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Mississippi cuts math teacher test score, citing shortage

Posted less than 1 hour ago in State

Mississippi is lowering the standardized test score that a student must achieve to become a middle school or high school math teacher, citing a teacher shortage.



Jackson mayor: Manhole that sparked deadly wreck is city's fault

Posted less than 1 hour ago in State

The mayor of Jackson says an unsecured manhole cover that contributed to a deadly crash is the city's fault.



Tough choices remain for Mississippi pension fund

Posted yesterday in State

Pension plans are long-term enterprises with ups and downs, structured to pay out over decades. And if there's anyone who has the long view of Mississippi's Public Employees Retirement System, its outgoing Executive Director Pat Robertson.



Trustees give final approval to university tuition increases

Posted 5/19/2018 in State

Trustees of Mississippi's eight public universities are giving final approval for tuition increases next fall.



Mississippi universities want more courses for new students

Posted 5/19/2018 in State

Mississippi's eight public universities plan to raise their admission requirements, in line with changes made earlier to the state's public high school diplomas.



Mississippi proposes rules to govern legal sports betting

Posted 5/18/2018 in State

Mississippi's sprint toward legalized sports betting has begun. The state Gaming Commission on Thursday proposed rules to govern sports books at Mississippi's 28 licensed casinos.



Feds and Mississippi fight over who should clean up fraud

Posted 5/17/2018 in State

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Mississippi's secretary of state are fighting over who should collect assets and repay victims of a $100 million-plus fraud.



Sports betting: Mississippi casinos could take bets soon as court clears way

Posted 5/15/2018 in State

Mississippi could, at least temporarily, be the only place within the Southeastern Conference where football fans can put bets down when games begin at summer's end.



Analysis: Candidates vie for attention in 3rd District race

Posted 5/15/2018 in State

Voters in central Mississippi's 3rd District are choosing a new member of Congress for the first time in a decade.



'In God We Trust' will be on new Mississippi license plate

Posted 5/12/2018 in State

Mississippi's new standard license plate will display the state seal that includes the phrase, "In God We Trust."



Former juvenile officer pleads guilty in 2016 beating

Posted 5/11/2018 in State

A former juvenile detention officer faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to beating a teenage boy.



DeNiro raises money for Dem in Mississippi Senate race

Posted 5/10/2018 in State

Actors Robert DeNiro and Alec Baldwin are giving some fundraising help to a Democrat hoping to unseat Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi.



Mississippi man pleads guilty in timber fraud scheme

Posted 5/10/2018 in State

A Mississippi man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a fraud scheme that prosecutors say took in well over $100 million and victimized more than 300 people, including U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker.



Tupelo mayor leaves special Senate race in Mississippi

Posted 5/9/2018 in State

A Democratic mayor dropped out of a special U.S. Senate race in Mississippi on Tuesday, leaving four candidates in the contest to serve the final two years of an unexpired term.



Mississippi National Guardsmen deploying to US-Mexico border

Posted 5/9/2018 in State

Mississippi National Guardsmen are being deployed to the southwest U.S.-Mexico border this week to assist with border security.



Retrial set for September in burned woman case

Posted 5/9/2018 in State

The retrial of a man charged with killing a Mississippi woman by setting her on fire has been delayed.



Analysis: Angry officials squabble over troubled bridges

Posted 5/7/2018 in State

Mississippi has a problem: deteriorating local bridges.



Mississippi college giving posthumous degree to black vet

Posted 5/5/2018 in State

The University of Southern Mississippi will award a posthumous honorary degree to a black U.S. Army veteran who was rejected when he tried to integrate the school decades ago.



Petal mayor says he's running for Mississippi governor

Posted 5/5/2018 in State

A Republican mayor from south Mississippi said Thursday that he is running for governor next year, even though he expects to be widely outspent by other candidates.



National Guard soldiers continue training for deployment

Posted 5/5/2018 in State

More than 4,000 Mississippi National Guard soldiers are going through intensive training to prepare them for deployment to the Middle East.



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