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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.

 

 

Report examines expanding health business in Miss.

Posted 10/27/2012 in State

Mississippi needs to produce more physicians and provide incentives for them to work in rural areas, says a new report that focuses on expanding the business of health care in one of the poorest, sickest states in the nation.

 

 

Miss. bluesman getting long overdue grave marker

Posted 10/26/2012 in State

Mississippi blues musician Tommy Johnson is finally getting a headstone on his grave, more than a half century after he died.

 

Coleman, Phillips locked in tight race for high court spot

Posted 10/25/2012 in State

If there was a race that Mississippi voters seemed to know the least about, it would likely be the race for the District 3 Supreme Court seat.

 

Internet scammers hit city of Corinth

Posted 10/25/2012 in State

An Internet scam in which perpetrators pose as the FBI in an attempt to extort money is cropping up in the Corinth area.

 

 

Hosemann: Voter ID not required in Miss. this Nov.

Posted 10/24/2012 in State

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says Mississippians won't have to show photo identification when they go to the polls Nov. 6.

 

 

2 Miss. inmates wanted in slaying captured in La.

Posted 10/24/2012 in State

Two Mississippi inmates suspected of fatally stabbing a 95-year-old woman after escaping from a prison were captured Tuesday in a bar on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, authorities said.

 

Costs of teen pregnancy affect all Mississippians

Posted 10/20/2012 in State

Just as she does every day, Kimberly Jones sat on the front porch of her Southside home Friday, waiting for her oldest child to come home from school. Jones, who asked that her real name not be used, is a 24-year-old mother of two.

 

Man accused of luring Southaven mayor from wife

Posted 10/20/2012 in State

The former wife of Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is seeking $1 million in a lawsuit against a 26-year-old Starkville man who she says broke up her marriage by luring Davis away from her.

 

 

ACLU demands Miss. school stop prayers

Posted 10/18/2012 in State

The American Civil Liberties Union demanded Wednesday that a south Mississippi school stop holding prayers and promoting religious activities at games and other events.

 

 

Authorities: 4 injured as storm crosses Southeast

Posted 10/18/2012 in State

A severe storm front packing gusting winds left four people injured as it punched across a wide swath of the Southeast, downing power lines, toppling trees and damaging at least one mobile home in Mississippi, authorities said Thursday.

 

 

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