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Their commencement took place a year and a week after a federal judge ordered the Cleveland school District - located in the heart of the historically black Mississippi Delta - to consolidate its two high schools to remedy the community's ...
The Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act or GOMESA gives Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas a portion of the money the federal government makes on leases to oil and gas companies for offshore drilling. Sen. Joey Fillingane, R-Sumrall, said gulf ...
Landowners near the Mississippi River are in danger of losing hundreds of acres of land for government use.
Grenada-based Attorney Carlos Moore has sued Rep. Karl Oliver, R-Winona, for his call for lynching on facebook. Two days after the post and under fire, Oliver ...
A Mississippi man has been arrested after law enforcement officers searched his home and found drugs, guns and cash. Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director John Dowdy, in a news release Friday, said 58-year-old Wayne Wadel Jr., of Picayune, faces two ...
He was turned away, so in the fall of 1862, he crossed the Mississippi River to Muscatine where he trained with the 37th Iowa Regiment, Company B, at Camp Strong.
As a board member in today's digital economy, what should you be thinking about? Cyber security, for sure. Cyber risks are evolving and can affect every area of your operations.
This rule's enactment requires operators, who do nothing more than fly their drone around their yards or at a local park, to receive proper credentialing from the federal government prior to flying. Failure to register may lead to civil or criminal ...
"The Siege of Vicksburg," by Kurz and Allison, Chicago, a major publisher of chromolithographs depicting battles of the American civil war in the mid-1880s.
Northrop Grumman Corp. will begin making part of the F-35 fighter jet in Mississippi, investing $3.7 million and adding 60 jobs over the next four years.
As a result of the proposed budget, titled "A New Foundation for American Greatness," Mississippi would face some of the nation's largest cuts to programs ...
... food to starving families and development assistance to those seeking opportunity would have a detrimental impact on millions of lives around the world.
He said the budget essentially allows the federal government to balance its budget at the expense of Mississippi and other states.
Mississippi enacted a law in April that will require the state to hire a private contractor to create a new computer system to review and more frequently check the eligibility of people participating in Medicaid and the federal food stamps program ...
A former Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner will spend nearly 20 years behind bars. A federal judge called the case the largest bribery ...
Baker Donelson has elected 13 new shareholders across the Firm, including Wendy Huff Ellard and Adam H. Gates in its Jackson office.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has blocked a death row inmate's appeal over the state's planned use of a lethal-injection drug.
JACKSON - Richard Bennett, R-Long Beach, said the task of a newly formed lottery study committee he chairs is not to make a recommendation on whether Mississippi should enact a lottery, but "if it happens, we want it to be done right." The nine-member ...
Following the announcement of President Donald Trump's budget Tuesday, Greg Snowden, Speaker Pro Tem in the Mississippi legislature, said he hadn't yet had time to review the proposed cuts but supported balancing the federal budget. "I'm really not ...
Vision To Learn is a public-private partnership that works. government, philanthropy and the private sector all worked together to launch the program in Mississippi. Vision screening efforts are being expanded so every child in public school can be helped.
Mississippi enacted a law in April that will require the state to hire a private contractor to create a new computer system to review and more frequently check the eligibility of people participating in Medicaid and the federal food stamps program ...
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency announced Wednesday that federal officials are rejecting the request for payments to people in Holmes and Montgomery counties.
Musgrove, who as lieutenant governor played a key role in getting the Mississippi Adequate education Act passed into law, went to court on behalf of 21 school districts who wanted $236 million the state underfunded them from 2010-15.
#JACKSON - The fight to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate education Program continues in the courtroom, as two Democrats filed a lawsuit against the governor, the state fiscal officer, the Mississippi Department of Education and the state treasurer ...
A judge has held a cemetery owner in civil contempt after Mississippi's secretary of state says the entrepreneur failed to comply with injunction requirements.
Sponsored by the Mississippi Economic Council, the STAR award recognizes scholastic achievement among Mississippi's high school students. ... Jordan selected government and economics teacher Warren Whitaker as her STAR teacher. Whitaker said he ...
However, local television broadcaster WTOK-TV recently reported that opposition to the Red Water Casino proposal has grown due to the amount of debt the tribe will be required to take on while a group known as Choctaw for Better government this week ...
"I also read a quote today that compassion doesn't necessarily need to be judged by the number of programs the federal government offers or the number of people that's being served, but are they doing what they were intended to do and that's to move ...
Mississippi is denying good schools to African American students in violation of the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the civil war, a legal group alleged Tuesday.
#When Representative Oliver wrote that he would do all within his power as an elected state leader to prevent the removal of monuments in Mississippi and that lynching might be an appropriate response to those who fought for removal of the monuments ...
"I think if the leadership in Mississippi state government wants to be responsible, they should join the call for Rep. Oliver's resignation," Norwood said.
Gunn spoke Monday at a forum sponsored by the Capitol press corps and Mississippi State University's Stennis Institute of government. In response to a question, Gunn said he does not expect Bryant to put a potentially time-consuming issue like a ...
President Donald Trump has approved disaster assistance to governments and certain nonprofits in nine Mississippi counties following April 30's tornado and weather damage.
TUPELO - When voters went to the polls earlier this month in five northeast Mississippi cities, residents got to choose their police chief or town marshal.
Every year my aunt sends me $5 worth of lottery tickets for my birthday. One year I won $2; another year $1; this year, I won an additional ticket, which also ...
At the school, protesters gathered, including Jeff Czeczok, who says he's a local government activist. "'I would like to behead him' is a threat," Czeczok said.
1. "Between Them," Richard Ford, Ecco. 2. "The Road to Camelot," Thomas Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie, Simon & Schuster. 3. "Mississippi Blood," Greg Iles, William Morrow. 4. "The Song and the Silence," Yvette Johnson, Atria. 5. "An Unforseen Life," Mary ...
It's time to revolt against the state's unfair and discriminatory behavior in the collection of taxes on retail sales.
A little bit, but not millions." Anderson said total government fund balance as of June 30, 2016, is $28,480,510, which is approximately $117,000 less than the total governmental fund balance from June 30, 2015. In the audit, total governmental fund is ...
Rather, as has unfortunately become a fact of life in our day and age, unelected bureaucrats in a state government agency, with little fanfare and even less explanation, began a process to expand regulations that will require many Mississippians to pay ...
Mississippi suffers from a cluster of ills that make it an economic laggard. Only 53 percent of Mississippi adults were working in 2016, the second lowest share of any state.
Mississippi's Secretary of State talked economic development and touched on recent primary elections as he visited DeSoto County on Wednesday.
With the Mississippi River in flood stage again right now, let's go back 90 years, to a time when an area the size of Delaware was under water in the Mississippi Delta. Back in 1927. The Mississippi River is high again, backing water into the lower ...
Unlike states that have long since sprinted ahead, Mississippi is struggling with slow economic growth and slipping population in a place that's rarely at peak economic health.
The lawsuit, filed by Will Bardwell of the Southern Poverty Law Center for the two legislators, says that the cuts are part of the budget-making process and the state Supreme Court has stated that the Mississippi Constitution says "this is a power that ...
The Mississippi Forestry Commission is laying off 75 workers as part of a reorganization brought on by a $2.6 million budget cut.
Senator Bill Nelson said he's written amendments and bills to allow the federal government to negotiate drug prices, but none of them became law.
"The Mississippi Constitution forbids any branch of government from exercising another branch's core powers," said Will Bardwell, SPLC senior staff attorney.
$4 million for phase II work on the Mississippi State University music building. $12 million for phase II work on a building for the Department of Animal and Dairy science and Poultry Science at Mississippi State University. $15 million for new a ...


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