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Mississippi to Receive Nearly $75M in Infrastructure Funding

Mississippi will receive nearly $75 million in water infrastructure funding as part of the recent bipartisan infrastructure bill, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials announced this week.

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Eyesore: Illegal Trash Dumps Cause Problems in Jackson

An illegal dump site is filling up with tires, exacerbating blight in Mississippi's capital city.

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Abortion Debate Epicenter: Mississippi Clinic Stays Open

As the U.S. Supreme Court hears a Mississippi case Wednesday that could topple abortion rights nationwide, the state’s only abortion clinic was busier than ever: Volunteers continued to escort patients ...

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Two New Members Nominated for State Health Board

An obstetrician-gynecologist and a pharmacist have been nominated by Gov. Tate Reeves to join the Mississippi State Board of Health.

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Mississippi's Reeves Touts Anti-Abortion Law Before Hearing

Ahead of oral arguments Wednesday at the U.S. Supreme Court, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Sunday defended the state's 2018 law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

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Appellate Court Upholds Ex-Pastor's Rape and Battery Conviction

Troy Anthony Piccaluga, then 48 and former pastor of the Eagle Lake and Redwood United Methodist churches, was arrested March 30, 2018, at his home by Warren County sheriff’s deputies ...

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Some Families Still Waiting for Pandemic Food Benefits

About 345,000 Mississippi children were set to receive a benefit of $375 per child through the Pandemic EBT program, according to the state. The Mississippi Department of Human Services said ...

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Mississippi Loses Supreme Court Water Fight with Tennessee

A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday rejected a claim that the Memphis, Tennessee, area has been taking water that belongs to Mississippi from an underground aquifer that sits beneath parts ...

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Ex-Deputy Municipal Clerk Faces Embezzlement Charge

A former deputy municipal clerk in a Mississippi town was arrested Thursday for allegedly embezzling cash from residents paying their water bills.

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Mississippi Senator Sworn in for Seat He Previously Held

Democrat Kelvin Butler of Magnolia was sworn in to the Mississippi Senate on Tuesday, returning to the seat he previously held for 12 years.

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Many in Mississippi's Capital Left With Little or No Water

Residents of Mississippi’s capital city are being warned to boil water before using it because of low pressure in the aging water system.

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Woman Who Won Freedom from Prison in 2011 Dies of COVID-19

Jamie Scott, a woman who won freedom from prison a decade ago after being convicted with her sister in a 1993 armed robbery in Mississippi, then went on to become ...

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Kindergarten Readiness Scores Fall During Pandemic

The percentage of Mississippi children considered ready for kindergarten has fallen during the pandemic, according to state test results released Friday.

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White Officer Said He Was Moved to Prevent Black's Promotion

A city in Mississippi is settling a lawsuit brought by a white former police lieutenant who said he was moved within the department to prevent a Black subordinate’s promotion.

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Entergy Mississippi to Increase Renewable Energy Sources

One of the largest electricity providers in Mississippi said Wednesday that it intends to shut down some aging natural gas power generating plants over the next five years and expand ...