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  1. Prosecutor: 11 more to be charged in Mississippi prison bribery inquiryRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | The Mississippi Press

    Former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps, center, and his attorneys, walk to the federal courthouse for a hearing in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, June 9, 2016. The hearing is on evidence of how much the bribes taken by Epps cost Mississippi's taxpayers.


  2. After House fight, Gov. Bryant gets permission to cover budget deficitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Mississippi Press

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has gotten lawmakers' permission to pull tens of millions more dollars from financial reserves to cover deficits as the state budget year ends - but he got it only after a contentious House debate in which one Democrat called the budget a "hot mess." Meeting in special session, House members spent more than three hours bickering Wednesday before voting 72-38 for a bill the Senate had passed more easily the day before.


  3. Attorneys clash over possible impact of Mississippi LGBT lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | The Mississippi Press

    UCLA Law Professor Douglas NeJaime, speaks with reporters after testifying in federal court in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, June 23, 2016, in a lawsuit challenging Mississippi's controversial House Bill 1523. NeJaime said Mississippi is the only state to enact a law listing specific religious beliefs to be protected in reaction to the legalization of same-sex marriage.


  4. 'Mississippi Burning' case, now closed, exposed KKK terrorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | The Mississippi Press

    Federal agents, left, listen as Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood tells reporters that the investigation into the infamous slayings of three civil rights workers in Mississippi is finally closed, 53 years almost to the day after the young men disappeared during "Freedom Summer," at a news conference Monday, June 20, 2016 in Jackson, Miss. The 1964 killings in Neshoba County sparked national outrage and helped spur passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.


  5. 95 Mississippi authors call for repeal of anti-LGBT lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2016 | The Mississippi Press

    In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, best selling author and former Mississippi lawmaker John Grisham speaks about his writing process at the Mississippi Book Festival, at Galloway Methodist Church Sanctuary, in Jackson, Miss. Ninety-five Mississippi authors, including Grisham and Donna Tartt, are calling on state officials to repeal a law that will let government workers and business people cite religious beliefs to deny services to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people.


  6. House Speaker Philip Gunn: Let Mississippi voters decide on Confederate emblemRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2016 | The Mississippi Press

    A new conceptualized Mississippi state flag sits on the desk of Rep. Kathy Sykes, D-Jackson, as she works at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. The flag was designed by Laurin Stennis, the granddaughter of the late U.S. Sen. John Stennis, D-Miss. 1 comment

  7. Mother: Police refused to let me talk to my son before shootout that killed agentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2016 | The Mississippi Press

    A Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 file photo shows an overview of the scene of a shooting near Iuka, Miss. Multiple law enforcement officers were injured after an hourslong standoff in rural north Mississippi ended in fatal gunfire, authorities said.


  8. Hospital paramedic arrested for sexual battery of vulnerable personRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2016 | The Mississippi Press

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says a Lafayette County Hospital paramedic has been arrested for sexual battery of a vulnerable person Hood said in a news release 36-year-old Bryan Englebert of Walnut, Miss., was arrested Monday by investigators with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit with assistance from the Alcorn County Sheriff's Department.


  9. Rally calls for keeping Confederate emblem on Mississippi flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2016 | The Mississippi Press

    A Mississippi state flag-carrying supporter walks between a small group of counter protestors seeking a change to the current flag, right, and those wanting to keep the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag, on the left, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Sons of Confederate Veterans and other groups staged a day-long rally on the grounds of the state Capitol in support of keeping the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag.


  10. Walmart plans to shut 6 stores in Mississippi, none on coastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2016 | The Mississippi Press

    One crew finishes up landscaping as a second crew installs the primary sign on top of a pole, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at a new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market location slated to open soon in Tyler, Texas. Even as the Bentonville, Ark., based company plans to open three stores in Tyler, the company announced Friday the planned closure of 269 stores, more than half of them in the U.S. and another big chunk in its challenging Brazilian market.


  11. Ex-state senator questions election process in 2 countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2016 | The Mississippi Press

    Former Republican state Sen. Melanie Sojourner, of Natchez, reviews her notes during opening arguments on her recent disputed election loss before a Mississippi Senate committee, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Sojourner is asking the Senate to overturn her loss to Democratic former Sen. Bob Dearing of Natchez.


  12. Phil Bryant pushes for school choice during second inaugurationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2016 | The Mississippi Press

    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, center, recites the oath of office as delivered by Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice William Waller, Jr., left, while Bryant's wife Deborah, holds the Bible, as Bryant is sworn in for his second term during his inauguration on the south steps of the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant was inaugurated for a second and final term Tuesday and made his strongest pitch to date for letting parents use tax dollars to send children to schools of the family's choice.


  13. The Latest: Mississippi Senate elects Terry Burton as president pro temRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2016 | The Mississippi Press

    The first day of a new term brings changes at the Mississippi Legislature as Sen. Billy Hudson, R-Hattiesburg, right, conducts business on his cell phone while Sen. Sally Doty, R-Brookhaven, sits at her new desk and has a photograph taken of her and her family at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. Mississippi lawmakers begin their four-month session at noon, and senators are expected to elect their president pro tempore, who will be second only to the lieutenant governor in leading the chamber.


  14. Mississippi lawmakers begin four-month session Tuesday afternoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2016 | The Mississippi Press

    House Speaker Philip Gunn listens to discussion following a presentation by the PEER committee and the PEW Charitable Trust on Results First Initiative Progress during a meeting of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. The presentation was one of several actions on the agenda that featured the committee's spending recommendations for fiscal 2017, which begins July 1. Among the recommendations are spending cuts to schools, universities, community colleges, Medicaid, mental health, human services and prisons for the coming year.


  15. Phil Bryant, FBI agent emphasize homeland securityRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, left, flanked by Robert Latham, executive director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, right, Albert Santa Cruz, Mississippi Public Safety commissioner, center, discusses the Department of Homeland Security "If You See Something, Say Something" awareness campaign in Mississippi Monday in Jackson, Miss. Top state law enforcement agency heads joined the news conference to stress the importance of the program.


  16. Gautier toddler teaching others about living as she battles cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    Taylor Borden is a happy, charismatic toddler. It's difficult to see that the 2-year-old Gautier girl is sick and has spent the majority of her life in and out of hospitals.


  17. Sampling History: Mississippi Heritage Trust names top 10 most endangered places for 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    Mississippi Heritage Trust since 1999 has issued 10 lists naming Mississippi's Most Endangered Historic Places. This year's led with the Lowry House in Jackson, once the home of Mississippi Governor Robert Lowry.


  18. Moss Point's Ray Costict joining Mississippi State Sports Hall of FameRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    He was an outstanding linebacker on the prep level for the Tigers in the early 1970's under legendary MPHS head coach Billy Wayne Miller. He parlayed his exceptional career on the gridiron into a football scholarship with Mississippi State.


  19. Group of local state lawmakers to become 'Principal for a Day' at Ocean Springs schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    Five local legislators and a judge will serve as "Principal for a Day" in Ocean Springs schools Thursday. Those participating are : Top row, Rep. Charles Busby, Rep. John Read and Sen. Michael Watson.


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