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Gov. Bryant On U.S. Air Strikes

Governor Phil Bryant took to Facebook writing quote: “This president will not let these atrocities continue. The red line was crossed, and the U.S. has acted. We should all stand with president trump as he strikes a brutal dictator. It is heartening that the president has asked for..“ “For the guidance of god almighty.” – […]
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Tornado Touches Down Brookhaven

A tornado did in fact touch down this week in Mississippi. A survey showed that a twister with top winds of 110 mph (175 kph) touched down just inside Franklin County at 12:57 a.m. on Monday. It moved 17.5 miles (28 kilometers) east through Lincoln County, crossing interstate 55 before lifting off northeast of Brookhaven […]
2 weeks ago
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Witness Protection Bill Signed Into Law

If someone threatened your life if you testified against them in court, would you do it? Prosecutors are hoping a new law signed by Governor Phil Bryant will encourage more witnesses to take the stand. House Bill 13-67 stiffens penalties for those who intimidate witnesses through harassment or threats. The sentence for manipulating the criminal […]
3 weeks ago
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Charter school lawsuit

A judge is considering whether he should overturn or uphold Mississippi’s charter school law. A group of parents argues the law is unconstitutional because charter schools divert property taxes from the Jackson District and the charter schools are not overseen by a local or state superintendent. The state and others defend the law. They argue […]
3 weeks ago
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Explicit material on school-issued devices

After an audit on school-issued computers, State Auditor Stacey Pickering says his office found pornography and other explicit material on computers that some public schools issued to middle and high school students. The auditor’s office reviewed 150 devices issued to students in nine of the 144 school districts. The report says all nine districts take […]
3 weeks ago
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Mississippi woman killed due to storm

A 52-year-old woman drowned in Rankin County, Mississippi after her car got swept away by fast-moving floodwaters. Police say the woman called 911 when she realized she was in danger. Officers arrived within five minutes, but it was too late. They couldn’t find her and could not get her on the phone. Divers eventually recovered […]
3 weeks ago
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Religious Accommodations Act Appeal

A federal appeals court is hearing arguments about Mississippi’s controversial religious accommodations act that would allow merchants to cite religious beliefs to deny services to same sex couples. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves halted the law before it could take effect last July, ruling it unconstitutionally establishes preferred beliefs and creates unequal treatment for LGBT […]
3 weeks ago
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Two Dead In Mississippi Storms

There are two confirmed deaths as a result of the storms in northern and central Mississippi. In Tallahatchie County, a woman was killed Sunday night when a tree fell into her home. And in Rankin County, a woman was found dead this morning after calling 911 as her car was being washed into Florence Creek […]
3 weeks ago
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Medicaid audit

Mississippi would hire a contractor to audit Medicaid, welfare, and food stamp recipients to make sure they’re not cheating the programs under a bill passing legislature. House Bill 1090 was held for more debate after passing the Senate Wednesday, but is likely headed to Governor Phil Bryant for his approval or veto. It authorizes the […]
4 weeks ago
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2017 Mississippi Legislature Session Ends

Today the Mississippi legislature ended its 2017 regular session, but will have to return later to pass budgets for the attorney general’s office and the Department of Transportation. Governor Phil Bryant will decide the starting date for a special session and he will set the agenda. The new budget year begins July 1st. Spending proposals […]