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Judge: Jackson schools infringed on educators’ free speech

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi’s second-largest school district had “vague, overbroad and unconstitutional” restrictions on educators’ freedom of speech, a judge ruled. Circuit Judge Jess Dickinson ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, May 12, 2022 7:30 am

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More on the life of Ferriday, Natchez born Mickey Gilley

NEW YORK (AP) — Country star Mickey Gilley, whose namesake Texas honky-tonk inspired the 1980 film “Urban Cowboy” and a nationwide wave of Western-themed nightspots, ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, May 9, 2022 5:38 am

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Searchers find body of girl, 14, in Mississippi River

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Law enforcement crews have found the body of a 14-year-old girl who fell into the Mississippi River late last month, but ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, May 6, 2022 3:35 pm

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Final day of Jackson Mudbug fest canceled after fatal shooting

JACKSON (AP) — A law enforcement officer shot and killed one of the people suspected of firing shots at a festival in Mississippi, a sheriff ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, May 1, 2022 11:00 am

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Natchez native to host live stream, Saints have two picks in first round of draft.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Natchez native Voch Lombardi and Colin Cowherd will host a NFL Draft Live Stream on The Volume’s YouTube channel. This stream ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, April 28, 2022 3:49 pm

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Many Mississippi officials receiving pay raises next term

JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi governor and many other elected officials will receive substantial pay raises during the next four-year term. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, April 28, 2022 5:27 am

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Syrah Resources can get up to $107 million from US ‘clean energy’ loan for Vidalia plant

VIDALIA, La. (AP) — Syrah Resources’ Vidalia, Louisiana plant can get up to $107 million in U.S. Department of Energy loans to expand a plant ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, April 26, 2022 7:49 am

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Suit: Mississippi high court districts dilute Black voting

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi needs to update its state Supreme Court districts to ensure Black voters have a chance to elect a candidate of their ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, April 25, 2022 1:48 pm

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New apiary creating buzz at Mississippi State University

STARKVILLE (AP) — Bees play a part in every aspect of the ecosystem with beekeeping being a hobby or full-time career for some Mississippians. To ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, April 18, 2022 7:58 am

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New law extends no-test time for expired driver’s license

JACKSON (AP) — A new law gives Mississippi residents more time to renew expired driver’s licenses without having to take a test. Republican Gov. Tate ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, April 18, 2022 7:49 am

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Mississippi death row inmate reverses request for execution, says he wants appeal

JACKSON (AP) — A Mississippi death row inmate has told a judge under oath that he wants to continue appealing his case, months after saying ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, April 12, 2022 7:50 am

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Gov. Reeves signs bill expanding Mississippi inmates’ work release

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi will expand a work release program for nonviolent inmates from one county to three counties. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed House ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, April 12, 2022 7:44 am

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Mississippi egg producer says bird flu brings higher egg prices

JACKSON (AP) — Easter egg dying may cost you a little more than usual this holiday. A Mississippi company that produces eggs in more than ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, April 7, 2022 8:03 am

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2 killed in Georgia, Texas as damaging storms strike South

Violent storms killed at least two people, one in Georgia and another in Texas, on Tuesday as hail, strong winds and tornadoes tore across the ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, April 6, 2022 7:19 am

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Mississippi governor signs state’s largest income tax cut

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi residents will pay lower income taxes in coming years as the state enacts its largest-ever tax cut. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, April 5, 2022 5:15 pm

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Mississippi joins states limiting outside election funding

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi is the latest Republican-led state to ban election offices from accepting donations from private groups for voting operations — a movement ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, April 5, 2022 8:02 am

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Mississippi lawmakers aim to finish budget and end session

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi legislators are returning to the Capitol on Monday with hopes of finishing their 2022 session. They still need to finish passing ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, April 4, 2022 8:01 am

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Insurance deal ends for Mississippi health system’s patients

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The insurance agreement between Mississippi’s academic medical center and Blue Cross & Blue Shield has ended, with the hospital saying some ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, April 1, 2022 3:24 pm

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Conference USA agrees to allow Southern Miss, Marshall, ODU to leave early

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Conference USA has agreed to allow Marshall, Old Dominion and Southern Miss to expedite their move to the Sun Belt. The ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, March 31, 2022 8:48 am

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Tate Reeves signs largest teacher pay raise in years

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill Wednesday authorizing the largest pay raise in a generation for the state’s public school teachers, ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, March 31, 2022 8:29 am

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