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Hyde-Smith Advocates Miss. Needs with Interior Secretary, including repairs to Vicksburg National Military Park

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) on Thursday focused on issues of importance to Mississippi within the proposed FY 2022 budget for the ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Treasury awards $1.82 million to RiverHills Bank, 51 other MS institutions

The U.S. Treasury Department has awarded more than $94.9 million to 52 financial institutions throughout Mississippi, including RiverHills Bank. The award is capital intended to ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office arrests three for stabbing death, including teenage girl

Three Hermanville residents have been charged after the stabbing death of a male juvenile. On May 25 at approximately 6:26 p.m., the Claiborne County Sheriff’s ... Read more

2 days ago by Anna Guizerix.

Weather system presents weekend threat to Louisiana, Mississippi

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service and Warren County Emergency Management officials are keeping a wary eye on an area of low pressure in the ... Read more

3 days ago by John Surratt.

Mississippi school districts targeted by ransomware attacks

By Kate Royals and Will Stribling | Mississippi Today A group of cybercriminals hacked the Vicksburg Warren School District’s servers last month and claimed to have employees’ ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

The rise of independent elected officials in Mississippi

By Adam Ganucheau | Mississippi Today Hattiesburg is, no matter how you strike it, a Democratic city. In 2020, Democratic President Joe Biden earned at ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Warren County Sheriff recalls Eagle Lake evacuation during 2011 Mississippi River Flood

A flood was imminent at Eagle Lake on April 30, 2011, and Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace was charged with delivering the news to residents ... Read more

1 week ago by Anna Guizerix.

Army Corps Official to Hyde-Smith: Yazoo Pumps aligned with ‘environmental justice’ goals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Biden administration official on Thursday confirmed U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith’s assertion that the unfinished Yazoo Backwater Area pumps constitute an environmental ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Vicksburg man killed in standoff with Louisiana authorities

A Vicksburg man was killed when he attempted to draw his gun on Louisiana State Police troopers during a standoff north of Tallulah, La., according ... Read more

3 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Mississippi Highway Patrol investigates 104 collisions during Memorial Day enforcement period

Memorial Day weekend was a busy time for members of the Mississippi Highway Patrol, with three fatalities reported during the holiday enforcement period. MHP received ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies injured during arrest attempt

A Warren County sheriff’s investigator and sheriff’s deputy were treated and released from Merit Health River Region where they were treated for injuries after being ... Read more

3 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Veterans travel through Vicksburg on their own course to Run for the Wall

In 1989, Vietnam veterans James Gregory and Bill Evans, joined by 115 other veteran bikers, left San Diego, Calif., for Washington, D.C., on the first ... Read more

3 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Mississippi trooper killed in crash

CANTON — A Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper was killed Friday in a crash on Highway 16, law enforcement said. Canton officials confirmed the incident happened ... Read more

3 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Judge: Madison didn’t target dead lawyer in Rose Cochran photo scandal

By JEFF AMY | Associated Press A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit claiming a Mississippi city was at fault in the death of a ... Read more

4 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Lobbyist, lawyer accused of role in $85M lumber Ponzi scheme

By LEAH WILLINGHAM | Associated Press/Report for America JACKSON — Two men were indicted this week by a federal grand jury in Mississippi, accused of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi alligator hunting season to open in August

JACKSON — Alligator hunting in Mississippi opens in late August. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks recently announced the 2021 Public Waters Alligator ... Read more

4 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Shaped for Ministry: Bovina Baptist Church mission brings comfort to cancer patients

It began as an effort to help a friend and evolved into a ministry of love.  The Caring Shirts Ministry of Bovina Baptist Church makes ... Read more

4 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Hosemann reviews 2020, 21 sessions

Bills affecting technology, workforce training, and health care — with some side trips to deal with COVID-19 issues — were among the highlights of Mississippi’s ... Read more

1 month ago by John Surratt.

Inmate from Vicksburg escapes from Greenwood Restitution Center

Editor’s Note: This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.  An inmate whose last known address is in Vicksburg ... Read more

1 month ago by Anna Guizerix.

Commissioner Gipson: Don’t Panic Buy Fuel

JACKSON, Miss. – Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson encourages the public across Mississippi to refrain from “panic buying” fuel due to the halted operations ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Endangered/Missing Child Alert announced for Tykwon Smith

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued an Endangered/Missing Child Alert for 16-year-old Tykwon Smith of Greenwood, MS, in Leflore County. He is described as a black male, five feet and five inches tall, weighing 140 pounds, with black hair ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Mississippi gas prices fall 0.3 cents per gallon

Mississippi gas prices have fallen 0.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.54/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,014 stations in ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

$3.8M grant aims to fill nurse educator gap in Mississippi

JACKSON (AP) — Sixty-four registered nurses in Mississippi will be eligible for graduate-level education through a $3.8 million grant from the Bower Foundation to the ... Read more

2 months ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi shipbuilder awarded contract for future warship’s construction

WASHINGTON — The construction of the U.S. Navy’s next LHA, or landing helicopter assault vessel, at Huntington Ingalls in Pascagoula received an additional boost Tuesday. ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Tuition to go up at most Mississippi public universities

JACKSON (AP) — Tuition is increasing at most of Mississippi’s public universities next year. Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the ... Read more

2 months ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi row crop growers lock in 2021 planting intentions

Mississippi row crop growers are planning to plant more soybeans and corn in 2021 than they did last year but not as much cotton, rice ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

MDWFP Conservation Officers awarded Medal of Valor 

Two Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Conservation Officers have received the Medal of Valor for “their heroic and lifesaving efforts displayed in 2020.” The ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Visit Mississippi: Officials tout the importance state’s tourism industry

JACKSON – Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, Speaker Philip Gunn and tourism professionals from the Mississippi Tourism Association gathered Wednesday at the Two Mississippi Museums in ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

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