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Mississippi burn ban lifted but some county bans remain

Posted earlier today in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says the state burn ban has been lifted because of recent rainfall but some county bans are still in effect.


Mississippi has options for new secretary of state

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi voters are choosing a new secretary of state this year, and the two candidates are divided over some big proposals for the office.


US judge hears arguments about Mississippi election system

Posted 10/12/2019 in State

A federal judge is giving no indication of how or when he will rule in a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi's unique, multistep process of electing a governor and other statewide officials.



Reeves and Hood clash on teacher pay, roads, health care

Posted 10/11/2019 in State

Mississippi's Republican lieutenant governor and Democratic attorney general debated teacher pay raise plans, road repairs, health care and taxes as they clashed for the first debate in the governor's race.



GOP runoff cuts Reeves' cash, but Democrat Hood still trails

Posted 10/11/2019 in State

A contested Republican primary and runoff dented the cash cushion of Tate Reeves, but the lieutenant governor still has more money than Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood as the two wrestle for the governor's chair.



Mississippi city rejects mental health facility despite need

Posted 10/11/2019 in State

Officials in southwest Mississippi have denied a rezoning request for a mental health facility, despite complaints that the area is underserved.



Mississippi AG: Deal should bring state better internet service

Posted 10/10/2019 in State

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says the state will settle its part of a lawsuit that opposed the merger of cellphone companies T-Mobile and Sprint.



Ole Miss faculty seek info from trustees on leader's hiring

Posted 10/9/2019 in State

University of Mississippi professors want trustees to explain how they selected Glenn Boyce as the university's new leader.



Appeal denied in case tied to killing of 2 police officers

Posted 10/9/2019 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court says it will not consider an appeal from a woman convicted on charges related to the 2015 killing of two Hattiesburg police officers.



Mississippi defends 15-week abortion ban in appeals court

Posted 10/8/2019 in State

A federal court that rejected Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban should have let the state present evidence about whether a fetus experiences pain, an attorney for the state argued Monday.



Analysis: Debate will show contrasts for Reeves and Hood

Posted 10/7/2019 in State

The major-party nominees for Mississippi governor will spell out their differences on education, the economy and other issues in their first -- and possibly only -- debate before the Nov. 5 general election.



Mississippi's voter registration deadline is Monday

Posted 10/5/2019 in State

Mississippi residents who want to help choose a governor are facing a voter registration deadline.



Ole Miss names chancellor despite protest ending ceremony

Posted 10/5/2019 in State

Mississippi's former higher education commissioner was named the next chancellor of the University of Mississippi on Friday in a choice that was made public via a news release after an announcement ceremony was thwarted by student protesters' cries of "Shame! Shame! Shame!"



Federal appeals court to hear Mississippi 15-week abortion ban

Posted 10/5/2019 in State

Federal appeals court judges are set to hear arguments Monday over a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.



Reeves backed by Trump in Mississippi governor's race

Posted 10/4/2019 in State

President Donald Trump has tweeted that he's giving his "Complete & Total Endorsement" to the Republican nominee for Mississippi governor, Tate Reeves.



Mississippi city tries to limit noise near abortion clinic

Posted 10/4/2019 in State

Noisy conflict is common outside Mississippi's only abortion clinic, with protesters sometimes using bullhorns to amplify their voices and the clinic itself blaring music to keep patients from hearing the protesters.



Military investigating after 32 soldiers hurt during exercise

Posted 10/4/2019 in State

Military officials are investigating after 32 parachuting soldiers were injured -- four badly enough to require hospitalization -- when 87 jumpers were blown into trees during a night training exercise in Mississippi.



Mississippi grand jury clears officer in fatal shooting

Posted 10/3/2019 in State

A Mississippi grand jury has cleared a police officer in the fatal shooting of a felony suspect.



22 hurt in parachute training at Camp Shelby

Posted 10/3/2019 in State

At least 22 soldiers training at a Mississippi military base have been injured during a night parachuting exercise.



Sheriff disputes suit that says military duty caused firing

Posted 10/2/2019 in State

The U.S. Justice Department says in a lawsuit that a Mississippi sheriff fired an employee because he had to be gone on military duty for extended periods.



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