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Historians: Confederate emblem 'symbol of racial terror'

Posted earlier today in State

Historians in Mississippi say the Confederate battle emblem is a "symbol of racial terror" that needs to be stripped from the state flag.



Regulators, utility split on Mississippi power plant rates

Posted earlier today in State

Regulators and Mississippi Power Co. disagree over how much money the company should get for the functioning portion of its Kemper County power plant.



Marine crash inquiry continues, but no answers expected soon

Posted yesterday in State

Military investigators are trying to piece together the cause of a crash that killed 15 Marines and a sailor in Mississippi in July, but it could be a year or more until any information becomes public.



1 Miss. county is asked to move Confederate statue

Posted yesterday in State

One county in Mississippi could consider moving a Confederate monument off of its courthouse lawn.



2 deaths among 36 West Nile virus cases in Mississippi

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi now has two West Nile virus deaths and 36 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne illness this year.



Analysis: State symbols don't have to go on the ballot

Posted 8/21/2017 in State

Defenders of the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag have a ready-made argument that was handed to them nearly a generation ago by lawmakers who didn't want to deal with the politically volatile issue of redesigning the banner.



Miss. officials condemn white nationalist violence

Posted 8/15/2017 in State

Some Mississippi officials are denouncing white nationalist violence that killed one person and injured several others during the weekend in Virginia.



Analysis: Financial questions for 2 of 3 charter finalists

Posted 8/14/2017 in State

Decision time is drawing near for Mississippi's Charter School Advisory Board. While a proposed school in Clarksdale has an impressive list of supporters, those who want to open schools in Canton and Drew may face questions.



Physician gets prison for phony hospice certifications

Posted 8/14/2017 in State

A Mississippi physician was sentenced Thursday to 39 months in federal prison and ordered to pay nearly $2 million in restitution to the federal Medicare program, part of a continuing investigation into fraud by end-of-life hospice care providers in Mississippi.



Mississippi man arrested on dogfighting charges, 19 rescued

Posted 8/14/2017 in State

A sheriff's department says nearly 20 Staffordshire Terriers have been rescued from a suspected dogfighting operation in Mississippi.



Coal mine layoffs latest fallout at Kemper power plant

Posted 8/11/2017 in State

The company that supplies lignite coal to Mississippi Power Co.'s Kemper County power plant says it will lay off 75 workers at the mine.



Armstrong Flooring to close Vicksburg plant

Posted 8/10/2017 in State

Armstrong Flooring will close its Mississippi plant in October, laying off 93 workers. The company, based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, says closing the Vicksburg plant and one in Jackson, Tennessee, will save it more than $8 million a year.



Fired engineer sues, saying utility retaliated against him

Posted 8/9/2017 in State

A fired engineer at a now-aborted Mississippi Power Co. plant sued the utility's parent company Tuesday, saying an order to reinstate him is being ignored.



Another high court justice will run Mississippi foster care

Posted 8/9/2017 in State

One former state supreme court justice is leaving his post running Mississippi's foster care system, but another justice will leave the court to take over.



Hearing set for Mississippi charter school application

Posted 8/9/2017 in State

One Mississippi community will get its say on a plan to open a charter school.



Federal agency seeks more penalties against Mississippi lender

Posted 8/8/2017 in State

A federal agency wants more penalties against a Mississippi payday lender and has asked a judge to order the company and its owner to pay back $8.3 million in profits and revenues.


Policymakers back private flood insurance

Posted 8/7/2017 in State

Mississippi's top insurance regulator and its only Democratic congressman are both ready to cede some of the federal flood insurance market to private insurers.


UAW defiant in Nissan loss as union opponents celebrate

Posted 8/5/2017 in State

Supporters of the United Auto Workers say they're not giving up their fight to unionize a Nissan auto assembly plant in Mississippi after a stinging defeat, even as UAW opponents say Friday's loss proves workers don't want the union.



Mississippi officers to carry drug overdose antidote

Posted 8/5/2017 in State

Mississippi State Troopers and other state law enforcement officers will begin carrying an overdose antidote, Gov. Phil Bryant announced Thursday, following the release of a state task force report on how to combat opioid and heroin abuse and overdoses.



Voting on Nissan union representation ends today

Posted 8/4/2017 in State

Workers at a Nissan auto assembly plant in Mississippi are voting on whether they want the United Auto Workers union to bargain for them.



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