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Funding, turf issues stall emergency broadband

Posted 7/22/2013 in State

Mississippi's attempt to create the nation's first statewide emergency broadband network has come to a halt. The state's Wireless Communications Commission voted last week to freeze construction on the $56 million project, which is nearly 80 percent complete.



Miss. auditor seeks clerk fee system changes

Posted 7/22/2013 in State

Every year, the Mississippi auditor's office cites a handful of circuit and chancery clerks for overpaying themselves.



Jackson mourns officer death in accident

Posted 7/22/2013 in State



Duck Dynasty stars raise $280K for children's home

Posted 7/22/2013 in State



Judge dismisses Faulkner heirs' suit

Posted 7/20/2013 in State


State falls short of goal in teacher hiring

Posted 7/19/2013 in State

State education officials will hire 24 reading coaches and coordinators for the coming school year, falling far short of their goal of 75. The coaches are the key personnel in the state's effort to meet legislative mandates that all third-graders read at a basic level by 2015 or be flunked.

Hood: Appeal to support gun law coming next week

Posted 7/18/2013 in State

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Wednesday that law-enforcement officers are confused about whether Mississippi has an open-carry gun law. Then, during a news conference intended to clarify the situation, Hood gave an explanation that even he conceded was "probably, you know, as clear as mud."


Child care finger scanners coming

Posted 7/18/2013 in State


Miss. blues guitarist, singer 'T-Model' Ford dies

Posted 7/17/2013 in State

James Lewis Carter "T-Model" Ford, a hard-living blues singer who taught himself to play guitar when he was 58 years old and his fifth wife left him, died Tuesday at his home in Greenville, Miss.


Miss. insurer could cut ties to two hospital systems

Posted 7/17/2013 in State



Noxubee Co. Community Work Center inmate caught

Posted 7/16/2013 in State



Voting Rights ruling alters election dynamic

Posted 7/15/2013 in State



Stonie beats Chestnut for Slugburger title

Posted 7/15/2013 in State



Southern Quality Meats responds to PETA video

Posted 7/13/2013 in State



Area sales tax holiday weekend upcoming

Posted 7/13/2013 in State


Report: Highways will face decay

Posted 7/12/2013 in State

State transportation officials say half of Mississippi's highways will be in poor condition by 2035 if current funding levels continue.


Regulators approve energy efficiency rules

Posted 7/12/2013 in State



Two Miss. ex-wildlife officials sentenced for crimes

Posted 7/12/2013 in State



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