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Annunciation church awarded preservation grant

Posted 1/24/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Annunciation Catholic Church in Columbus and the Old Byhalia High School Auditorium have been awarded Community Heritage Preservation grants. The grants were announced Monday by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

 

 

Movie set to film in Oxford

Posted 1/23/2012 in State

OXFORD -- While Oxford has been the backdrop for many independent films over the last few years, it hasn't played host to a major motion picture in well over a decade.

 

 

Marion County students could get cash

Posted 1/23/2012 in State

COLUMBIA -- In Marion County, they're giving students cash for going to school. A local business group has decided to donate $200 to each of the county's four high schools so officials can pay the sum to a student with perfect attendance.

 

 

Judge to hear pardons challenge from Hood

Posted 1/23/2012 in State

JACKSON -- A Hinds County judge will hear arguments from Attorney General Jim Hood who is challenging dozens of pardons issued by former Gov. Haley Barbour.

 

 

Hattiesburg woman charged in DUI death

Posted 1/23/2012 in State

HATTIESBURG -- A 37-year-old Hattiesburg woman is in the Forrest County Jail charged with driving-under-the-influence/causing death or mutilation.

 

 

Man found guilty in second murder trial

Posted 1/23/2012 in State

MERIDIAN -- Julius Wesley Kiker, of Lucedale, has been convicted for a second time in the shooting death of his wife, Renee Kiker, at their Lucedale home on March 6, 2002.

 

 

Budget cuts recommended for health care programs

Posted 1/23/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Legislative budget writers want to slash the state general fund appropriation for the state Department of Health to $20.7 million -- the lowest level it has seen since 1990, when it received $20.3 million.

 

 

2 dead, 100 hurt in Alabama as storms pound South

Posted 1/23/2012 in State

CLAY, Ala. -- Severe storms and possible tornadoes pounded the South on Monday, injuring more than 100 people and killing at least two in Alabama, including a man who lived in an area devastated by a deadly twister outbreak in the spring.

 

 

Mississippi casinos win more in December

Posted 1/23/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi casinos won more money from gamblers in December, the only month in 2011 that gaming revenues were higher than in 2010.

 

 

Celebrity rooster back home in Ocean Springs

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

Carl the rooster is back in Ocean Springs. Carl is one of a small band of roaming roosters who have become a quirky novelty of downtown Ocean Springs.

 

 

Police to meet with subject in BCS video

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

NEW ORLEANS -- An Alabama sheriff says a relative is on his way to New Orleans to meet with police in connection with a video taken after the BCS football championship game that appears to show an unconscious LSU fan being abused by someone in Alabama attire.

 

 

Two Pascagoula teens arrested, accused of vandalism

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

PASCAGOULA -- Two teenagers have been arrested, accused of setting fires at Pascagoula's recreation complex.

 

 

DA seeks home of doctor nabbed in drug case

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

VICKSBURG-- The Vicksburg home of a Tallulah, La., doctor who was arrested on 300 counts of prescription fraud is the target of a forfeiture civil suit brought by Warren County District Attorney Ricky Smith.

 

 

Four sentenced in drug case

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

HATTIESBURG -- A federal judge has sentenced four people who authorities say were involved in a south Mississippi methamphetamine distribution ring.

 

 

Governor's Mansion trusties booted in Mississippi

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Gov. Phil Bryant has ended a decades-long practice of state prison trusties working at the Governor's Mansion.

 

 

Report backs changes to college employee plan

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

JACKSON -- A study of a special retirement savings plan for Mississippi public university employees recommends changing how the state's contribution levels are set.

 

 

Judge dismisses challenge to uniform policy

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

TUPELO -- A federal judge has upheld a uniform policy in Lee County that requires detention center officers to wear pants furnished by the sheriff's department.

 

 

Mississippi economy 'feeble' but slowly recovering

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi's economy is slowly recovering but remains "feeble," an expert told lawmakers Thursday.

 

 

Poor weather forecast cancels inaugural parade

Posted 1/20/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Gov. Phil Bryant has canceled his Saturday inaugural parade, after already postponing from Jan. 10, when he was sworn in.

 

 

GOP speaker names Mississippi House committee chairs

Posted 1/20/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn named leaders for the House's 41 committees Friday, allowing the chamber to move ahead with business.

 

 

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