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McCoy ready to enjoy retirement

Posted 12/30/2011 in State

TUPELO -- State Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersvlle, says once Billy McCoy, his legislative deskmate for the past 28 years, went weeks without speaking to him because, "I made a bad vote. Everybody is entitled to one mistake."

 

 

Familiar budget shortfall faces new Mississippi leaders

Posted 12/30/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi lawmakers and Gov.-elect Phil Bryant will face a difficult task in crafting a state budget for the fiscal year that starts on July 1.

 

 

State timber business slowly rebounding

Posted 12/28/2011 in State

STARKVILLE -- Timber industry observers say low national home construction levels and relatively dry weather resulted in a slightly lower year-end value for Mississippi forest products.

 

 

Scruggs gets hearing in appeal of conviction

Posted 12/28/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Imprisoned former attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs has earned a March 26 hearing in his effort to overturn his 2009 conviction in a corruption case involving former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter.

 

 

Ripley Mayor Kerry Hill dies

Posted 12/28/2011 in State

RIPLEY -- The body of Ripley Mayor Kerry W. Hill was found Tuesday at his residence. He was 75.

 

 

Barbour reflects as term ends

Posted 12/28/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says the response to Hurricane Katrina shaped his legacy, and the 2005 storm boosted the state's image because outsiders saw Mississippians' willingness to work hard and help their neighbors.

 

 

Suspect arrested in Marshall County slaying

Posted 12/28/2011 in State

HOLLY SPRINGS -- One suspect has been arrested in a Christmas Day drive-by shooting that left a 16-year-old Memphis girl dead.

 

 

Woman accused of abandoning dogs

Posted 12/27/2011 in State

LAUREL -- A 64-year-old Jones County woman accused of abandoning more than 20 dogs in a home without proper care has surrendered to authorities.

 

 

100-year party just half over at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Posted 12/27/2011 in State

PERKINSTON -- Homecoming festivities are over but Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is far from done celebrating its centennial anniversary.

 

 

Waller among politicians who died in '11

Posted 12/27/2011 in State

JACKSON -- At the funeral for former Mississippi Gov. William Waller Sr., the state's current Supreme Court chief justice, Bill Waller Jr., said his father would be remembered for his "big presence in the legal community, in government and politics."

 

 

Pascagoula officials urge Mississippi law change

Posted 12/27/2011 in State

PASCAGOULA -- Pascagoula officials are asking lawmakers to amend a state law and allow local governments to enforce federal floodplain codes at hunting and fishing camps so they can qualify for the National Flood Insurance Program.

 

 

State agricultural high school celebrates 100th anniversary

Posted 12/22/2011 in State

 

 

Mississippi death row inmate loses appeal

Posted 12/22/2011 in State

JACKSON -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Roger Lee Gillett, who was sentenced to death for his role in the 2004 slaying of a Hattiesburg couple.

 

 

Judge puts Facebook suit on hold

Posted 12/22/2011 in State

OXFORD -- A federal judge has put a hold on a Mississippi woman's lawsuit against Facebook. The Oxford Eagle reports that U.S. Magistrate S. Allan Alexander agreed to stay the lawsuit at Facebook's request.

 

 

Sentencing set for man in counterfeit money case

Posted 12/22/2011 in State

GREENVILLE -- A man accused of using counterfeit money at stores and yard sales in north Mississippi is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 30 in federal court in Greenville.

 

 

Barbour to return to lobbying firm

Posted 12/22/2011 in State

JACKSON -- When Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour leaves office Jan. 10, he'll return to the Washington, D.C., lobbying firm he founded in 1991

 

 

State casino revenue decline continues in November

Posted 12/22/2011 in State

JACKSON -- November has been a bad month for Mississippi casinos in recent years, but last month plumbed new lows.

 

 

NTSB issues report on 2010 Mississippi plane crash

Posted 12/22/2011 in State

JACKSON -- A plane crash in Mississippi that killed a Georgia businessman and his wife in 2010 was probably caused by the man flying into known bad weather and the air traffic controller's failure to provide required precipitation information, federal authorities said.

 

 

BP: Rig partner liable for own punitive damages

Posted 12/22/2011 in State

BP wants to shield itself from having to compensate Halliburton for punitive damages, fines and penalties the cement contractor may face for its role in the deadly 2010 rig explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

 

Historical marker finds a new home

Posted 12/21/2011 in State

MERIDIAN -- A historic marker that denotes the importance of Meridian as a railroad hub has been moved to the Union Station depot from Interstate 20.

 

 

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