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Gov. Bryant says he wants no Syrian refugees in Miss.

Posted 11/18/2015 in State

Mississippi's Phil Bryant is joining several other governors in saying they want to block the federal government from putting any Syrian refugees in their states.



Transplant gives new face, scalp to burned Senatobia firefighter

Posted 11/17/2015 in State

A volunteer firefighter badly burned in a 2001 blaze has received the most extensive face transplant ever, covering his skull and much of his neck, a New York hospital announced Monday.



Number of women decreasing in Legislature

Posted 11/16/2015 in State

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn has been traveling the state telling voters the same thing months: If you want your man's voice to be heard at the Capitol, you'd better make sure he's a Republican.



Justices' decision imminent on whether to hear abortion case

Posted 11/13/2015 in State

Conflicting rulings about whether women should have to cross state lines to obtain an abortion could prompt the Supreme Court to take up its first case on the hot-button social issue since 2007.



Tupelo airport board to review 4 bids for service

Posted 11/12/2015 in State

The Tupelo Airport Authority will review the four airlines bidding to provide service and plans to have a recommendation by the end of the month.



Teenage carhop assaulted, man arrested

Posted 11/10/2015 in State

Ocean Springs police have arrested a 35-year-old man accused of assaulting a teenage carhop at a Sonic Drive-In.



Rep. Thompson, a Democrat, supporting Clinton for president

Posted 11/10/2015 in State

The top Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee says he's supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton for president in 2016.



Moody's cuts Mississippi Power credit rating after elections

Posted 11/10/2015 in State

A bond rating agency downgraded Mississippi Power Co.'s debt to the lowest investment-grade level, saying the election of two new members of the state Public Service Commission "increases regulatory uncertainty."



Tragedy again hits family of fallen Hattiesburg officer

Posted 11/9/2015 in State

Tragedy has again touched the family of fallen Hattiesburg Police Officer Benjamin J. Deen.



Funeral service planned for boy killed in marshals' shooting

Posted 11/9/2015 in State

Family and friends of a 6-year-old boy killed when marshals in a Louisiana town opened fire on a vehicle were gathering for the boy's funeral service Monday afternoon.


Meridian IHOP parking lot collapses, swallows 12 cars

Posted 11/9/2015 in State

A Saturday night cave-in of a Meridian restaurant's parking lot that swallowed 12 cars was not the result of a sinkhole, a city official said Sunday.


One-party rule returns in Mississippi with GOP in charge

Posted 11/9/2015 in State

In the wake of another electoral debacle for Mississippi's Democrats, it's time to pull V.O. Key down off the bookshelf.



Couples press for end to Miss. gay adoption ban

Posted 11/8/2015 in State

Four lesbian couples pressed a federal judge on Friday to overturn Mississippi's last-in-the-nation ban on allowing same-sex couples to adopt, but lawyers for the state argued the lawsuit should be tossed out.



Bryant leading trade delegation to Israel

Posted 11/8/2015 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is traveling to Israel for a week with a delegation of state economic development employees and private business executives.



Party switch boosts GOP in House; Gunn on track as speaker

Posted 11/6/2015 in State

Republicans are closer to having a three-fifths majority in the Mississippi House for the coming term because a newly re-elected Democrat said Thursday that he is jumping to the GOP.



Miss. Supreme Court narrowly grants same-sex divorce

Posted 11/6/2015 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court voted to allow a lesbian couple to seek a divorce, even as two justices questioned the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage and suggested that landmark ruling has no constitutional basis.


Keenum: State flag will continue to fly at MSU

Posted 11/5/2015 in State

While he supports removing the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum said it will continue to fly on the Starkville campus.


Republican leaders could seek revamp of Miss. school budget plans

Posted 11/5/2015 in State

Republican legislative leaders said Wednesday they want to change Mississippi's education funding formula to try to push more money into classrooms and less into administrative expenses.



Miss. House GOP reaches 72 seats, near supermajority

Posted 11/5/2015 in State

Republicans may only be one seat away from a 74-seat supermajority in the Mississippi state House, a level of control would stop Democrats from blocking spending and taxing measures.



Voters reject school funding amendment in Mississippi

Posted 11/4/2015 in State

Mississippi voters rejected any change to the state constitution to bolster public school funding, defeating Initiative 42 on Tuesday.



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