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Crime Expert Decries City Council's Jail-Renting Initiative

Renting jail spaces to hold people accused of misdemeanors is a waste of money and an ethically wrong approach, Urban Peace Institute Senior Consultant on Conflict and Violence Ron Noblet ...

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Mississippi Justices: No Broad Absentee Voting Amid COVID-19

Mississippi law does not allow absentee voting by all people who have health conditions that might make them vulnerable to COVID-19, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.

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Former District Attorney Represents Some He Once Prosecuted

Former Mississippi district attorney Robert Shuler Smith is now representing some people he once prosecuted, court documents show. The current district attorney, Jody Owens, is seeking to have Smith removed ...

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Analysis: Quirky or Serious, Legal Opinions Guide Officials

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch's staff does research and writes legal opinions to guide state and local government operations. Those opinions are posted on the attorney general’s website, giving the ...

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Mississippi Schools Pass 2,000 COVID-19 Infections, 20,000 Quarantines

School is in session, with some practicing virtual learning, but the majority have returned to a traditional model with safety precautions and social distancing where possible.

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$6M to Mississippi Groups to Respond to Domestic Violence

Mississippi organizations will split more than $6 million from the federal government to respond to domestic violence, U.S. attorneys Chad Lamar and Mike Hurst said Thursday.

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Group OKs $15M for Mississippi Coast Restoration Projects

A Mississippi group has approved four projects to restore coastal areas damaged by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday.

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Mississippi Absentee Ballot Rules Challenged Amid Pandemic

Voting rights groups filed papers Thursday asking a federal judge to temporarily lift some limitations in Mississippi’s absentee voting process. They said doing so would ease some safety concerns during ...

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Grrrl Justice at JSU, Virtual Learning at USM and Suicide Prevention Symposium at MSU

The Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University and JSU’s student organization Gathering Information Related to Ladies are partnering to host a screening and panel discussion of the short narrative ...

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Mississippi Auditor Targets Professor Over 'Scholar Strike'

Critics say the Mississippi auditor is wasting time and threatening academic freedom by investigating a tenured professor who participated in two-day "scholar strike” designed to bring attention to police brutality ...

Protest at the Governor's Mansion, June 6, 2020

The Black Lives Matter Mississippi Protest at the Governor's Mansion on June 6, 2020, included ...

Election Night Watch Parties Nov. 5, 2019

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves held an election watch party at the Westin Hotel in ...

Columbia, Miss. Celebrates 200 Years

On Jan. 5, 2019, the south Mississippi town of Columbia, Miss., celebrated its bicentennial downtown.

State Campaigns 2018

With two competitive U.S. Senate races on the ballot and four House races, Mississippi hasn’t ...

Neshoba County Fair 2018

Neshoba County—once the heart of the Choctaw nation—has a knack for being the crucible from ...