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High court sides with Cochran over primary

Posted less than 6 hours ago in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court said Friday that it won't revive an election challenge by a candidate who lost a Republican primary to Sen. Thad Cochran.

 

Childers overshadowed by Miss. Senate Republican primary

Posted less than 6 hours ago in State

Former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers acknowledges he faces a tough task running for senator in Mississippi, a conservative state that hasn't chosen a Democrat for that job since Ronald Reagan was in the White House.

 

Cochran stumps for support from black voters

Posted 10/24/2014 in State

Republican Sen. Thad Cochran told black voters Thursday that when he first ran for Congress in 1972, Mississippi was in a period of fear and uncertainty because race relations were changing.

 

 

Miss. GOP stops using promo with football photos

Posted 10/24/2014 in State

The Mississippi Republican Party says it has stopped using a promotional email that included photos of two college football players without permission of the players or their schools.

 

 

Oxford opposes Internet-based Uber in city

Posted 10/24/2014 in State

Oxford officials are discussing what they can do to stop the ride-sharing company Uber from operating in the city.

 

 

44 jobs cut at MDOT

Posted 10/23/2014 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 10/22/2014 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 10/22/2014 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.

 

 

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