largest tobacco company will pay the state $15 million to settle claims that it was underreporting the number of cigarettes it was shipping to the state.

 

 

Analysis: Opening meetings, College Board ruling turns 30

Posted 6/22/2015 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court's landmark ruling on open meetings and the state College Board is 30 years old this year.

 

 

Boy donates birthday money to slain officer's family

Posted 6/20/2015 in State

An 8-year-old boy used his birthday party to give to the children of a slain Mississippi police officer.

 

Man pleads guilty to charge over noose on Ole Miss statue

Posted 6/19/2015 in State

A federal prosecutor said in court Thursday that Graeme Phillip Harris hatched a plan, after a night of drinking at a University of Mississippi fraternity house, to hang a noose on a campus statue of James Meredith, the first black student at Ole Miss.

 

Report: Mississippi foster care backsliding

Posted 6/18/2015 in State

Not only is Mississippi not living up to a court order to improve its child welfare system, but a court monitor finds that things may be getting worse.

 

 

Messages show plot to get photo of senator's bedridden wife

Posted 6/17/2015 in State

 

 

MDE seeks input on academic standards

Posted 6/17/2015 in State

The Mississippi Department of Education is seeking public comment on possible revisions to its English language arts and mathematics academic standards.

 

 

Drug maker seeks to overturn $38M award to Miss.

Posted 6/17/2015 in State

A drug manufacturer is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to reverse a $38.2 million judgment for the state in a Medicaid drug-pricing lawsuit.

 

 

Blogger gets 2.5 years over senator's wife photo conspiracy

Posted 6/16/2015 in State

A blogger who pleaded guilty in a conspiracy to break into a nursing home and shoot unauthorized video of the ailing wife of a U.S. senator was sentenced Monday to serve more than two years in prison.

 

 

Falling branch kills boy in Tupelo

Posted 6/15/2015 in State

Authorities say a falling tree branch killed a 10-year-old boy as baseball teams were leaving the field because of a storm.

 

 

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