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Mississippi drivers can put flag minus rebel X on license plate

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi residents who want a state flag without the Confederate battle emblem will soon be able to display one on their license plate.

 

 

Mississippi governor signs $1,500 pay raise for teachers

Posted 4/17/2019 in State

Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Tuesday to give teachers and assistant teachers a $1,500 pay raise during the year that begins July 1.

 

 

Mississippi tornado count rises to 19 in Saturday outbreak

Posted 4/17/2019 in State

The National Weather Service now counts 19 tornadoes that hit Mississippi on Saturday.

 

 

Third casino in Mississippi's Tunica County to close

Posted 4/17/2019 in State

A casino company announced Tuesday that it's closing a gambling hall in Mississippi's Tunica County, the third casino to close in the area since 2014 in the face of increasing competition and declining revenues.

 

 

Food stamp investigator gets 39 months for extortion plea

Posted 4/17/2019 in State

A former Mississippi food stamp fraud investigator has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

 

 

Mississippi lottery board adopts rules on ethics and records

Posted 4/16/2019 in State

The governing board for the upcoming Mississippi Lottery is setting rules for ethics and public records.

 

 

Tornadoes hit more than 250 buildings across Mississippi

Posted 4/16/2019 in State

Early assessments show Saturday's tornado outbreak damaged more than 250 homes, businesses and public buildings across Mississippi.

 

 

Analysis: Redistricting a big task for incoming lawmakers

Posted 4/15/2019 in State

People elected to the Mississippi House and Senate this year will be in charge of redrawing legislative districts in the coming term.

 

 

Mysterious bowls of mashed potatoes confuse Mississippians

Posted 4/13/2019 in State

Residents of a neighborhood in Jackson are confused by the bowls of mashed potatoes they're finding on their cars, porches and mailboxes.

 

 

Nuclear regulator cites Mississippi plant for 2 low-level violations

Posted 4/13/2019 in State

A special inspection of a nuclear power plant in Mississippi has resulted in two low-level citations, as its operator says it has continued trying to make improvements.

 

 

Mississippi politico in skit that had others in blackface

Posted 4/12/2019 in State

A white Republican running for Mississippi attorney general said Thursday that he is "embarrassed" about taking part in a college skit 40 years ago in which other actors wore blackface.

 

 

Mississippi school board votes to take over 2 districts

Posted 4/12/2019 in State

Two school districts in Mississippi's Delta region will be the first to be folded into a new statewide district aimed at improving academic performance.

 

 

Safety agency sets $159,000 fine after Mississippi worker loses 4 fingers

Posted 4/11/2019 in State

A federal workplace safety agency is fining a south Mississippi plastics manufacturer after an employee lost four fingers.

 

 

Mississippi OB-GYN indicted on 12 sexual battery charges

Posted 4/11/2019 in State

An OB-GYN in Mississippi is charged with 12 counts of sexual battery after patients accused him of assaulting them in medical offices.

 

 

Final soldiers from Mississippi unit return from deployment

Posted 4/10/2019 in State

The final members of a Mississippi National Guard unit returned home Saturday from deployment in the Middle East.

 

 

Mississippi governor candidate Reeves decries 'liberals'

Posted 4/9/2019 in State

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves set the tone in his race for Mississippi governor Monday evening, telling supporters at a campaign event: "The radical liberals have taken aim at Mississippi's culture and Mississippi's values."

 

 

Inspections show deterioration of US-funded housing for poor

Posted 4/9/2019 in State

In this city known for pre-Civil War mansions, a young mother shared a government-funded apartment with her three small children and a legion of cockroaches.

 

 

Some issues unsolved by lawmakers will be back

Posted 4/8/2019 in State

It's hard to hear the sound of the dog that didn't bark. In the same way, it's hard to detect the impact of issues that lawmakers didn't deal with. But as in any session, there were important issues on which the Mississippi Legislature didn't make laws, or even really consider.

 

GOP candidate says truck burglarized while at party event

Posted 4/8/2019 in State

A Republican candidate for Mississippi governor says someone broke into his truck and stole campaign files while he was at an event.

 

Mississippi teacher group eyeing protest asks about walkout

Posted 4/6/2019 in State

One of Mississippi's statewide teacher organizations asked supporters Thursday if they're interested in protests over teacher pay and Republican education policies, even asking about an indefinite "walkout."

 

 

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