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'Mississippi Encyclopedia' explores state's people, places, things

Posted yesterday in State

At 1,451 pages and nearly 9 pounds, "The Mississippi Encyclopedia" is something to behold. "Foot injuries," said Charles Reagan Wilson, a senior editor. "I see a lot of foot injuries from this book."


State salon board looks to trim backlog

Posted yesterday in State

A Mississippi agency that many people describe as a bureaucratic nightmare is getting a long-needed makeover.



Heat advisory in effect until 8 p.m. today

Posted 7/22/2017 in State

Weather officials have issued a heat advisory for parts of Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas as heat indexes rise above 100 degrees.



Heat advisory in effect for Mid-South region

Posted 7/21/2017 in State

Weather officials have issued a heat advisory for parts of Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas as heat indexes rise above 100 degrees.



Business group leader: Pro-union vote could hurt Miss.

Posted 7/21/2017 in State

Mississippi could have a harder time attracting jobs if Nissan workers vote to join a union, the head of the state Chamber of Commerce said Thursday.



Ex-Navy sailor gets 40 years for killing transgender woman

Posted 7/21/2017 in State

A former Navy sailor has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 2016 stabbing death of a transgender woman in Mississippi.



Mississippi prison consultant will plead guilty to kickbacks

Posted 7/19/2017 in State

The wife of a former Mississippi lawmaker says she wants to plead guilty to paying kickbacks to the state's former corrections commissioner.



Police: Mississippi girl dies after beating over math lesson

Posted 7/18/2017 in State

A Mississippi man who fatally beat a 3-year-old girl because she couldn't correctly answer questions about numbers told investigators that "this was a tough world and she had to be tough if she wanted to survive," Meridian Police Chief Benny Dubose said Monday.



Pickering: GreenTech never met jobs, investment totals

Posted 7/18/2017 in State

Electric vehicle firm GreenTech Automotive claims it raised $140 million for its Mississippi factory, but state Auditor Stacey Pickering said Monday that the company can't prove it invested even the $60 million required in its state incentive contract.



Auto parts supplier to Nissan to invest $16M, add 100 jobs

Posted 7/18/2017 in State

A supplier to Nissan Motor Co. will add nearly 100 jobs in Mississippi, bringing its total employment in the area to about 600.



Analysis: Civil rights, outsiders, France influence UAW vote

Posted 7/17/2017 in State

Only days old, the union election campaign at Nissan Motor Co.'s Canton plant is already heating up.



Mississippi high school graduation requirements could change

Posted 7/17/2017 in State

Mississippi high school students could see new requirements for graduation beginning with the class of 2022.



Early release halted for convicted killer of Miss. cop

Posted 7/15/2017 in State

The head of Mississippi's prison system has decided not to release an inmate convicted in the 2006 killing of a University of Mississippi police officer.



Bryant orders emergency to protect crash site

Posted 7/14/2017 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he's declaring an emergency in the area affected by the KC-130 crash that killed 15 Marines and a Navy corpsman this week.



2 Mississippi men face criminal charges of pharmacy fraud

Posted 7/14/2017 in State

Two Mississippi men have been criminally charged as part of a nationwide crackdown on health care fraud.



Investigators sift for clues in Miss. military crash

Posted 7/12/2017 in State

With debris scattered for miles across the flat countryside of the Mississippi Delta, federal and local officials combed soybean fields for clues in a military plane crash that killed 15 Marines and a Navy sailor.



At least 16 killed in military plane crash in Mississippi

Posted 7/11/2017 in State

A U.S. military plane used for refueling crashed into a soybean field in rural Mississippi, killing at least 16 people aboard in a fiery wreck and spreading debris for miles, officials said.



Union files for vote by workers at Mississippi Nissan plant

Posted 7/11/2017 in State

The United Auto Workers filed petitions Monday to force a unionization election at a Nissan plant in Mississippi after a yearslong campaign to build support in a region typically unwelcoming to organized labor.



Mississippi already shares some voter info with other states

Posted 7/8/2017 in State

Mississippi's top elections official says he is consistent by sharing some voter information with other states while also telling a national group to "jump in the Gulf of Mexico" as it requests similar data.


2 of 4 special elections set for Mississippi House vacancies

Posted 7/8/2017 in State

Nonpartisan special elections are set for two of the four vacancies in the Mississippi House.


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