Mississippi State News

Mississippi Department of Education to temporarily move

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Education will temporarily move out of its headquarters in the old Central High School building in downtown Jackson so repairs can be made to alleviate repeated leaks and flooding. The department will…

Mississippi lawmakers work toward medical marijuana program

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Two Mississippi lawmakers are continuing to work on proposals to create a medical marijuana program, two months after the state Supreme Court invalidated one that voters had approved. Republican Sen. Kevin Blackwell of Southaven and Republican…

State opens application to wild hog control program

The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce will begin accepting applications for its Wild Hog Control Program beginning July 26. The application period will close on Monday, August 9.  All Mississippi counties are eligible for the application period.  Wild hogs…

Mississippi Lt Gov: Corps ignored spillway operating manual

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers ignored its own operating manual when it twice opened a Mississippi River spillway in 2019, causing an environmental and economic disaster in Mississippi and Louisiana, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Tuesday. He spoke on the way…

Arkansas man killed by police at hotel in Mississippi

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been killed by police in Mississippi after they surrounded a hotel over the weekend. Quentin Bogard of Jonesboro, Arkansas, barricaded himself inside a room at the Relax Inn in Canton, Mississippi, on…