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Miss. facility making cars for export

Posted 4/19/2014 in State

Toyota officials at the car manufacturer's Blue Springs facility are celebrating the production of the first Corolla built at the plant for export.

 

 

Vicksburg building up for National Register

Posted 4/19/2014 in State

State archivists have recommended the former Monte Carlo building in Vicksburg be included on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 

Lowndes man to be resentenced in cocaine case

Posted 4/18/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for a Lowndes County man for sale of cocaine.

 

 

Miss. legalizing marijuana extract as medicine

Posted 4/18/2014 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to legalize a marijuana extract to be used as medicine under tightly controlled circumstances.

 

 

Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch

Posted 4/18/2014 in State

A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.

 

 

Transportation leader Foxx pushes for highway funding

Posted 4/18/2014 in State

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says that during an eight-state bus trip, he's experiencing what other Americans feel on highways every day.

 

Nettleton officer kills man who allegedly shot two others dead

Posted 4/17/2014 in State

A verbal argument inside a vehicle Wednesday ended with three people dead, two of them brothers, in the center of a small northeast Mississippi town.

Death row inmate challenges rape conviction

Posted 4/17/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has set out a timetable for attorneys for a death row inmate to file briefs by late May supporting his appeal of a 1994 rape conviction.

 

Bryant signs bills to limit union activities

Posted 4/17/2014 in State

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed three bills to limit union activities in Mississippi, saying he hopes they strengthen the state's reputation as a place where organized labor has little influence.

 

 

Cochran tops McDaniel in fundraising

Posted 4/16/2014 in State

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has raised more than three times as much campaign cash this year as Chris McDaniel, his challenger in the June 3 Republican primary.

 

 

Southern Co. agrees to coal research with Chinese firm

Posted 4/16/2014 in State

Southern Co. says it has signed a deal with a state-owned Chinese coal and energy company to work together to develop coal technologies, based in part on the coal gasification and carbon capture technology that Southern subsidiary Mississippi Power Co. is deploying at the $5 billion Kemper County power plant.

 

 

Tea party leader: GOP chair should resign

Posted 4/15/2014 in State

The president of the Mississippi Tea Party said Monday that state Republican chairman Joe Nosef needs to either remain neutral in the Republican U.S. Senate primary or step down.

 

 

Miss. native Tartt wins Pulitzer for 'Goldfinch'

Posted 4/15/2014 in State

Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch," already among the most popular and celebrated novels of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

 

 

Worker fired after giving audit to newspaper

Posted 4/14/2014 in State

North Lee County Water Association's outside maintenance supervisor has been fired for what he says is retaliation for sharing a public document with a newspaper.

 

 

Amite hesitates over landfill for oil waste

Posted 4/14/2014 in State

Amite County supervisors are hesitating over a plan to allow a landfill to bury oilfield waste and inject brine wastewater underground.

 

 

Space crunch crimps Mississippi Capitol

Posted 4/14/2014 in State

Mississippi's state Capitol is quiet and empty now that the 2014 Legislature has gone home. But the grand spaces of the rotunda and House and Senate chambers can't hide it -- the people's house has grown too small.

 

 

Seized cellphones put to good use

Posted 4/14/2014 in State

Crime victims, soldiers and their families are benefiting from the Mississippi Department of Corrections' war on cellphones.

 

 

Miss. farmers to plant more cotton and soybeans

Posted 4/12/2014 in State

With corn prices down, Mississippi farmers are likely to plant more cotton than 2013's record low acreage. But soybeans are still king, with almost as many acres expected to be planted than all other crops combined.

 

 

4 arrested for counterfeiting after motel shooting

Posted 4/12/2014 in State

Four people involved in a shooting in Ocean Springs on Friday night have been charged with making counterfeit money at a motel in Ocean Springs.

 

 

Lawyer files civil suit against doctor

Posted 4/12/2014 in State

A judge wants to hold a trial in August on a Greenwood attorney's civil lawsuit against a doctor involved in an alleged murder-for-hire plot.

 

 

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