JACKSON -- The inauguration of Republican Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday capped a week of ceremony in Mississippi state government, as leadership changed hands in the House, then the Senate, and finally in the governor's office.
NEW ORLEANS -- The U.S. economy faces losing billions of dollars in trade unless the Army Corps of Engineers' budget for dredging the Mississippi River is increased to prevent the river from silting in, according to a new study commissioned by businesses that rely on the river.
Last year's frightening flooding of the Mississippi River didn't do any direct damage to the site of one of the pivotal battles of the Civil War. It did bring in some undesirable new neighbors.
PURVIS -- Two key Lamar County administrators received significant raises this year, thanks to provisions provide by state statute.
ESCATAWPA -- Prosecutors have dropped all charges against former heart surgeon, who in 2009 was accused of growing marijuana on his 50-acre property in Jackson County.
NEW ALBANY -- For the second time in three years, Union County residents have rejected the sale of hard liquor and wine in the county.
NEW ORLEANS -- Federal scientists say a new chemistry-based analysis of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico closely matches official estimates released at the time of the spill.
JACKSON -- Phil Bryant has won seven straight elections, beginning with a race for state House in 1991. But he lost his first run for public office, a bid to become a Rankin County supervisor in 1988.
JACKSON -- Phil Bryant's administration is going to look at least a little like outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour's administration.
JACKSON -- Defense lawyers want a federal judge to give them more time to prepare for trial in the case of a cancer clinic accused of using old syringes and watered-down chemotherapy drugs.
JACKSON -- Outgoing Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has pardoned at least four convicted killers who worked as inmate trusties at the Governor's Mansion, including a man who was denied parole less than two weeks ago.
GREENWOOD -- Greenwood Utilities has taken a $350,000 hit after under-billing a local furniture factory for 15 years before the mistake was caught.
NEW ORLEANS -- Nearly 20 months after its massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill -- and just as the nation focuses on New Orleans, host of the BCS title game -- BP is pushing a slick nationwide public relations campaign to persuade Americans that the Gulf region has recovered.
JACKSON -- Authorities say a second man has died from injuries sustained in the crash in southern Mississippi of a motorhome carrying people from Georgia to New Orleans to attend the national college football championship game.
NEW ORLEANS -- Inside Louisiana's Civil War Museum, battle flags line the walls. Uniforms, swords and long-barreled guns fill museum cases beside homespun knapsacks, dented canteens and tiny framed pictures of wives that soldiers carried into battle.
JACKSON -- A convicted murderer released from prison over the weekend on a pardon by Gov. Haley Barbour was denied parole less than two weeks ago.
LORMAN -- The 50th anniversary of the June 12, 1963, assassination of Medgar Evers won't be commemorated until next year, but Alcorn State University has begun its campaign to raise funds to build a statue honoring Evers, who graduated there in 1952.
JACKSON -- The Mississippi Supreme Court has agreed to hear a dispute over the move of a church in Oxford.
JACKSON -- Cindy Hyde-Smith wants to emphasize the "commerce" part of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce.
JACKSON -- The Mississippi Parole Board has refused early release for a man convicted of felony fleeing in the death of a Mississippi state trooper.
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