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Analysis: Session brings wide range of new Mississippi laws

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi is enacting a wide range of laws based on bills passed during this year's legislative session, including some that separately regulate wine, school buses and scooters.



Tick, tock: Mississippi's tax filing deadline is Wednesday

Posted yesterday in State

Procrastinators are facing a deadline to file their 2019 Mississippi income tax returns.



Mississippi man pleads guilty in big health care fraud case

Posted yesterday in State

A Mississippi businessman faces up to 20 years in prison and $500,000 in fines after pleading guilty to his part in a $510 million health care fraud scheme involving high-priced prescription pain cream.



Google selects Mississippi site for 1st US operations center

Posted yesterday in State

Google's first U.S. operations center is coming to northwest Mississippi.



Mississippi limits elective surgeries amid COVID-19 surge

Posted 7/11/2020 in State

Mississippi's top public health official has ordered a temporary halt to all elective surgeries to try to save hospital bed space as the state sees a rapid expansion in cases of the new coronavirus.



Mississippi mayor and wife indicted on federal fraud charges

Posted 7/11/2020 in State

A Mississippi mayor and his wife have been indicted on federal fraud charges after prosecutors said the couple raised money for mental health programs in schools but spent it on themselves for expenses that included car payments and the purchase of a pet dog.



Trump OKs Mississippi's disaster declaration request

Posted 7/11/2020 in State

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves' request for help following severe weather in April was approved Friday by President Donald J. Trump.



Mississippi governor vetoes criminal justice bills

Posted 7/10/2020 in State



Reeves vetoes part of education bill over pay plan

Posted 7/10/2020 in State

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has vetoed most of the state education budget for the new fiscal year because it would have changed a bonus pay plan for some teachers.



COVID hits more legislators amid rapid spread in Mississippi

Posted 7/9/2020 in State

At least 26 legislators and 10 others who work at Mississippi's Capitol have tested positive for the coronavirus, a public health official said Wednesday, as the governor implored residents to take precautions amid a rapid rise in confirmed cases statewide.



At least 4 Mississippi counties to move Confederate statues

Posted 7/9/2020 in State

At least four Mississippi counties have decided recently to move Confederate monuments away from courthouses as widespread protests over racial injustice are renewing debate over symbols that many consider divisive.



Businesses with ties to Gov. Reeves received loans

Posted 7/9/2020 in State

A company partly owned by Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves and a business where his wife works were recipients of hundreds of thousands of dollars from a federal rescue package meant to keep small businesses afloat in the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released Monday by the Treasury Department.



Former JSU president found guilty in prostitution sting

Posted 7/9/2020 in State

A Mississippi judge has found Jackson State University's former president guilty of misdemeanor charges related to a prostitution sting.



At least 8 Mississippi lawmakers test positive for COVID-19

Posted 7/8/2020 in State

At least eight Mississippi lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus after working several weeks in a Capitol where many people stood or sat close together and did not wear masks.



Andrew Jackson statue loses status in city named for him

Posted 7/8/2020 in State

A Mississippi city named after former U.S. President Andrew Jackson will remove a downtown statue of him and put it in a less prominent spot.



Mississippi board votes 'no' on moving Confederate monument

Posted 7/8/2020 in State

Officials in a Mississippi county unanimously voted to keep a Confederate monument where it stands, saying moving the statue wouldn't fix racial tensions.


Governor self-isolates, awaiting COVID test results

Posted 7/7/2020 in State

Mississippi's Republican governor said Monday he is isolating himself after coming into contact with a member of the state House of Representatives who tested positive for the coronavirus. In a tweet Monday, Gov. Tate Reeves said he received a virus test and is awaiting results.


Man charged in Alabama mall shooting that left boy, 8, dead

Posted 7/6/2020 in State

A man has been arrested on a murder charge in connection with a recent shooting at an Alabama shopping mall that left an 8-year-old boy dead and three other people injured, authorities said Sunday.



University renames hall after namesake called segregationist

Posted 7/6/2020 in State

A university in Mississippi removed the name of a former president from a residence hall after a petition called the man a segregationist.



Mississippi law enforcement searches for escaped prisoner

Posted 7/6/2020 in State

Law enforcement officials are looking for a man who went missing Sunday morning from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.



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