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Mississippi gives tax break to hotel tied to Trump company

Posted less than 6 hours ago in State

Mississippi has granted a tax break worth just over $6 million to a hotel developer affiliated with the Trump Organization.



Days before deadline, McDaniel unsure about Senate race

Posted less than 6 hours ago in State

A Mississippi state lawmaker who lost a bitter U.S. Senate race in 2014 says he will "get into a dark place and pray" about whether to run this year.



Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall: Ban assault weapons

Posted less than 6 hours ago in State

Ruby Bridges Hall, who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago, said Friday that she is distressed by mass shootings in U.S. schools.



Flood watch in effect in Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee

Posted 2/21/2018 in State

Officials are asking residents to prepare for the possibility of flooding as a weather system carrying heavy rain passes through parts of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.


Lieutenant governor unveils plan to pay for infrastructure

Posted 2/20/2018 in State

Mississippi's lieutenant governor wants to divert existing revenue and borrow to provide more money for roads and bridges over the next six years.


Democrats seek to change the terms of school funding debate

Posted 2/20/2018 in State

Opponents of changing the way Mississippi funds its public schools say that all schools will come out poorer under a proposed new formula than if the current one were fully funded.



Facing $1B suit, Entergy Mississippi seeks to curb AG Hood

Posted 2/20/2018 in State

In one corner, there's Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, who has made suing corporations a hallmark of his tenure. In the other corner is Entergy Mississippi, the state's largest privately owned electrical utility, whose leader says the company is supporting a bill to make it harder for Hood to sue the company again.



FBI, Mississippi agents probe hanging of black man from tree

Posted 2/17/2018 in State

Federal and state agents are investigating the death of an African-American man found hanging from a tree in Mississippi.



Mississippi high school graduation rate at record 83 percent

Posted 2/16/2018 in State

State officials said Thursday that a record 83 percent of Mississippi seniors graduated on time from high school in 2016-2017, even as some lawmakers demand an end to subject tests that affect whether students can graduate.



Plastic company to expand Mississippi plant, hiring 53

Posted 2/15/2018 in State

An Indiana-based company that makes molded plastic products will spend $5.3 million to expand its Mississippi plant, hiring 53 new workers.



Judge upholds Mississippi's charter school law

Posted 2/14/2018 in State

A judge upheld Mississippi's charter school law Tuesday, rejecting a constitutional challenge that sought to cut off state and local money to the schools.



Jackson votes to ease penalties on pot possession

Posted 2/14/2018 in State

Mississippi's capital city is planning to reduce penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana.



House panel advances bond bills, including 1 for shipyard

Posted 2/14/2018 in State

A Mississippi House committee is moving forward with proposals to finance several projects, including improvements at a Gulf Coast shipyard and construction of road in a fast-growing Jackson suburb.



Multistate crime suspect now to face Mississippi charges

Posted 2/13/2018 in State

A man convicted in Kansas of attempted murder and other charges during a series of crimes in several states has been brought back to Mississippi to face murder charges.



Mississippi Senators kill changes to school board elections

Posted 2/13/2018 in State

Senators have killed a bill that would have changed how some Mississippi school board members are elected.



Analysis: Some governments revolt against purchasing law

Posted 2/12/2018 in State

Here's a dark-horse candidate for the most unpopular law passed by last year's Mississippi Legislature: House Bill 1106.



Police say 4 people stole headstone of ex-Ole Miss mascot

Posted 2/12/2018 in State

First the University of Mississippi killed its Colonel Reb mascot.



Mississippi to reopen Delta prison to hold release violators

Posted 2/12/2018 in State

Mississippi's prison system announced Friday that it will reopen the Delta Correctional Facility in Greenwood this spring, mostly to house people who violate the terms of their probation or parole.



Tupelo to help build road for Chickasaw heritage center

Posted 2/12/2018 in State

Northeast Mississippi's largest city is aiding the symbolic return of Indians who were evicted from the region nearly 200 years ago.



First hotel in new Trump chain seeks Mississippi tax breaks

Posted 2/10/2018 in State

A Mississippi developer that has joined with the Trump Organization to open the first of possibly dozens of hotels in the U.S. president's new mid-priced chain has applied for millions of dollars of state tax breaks.



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