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Veterans cemetery dedicated in Mississippi

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:02:00 GMT2017-08-17T10:02:00Z

KILMICHAEL, Miss. (AP) -- The North Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery is ready for use after two years of construction....

2 men face murder charges in shooting of 9-month-old boy

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:53:55 GMT2017-08-17T09:53:55Z

GRENADA, Miss. (AP) -- Police say two men have been arrested after a 9-month-old boy was fatally shot inside a Mississippi home....

Mississippi holds on to state flag with Confederate symbol

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:58:52 GMT2017-08-17T07:58:52Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- White supremacists waved the Confederate battle flag amid weekend violence in Virginia, prompting critics to say Mississippi should remove the symbol from its state banner....

'The Hand Pointing to Heaven' back atop Mississippi church

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:07:20 GMT2017-08-16T21:07:20Z

PORT GIBSON, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi church steeple once again has a golden hand pointing toward heaven....

New Vicksburg editor has worked at other Mississippi papers

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:09:33 GMT2017-08-16T19:09:33Z

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) -- A daily newspaper in Mississippi has a new editor....

Mississippi says it has execution drugs amid secrecy fight

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:32:50 GMT2017-08-16T18:32:50Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi prison officials have obtained new supplies of execution drugs, which could allow the state to carry out lethal injections after some other drugs expired, they said in court papers....

No special session to take rebel symbol off Mississippi flag

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:49:57 GMT2017-08-16T15:49:57Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A spokesman says Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant won't call legislators back to the Capitol to consider removing the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag....

Mississippi Medicaid chief denies contractor offered him job

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:01:20 GMT2017-08-16T15:01:20Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi's Medicaid director says he was never offered a job by a company that was later awarded a $2 billion contract by his agency....

Sheriff: 2 armed robberies within 24 hours in Mississippi

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:11:28 GMT2017-08-16T13:11:28Z

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) -- A sheriff in Mississippi says two armed robberies have occurred within 24 hours in two communities in close proximity....

Judge sets bond for man accused in girlfriend's death

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:49:35 GMT2017-08-16T06:49:35Z

MACON, Miss. (AP) -- A man accused of killing his girlfriend and wounding her son may be able to get out of jail while his case continues....

Mississippi again moves to rejigger school rating system

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:59:40 GMT2017-08-15T22:59:40Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A year after a bruising debate over how Mississippi's schools should be rated, education officials are revisiting their decisions....

North Mississippi aircraft painting firm to hire 15 workers

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:27:33 GMT2017-08-15T21:27:33Z

GRENADA, Miss. (AP) -- A north Mississippi aircraft painting and maintenance firm is expanding, with plans to hire 15 workers....

Prison phone firm pays Mississippi $2.5M over bribery case

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:50:58 GMT2017-08-15T20:50:58Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A prison phone company will pay Mississippi $2.5 million to settle a lawsuit tied to a bribery scheme....

Mississippi health care workers face felony drug charges

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:43:48 GMT2017-08-15T20:43:48Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Six Mississippi health care professionals face felony drug charges....

Mississippi degree completion effort launches website

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:32:53 GMT2017-08-15T20:32:53Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have launched a new website to encourage people to complete partially-finished college degrees....

City could restart its debate over Confederate-themed flag

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:20:11 GMT2017-08-15T20:20:11Z

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi city could restart an argument over flying the state flag with the Confederate battle emblem that critics see as racist....

Shipyard pays $9.2 million to settle overbilling

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:55:25 GMT2017-08-15T14:55:25Z

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) -- One of the nation's largest military shipyards is paying $9.2 million back to the federal government in an overbilling settlement....

Inmate captured after escape from jail in Mississippi

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:05:00 GMT2017-08-15T12:05:00Z

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- An inmate who had escaped through an exhaust fan in the ceiling of a shower has been captured and transported to Central Mississippi Correctional Facility....

Man accused of killing wife back in prison

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:06:38 GMT2017-08-14T23:06:38Z

BOONVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- A 22=year-old Mississippi man accused of killing his wife is back in prison to serve 14 years remaining on a burglary sentence....

Suit: Arts school should pay for city work after roof fell

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:47:00 GMT2017-08-14T22:47:00Z

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi city has sued the head of a school for the arts, saying he knew before the roof collapsed that it was in danger of falling in....