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Mississippi school system spends $13M in savings in 4 years

A northeast Mississippi school district is looking at spending cuts after burning through $13 million in savings in the last four years.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Final soldiers from 155th return from deployment

The final members of a Mississippi National Guard unit returned home Saturday from deployment in the Middle East.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

SEC teams ready for spring games

The real 2019 football season doesn’t begin until Aug. 31. The 2019 spring football season kicks into gear on Saturday.

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1 year ago by newsengin.

Mississippi teacher group asks educators about protests, walkouts over pay

One of Mississippi’s statewide teacher organizations asked supporters Thursday if they’re interested in protests over teacher pay and Republican education policies, even asking about an ... Read more

1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Lawsuits: Funeral home gave families the wrong bodies

A Mississippi funeral home is accused of giving the wrong bodies to two families.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Southern Miss hires Jeremy McClain as athletics director

HATTIESBURG — Southern Miss has hired a familiar face to lead its athletics department.

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1 year ago by newsengin.

Humanist group objects to ‘In God We Trust’ on Mississippi license plate

A national group that includes atheists and agnostics is objecting to Mississippi’s new standard license plate design that has the phrase “In God We ... Read more

1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Sheriff: Mississippi prison guard severely injured by inmate

A sheriff in Mississippi says a Marshall County prison guard has been severely injured by an inmate.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Police arrest man who posted high-speed driving video

Authorities were quick to arrest a man who posted video of himself driving 180 mph on a suburban Mississippi road.

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1 year ago by newsengin.

2 GOP governor hopefuls advocate for teacher pay, health access in debate

Two of the three Republican candidates for Mississippi governor agreed on many points during the first debate of the 2019 campaign season, each saying he ... Read more

1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Former police officer gets 20 years in child’s hot-car death

A former Mississippi police officer is headed to prison for the death of her 3-year-old daughter, who was left in a patrol car while her ... Read more

1 year ago by The Associated Press.

2 of 3 Mississippi GOP candidates for governor set to debate

Two of the three Republican candidates for Mississippi governor are set to take part in the first debate of the campaign season.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Ex-Food Network chef from Mississippi admits to embezzlement

A Mississippi chef who competed on two Food Network shows and admitted to embezzling $10,000 from a former employer has been ordered into a three-year ... Read more

1 year ago by The Associated Press.

$2M for private school tuition in Mississippi survives last-ditch challenge

A provision to increase funding by $2 million for private school attendance by Mississippi students with special education needs has survived despite a last-ditch attempt ... Read more

1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi man pleads guilty in ‘Vote Trump’ church arson

A member of a black church in Mississippi has pleaded guilty to burning the church, which was also spray painted with the slogan “Vote Trump,” ... Read more

1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi woman arrested for stealing trooper’s puppy

A 22-year-old Mississippi woman faces charges for allegedly stealing a 7-month-old pit bull puppy outside its owner’s home.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Borrowed money will pay for dozens of Mississippi projects

The Mississippi Legislature is planning to borrow $207 million under Senate Bill 3065 to pay for various projects, part of more than $360 million in ... Read more

1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Abortion-rights group sues Mississippi over ‘heartbeat’ law

An abortion-rights group is asking a federal judge to block a Mississippi law that will ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, ... Read more

2 years ago by The Associated Press.

ESPN broadcaster: Sorry for threatening Mississippi hunter for rare kill

ESPN broadcaster Keith Olbermann has apologized for insulting and threatening a Mississippi turkey hunter who killed a rare white turkey.

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2 years ago by newsengin.

Senate approves $1,500 pay raise for Mississippi teachers

Mississippi lawmakers are moving toward a $1,500 pay raise for teachers beginning July 1.

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2 years ago by The Associated Press.

Olbermann: Make Mississippi hunter’s life ‘hell’ for rare turkey shoot

A Mississippi hunter who shot a rare white turkey says he’s been verbally attacked after TV personality Keith Olbermann called on his Twitter followers to ... Read more

2 years ago by The Associated Press.

Two found dead in Mississippi county; officials seek causes of death

Officials in central Mississippi are investigating why two people have been found dead.

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2 years ago by The Associated Press.

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