March 19, 2015

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Mississippi vehicle inspection stickers could be eliminated

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JACKSON — Mississippi could be poised to eliminate its $5 annual vehicle inspection sticker. The House voted 112-7 Thursday to approve the final version of a bill to wipe out the sticker. It was not immediately clear whether Republican Gov. Phil Bryant would sign House Bill 982. If he does, the sticker requirement would end […]

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March 19, 2015

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Board of Trustees extends contract for Delta State’s president, Bill LaForge

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning voted recently to extend the contract of Delta State University President William N. LaForge following a careful review of the university under his leadership. According to board minutes, members granted the extensions in a closed meeting on Feb. 17 to Jackson State University’s Carolyn Meyers, […]

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March 18, 2015

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Bowling in Atlanta: SWAC and MEAC champs will meet in pre-Christmas matchup

Atlanta is getting a new college football bowl game: the Celebration Bowl that will feature the champions of the Southwestern Athletic Conference and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The champions of the two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) leagues  will meet in a new postseason game beginning with the 2015 season, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. […]

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March 18, 2015

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Wicker to vote against attorney general nominee Lynch

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JACKSON — Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker says he will vote against the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the nation’s next attorney general. Senate Democrats blocked legislation Tuesday to help the victims of human trafficking amid a partisan dispute over abortion that threatens to sink the once-uncontroversial measure. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has put […]

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March 17, 2015

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Job numbers climb, but Mississippi keeps worst jobless rate

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JACKSON — Here’s the good news: Mississippi’s job market in January had the strongest month in at least three years. But balance that with the bad: The state remained tied in January with Nevada for the highest unemployment rate of any state, and its struggling recovery has a long way to go before reaching pre-recession […]

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March 17, 2015

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Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. announces release date for third quarter fiscal 2015 results

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JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALM) has announced that the Company will release its third quarter fiscal 2015 financial results on Monday, March 30, 2015. A press release will be issued prior to the open of market trading. Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. is primarily engaged in the production, grading, packing and sale of fresh shell eggs, including conventional, cage-free, […]

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March 17, 2015

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Ex-3 Doors Down bassist pleads no contest to second DUI

D’IBERVILLE — The former bassist for 3 Doors Down has pleaded no contest to a second-offense drug-related charge of driving while impaired. Todd Harrell did not appear Monday in D’Iberville. An attorney entered the plea on his behalf. Harrell, 43, is under house arrest in Nashville on a charge of vehicular homicide by intoxication. A […]

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March 16, 2015

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Mississippi Coliseum’s deterioration may cost it MHSAA hoops championship

With the “Big House” in Jackson all but crumbling down, the Mississippi High School Activities Association is considering moving the state basketball championship tournament to Tupelo, Mississippi Coliseum officials say. The 11-day tournament that wrapped up over the weekend drew thousands of fans to the 53-year Mississippi Coliseum. But it also drew the frustration of […]

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March 16, 2015

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Reeves proposes more income tax cuts, bumping total to $550M

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JACKSON — Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says he wants to cut income taxes by a larger amount than he has previously proposed. The Republican says Monday he wants to increase the size of his tax cut to $550 million over 15 years. That would include $300 million in income tax cuts, eliminating the first $350 […]

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March 16, 2015

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State asks to keep drug supplier’s name secret during appeal

As he turns over $46 million in legal settlement money, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says some state leaders want to limit his litigation options in order "to serve the special interest of big business."

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood is asking a Hinds County judge to keep secret the identity of Mississippi’s execution drug supplier while the state appeals an order to release the name. Earlier this month, Hinds County Chancery Judge Denise Owens ruled that the state’s public records law required release of the information, sought by […]

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