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McDaniel delays decision on whether to appeal dismissal of lawsuit

LAUREL — Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran. McDaniel campaign spokesman Noel Fritsch said yesterday that McDaniel will take until tomorrow to decide whether to ask the Mississippi Supreme […] [...]

Association gets funding for work on Grant’s personal memoirs

STARKVILLE — A grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission will allow the Ulysses S. Grant Association to continue its work on the first two volumes of the personal memoirs of President Ulysses S. Grant. The grant of $43,490 will be used by the association for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The association is […] [...]

Brandon man hauls in record 756-pound alligator

BRANDON — The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says there’s a new state alligator record. It reported Saturday Robert Mahaffey of Brandon and two assistants hauled in a 756-pound ‘gator. That broke the record by 14 ½-pounds. Saturday was the second day of Mississippi’s alligator season, which ends at noon on Sept. 8. […] [...]

Woman found guilty of murder in buttocks injection case

JACKSON — A Mississippi woman has been convicted of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman’s death. The state attorney general’s office said in a statement that a jury deliberated about five hours before finding Tracy Lynn Garner, 54, guilty of depraved-heart murder and conspiracy to commit wire […] [...]

Mississippi judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to overturn Sen. Cochran’s GOP primary win

JACKSON — A Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran’s victory in a Republican primary runoff. Judge Hollis McGehee said state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who lost to Cochran in the June 24 runoff, failed to start the election challenge on time. McDaniel will announce next week whether he […] [...]

Nunnelee coming home to recover from brain surgery, stroke

TUPELO — U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee says he’s returning to Mississippi to continue recovering from a stroke. The 55-year-old Republican from Tupelo had a stroke while undergoing brain surgery June 9 in Texas, and he has had radiation and chemotherapy in Maryland. In an email today, Nunnelee says the surgery and treatment have separated him […] [...]

Woman loses appeal of embezzlement/wire fraud conviction

OXFORD — A federal appeals panel has upheld the eight-year sentence given a Mississippi woman for embezzlement by wire fraud from companies based in Tennessee and Oklahoma. Kimberly Cray Burk also was ordered last year to pay $1.4 million restitution to Mid-South Maintenance Inc. of Memphis, Tennessee, and two Oklahoma companies run by its president […] [...]

Judge expected to rule today on McDaniel’s challenge of loss to Cochran

LAUREL — A Mississippi judge said he will announce today whether he will dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran’s victory in a Republican primary runoff. » BREAKING NEWS: RULING HAS BEEN MADE Judge Hollis McGehee heard arguments for more than an hour yesterday at the Jones County Courthouse in Laurel. Cochran’s […] [...]

More than a dozen school districts sue state over funding

JACKSON — Fourteen Mississippi school districts sued the state yesterday, seeking money they say they were illegally shorted by the state’s public school funding formula over the last six years. The lawsuit also asks a judge to order lawmakers to never again underfund the Mississippi Adequate Educational Program. State lawmakers have underfunded the formula by […] [...]

Town of Hatley to hold election in wake of mayor’s death

HATLEY — The town of Hatley will hold a special election Sept. 30 to elect a new mayor. The board of aldermen set the qualifying date for candidates for Sept. 10. The election comes after the death of Mayor Pete Vaughn on Aug. 9. Vaughn died at his home of natural causes. He was 63. […] [...]

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