Mississippi

Developing Trade Ties With Cuba

Developing trade ties with Cuba it's something state leaders are working toward. The Mississippi Development Authority will meet with thouse who work in Cuba's major sectors and industries at the end of October in Jackson, They're set to discuss the…

HARCO Crews Headed To East Mississippi

Parts of eastern Mississippi continue to recover after they were hit by the same devastating flooding that hit Louisiana last month. While Louisiana received national disaster funds from FEMA, places like Wilkerson County and the city of Crosby in Mississippi…

Centennial Plaza Chosen for Big Event

A state-wide celebration and a moment in history will be hosted in South Mississippi. Officials from the Gulf Coast jumped on buses to tour Centennial Plaza where the 200th anniversary celebration of Mississippi will take place in just over six…

Gov. Bryant On State Flag Removal

Gov. Bryant speaks out after Mississippi State University officials decide to take down the state flag across campus. In a strong statement, Bryant says Mississippi’s public universities are teaching disrespect for state law by removing the state's flag, with its…

First Technology Summit

Biloxi Mayor Andrew Fofo Gilich continues to push advanced technology along the coast which he says will provide higher paying jobs and new business opportunities for South Mississippi.

11th Anniversary Of Katrina

Today marks 11 years since Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Coast, devastating the lives of many Mississippians. The category five storm that clocked wind speeds over 120 miles per hour made landfall in Waveland. Hurricane Katrina took the lives of…

Trump Not On Voting Ballot

Donald Trump's presidential campaign has not yet turned in paperwork for the republican nominee to be listed on the Mississippi ballot this November. The secretary of state's office state there's a Sept. 9 deadline to submit forms. Paperwork must be…

Biloxi Taking State to Court

Biloxi attorneys are in court trying to collect more than $1 million owed to the city in rent paid by the Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi and inadvertently swept into the general fund by the state legislature last year. Biloxi, the…

ACT Scores Falling In Mississippi

Bad news when it comes to Mississippi ACT testing scores. Mississippi act scores fell drastically in the first year all public school seniors took the test. 2016 high school graduates in Mississippi made an average composite score of 18 point…

Governor On Transgender Bathroom Policy

Governor Bryant responded to the injunction on Facebook saying quote. "I am encouraged by the court's decision and look forward to continuing to fight this absurd overreach by the federal government. Like I have repeatedly said Mississippi schoolchildren should not…

MDOT Works to Open Roadways in Southwest Mississippi

Traffic Update: MDOT Works to Open Roadways in Southwest Mississippi WHO: The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD). WHERE: Over the weekend, MDOT crews made repairs to open Hwy 24 and Hwy 569…

Army National Guard Closes Armories

Army National Guard is closing four armories and more closures could be on the horizon. As it cuts the size of its force, the National Guard is closing readiness centers in Grenada, Menden Hall, Lumberton, and Nettleton. Those doors will…

MS Senators Oppose USDA Proposal

Mississippi Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker are among a bi partisan group who oppose a proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture rule regarding SNAP benefits that they say could limit food access in rural areas. The U.S.D.A. plans to increase…

CDC Gives Mississippi Zika Funding

In preparation for the possible spread of the Zika virus, the centers for disease control and prevention has given Mississippi funding to fight the virus. The CDC gave the magnolia state 400 thousand dollars to improve the ability to rapidly…

Lawmakers Tour Roads & Bridges With MDOT

We're months away from the 2017 legislative session, but this week Mississippi lawmakers toured the state looking at what legislators continue to say is one of the state's biggest issues infrastructure. Of those inspecting our roads and bridges with MDOT…

Two Facing Bribery Charges In Epps Case

Set to appear in court today one of two people indicted on bribery charges in the kick back corruption case involving former MDOC commissioner Christopher Epps. 53 year old Mark Longoria, the CEO of a drug testing corporation, is set…

Tax And Budget Review

Legislative leaders are launching a review of Mississippi’s tax system and government spending, Saying they want to move away from income taxes and toward charging people based on their use of government services. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and house speaker…

Religious Objections

A federal judge has denied a request by Governor Phil Bryant to allow the religious accommodations act to take effect during the appeal process. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves the same judge who blocked the law hours before it would…

Mississippi Sues Landlords

The state of Mississippi is going after landlords and would be landlords who promised to fix up property after hurricane Katrina for low to moderate income tenants but failed to abide by the terms of their forgivable loan agreements. The…

Opening Arguments Today

Opening arguments are scheduled in a fraud case against a Texas lawyer accused of inflating his client list for gulf oil spill litigation. Online court records show prosecutors dropped 22 counts of fraud before jury selection began Monday in Gulfport…

Former Mississippi Mayor Re-trial

Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis in a different county. Mississippi's court of appeals Tuesday overturned Davis's 2014 conviction in Desoto County on two felony charges. The appeals court found that the trail judge should have moved the case outside Desoto…

Federal Judge Blocks Religious Accommodations Act

A federal judge killed Missississippi's controversial "religious freedom" law Thursday night minutes before it was set to take effect. U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves stated that the bill was an unfortunate example of mississippi trying to write discrimination into…