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40 acres of marijuana, 1 arrest so far in Mississippi

Posted 9/12/2018 in State

One arrest has been made and the search is on for other suspects in connection with the discovery of seven large marijuana fields covering about 40 acres in Mississippi's Jefferson Davis County, authorities said Tuesday.



Mississippi sets 1-day hearing to start state budget process

Posted 9/12/2018 in State

Mississippi lawmakers will hold a single day of public hearings next week to start the monthslong process of writing a state budget.



Commission puts two Senate races atop Mississippi ballot

Posted 9/11/2018 in State



Mississippi Trump rally canceled as storm nears East Coast

Posted 9/11/2018 in State

An official with President Donald Trump's campaign says they are canceling a trip to Mississippi because Hurricane Florence is approaching the southeastern coast of the U.S.



Board OKs 1 Mississippi charter school, delays 3 other votes

Posted 9/11/2018 in State

One group was approved Monday to open a new charter school in Mississippi, while the state's Charter School Authorizer Board delayed a decision on three others and rejected one.



Eudora Welty gets first marker on Mississippi writers trail

Posted 9/11/2018 in State

Mississippi has markers noting a blues trail, a country music trail, a civil rights trail and even an Indian mound trail. Now, with the dedication of a marker to author Eudora Welty, the state is starting a writer's trail.



Mississippi reaches 31 West Nile virus cases so far in 2018

Posted 9/11/2018 in State

A central Mississippi county is reporting its first case of West Nile virus, bringing the state's total to 31 cases so far this year.



Analysis: Mississippi in line for savings account boost

Posted 9/10/2018 in State

Mississippi may be making its first big deposit into its savings account in several years, but state government is still lacks enough savings to ride out a substantial downtown in revenues.



Mississippi's longest-serving sheriff dies following illness

Posted 9/10/2018 in State

Officials say Mississippi's longest-serving sheriff has died following a brief illness.



Trump to stump for Mississippi senator trying to finish term

Posted 9/8/2018 in State

President Donald Trump is traveling to Mississippi next week for a rally for his own 2020 re-election, and will campaign for an appointed Republican U.S. senator who is running to finish a six-year term.



Mississippi: $9.8M wagered on sports in first month

Posted 9/8/2018 in State

Mississippi officials say gamblers bet $9.8 million on sporting events from Aug. 1 through Labor Day.



Governor and lieutenant governor call for teacher pay raises

Posted 9/8/2018 in State

Mississippi's governor and lieutenant governor said Thursday that they will support teacher pay raises in the 2019 legislative session, months before state elections, although they didn't provide a specific proposal.



Credit rater takes brighter view of Mississippi finances

Posted 9/8/2018 in State

One of the nation's three main credit rating agencies is feeling a little more confident about Mississippi's financial picture.



Mississippi museum sets closing schedule due to funding cuts

Posted 9/8/2018 in State

A northern Mississippi museum has set a closing schedule and put all 2019 events on hold due to funding cuts.



3 agree to US Senate debate, but Hyde-Smith is uncommitted

Posted 9/6/2018 in State

All three challengers are accepting two debate invitations for a U.S. Senate race in Mississippi, their campaigns said Wednesday. But it's unclear if Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith will take part.



4 die in crashes on Mississippi roads over Labor Day weekend

Posted 9/5/2018 in State

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says four people died on highways over Labor Day weekend.



Mississippi reaches 30 West Nile virus cases so far in 2018

Posted 9/5/2018 in State

Four more cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in Mississippi, bringing the state's total to 30 cases so far this year.



16 inmates die in Mississippi prison system in August

Posted 9/5/2018 in State

Sixteen inmates died in the Mississippi prison system in August.



Analysis: Mississippi lawmakers cut knots on road funding

Posted 9/4/2018 in State

When Mississippi lawmakers met in special session to deal with transportation funding, they agreed relatively quickly on issues that had been tangled in arguments for months or years.



Mississippi prison system asks FBI to look at inmate deaths

Posted 9/1/2018 in State

Mississippi's corrections commissioner is asking the FBI and state Department of Public Safety to examine recent inmate deaths.



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