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Stories with place: Mississippi
  • Credit rater to downgrade Mississippi Power on Kemper woes 
    Updated: May-22-15 6:56 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The decision by a group of electrical cooperatives to pull out of planned purchase of 15 percent of a Kemper County power plant is likely to mean a credit downgrade for Mississippi Power Co.

  • Lawmakers submit arguments in school funding ballot fight 
    Updated: May-22-15 6:07 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Republican legislative leaders are asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to restore the original description for one of the two school funding amendments that will be on the ballot in November.

  • Cannady next tax assessor in Madison County 
    Updated: May-22-15 4:50 pm

    CANTON, Mississippi - Norman Cannady will be the next tax assessor in Madison County following an opponent's withdrawal from the August primary.

  • New Army Reserve Center proposed for Starkville 
    Updated: May-22-15 4:09 pm

    STARKVILLE, Mississippi - An estimated $9.3 million is provided in an appropriations bill for a new Army Reserve Center in Starkville.

  • Man sentenced for sale of counterfeit handbags 
    Updated: May-22-15 3:19 pm

    COLUMBIA, Mississippi - A Bassfield man has been sentenced to serve a year in prison for selling counterfeit handbags.

  • Wicker says Amtrak stop coming to Marks 
    Updated: May-22-15 11:26 am

    MARKS, Mississippi - Railroad and Mississippi officials say Amtrak will establish a permanent stop in Marks in the heart of the Delta.

  • Wicker says Amtrak stop coming to Marks 
    Updated: May-22-15 11:23 am

    MARKS, Mississippi - Railroad and Mississippi officials say Amtrak will establish a permanent stop in Marks in the heart of the Delta.

  • Thompson ordered removed as judge 
    Updated: May-22-15 9:05 am

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Lee County Justice Court Judge Rickey Thompson has been removed from office by the Mississippi Supreme Court.

  • Mother, 4-year-old daughter killed in wreck with 18-wheeler 
    Updated: May-22-15 5:01 am

    OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi - The Mississippi Highway Patrol confirmed a mother and daughter from Gautier were killed after an 18-wheeler hit their car outside of Ocean Springs.

  • Court lets conviction stand in mother-in-law slaying 
    Updated: May-22-15 4:44 am

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Supreme Court declined Thursday to hear the appeal of a Byhalia man who argued he deserved a new trial because he received poor legal advice when he pleaded guilty to the 2002 slaying of his mother-in-law.

  • Murder conviction results in life sentence 
    Updated: May-22-15 4:23 am

    GREENVILLE, Mississippi - A 44-year-old Greenville man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of murder in a fatal shooting in 2013.

  • Justice Department cites Hinds County over jail conditions 
    Updated: May-21-15 9:12 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Federal officials say faltering efforts to improve conditions at Hinds County's two jails have been far inadequate to overcome decrepit physical conditions, rampant violence and poor staffing.

  • Correction: Deepening The Mississippi story 
    Updated: May-21-15 6:24 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - In a story May 19 about deepening the Mississippi River, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the expanded Panama Canal scheduled to open in 2016 would be able to accommodate ships with a draft of 60 feet. The canal will accommodate ships with a draft of 50 feet.

  • College Board names Ole Miss provost as interim leader 
    Updated: May-21-15 6:19 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The College Board has named University of Mississippi Provost Morris Stocks to lead the university on an interim basis beginning June 15.

  • Steel Dynamics to make $100 million Mississippi expansion 
    Updated: May-21-15 6:09 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Steel Dynamics will invest $100 million to add more steel finishing capacity at its mill in Columbus.

  • Motorcyclists to gather around US for Memorial Day weekend 
    Updated: May-21-15 5:12 pm

    Memorial Day is one of the biggest holidays on the calendars of motorcycle riders. This year, just about a week after nine people were killed and more were wounded in a shootout involving what authorities say were outlaw motorcycle gangs during a gathering in Waco, Texas, rallies around the country will attract hundreds of thousands of everyday motorcycle enthusiasts. These are some of the larger motorcycle rallies in the United States:

  • Mississippi State signs 6-10 forward Aric Holman 
    Updated: May-21-15 5:10 pm

    STARKVILLE, Mississippi - First-year Mississippi State coach Ben Howland continues to rebuild his roster with the signing of 6-foot-10 forward Aric Holman.

  • Tupelo police officers to have body cameras 
    Updated: May-21-15 4:45 pm

    TUPELO, Mississippi - Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre wants every patrol officer to be fitted with a body camera within a year.

  • Grant will aid school counseling 
    Updated: May-21-15 4:07 pm

    CORINTH, Mississippi - The Corinth School District has received a federal grant to establish and expand counseling programs.

  • Hinds judge loses fight over bar to public defender 
    Updated: May-21-15 4:05 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Supreme Court says Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill cannot bar an assistant public defender from his court.

  • Governor issues letter critical of Oxford House 
    Updated: May-21-15 1:25 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Gov. Phil Bryant is asking the Mississippi Department of Mental Health to stop providing money to help Oxford House Inc. open group homes in the state for recovering alcoholics and former drug addicts.

  • 2 more Mississippi universities likely to add student fees 
    Updated: May-21-15 11:17 am

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Two of Mississippi's public universities are likely to increase the student fees that are charged above tuition this fall, a growing trend among the schools.

  • 'Purple Heart' highway dedication Thursday 
    Updated: May-21-15 9:17 am

    AMORY, Mississippi - The state Department of Transportation was hosting a special dedication ceremony Thursday for a portion of Mississippi Highway 6 in Monroe County as a "Military Order of the Purple Heart Highway."

  • 2 Hinds County detention officers fired for inmate escapes 
    Updated: May-21-15 6:47 am

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Two Hinds County detention officers were arrested after being accused of helping three juveniles escape.

  • W.C. Williams Elementary may close 
    Updated: May-21-15 4:28 am

    GREENWOOD, Mississippi - The Greenwood School District may close W.C. Williams Elementary School at the end of the current school year to save money.