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Analysis: Report says Mississippi pension funding too low

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:18:53 GMT2017-04-23T21:18:53Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A new report says that even if Mississippi's public employee pension system was meeting investment assumptions, governments still aren't putting away enough money to whittle down debt from previous pension underfunding....

Ramp provides new access to Deer Creek in Mississippi Delta

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:49:36 GMT2017-04-23T15:49:36Z

ARCOLA, Miss. (AP) -- Boaters and kayakers are gaining easier access to a waterway flowing through the Mississippi Delta....

New law exempts disabled veterans from hunting, fishing fee

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:48:31 GMT2017-04-23T15:48:31Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- More military veterans will soon be able to hunt or fish for free at certain events in Mississippi....

Pasture grasses sprout early; 2016 drought can still hurt

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:42:45 GMT2017-04-23T15:42:45Z

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi State University Extension Service forage specialist says a warm winter and spring rains have sprouted pasture grasses early, but last year's drought can affect both forage production and hay acreage....

Trustees approve MSU borrowing $30M for baseball stadium

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:19:40 GMT2017-04-23T15:19:40Z

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Trustees have approved plans for Mississippi State University to borrow up to $30 million to expand and overhaul its baseball stadium....

Alcorn State begins design of $10M employee housing complex

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:53:17 GMT2017-04-23T14:53:17Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Alcorn State University projects it will spend $10 million to build 50 faculty and staff housing units on its main Lorman campus....

Mississippi, Alabama marking Confederate Memorial Day

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:26:35 GMT2017-04-23T14:26:35Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- State government offices are closing Monday in Mississippi and Alabama for Confederate Memorial Day....

Grow your green thumb through Wholistic Gardens

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:02:40 GMT2017-04-23T05:02:40Z

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) -- Right now, they're a collection of wooden rectangles, but soon they will hold vegetable plants and their produce, an opportunity open to anyone who wants to be a gardener....

More than 100-year-old letters snapshot life in Columbus

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:02:29 GMT2017-04-23T05:02:29Z

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) -- Aging letters penned more than 125 years ago by a young Columbus girl open a window on local life during the late Victorian era. Her fading words on yellowed paper are no longer in danger of being lost to time, thanks to a partnership of the Billups-Garth Archives at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and the Mississippi Digital Library (MDL). Seventy-nine letters written by Eugenia "Genie" R. Morgan in 1889 and 1890 have been digitized and ...

Meridian city officials pledge $1M to children's museum

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:22:30 GMT2017-04-22T21:22:30Z

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) -- The city of Meridian will give $1 million to a second location of the Mississippi Children's Museum....

Mississippi expands private school funding for dyslexia

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:55:41 GMT2017-04-22T14:55:41Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi is expanding a program that lets students with dyslexia receive state money to attend private schools....

Port of Vicksburg getting boost from stronger economy

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:52:52 GMT2017-04-22T14:52:52Z

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) -- A contractor says business is picking up at the Port of Vicksburg, reflecting better performance in the economy....

Casino revenue rebounds strongly across Mississippi in March

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:50:44 GMT2017-04-22T14:50:44Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Gamblers lost more at Mississippi casinos in March, as revenue rebounded from a dismal February....

Science marches planned in 3 Mississippi cities

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:47:30 GMT2017-04-22T14:47:30Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Marches are planned in at least three Mississippi cities as part of a global demonstration in support of science....

TV show asks Clay County folk artist to share her story

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 05:03:06 GMT2017-04-22T05:03:06Z

TIBEE, Miss. (AP) -- When Bessie Johnson saw a convoy of vehicles rolling up her driveway the last morning of March, one of her first thoughts was, "Oh, I'd better call a few of the neighbors because they'll think something is wrong, wondering why are all those cars at Bessie's house."...

Mississippi girl moves beyond scary start to Disney dream

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 05:02:54 GMT2017-04-22T05:02:54Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Even before 11-year-old Disney Channel star Trinitee Stokes was born, her parents knew there was something special about her....

2 Mississippi men sentenced for filing false tax returns

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:33:10 GMT2017-04-21T23:33:10Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Two Gulfport, Mississippi men have been sentenced for preparing fraudulent tax returns....

Sign vandalized at Hattiesburg Islamic Center

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:01:48 GMT2017-04-21T21:01:48Z

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- The sign at the Islamic center of Hattiesburg has been vandalized....

7 more Alcorn State players arrested, bringing total to 18

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:58:07 GMT2017-04-21T19:58:07Z

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) -- More Alcorn State football players have been arrested in connection with an on-campus brawl....

Found human remains ID'd as missing Alcorn County woman

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:08:34 GMT2017-04-21T19:08:34Z

KOSSUTH, Miss. (AP) -- Recently identified human remains have been discovered as belonging to a missing Alcorn County woman in a homicide investigation....