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44 jobs cut at MDOT

Posted earlier today in State

The Mississippi Department of Transportation is eliminating 44 jobs in its Right-of-Way Division.

 

 

PSC won't rehear domestic violence deposit waiver

Posted yesterday in State

The Mississippi Public Service Commission won't reconsider its order to let victims of domestic violence delay paying utility deposits for 60 days.

 

 

Mars to invest $31 million, hire 25 in Greenville

Posted yesterday in State

Mars Food, which makes Uncle Ben's Rice and other products at its Greenville plant, will invest $31 million to modernize operations and expand research at the plant.

 

 

MDOT approves Faulkner Scenic Byway

Posted 10/21/2014 in State

Portions of the road connecting New Albany, the birthplace of Mississippi's Nobel Prize-winning author, with Oxford, in which William Faulkner lived most of his life, will soon bear his name.

 

 

Miss. renews water-rights battle with Memphis

Posted 10/21/2014 in State

The U.S. Supreme Court is asking the Obama administration to weigh-in on whether to allow Mississippi to filed a new lawsuit alleging Memphis, Tennessee, is stealing water from the state.

 

 

Miss. ban on same-sex marriage challenged in suit

Posted 10/21/2014 in State

A gay-rights group and two lesbian couples filed a federal lawsuit Monday to try to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage in Mississippi.

 

 

Miss. failing bridges now a concern

Posted 10/20/2014 in State

Mention highway safety and people have all sorts of ideas of what that means.

 

 

Hunting, fishing rights issue before voters

Posted 10/18/2014 in State

Van Allen has been processing deer meat and selling gear to hunters and anglers for 20 years in Mississippi and other parts of the South. Like many outdoors enthusiasts, he thinks hunting and fishing are birthrights that ought to be constitutionally protected.

 

 

Mississippi reports season's first flu case

Posted 10/18/2014 in State

Weeks into the flu season, state health officials say a Marshall County teen has Mississippi's first reported flu infection.

 

 

Black Caucus pushes for more minority contracts

Posted 10/18/2014 in State

Mississippi government agencies needs to make a stronger effort to buy more goods and services from businesses owned by minorities and women, leaders of the Legislative Black Caucus say.

 

 

Scores show most Miss. kindergarten students lag

Posted 10/17/2014 in State

A first-ever look at whether Mississippi's kindergarten students are ready to learn to read shows that two-thirds are not.

 

 

1 killed, 1 hurt after chase on Alcorn's campus

Posted 10/16/2014 in State

An Alcorn State student is hospitalized and his passenger dead, after he tried to run from Campus Police.

 

 

Teen faces charges in wreck that killed 2 players

Posted 10/16/2014 in State

The teen driver who walked away from an accident that killed two Brookhaven High School football players now faces two counts of vehicular homicide.

 

 

University Medical reworking Ebola response plan

Posted 10/16/2014 in State

"We found the initial training we were doing was woefully inadequate."

 

 

Donations to help replace Hattiesburg zoo flamingos

Posted 10/16/2014 in State

Hattiesburg residents are helping replace two Chilean flamingos from the Hattiesburg Zoo that died last week.

 

 

Mississippi hires charter school board director

Posted 10/15/2014 in State

An employee who leads charter schools in Louisiana has been hired as executive director of the new Charter School Authorizer Board in Mississippi.

 

 

Atheist group: Miss. school aided Bible giveaway

Posted 10/15/2014 in State

An atheist group says it objects to a Mississippi principal telling fifth-grade teachers to take students through a public school lobby where Gideons were handing out Bibles.

 

2 men's cases will take time to resolve

Posted 10/15/2014 in State

Leflore County prosecutors are planning trials for two men allegedly involved in a Greenwood doctor's murder-for-hire scheme.

 

Medicaid debate expected again in 2015

Posted 10/13/2014 in State

Advocates who want to extend Medicaid to hundreds of thousands more Mississippi residents know they face long odds at the state Capitol, where opponents of expansion are in control.

 

 

Miss. woman has helped solve 8 cases around the country

Posted 10/13/2014 in State

From her desk in Orange Grove, Ellen Leach helped identify a skull found in a bucket of cement at a Missouri truck stop.

 

 

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