4 days ago
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Hood Puts $34.4 Million Into General Fund

As budget writers try to stretch Mississippi’s cash to cover needs, State Attorney General Jim Hood chips in 34-point-four million dollars. The Democratic Attorney General says he deposited the winnings from lawsuits into the state’s general fund. Hood wants lawmakers to give seven-point-four million to the mental health department to re-open a drug and alcohol […]
3 weeks ago
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MS Walk This Weekend

Tomorrow morning, Mississippi and Alabama are joining forces to fight a debilitating disease. Walk m-s will take over Fort Maurepas Park at 9 am Saturday in Ocean Springs. The event brings together teams of families, neighbors, and co-workers. All trying to raise funds to drive groundbreaking research, provide life-changing services and guarantee a supportive community […]
3 weeks ago
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Widespread Water Outage This Weekend

Tens of thousands of Jackson Mississippi residents will be left high and dry this weekend. 40 thousand residents will be without water. Officials with the Mississippi Emergency Management expect this outage will last from Friday at 3 until Sunday at 3. The problems with water in the area all began with recent water line breaks […]
3 weeks ago
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Replacing statues that represent Mississippi in Washington

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant says he’d be willing to talk about replacing the statues that represent the state in the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Currently, Mississippi is represented by statues of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Confederate politician J.Z. George. Many would like to see other famous natives, such as Elvis, BB King or William […]
4 weeks ago
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Craft Brewery Bill Remains Alive

Another bill that stays alive House Bill 1322 that would allow Mississippi Breweries to sell beer to customers on site. The bill passed the senate finance committee Tuesday. The measure would let a brewery sell the equivalent of two cases of 12 ounce bottles to a customer in a 24-hour period. Breweries can now give […]
1 month ago
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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 […]
1 month ago
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The Band Perry to Headline Concert for Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration

Grammy award winners The Band Perry will headline the governor’s concert for the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration South. The Mississippi natives will lead the lineup at Centennial Plaza in Gulfport on April 1st. The concert aims to represent all Mississippians with blues, gospel, rock n roll, and country artists included in the lineup. The free event […]
2 months ago
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Campaign Finance Reform Bill Passes Mississippi Senate

State senators unanimously agree there should be limits on Mississippi public officials spending campaign money on themselves. Senate Bill 26-89 passed Wednesday and now moves to the house for more debate. The house passed a similar bill last month. Right now, Mississippi public officials can spend their campaign money in basically any way they like, […]
2 months ago
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Bill Expanding Execution Options Passes Mississippi House

Mississippi lawmakers are advancing a proposal to add a firing squad, electrocution, and a gas chamber as execution methods in case a court blocks the use of lethal injection drugs. House Bill 638 passed amid some opposition and now heads to the senate for more work. Lethal injection is Mississippi’s only execution method and the […]
2 months ago
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Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of statehood for Mississippi. The Coast is set to kick off the bicentennial celebration. Officials gathered at Centennial Plaza this afternoon to announce various events planned for March 31st through April 1st. The two day celebration features events like ‘Salute to Mississippi’ which highlights the state’s heritage, history, and military […]