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DA Could Bring Case in 2017 Shooting by Mississippi Police

Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens said he might seek charges against two police officers in a 2017 shooting that wounded a man they were chasing.

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Mississippi Gov. Nominates Director for Environmental Agency

Attorney Chris Wells is being nominated to lead the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality after serving as the agency's interim director since January.

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AP Road Trip: In Mississippi, Black Voters Face Many Hurdles

After years of being shut out of state races, Democrats hope mobilizing Black voters and recruiting Black candidates can eventually give them a path back to relevance in one of ...

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Jesse Davenport

Jesse Davenport was one of the founders of Vicksburg-based Foam Packaging and, during his time there, he used his skills as a tool and die maker to design a mold ...

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Obama Endorses Espy in US Senate Contest in Mississippi

Mike Espy, a Democrat trying to unseat a Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi, said Wednesday that he has received his “biggest endorsement yet,” from former President Barack Obama.

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Sports Complex Planned at Former Mississippi Water Park Site

A sports complex is being planned at the site of a former water park near Mississippi's capital city, according to officials.

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Trump Camp: Stop Using His Name in Medical Marijuana Effort

President Donald Trump's campaign is telling a Mississippi group to stop saying that Trump supports a ballot measure that would legalize medical marijuana in the state.

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Mississippi Names New Child Protection Services Commissioner

Andrea Sanders, general counsel and principal deputy executive director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, has been named the new commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services, ...

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Mississippi State Fair Will Reopen for Extra Days as COVID-19 Cases Rise Again

The Mississippi State Fair closed late Sunday after 12-day run, but state Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson says officials will take the unusual step of reopening the fair this coming weekend.

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Engineers' Report Bolsters Proposed Mississippi Pump Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday published a draft of a new environmental impact statement that supports a proposal for massive pumps to drain floodwaters from parts of ...

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24 Indicted in Probe of White Supremacist Prison Gang

Twenty-four people, including alleged members of a white supremacist prison gang, have been indicted in federal courts in Texas, Kentucky and Mississippi on charges related to shootings, stabbings and killings, ...

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Espy: Hyde-Smith 'Disrespecting' Mississippi by Not Debating

Democratic challenger Mike Espy on Wednesday criticized Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith for not accepting invitations to debate him.

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Four Win Special Elections for Mississippi Legislative Seats

Three Republicans and a Democrat won special-election runoffs Tuesday to fill seats in the Mississippi Legislature, and will serve the rest of four-year terms ending in January 2024.

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Racial Justice Movement a Factor for Five State Ballot Measures

The Black Lives Matter movement isn’t named in any of the 120 statewide ballot measures up for a vote on Nov. 3. But this year's nationwide protests over police brutality ...

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Mississippi Gov. Nominates Two to State Board of Education

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has nominated two people to fill vacancies on the state Board of Education. The governor's office announced Tuesday that Reeves has chosen Angela Bass of Jackson ...