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Smaller budget ahead for Mississippi

Mississippi is on track to have a slightly smaller budget in the coming year, reflecting caution about the state economy. Top lawmakers met Wednesday and set an estimate that the state will have $5.6 billion available to spend during fiscal year 2019 which begins July 1st. That’s $1.5 million less than the estimate for the […]
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Religious Freedom law appeal

A second appeal has been filed by same-sex marriage supporters who want the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Mississippi law letting government workers and business people cite religious objections to refuse service to LGBT people. The Monday appeal comes from the Campaign for Southern Equality twenty days after Mississippi’s law took effect. Legal experts […]
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Shooting at Jason Aldean concert in Tupelo

For a second time this month, gunfire erupted at one of Jason Aldean’s concerts. This past Friday, police in Tupelo say 22-year-old Steven Hulbert fired multiple times in the parking lot of an arena where Aldean was performing. One person was shot in the chest and was released from the hospital Saturday. The first shooting […]
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Gulfport native running for special election

Gulfport native Joel Carter announced he will run for District 49 state Senate to fill the vacant seat of Sean Tindell who was appointed judge to the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Carter is a Mississippi Gulf Coast realtor and businessman who attended Gulfport High School and University of Southern Mississippi. Carter currently lives in Biloxi […]
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New case of West Nile Virus

The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming one new case of West Nile Virus. That brings the total so far this year to 61 cases of the mosquito borne illness, including two people who died earlier this year. The new case is in Hinds County. In 2016, the state had 43 cases with two […]
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155th Armored Brigade to deploy

Four thousand and two hundred Mississippi National Guard soldiers of the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team have received orders to mobilize in support of Operation Spartan Shied. Operation Spartan Shield is a combined forces contingency operation designed to deter and react to possible threats within the Middle East. This will be the unit’s third deployment […]
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Two children injured on fair ride in Laurel

Two children were injured Friday from a ride at the South Mississippi State Fair in Laurel. A fair representative said a seven-year-old girl fell out of a ride called “Up, Up, and Away” when the seat became loose. The girl was knocked unconscious and was taken to the hospital. A fair worker said it was […]
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Mississippi school district grades are in for 2017

State wide “Excellence for All” school gradings are in for the 2017 school year. Coast school districts fared well. Ocean Springs was the highest rated school district on the Coast, joined by Long Beach and Biloxi with a grade of “A.” Gulfport, as well as Harrison, Jackson, Stone and Hancock counties, Pass Christian, Bay/Waveland and […]
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Jessica Chambers’ mom reacts to mistrial

The trial may be over, but Jessica Chambers’ mom still wants justice for Jessica. Lisa Chambers shares her frustration over her daughter’s mistrial. Quinton Tellis was accused in the fiery death of the 19-year-old, but jury members could not agree on his fate. Jessica’s mom spoke with TV station WHBQ about the pain she’s been […]
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Jackson School Changes Name Away From Jefferson Davis

A Mississippi school is shedding the name of the Confederacy’s only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States. Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson was named decades ago for Jefferson Davis. In a move proposed by parents, the school with 98 percent African-American enrollment will be […]