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Mississippi Lottery leader: Don’t fall victim to scams

JACKSON (AP) — The president of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation is warning people not to fall victim to scams. Tom Shaheen said in a news ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Legislature again mulling teacher pay increases

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi legislators are once again mulling pay increases for the state’s teachers. Senate Bill 2001, which unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee ... Read more

1 week ago by The Associated Press.

Vaccinations expand to those over 65, with health conditions

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi residents who are 65 and older and those with preexisting conditions will now be eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine, Gov. ... Read more

1 week ago by Tim Reeves.

MBI issues endangered child alert for Brookhaven teenager

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued an Endangered/Missing Child Alert for 13-year-old Tralisia Williams of Brookhaven in Lincoln County. She is described as a ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

It’s official: Reeves signs law authorizing Mississippi’s new state flag

JACKSON (AP) — Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill Monday that gives the state a new flag that no longer carries the Confederate battle emblem. ... Read more

1 week ago by The Associated Press.

House planning lightning impeachment of Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warnings flashing, Democrats in Congress laid plans for swift impeachment of President Donald Trump, demanding decisive, immediate action to ensure an “unhinged” ... Read more

2 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Break with tradition: President Trump won’t attend Biden’s inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he won’t attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, undercutting his message a day earlier that ... Read more

2 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Legislators move closer to formally adopting new state flag

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi is a short step from formally adopting a new state flag with a magnolia and the phrase “In God We Trust” ... Read more

2 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Video: Jackson Police vow more arrests in interstate drag racing

JACKSON — One teenager has turned himself in and other arrests are expected in connection to a late Friday night drag race that blocked Interstate ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Biden clears 270-vote mark as Electoral College affirms his victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has cleared the 270-electoral-vote mark to formalize his presidential victory with California’s 55 votes. The voting milestone came late Monday ... Read more

1 month ago by The Associated Press.

Charley Pride, country music superstar, dies at 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Charley Pride, the son of sharecroppers in Mississippi who became one of country music’s biggest stars and the first Black member ... Read more

1 month ago by The Associated Press.

Trump Administration establishes Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument

WASHINGTON — Thursday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced the establishment of the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument in Jackson ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Analysis: Politics infuse Reeves’ budget plan

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is using his state budget proposal to appeal to a conservative voting base. He’s proposing a new $3 million “Patriotic Education ... Read more

2 months ago by The Associated Press.

From a flag to medical marijuana: State ballot will have candidates and issues

JACKSON — Mississippi residents will vote on people and issues in the Nov. 3 general election. The ballot will list candidates for president, U.S. House ... Read more

4 months ago by The Associated Press.

GOP keeps control amid special legislative races

JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi Legislature is already seeing some turnover just a few months into this four-year term, but it’s not enough to tilt ... Read more

5 months ago by The Associated Press.

Lawsuit seeks clarity on Mississippi voting amid COVID-19

JACKSON (AP) — A new lawsuit says Mississippi’s absentee voting law is confusing and could be applied inconsistently during the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit was ... Read more

5 months ago by The Associated Press.

Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman ... Read more

5 months ago by The Associated Press.

Flag commission trims new state flag designs down to 147

The Commission to Redesign the Mississippi State Flag considered the nearly 3,000 flag submissions and narrowed their choices to 147. View their choices here: https://picti.net/X7UB8. Commission ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Reports.

Mississippi farmers can start applying for hemp license

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi farmers or those interested in becoming farmers can start applying for hemp grower licenses. The license application period began Saturday and ... Read more

6 months ago by The Associated Press.

Flag commission aims for simple flag design

JACKSON (AP) — Nine commissioners designing a new Mississippi flag have the complicated task of choosing a simple design. Mississippi recently retired the last state ... Read more

6 months ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi National Guard’s largest unit welcomes first female commander

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi National Guard’s largest unit, the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, welcomed its first female battalion commander during a change of command ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Reports.

Flag commission calls on residents to submit flag designs

How many times in history do you get the chance to design a state flag? Not many. But, here’s your chance. The Mississippi Department of ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Reports.

Mississippi’s now-former state flag retired to Museum of Mississippi History

JACKSON (AP) — State officials held a ceremony Wednesday to retire the former state flag and send it to a history museum, a day after ... Read more

7 months ago by The Associated Press.

Reeves signs legislation retiring state’s flag to history

JACKSON — With a stroke of the governor’s pen, Mississippi is retiring the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem — ... Read more

7 months ago by The Associated Press.

Reeves: We can move on, and with God’s help, we will

Below is the transcript from Gov. Tate Reeves’ speech Tuesday evening moments before he signed legislation retiring the state’s flag: Tonight, I am signing a ... Read more

7 months ago by Staff Reports.

Reeves to sign legislation retiring state’s flag

JACKSON (AP) — Gov. Tate Reeves will sign a bill Tuesday evening to retire the last state flag in the U.S. that includes the Confederate ... Read more

7 months ago by The Associated Press.

Southern Miss cancels commencement set for August

HATTIESBURG (AP) — Class of 2020 graduates from the University of Southern Mississippi are facing yet another delay in getting their diplomas. The university said ... Read more

7 months ago by The Associated Press.

Vicksburg residents, lawmakers celebrate historic votes changing state’s flag

In 2001, then State Rep. George Flaggs Jr. from Vicksburg was surprised, not necessarily by the outcome, but by the margin by which a referendum ... Read more

7 months ago by Tim Reeves.

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