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Miss. governor up with TV ads, but no air time yet for Dem

Posted earlier today in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's campaign is running its first TV commercials this election season, but a new analysis shows his Democratic challenger, truck driver Robert Gray, hasn't bought any air time.



Ballot could confuse voters on school funding proposals

Posted yesterday in State

People pushing a school funding proposal said Tuesday that Mississippi's largest county has taken an already confusing ballot format and made it worse.



Miss. Highway Patrol begins new safety campaign

Posted yesterday in State

The Mississippi Highway Patrol has started a new campaign to raise awareness of distracted driving and reduce the number of traffic fatalities, especially among teenage drivers.



2 sentenced in tax fraud for using inmates' identities

Posted 10/6/2015 in State

Two people have been sentenced to federal prison for using Mississippi inmates' identities to file fraudulent tax returns.



Boy, 13, charged as adult in shooting

Posted 10/6/2015 in State

A 13-year-old boy accused of shooting another boy in Tupelo has been charged as an adult.


Proposal would erase Confederate sign from Mississippi state flag

Posted 10/3/2015 in State

A new proposal seeks a statewide election on removing the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi flag.


Mississippi launches new business website

Posted 10/3/2015 in State

Businesses scouting Mississippi as a potential location have a new tool that state officials hope will give them an edge.


Earle says Southern voice key to protest song

Posted 9/30/2015 in State

Singer Steve Earle believes it was important to have a Southern voice on his new protest song urging Mississippi to change its state flag to remove the Confederate battle emblem.


New Kemper delay means company likely to repay $234M credit

Posted 9/30/2015 in State

Mississippi Power Co. announced Tuesday it will likely have to repay a $234 million federal tax credit because its Kemper County power plant won't be in operation by April 19.



RePublic Schools charter network gets $9.6M for expansion

Posted 9/29/2015 in State

An operator of charter schools in Tennessee and Mississippi is in line to receive $9.6 million in federal funding, with plans to spend the money on expansion.


Under the Capitol dome: For Barksdale, ballot fight continues 15-year push

Posted 9/28/2015 in State

Jim Barksdale has put his money where his mouth is.


Sanderson Farms recalling chicken products

Posted 9/26/2015 in State

Sanderson Farms, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 551,090 pounds of chicken products produced at its plant in Hazlehurst.



Vicksburg man accused of killing uncle with ax

Posted 9/25/2015 in State

A Warren County judge has denied bond for a man accused of killing his uncle with an ax.



Analysis: Budget hearings focused on school funding impact

Posted 9/24/2015 in State

Mississippi lawmakers used budget hearings this week to deliver one central message: Pumping more money into schools could hurt other state services.



School funding initiative overshadows budget hearings

Posted 9/23/2015 in State

Mississippi's public universities and community colleges are seeking more money even as lawmakers warn that the passage of a voter initiative to increase funding for K-12 schools will mean budget cuts.



2 arrested in rape of 72-year-old woman

Posted 9/23/2015 in State

Two men have been booked with a string of felonies related to the weekend rape of a 72-year-old Vicksburg woman.



Police: 2 men rape elderly woman in her home, steal cash

Posted 9/22/2015 in State

Authorities say they are looking for two men who allegedly raped a 72-year-old woman and stole cash from her after kicking in the door of her home Saturday.



School funding initiative faces tough road in November

Posted 9/21/2015 in State

Mississippi's initiative process was created to be complicated. This year, that's clearer than ever.



Backers of school funding initiative drop ballot lawsuit

Posted 9/19/2015 in State

A group pushing a school funding amendment has dropped its lawsuit that challenged the way it will appear on Mississippi's ballot.



Community College Board hires new leader

Posted 9/19/2015 in State

Mississippi's Community College Board voted unanimously to hire Andrea Mayfield as its next executive director.



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