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No Penalty for Furling

The Mississippi House has rejected an effort to punish universities for not flying the state flag that prominently features the Confederate battle emblem. All eight of the state’s public universities have taken down the flag in recent years amid criticism that it’s racially insensitive in a state with a 38 percent black population. Republican Representative […]
23 hours ago
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New state budget cuts

Governor Phil Bryant is making a third round of spending cuts since the budget year started in July, the fifth round in the past 14 months. Bryant announced $43 million in cuts Tuesday, saying tax collections remain short of expectations. The cuts represent just under a one percent reduction for most agencies. Bryant also says […]
23 hours ago
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Four people killed in Lauderdale County

A five-year-old boy and three of his family members were shot to death at a home in eastern Mississippi today. Lauderdale County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Ward Calhoun says investigators are pursuing numerous leads. The child and the bodies of three women were found in the community of Toomsuba, near the Alabama state line. Authorities have […]
1 day ago
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“Childcare Matters Lobby Day” Today In Jackson

Childcare is on the minds of many in Jackson today. Today is “Childcare Matters Lobby Day” at the Mississippi State Capitol. The event, led by the Mississippi Low-income Child Care Initiative, looks to bring to light our state’s current situation when it comes to childcare. Child care advocates and legislators will hear important updates on […]
2 days ago
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School governing changes

Mississippi lawmakers could change the rules governing schools in significant ways in coming weeks. Among proposals being considered are limiting the number of statewide and district wide testing days, requiring 17-year-olds to stay in school, and requiring a district taken over by the state to achieve a ‘C’ rating for five years in a row […]
2 days ago
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Mississippi Attorney General warns of Tax Scam

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is continuing to warn of a tax scam targeting employers. This second warning comes after Hood’s office received a number of calls last week from organizations whose employees have fallen for the scam. Scammers pretend to be company CEOs and email human resource staff to ask for employees’ W2 forms. […]
2 days ago
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Latest On Internet Sales Tax

Some tax experts and conservative groups are questioning a proposed Mississippi regulation that would require large sellers to collect taxes on internet sales. Revenue Commissioner Herb Frierson agrees the rule, which is not yet enacted, challenges U.S. Supreme Court precedent forbidding states from requiring tax collections by companies without in-state locations. Though Mississippi lawmakers are […]
2 days ago
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Classes Back in Session at William Carey

Nearly one month after an EF3 tornado tore through campus, William Carey University welcomes back students for the spring trimester. Classes began this morning on campus for the first time since the storm on January 21st. In order to complete the winter trimester after the tornado, many classes were moved to an online format and […]
2 days ago
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Feud Between Co-Workers Ends In Gunshots

A feud between co-workers at manufacturing company in Marshall County ended with one having to be airlifted to a hospital and the other a fugitive on the run. Police say two workers at a plant that makes armored vehicles got into a fight. One of them, identified as Lamont Burchette, went to his car to […]
2 days ago
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Special Session On Education Funding

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant says he will call a special legislative session on education funding only after lawmakers reach broad agreement on the main points of a proposal. Top Republicans in the House and Senate say they want to rewrite the school funding formula, but they haven’t revealed a plan. House speaker Philip Gunn says […]