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Tubb Wins Mississippi House Runoff Election

Mississippi businessman Joseph “Bubba” Tubb, has won a state House seat after a Tuesday runoff election between him and teacher Matthew Conoly.

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Hospitals Using Antibody Therapy to Help Fight Virus

Mississippi hospitals are administering a new antibody therapy to coronavirus patients in hopes that it will improve outcomes and limit hospitalizations as new cases of coronavirus are on the rise.

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Mississippi Troopers to Begin Holiday Patrols Wednesday

The Mississippi Highway Patrol said it will begin the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday travel enforcement period on Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. and end Sunday at midnight.

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Storms Possible Across South, Midwest on Eve of Thanksgiving

Severe weather—including tornadoes—will be possible across large parts of the South and Midwest just before Thanksgiving, forecasters say.

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Health Care Fraud Trial: Doctor Acquitted on 7 of 8 Counts

Mississippi doctor Gregory Auzenne has been acquitted on seven of eight counts against him in what prosecutors said was about $18 million in health care fraud involving expensive prescription pain ...

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Noah Harris

Noah Harris, a 20-year-old from Hattiesburg, Miss., has become the first Black man to be elected student body president at Harvard University.

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Special Election Runoff Will Fill Seat in Mississippi House

Two candidates will compete in runoff Tuesday to fill a seat in the Mississippi House.

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Griffis Certified as Winner of Mississippi High Court Race

Mississippi election commissioners on Friday certified that Kenny Griffis of Ridgeland won a Supreme Court race in the central part of the state.

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Three Chicken Plants Hit in 2019 Raids Agree to Pay Back Wages

Three Mississippi chicken processing plants among those targeted in one of the largest workplace immigration raids in the U.S. in the past decade have agreed to pay back wages after ...

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Attorney Goes from Interim to President at Jackson State University

Thomas K. Hudson, the attorney who was interim president of Jackson State University the past nine months, has been hired for the permanent job.

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Mississippi Mental Health Agency Getting New Leader in 2021

The executive director of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health will retire Jan. 31 as the state continues to face a federal court order to improve community-based services.

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Meridian Public Schools Move Online Due to COVID-19

Meridian public schools are moving to online learning Wednesday after an increase in cases of COVID-19 in Lauderdale County and in the school system, according to superintendent Amy Carter.

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First Woman Confirmed as US Judge for Southern Mississippi

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed the first woman to become a federal judge for the Southern District of Mississippi.

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Curtis Flowers Defense Team Receives Human Rights Award

The Curtis Flowers defense team, which includes the George C. Cochran Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi, won the 2020 Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award, The Southern Center for ...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Identified at Mississippi Private Prison

Officials have identified a coronavirus outbreak at a private prison in the Mississippi Delta in which more than 50 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19.