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Bryant appointments could shape Mississippi future

Posted 7/9/2018 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant readily acknowledges he's in office today partly because he got a hand up from his mentor, Republican former Gov. Kirk Fordice.



Bryant wants transportation funding session, but no deal yet

Posted 7/7/2018 in State

Mississippi lawmakers could be called into special session in August to earmark money for transportation, but it's unclear how close they might be to a deal as key House members say they've had little communication with senators and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves.



Mississippi governor names Shad White as new state auditor

Posted 7/7/2018 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Friday named an attorney who leads a conservative legal group to be the new state auditor.



Mississippi hands drug case to feds, seeking longer sentence

Posted 7/7/2018 in State

Mississippi anti-drug officials have handed off prosecution of a suspected drug dealer to federal officials in hopes of punishing him more harshly in connection with heroin overdose deaths.



Holmes County Sheriff: Man kidnaps daughter, then kills daughter and self

Posted 7/7/2018 in State

A Mississippi man and his 1-year-old daughter died Thursday after officials say he kidnapped her, fled from police, and then shot the girl and himself on a Mississippi Delta highway.



Defense lawyer: Prosecutor tried to coach false testimony

Posted 7/5/2018 in State

The defense attorney for a man charged with killing a Mississippi woman by setting her on fire says a district attorney sought false testimony from an unrelated defendant in exchange for leniency.



Furniture maker Franklin builds new warehouse, to hire 60

Posted 7/5/2018 in State

A furniture company is building a $2.7 million warehouse in northeast Mississippi and plans 60 new jobs over four years.



Analysis: Sherman backs Democrats after pain of Senate loss

Posted 7/2/2018 in State

Howard Sherman was already wondering why Mississippi Democrats seemed so unreceptive to his message before his runoff loss Tuesday.



Public agencies will have to spend $100 million more on worker pensions

Posted 7/2/2018 in State

Public agencies in Mississippi will have to contribute another $100 million toward worker pensions beginning July 1, 2019, after a vote by the state Public Employees Retirement System's board.



Utility regulator seeks to let cooperatives offer internet

Posted 7/2/2018 in State

A Mississippi utility regulator is continuing his push to change state law to allow rural electric cooperative to provide high speed internet service.



Dye, longtime Mississippi lieutenant governor, dies at 84

Posted 7/2/2018 in State

Brad Dye, who was lieutenant governor longer than anyone else in Mississippi history, died Sunday at age 84 from respiratory failure.



New Mississippi laws target dogfighting, left-lane driving

Posted 6/30/2018 in State

Several new laws are taking effect Sunday in Mississippi. They are listed with bill numbers used during the legislative session.



Democrat Thomas resigns after 21 years in Mississippi House

Posted 6/30/2018 in State

A Democrat from the Mississippi Delta is leaving the state House of Representatives. Rep. Sara Richardson Thomas of Indianola says her resignation takes effect Saturday, the last day of the state budget year.



Supreme Court rejects 2 Mississippi death row appeals

Posted 6/30/2018 in State

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected appeals from two Mississippi death row inmates.



Strong support at home powers Guest's congressional campaign

Posted 6/28/2018 in State

Republican nominee Michael Guest moves toward the general election in Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District with a big advantage: the electoral dynamo of his home county.


Mississippi Dems pick party stalwart Baria in Senate runoff

Posted 6/27/2018 in State

Mississippi Democrats in Tuesday's runoff gave their U.S. Senate nomination to state Rep. David Baria, lining up behind a party stalwart to challenge incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker.


Mississippi Democrats choosing Senate challenger to Wicker

Posted 6/26/2018 in State

Mississippi Democrats are choosing between a party stalwart and a newcomer in Tuesday's runoff for the nomination to the U.S. Senate.



Mississippi auditor to resign, run state veterans agency

Posted 6/26/2018 in State

Mississippi state Auditor Stacey Pickering is resigning his statewide elected post to become head of the state's Veterans Affairs Board.



Mississippi holding primary runoffs for Senate and House

Posted 6/23/2018 in State

Mississippi is holding party primary runoffs for two federal offices.



Bryant won't recall troops from Mexican border

Posted 6/23/2018 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is rejecting a call to bring back Mississippi National Guard troops from the Mexican border.



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