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This Contest ("Contest") is sponsored by WJTV ("Station") and Outlets Of Mississippi (collectively, the "Sponsor(s)"). .... Winner(s) will be required to provide a valid government issued photo identification card and to execute an affidavit of eligibility and publicity and liability release prior to receiving their ...
Austin, Glaeser, and Summers argue that particular areas of the United States (specifically what they call the "Eastern Heartland," defined as Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia) have fallen behind on a number of ...

The Senate passed House Bill 1264 Wednesday. The Mississippi Terroristic Threats Law defines terroristic threats and establishes felony charges. Terroristic threats are defined as threats of violence with the "intent to terrorize, intimidate or disrupt a governmental function" by any means including social ...
(AP) -- A Mississippi man accused of killing eight people, including relatives, acquaintances and a deputy sheriff, was indicted Thursday. Willie Cory Godbolt, 35, of Bogue Chitto, was indicted on four counts of capital murder, which could carry the death penalty; four counts of murder and one of attempted ...
"This is the first step of having the government come in and count every and anything that we do," Barnett said. Sen. Angela Hill, a Republican from Picayune, said she opposes government overreach and has spoken to hunters in her district who support voluntary reporting to help with stewardship of land ...
Some local governments began taking early precautions Thursday for expected river crests on the Mississippi and Atchafalaya later this month as the U.S. ... East Baton Rouge city-parish government plans to install dirt-filled HESCO baskets Saturday on a Mississippi levee section near the intersection of ...

Kami Bullock, left, and Barbara Beavers, both anti-abortion supporters, stand with their signs outside the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic in Jackson, Miss., and attempt to elicit support from passing drivers, Thursday, March 8, 2018. The facility is currently Mississippi's only abortion clinic.
Mississippi has produced some giant bucks and even a world record. Here are the top six deer on record in Mississippi by category. ... Fears of government overreach prompted the Senate to strip language from a House bill that would have made it mandatory for hunters to report their deer or turkey ...
Last time, we looked at the financial review of the Natchez Convention Center (NCC). The review confirms the need for an audit; however, at a joint city/Natchez Convention and Promotion Commission (NCPC) meeting on Feb. 5, Alderwoman Arceneaux-Mathis was markedly unconcerned about the ...
State Auditor Stacey Pickering said Mississippi government has some glaring, systemic accounting problems it must address to protect taxpayers from fraud and abuse and keep the state's credit rating healthy. Pickering released the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the state for fiscal 2017.
TRUMP-Russia PROBE-DEMOCRATIC MEMO - Congress releases a declassified, Democratic memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference. By Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 500 words, photo.
Actually, Kennard and Mississippi Southern College were the topics of conversations in many African-Americans households. I vaguely ... The governmental machine was destined not to be interrupted, and fear prevailed to the point that plans were made to bomb Kennard's car or poison him. But we know ...
Speakers also turned a critical eye toward Mississippi. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, the state's only Democrat in Congress, called African Americans in the Legislature and in local government to demand banks have more blacks on their boards of directors and for greater minority participation in major ...
Kaplan is no stranger to Mississippi. She has litigated other gay-rights cases in the state, including a challenge, thus far unsuccessful, to a law that lets some government workers and business people cite religious objections to refuse services to LGBT people. Opposition to the parade wasn't entirely ...
A Mississippi State University student who was denied a permit for a gay pride parade in Starkville, Mississippi, said she intends to sue the city -- and a ... "The government cannot prevent a parade or event simply because it promotes LGBTQ pride or because its organizers and marchers are LGBTQ," ...
The Mississippi State Department of Health confirmed the pediatric death in central Mississippi on Friday. The Centers for Disease Control reported 97 pediatric deaths have been confirmed around the country. flu activity continues to decline for Mississippi as a whole through mid-February, but remained ...
They understand that government works best when it follows the same commonsense rules used by everyone else. These two lawmakers thus thought it might be wise for Mississippi to follow the same rules of government purchasing, or public procurement, used by numerous states and countries around ...

Leonard Van Slyke, attorney for the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information, listens as Tom Hood, executive director of the Mississippi Ethics Commission, speaks during the forum on open government at the Rosenbaum Health sciences Building at MSU-Meridian Thursday. The event, sponsored by ...
As part of Severe weather Preparedness Week, students, government agencies and businesses across Mississippi will participate in a tornado drill Wednesday. The sirens are scheduled to go off at 9:15 a.m., signaling the participants to take shelter. Advertisement. Governor Phil Bryant encourages all ...
Beirut (AP) - A father saying his last goodbye to his dead child, before the shelling starts again. It's a grief shared by all too many parents trapped with their children under a brutal, government siege of the eastern Ghouta region outside the Syrian capital of Damascus. The government, backed by Russia, ...
The Mississippi House sent a strong signal this week that it wants to make Mississippi a more attractive destination for young residents. The chamber unanimously approved a bill that would exempt college graduates working in the state from having to pay a state income tax for three years. The bill is being ...
#Current state law allows a Mississippian with an enhanced concealed-carry license to carry their firearms into polling places, government meetings, ... Haley Barbour was stopped at the Jackson airport for his gun because, never mind Mississippi law, it's against federal law to take a weapon through ...
A former Mississippi Department of Corrections commissioner has been sentenced to seven years in prison for burglary of an uninhabited dwelling. ... Epps was arrested last November for stealing light fixtures from his old home, which was forfeited to the government as a part of a guilty plea to separate ...
The government says on Oct. 11, 2017, a Gulfport police officer initiated a traffic stop for careless driving on a vehicle driven by Rayo-Dominguez. Castillo was a passenger in the vehicle. The officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and conducted a search. During the search of ...
The award renews legal questions about a Trump-affiliated property receiving benefits from a state or local government. Ethics watchdogs and the president's critics say the Mississippi tax break would benefit the president, albeit indirectly, because he continues to own the Trump Organization through a ...
(AP) -- Organizers of a group that was planning a Mississippi college town's first-ever gay pride parade said Wednesday that they're exploring legal action after city officials denied them a permit. Starkville aldermen voted 4-3 Tuesday to deny the permit requested by Starkville Pride, an LGBT support group, ...
Last time, we looked at downsizing city government to bring it in line with other cities in our size range in Mississippi. More will follow on that issue in the weeks and months ahead. Today, we need to consider briefly an issue we know the city and others are currently looking at -- the recent financial review ...
Public servants, journalists and the public are welcome to a forum to promote transparency in government at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Rosenbaum Health sciences Building on Mississippi State University's Riley Campus, 2200 5th St. in Meridian. The Meridian Star and the Mississippi Press ...
Scott Whitney, district flood risk manager with the Corps' Rock Island division, said the model was the work of about a dozen experts across several government agencies, and cost close to $500,000 to complete. It took 17 months to develop. The model is so complex, it can take hours for a scenario to run.
Interestingly, just days after the Governor met with Heckman, the Mississippi Department of Human Services revealed it had returned $13 million to the federal government because of the lack of state matching funds. These funds were for child care vouchers for low income families. The Clarion-Ledger ...
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- A union says a federal contractor is underpaying workers at 11 call centers nationwide because it's misclassifying employees. The Communications Workers of America wants the U.S. labor Department to investigate the arm of government contractor General Dynamics Corp.
(AP) -- Mississippi lawmakers pushed ahead Friday with a bill that could make the state the first to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, setting up a possible court challenge. Mississippi already bans most abortions after 20 weeks. It's tied with North Carolina for the nation's earliest ban.
Yangon, Myanmar (AP) - Myanmar's government has denied a report by The Associated Press documenting at least five mass graves containing Rohingya Muslim civilians killed by the military with help from Buddhist neighbors, saying that only "terrorists" were killed and they were "carefully buried.".
A self-taught video blogger who specializes in flags has some advice for Mississippi, delivered after an epic sigh in his latest installment of "Vexillographer." "If 30 percent of your population happens to be black, maybe you shouldn't have the emblem of Team slavery in your state flag," said Peter ...
18, 2018 at the Rankin County Courthouse in Brandon, Miss., that he is seeking the seat for Mississippi's 3rd Congressional district as a Republican. Guest has served as district attorney since 2008. U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Miss., has announced he is not seeking reelection. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) ...
The Supreme Court says it will not take up a challenge to a Mississippi law that allows businesses and government officials to deny services to LGBT people if doing so would conflict with certain "sincerely held" religious beliefs. By rejecting the cases, the top court leaves in place a federal appeals court ...
A district attorney says he is running for an open U.S. House seat in Mississippi. Michael Guest tells the Clarion Ledger that he is running in the 3rd District congressional race. His announcement Friday came a day after fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper said won't seek another two-year term.
Officials are trying to sort out confusion about this year's election dates in one Mississippi city. The general election for municipal offices in McComb is June 19. The Enterprise-Journal reports that local Democratic and Republican Party leaders and city officials disagree about whether the primaries are ...
South Mississippi graduating seniors discuss Mississippi's image throughout the country and how they view the state flag. .... Mike Seymour, R-Jackson County, filed a bill that would require the flag be flown "on or at each building in which an office of a governmental entity that receives state funds is located ...
College baseball is affected by a Mississippi law that lets government clerks or private business people cite their own religious beliefs to deny ... the sun Herald reports the University of Southern Mississippi was supposed to play three games in Hattiesburg in late February against Stony Brook University.
Like it or not, government is a big part of our economy, responsible for about 20 percent of the jobs in Mississippi. When you cut government, you cut jobs. People leave. For decades, Mississippi has been the beneficiary of federal largesse, getting $2.4 dollars in federal money for every dollar we pay in ...
The Mississippi attorney general's office says about 270 state residents are eligible for payments from a settlement involving improper servicing of ... Federal Prosecutors alleged PHH violated standards for underwriting government-backed mortgages, submitting defective loans for government insurance.
government has a helpful place in society, but it is not our friend. It is a conduit that takes private money and uses it as it sees fit. Sometimes that works for the public good; sometimes it doesn't. Government is not moral. Mississippi taxes our food and shelter. The more we smoke, gamble and drink alcohol, ...
Only one Democrat holds in statewide office in Mississippi, and Republicans hold a three-fifths majority in the state House and Senate. After Democrat Doug Jones won a special election for U.S. Senate in Alabama in December, some Democrats are hoping for a similar against-the-odds win in Mississippi.
Last time, we looked at the fact that we pay our part-time Aldermen more than a person making the MIT living wage of $10.19 in a 2080 hour per year job. The gap is even worse for part-time county Supervisors who, at a salary of $44,700.00, earn the equivalent of a living wage for a family of three at the MIT ...
A dispute between the Waynesboro mayor and Board of Aldermen has led to a shutdown of city services for about 5,000 people in the southeast Mississippi community. At the center of the feud between the mayor and three of the five board members is the rehiring of more than 50 city workers. On Friday ...
A military plane crashed in the Mississippi Delta, Nissan employees rejected a union and regulators said no to a power plant. Those were among Mississippi's top news stories in 2017 -- a year the Magnolia State celebrated the 200th anniversary of its admission to the Union. The bicentennial was ...
Officials with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration had suspended a $70 million grant to Mississippi in 2012 to help build the network after laws changed and the federal government set about to create a national interoperable broadband public safety network. That national effort ...
Agricultural Economists with the Mississippi State University Extension Service released year-end estimates for the value of crops in the Magnolia State. government payments accounted for $227 million in commodity value, so when added to the total crop value the overall monetary value jumps to $7.53 ...
The CMS said the 10-year extension is part of the agency's effort to give states greater flexibility in running their Medicaid programs, without having to ask the government for frequent approvals. Up to now, the agency typically granted Section 1115 waivers, which are supposed to be budget neutral for the ...


 

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