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Four Poultry Plant Execs Indicted After 2019 Immigration Raid

Four executives from two Mississippi poultry processing plants have been indicted on federal charges tied to one of the largest workplace immigration raids in the U.S. in the past decade.

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Mississippi House Leaders Sue Governor Over Partial Vetoes

The two top leaders of the Mississippi House are suing Gov. Tate Reeves over his partial veto of some state budget bills, setting up another conflict among some of the ...

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Judge: Doctrine Shielding Police from Lawsuits is Wrong

A federal judge in Mississippi has issued a sharply worded ruling that calls on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the principle of qualified immunity, which protects law enforcement officers ...

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In Lee County, Mississippi: No Vote on Moving Rebel Statue

Lee County, a Mississippi county named for a Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, is keeping a Confederate monument outside a courthouse—at least for now.

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At Least 85 Vermont Inmates in Mississippi Prison Infected

At least 85 Vermont inmates housed in a Mississippi prison have been infected with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, with about 90 tests still pending in what the ...

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Mississippi Farmers Can Start Applying for Hemp License

Mississippi farmers or those interested in becoming farmers can start applying for hemp grower licenses.

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Barbers Get Mental Health Training to Aid Black Communities

The barber’s chair may be the new therapy couch for parts of the South where mental health care is in short supply.

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Analysis: Mississippi Group Aims for Simple Flag Design

Nine commissioners designing a new Mississippi flag have the complicated task of choosing a simple design.

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Constance Slaughter-Harvey

Attorney Constance Slaughter-Harvey is being honored for her work that forced the Mississippi Highway Patrol to hire its first Black troopers nearly a half century ago.

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Four Special Judges Appointed to Mississippi Courts

Four special judges have been appointed in Mississippi to handle a backlog of cases caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Former Mississippi State Sen. Bob Dearing of Natchez Dies

Former Mississippi state Sen. Bob M. Dearing of Natchez, who worked to expand highways, legalize casino gambling and strengthen laws against animal cruelty, died Thursday at home, a funeral home ...

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Mississippi Schools to Submit Annual Plans Amid Uncertainty

Mississippi school districts have just days to submit plans for this academic year to the state, but as the deadline nears and new cases of the coronavirus continue to rise, ...

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Sheriff, Lawmaker Call Medical Marijuana Resolution 'Unsafe'

A Republican state representative, a sheriff and a Mississippi Board of Health official on Monday urged those who support some form of medical marijuana in Mississippi to vote for the ...

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Ace Atkins

The Quinn Colson series by Oxford author Ace Atkins is being developed into a TV show on HBO.

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Analysis: First Months Not What Reeves Expected as Governor

Republican Tate Reeves has made clear that his first six months as Mississippi governor didn't shape up the way he expected.