Mississippi Government News

City officials uncertain when city swimming pools will open. See why

4 hours 35 min ago

Will Jackson city swimming pools open this summer? Officials are not sure due to lack of staffing, despite a pay raise.

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Obama administration attorney general joins legal team challenging Miss. House Bill 1020

10 hours 51 min ago

Eric Holder, the former U.S. Attorney General under President Barack Obama, is joining a federal legal challenge to Mississippi House Bill 1020.

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Steve's Deli has a new owner, and his name is not Steve

11 hours 7 min ago

Starting Tuesday, there was a new owner and operator of one of the most popular lunch locations in downtown Jackson.

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See who is running against longtime Jackson-area Mississippi state Sen. Hillman Frazier

11 hours 30 min ago

State Sen. Hillman Frazier, who has served in the legislature for more than 40 years, faces a familiar challenger this year in the District 27 race.

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No sign of Gov. Tate Reeves fulfilling pledge on campaign funds tied to welfare case

12 hours 10 min ago

Financial documents show no sign that Gov. Reeves has fulfilled his pledge to give away campaign donations from people charged in Miss. welfare case.

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102 years after the Tulsa Race Massacre, here's where efforts to reconcile and revitalize stand

18 hours 7 min ago

More than 100 years after the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, the community is making progress towards the revitalization of "Black Wall Street."

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PHOTOS: Jim Hill High School's class of 2023 graduates

20 hours 51 min ago

Jim Hill H.S. seniors graduate at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.

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PHOTOS: Provine High School's class of 2023 graduates

21 hours 1 min ago

Provine H.S. seniors graduate at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.

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PHOTOS: Murrah High School's class of 2023 graduates

Tue, 05/30/2023 - 23:58

Murrah High School seniors graduate at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.

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Anger over Medgar Evers killing turned into obsession for writer Eudora Welty

Tue, 05/30/2023 - 16:37

"Where Is the Voice Coming From?" is the only thing Eudora Welty ever wrote in anger.

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State Fair dates released. See when the 2023 fair comes to Jackson

Tue, 05/30/2023 - 14:45

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson announced the dates for the 164th MS State Fair at the MS State Fairgrounds in Jackson. See when.

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Hinds County inmates escape from Raymond Detention Center, marking second exit since April

Tue, 05/30/2023 - 14:16

Another breach was exposed in the Hinds County jail Monday, when two more prisoners escaped. One has been found, while another is on the lam.

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Judge hears closing arguments in high stakes DeSoto, Memphis sewage trial

Tue, 05/30/2023 - 13:35

Judge Mark Norris heard closing arguments Tuesday in the trial pitting DeSoto County versus the city of Memphis in the U.S. District Court in Memphis.

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Former MS Supreme Court Justice Kay Cobb, second woman to serve on Court, dies at 81

Tue, 05/30/2023 - 12:21

Considered a "trailblazer for women in the legal profession," retired state Supreme Court Presiding Justice Kay Cobb died over the weekend.

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Hear what Mississippi 11-year-old shot by cop had to say about incident

Tue, 05/30/2023 - 11:45

An 11-year-old Mississippi boy speaks out about being shot by a police officer after the boy called 911 for help.

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Mississippi Democrats improperly excluded candidate for governor, judge says

Tue, 05/30/2023 - 09:08

A judge ruled that the Mississippi Democratic party improperly excluded a candidate from the ballot.

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Week of programs commemorate 60th anniversary of civil rights activist Medgar Evers' death

Tue, 05/30/2023 - 06:20

Medgar Evers' widow Myrlie Evers-Williams will be honored with a lifetime achievement award on the 60th anniversary of her husband's death.

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'The skyline is forever changed': Tornado recovery continues in this Mississippi town

Tue, 05/30/2023 - 05:12

"American Idol" contestants show up to help; Amory baseball team lands north half championship and more as tornado recovery continues.

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Mississippi Symphony Orchestra's Pepsi Pops set for 42nd performance. Details here

Tue, 05/30/2023 - 05:08

While Pepsi Pops is now in its 42nd year, pops concerts of one kind or another have actually been a part of the symphony's tradition for much longer.

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Jackson the fastest shrinking city in America. See how far it has fallen

Tue, 05/30/2023 - 05:01

Jackson's population continues to tumble as the city faces challenge after challenge in recent years.

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