JACKSON -- Allowing oil and gas drilling 10 to 12 miles south of Mississippi's coastline in the Gulf of Mexico is a good idea because it could generate state revenue, Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday. The Mississippi Development Authority on Monday published proposed regulations to lease state waters in the Gulf for the drilling.
JACKSON -- Republican Gov. Haley Barbour calls for reducing the number of school districts and merging some universities, reviving many of his past recommendations in his final Mississippi budget proposal.
JACKSON -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour tells The Associated Press his first event as a professional speaker will be the day after he leaves office.
JACKSON -- One higher education leader says Mississippi's universities could expect dividends from getting more involved in economic development and job training.
OXFORD -- A University of Mississippi spokesman says retired chancellor Robert Khayat is hospitalized but improving.
JACKSON -- Federal judges on Monday released a plan to update Mississippi's four congressional districts, which decreases the number of split counties from eight to four, the secretary of state said.
BILOXI -- At least 20 bags of toys collected as part of the Salvation Army toy drive are missing after a break-in at the school where they were stored, but officials hope they are just misplaced, not stolen.
JACKSON -- Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith said he doubts there'll be a third trial for a woman accused of aggravated DUI in a 2009 accident that seriously injured a motorcyclist.
D'IBERVILLE -- A six-vehicle pileup in D'Iberville left one man hospitalized and another man in jail charged with three counts of felony driving under the influence with injuries.
JACKSON -- A bluegrass band led by a Mississippi Supreme Court justice will perform Tuesday in the Capitol rotunda and host a concert that will include Christmas music.
JACKSON -- New legislators will write Mississippi's budget for the year that begins July 1 and, after a certain amount of haggling, a new governor will sign it into law.
NEW ORLEANS -- Cameron International, the maker of the Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer that failed to stop last year's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, has agreed to pay $250 million to BP in a legal settlement, BP said Friday.
JACKSON -- The Mississippi Court of Appeals has rejected an appeal from a man sentenced to life in prison for dousing his girlfriend with gasoline and setting her on fire.
TUPELO -- A South Carolina man is the latest person to plead guilty to federal charges related to a scheme to avoid paying taxes on thousands of packs of cigarettes.
Republican Gov.-elect Phil Bryant on Thursday asked businesspeople, lobbyists, legislators and state agency leaders to help him shape an agenda for Mississippi's 2012 legislative session.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Rice growers met a threshold to move forward with a $750 million settlement over genetically modified rice, the company blamed for the problem said Thursday.
The Yazoo County Sheriff's Department is investigating the discovery of several dead and malnourished horses near Bentonia.
JACKSON -- Citing "widespread and extensive" damage from the disastrous 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a group of state and federal environmental officials said Wednesday it's important to begin restoration and listed eight proposed projects to kick off the effort.
WASHINGTON -- BP and the oil industry drilling in the Gulf of Mexico lacked the proper safety attitude to handle the large risks of deep-water drilling, leading to the many bad decisions behind the nation's worst offshore spill, a panel of expert engineers said Wednesday.
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