Thursday Mar 6
House OKs bills restricting union activity
Debate grew terse as the House on Wednesday passed four bills that would restrict union organizing and protest and prevent local governments adopting union-friendly regulations in Mississippi.
Four injured in Prentiss County accident
According to Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Ray Hall, troopers responded to a call at 7:20 a.m. Upon arriving at the scene, on Highway 4 near County Road 5091, they found a 16-year-old driver had lost control of her 1978 Monte Carlo while traveling west.
Childers enters Senate race
Travis Childers of Booneville, the former 1st District U.S. representative, quietly drove to Jackson on Friday to qualify to run for the U.S. Senate seat held since 1978 by Republican Thad Cochran.
Caterpillar expansion announcement Friday
It is the second expansion in Corinth since 2012. Gov. Phil Bryant will join company and other officials at Friday's announcement.
Lawmaker wants shorter school year, restructuring of state Ed Dept.
Separate state House bills would cut the number of public school days from 180 a year to 175 and remove protection of Department of Education employees to allow a "restructuring" of the central office.