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Mississippi County reports 15 hurt in storm

Posted 11/16/2011 in State

LAUREL -- Fifteen people have been injured in a storm system that swept through parts of Jones County on Wednesday, causing damage to dozens of homes and buildings in an area north of Laurel. Only one person was taken to a hospital. No deaths have been reported.

 

 

Republican representatives to support Gunn's bid for speaker

Posted 11/15/2011 in State

BRANDON -- State GOP representatives voted Monday to back Clinton lawyer Philip Gunn as their candidate for House speaker next year, putting him in line to become the first Republican to lead that chamber in 136 years.

 

 

GOP gains control of Mississippi House

Posted 11/15/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Republicans will control the Mississippi House of Representatives for the first time since Reconstruction. Though some counties were still counting absentee and affidavit ballots Monday, Republicans will hold at least 63 of the 122 seats when the Legislature convenes Jan. 3.

 

 

USM students on probation after blackface incident

Posted 11/15/2011 in State

HATTIESBURG -- A sorority at the University of Southern Mississippi has placed six members on probation for dressing for a party in blackface depicting the Huxtable family from the situation comedy, "The Cosby Show."

 

 

Defeat may not end 'personhood' efforts in Miss.

Posted 11/14/2011 in State

The "personhood" proposal contained in Initiative 26, or something like it, could resurface next year in the Mississippi Legislature, Republican Gov.-elect Phil Bryant said.

 

GOP gains control of Miss. House

Posted 11/14/2011 in State

A majority of the Mississippi House of Representatives will be Republican for the first time since Reconstruction.

 

Miss. voters approve eminent domain restrictions

Posted 11/8/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi voters on Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment aimed at limiting governments' ability to seize property and hand it over to private developers. The ballot initiative on the power of eminent domain pitted landowner rights against economic development.

 

 

Fitch elected state treasurer in Miss.

Posted 11/8/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Republican Lynn Fitch defeated Democratic and Reform Party candidates to win election as Mississippi's state treasurer in voting on Tuesday.

 

 

Reeves wins lieutenant governor; Hood wins AG race

Posted 11/8/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Republican Tate Reeves of Flowood handily won Tuesday as lieutenant governor of Mississippi. Reeves defeated Reform Party candidate Tracella Lou O'Hara Hill. Democrats did not field a candidate in the race.

 

 

Republican Phil Bryant wins Miss. governor's race

Posted 11/8/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Republican Phil Bryant of Brandon won the Mississippi governor's race Tuesday, defeating Democrat Johnny DuPree of Hattiesburg. Bryant will take office Jan. 10 to succeed Republican Haley Barbour, who couldn't seek a third term as governor.

 

 

Miss. defeats life at conception ballot initiative

Posted 11/8/2011 in State

Mississippi voters shot down a referendum Tuesday that would have effectively banned abortions in the state, rejecting an initiative that said life begins at conception.

 

 

Who will it be -- Bryant or DuPree?

Posted 11/8/2011 in State

Mississippi voters are preparing to elect a new governor, fill all 174 legislative seats and decide three ballot initiatives, including one that could provoke a legal battle over abortion.

 

In tough economy, Toyota plant brings Miss. jobs

Posted 11/7/2011 in State

Before Toyota came, Cassius Perry was struggling like many in this hilly, sparsely populated region of north Mississippi that's shed thousands of furniture manufacturing jobs since the 1990s. The young father of three went to school to be a barber, but ended up working for a salvage company while he held out hope for something better.

 

State steps up AIDS fight

Posted 11/7/2011 in State

State health officials say despite past efforts to curb the rate of HIV infection, the number of people testing positive in Mississippi has hovered around 600 each year for more than a decade.

 

 

Barbour votes for life-at-fertilization initiative

Posted 11/4/2011 in State

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Thursday he voted after all for a state ballot initiative that would declare life begins at fertilization.

 

Farmers can sign up for crop aid starting Nov. 14

Posted 10/31/2011 in State

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers hit hard by bad weather in 2010 can begin applying for supplemental revenue assistance payments -- known as SURE -- on Nov. 14.

Convicted murderer 'won't be on Facebook anymore'

Posted 10/31/2011 in State

A convicted murder, who has had his own Facebook page, will not be "friending" anyone any more.

 

3 Ole Miss students killed in wreck

Posted 10/31/2011 in State

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says three students from the University of Mississippi died Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 near Vaiden.

 

 

Changing of Jackson airport's name to be expensive

Posted 10/31/2011 in State

The Jackson City Council this month approved the renaming on Jackson Municipal Airport Authority.

 

 

Miss. giving white shrimp harvest a closer look

Posted 10/24/2011 in State

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources workers are sampling white shrimp deeper into coastal bays and estuaries than ever before, to see what remains in those nurseries, officials say.

 

 

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