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Mississippi voters deciding tough GOP Senate race

Posted 6/24/2014 in State

Mississippi voters are choosing a Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, ending one of the state's hardest fought and most expensive races in decades.

 

 

Animal rights group alleges mistreatment in Mississippi

Posted 6/24/2014 in State

An animal rights group said that it is filing complaints in courts in Forrest and Pontotoc counties against two livestock auctions sites where it alleges cows, sheep and other animals are being mistreated.

 

 

Magee, Quinn seek Democratic nomination

Posted 6/24/2014 in State

Democratic voters across a swath of Mississippi will determine their party's nominee today in the 3rd Congressional District.

 

 

Miss. requires voter ID, but no party registration

Posted 6/24/2014 in State

Mississippi does not register voters by party affiliation, so today's Republican primary runoff for a U.S. Senate seat is open to any voter who did not cast a ballot in the June 3 Democratic primary, state law says.

 

Cochran, McDaniel stump on Gulf Coast

Posted 6/23/2014 in State

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is telling supporters he will continue to ensure Mississippi's voice is heard in Washington if he's elected to a seventh term, while his Republican primary challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, says Cochran has been in office too long and it's time for a more conservative advocate on Capitol Hill.

 

2 Alcorn Co. inmates captured near jail

Posted 6/23/2014 in State

Alcorn County investigators said they have captured two inmates who escaped from the county jail on Sunday.

 

 

Schools: Another attempt to end federal oversight

Posted 6/23/2014 in State

Forty-four Mississippi school districts -- the largest number in the Southeast -- remain embroiled in lawsuits seeking to end decades of federal oversight.

 

McDaniel evolves answer about federal education funding

Posted 6/21/2014 in State

U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel has changed his statements about federal school funding in the past two weeks, after coming under sharp criticism from former Gov. Haley Barbour and state education leaders.

Mississippi's Cochran faces rival 34 years younger

Posted 6/21/2014 in State

Enmeshed in the toughest campaign of his career, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran appears a bit frayed as he tries to fend off a challenger who was born the same year Mississippi voters first sent him to Congress.

 

Congressman rehabs after brain surgery

Posted 6/21/2014 in State

Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee's staff says the lawmaker's speech is improving but he continues to have difficulty with mobility on the left side of his body nearly two weeks after brain surgery.

 

Mississippi native awarded Medal of Honor

Posted 6/20/2014 in State

A 24-year-old veteran who lost an eye after taking a grenade blast in Afghanistan to save a fellow Marine received the nation's highest military honor Thursday in a somber White House ceremony.

 

Celebs dip into hard-fought Miss. Senate race

Posted 6/20/2014 in State

Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre pitches his support for Sen. Thad Cochran in a new TV ad paid for by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

College Board mulls seeking big increase

Posted 6/19/2014 in State

The College Board is likely to decide today how large of a budget increase it will seek from Mississippi lawmakers.

 

 

Miss. GOP senator seeking union and black support

Posted 6/18/2014 in State

Six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is trying to survive an intense tea party challenge in Mississippi by reaching out to union members and black voters -- two groups that traditionally support Democrats.

 

 

DA: Employee let tea party members into courthouse

Posted 6/18/2014 in State

An investigation shows a county employee let three tea party members into the Hinds County Courthouse after everyone went home election night, according to District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith.

 

 

Miss. may have 1st case of mosquito-borne virus

Posted 6/18/2014 in State

The Mississippi State Department of Health is investigating its first potential case of chikungunya (chik-en-gun-ye) virus, a mosquito-borne illness traditionally found in Africa and Asia.

 

 

Deadly bat disease fungus found in Mississippi

Posted 6/18/2014 in State

The fungus that causes a deadly bat disease has been found for the first time in Mississippi, though the disease itself has not been found there.

 

 

Tuscaloosa Marine Shale: Oil's thirst for water

Posted 6/18/2014 in State

It takes between 6 million and 11 million gallons of water to frack an oil well in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation of southwest Mississippi and central Louisiana.

 

 

Nine of 15 community colleges to raise tuition

Posted 6/17/2014 in State

Tuition at Mississippi's junior and community colleges will increase by an average of about 4 percent this fall, according to figures from the state Board of Community and Junior Colleges.

 

 

KFC probes whether scarred girl was asked to leave Jackson store

Posted 6/17/2014 in State

KFC Corp. says it's investigating allegations that a restaurant employee in Jackson asked a 3-year-old to leave because her facial injuries disturbed other patrons.

 

 

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