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Contracts extended for leaders of MSU, Ole Miss

Posted 8/28/2011 in State

 

 

Miss. lends helping hand in Irene relief

Posted 8/28/2011 in State

 

 

Foreclosure sales dropping in Miss.

Posted 8/25/2011 in State

The number of Mississippi homes being sold in some stage of foreclosure has dropped sharply over the past year.

 

 

DuPree wins Democratic nomination for Miss. gov

Posted 8/23/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Democrat Johnny DuPree made history Tuesday as the first black candidate in modern times to win a major-party nomination for Mississippi governor.

 

 

Libyan rebels storm seat of Gadhafi's power

Posted 8/23/2011 in State

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Hundreds of Libyan rebels blasted through the green gates of Moammar Gadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli Tuesday after five hours of intense fighting around it. They beat and killed some of those who defended it, fired celebratory shots in the air and hauled off crates of weapons and trucks with guns mounted on the back.

 

 

Quake rocks Washington area, felt on East Coast

Posted 8/23/2011 in State

WASHINGTON -- A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia forced evacuations of all the monuments on the National Mall in Washington and rattled nerves from Georgia to Martha's Vineyard, the Massachusetts island where President Barack Obama is vacationing. No injuries were immediately reported.

 

 

Polls open 12 hours Tuesday in Miss. for runoffs

Posted 8/23/2011 in State

Most nominees were decided three weeks ago, and each party has only one statewide race on Tuesday's ballot. Democrats are choosing a nominee for governor, and Republicans are choosing one for state treasurer.

 

 

Author's letter is focal point in 'The Help' suit

Posted 8/23/2011 in State

A housekeeper who works for Stockett's brother claims her likeness was used in the book without permission. "The Help" is based on relationships between white families in Mississippi and the black women who worked for them in the 1960s. The movie adaptation of "The Help" took the No. 1 spot in theaters this past weekend with $20.5 million.

 

 

Low turnout expected for primary runoffs

Posted 8/21/2011 in State

In Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties, just more than a third of the voters cast ballots in the Aug. 2 primaries. Clay County boasted more than half of its registered voters turning out to the polls. But this Tuesday likely will be a different story.

 

 

Johnny DuPree: 'I'm the only candidate who has worked in every branch of government'

Posted 8/21/2011 in State

Johnny DuPree doesn't need to be overly charismatic or wow crowds with eloquent speeches about how he plans to change the state of Mississippi. He's done it, albeit at a local level.

 

 

Bill Luckett: 'I love this state and want to make it better'

Posted 8/21/2011 in State

Not being a career politician is a quality Bill Luckett thinks Mississippi needs in its next governor.

 

Wicker: U.S. debt 'Troubling,' 'astonishing'

Posted 8/18/2011 in State

Members of the Columbus Kiwanis Club received a surprise when they showed up for the group's weekly meeting at the Columbus Country Club: U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., gave them a pop quiz on their knowledge of federal spending and the national debt.

 

Tainted beef leads to grocery recalls

Posted 8/15/2011 in State

Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., Publix Super Markets Inc. and Kroger Co. announced beef recalls mainly in the southeastern U.S. and said they stem from problems at the National Beef Packaging Co. of Dodge City, Kan.

 

Blues Trail? There's an app for that

Posted 8/13/2011 in State

JACKSON -- The Mississippi Blues Trail mobile app is now available for download from the iTunes® store. The free app, currently available only for iPhones, has a variety of features to allow users to navigate the trail and create customized itineraries to explore Mississippi's musical heritage.

 

Internet war of words breaks out in Miss. killing

Posted 8/13/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Authorities call it a hate crime by two white teens against a middle-aged black man, "murder by physically assaulting and purposefully using a 1998 Ford F-250 to run over James Craig Anderson."

 

Profile: Tim Brinkley to split time as pastor and West Point police chief

Posted 8/13/2011 in State

WEST POINT -- For Tim Brinkley, accepting the job as West Point's police chief made sense on many levels. The law enforcement veteran spent 26 years working for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, but during that span his home has been in Clay County.

 

Luckett slams Bryant, DuPree runs on own record

Posted 8/10/2011 in State

JACKSON -- One of the Democrats running for Mississippi governor is sharpening his criticism of the Republican nominee, while the other says he's running on his own record and not talking about other candidates.

 

 

Hearing scheduled in 'The Help' lawsuit

Posted 8/10/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Lawyers for Kathryn Stockett want a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses the author of "The Help" of basing a character on a real-life maid who works for Stockett's brother.

 

 

Jeff Smith reclaims House of Representatives seat against Jack Larmour

Posted 8/3/2011 in State

 

 

Reeves defeats Hewes in GOP primary for lt. gov

Posted 8/2/2011 in State

State Treasurer Tate Reeves of Flowood has defeated state Sen. Billy Hewes of Gulfport in the Republican primary for Mississippi lieutenant governor.

 

 

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