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Poll: Young people say online meanness pervasive

Posted 9/27/2011 in State

A new Associated Press-MTV poll of youth in their teens and early 20s finds that most of them -- 56 percent -- have been the target of some type of online taunting, harassment or bullying, a slight increase over just two years ago. A third say they've been involved in "sexting," the sharing of naked photos or videos of sexual activity. Among those in a relationship, 4 out of 10 say their partners have used computers or cellphones to abuse or control them.


Teen births, infant deaths down in Mississippi

Posted 9/26/2011 in State

New figures show teen births and infant deaths in Mississippi at their lowest levels in decades.



State Treasurer Profile: Lynn Fitch touts legislative connections

Posted 9/25/2011 in State

If being state treasurer were like being a investigative reporter, Lynn Fitch would be a Pulitzer Prize winner.



State Treasurer Profile: Connie Moran talks economic development

Posted 9/25/2011 in State

Ocean Springs Mayor and Democratic State Treasurer candidate Connie Moran hopes her message to voters helps fend off Republican opponent Lynn Fitch in the general election in November. Moran was unopposed in the August primaries.


Judge allows suit over lesbian's annual photo to proceed

Posted 9/22/2011 in State

A Mississippi federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by gay teenager Ceara Sturgis over the Copiah County School Districts refusal to include a picture of her in a tuxedo in the high school yearbook's senior section.


Miss. budget hearings on tap this week in Jackson

Posted 9/19/2011 in State

Top lawmakers meet this week to start planning how Mississippi will spend tax dollars during the budget year that begins next July 1.



Charles Hickson Sr., UFO abduction figure, dies

Posted 9/14/2011 in State

Charles E. Hickson Sr., one of two men who reported they were abducted from the banks of the Pascagoula River by aliens in 1973, has died at the age of 80.



Family of former Rebels' player sues Mississippi

Posted 9/13/2011 in State

A Hinds County judge says he will rule soon on a motion by the University of Mississippi to move a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a former Ole Miss football player to Lafayette County.



Sept. 11 Homeland grants improve Miss response

Posted 9/12/2011 in State

Homeland Security grants after Sept. 11, 2001, helped the state prepare to handle Hurricane Katrina and other emergencies, Mississippi officials say.



Roaming dogs killing Natchez cats

Posted 9/12/2011 in State

Poor leash law enforcement has led to dogs mauling or killing more than 30 cats in the downtown area, Natchez residents say.



Sale blocked for some estate items from Gov. Finch

Posted 9/10/2011 in State

JACKSON -- A temporary restraining order was issued Friday in Panola County to stop the sale of photos, official correspondence and other items from the estate of the late Mississippi Gov. Cliff Finch.



Two candidates out of governor's race

Posted 9/10/2011 in State

JACKSON -- The Mississippi governor's race on Friday was narrowed from four candidates to two, with only the major-party nominees remaining on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.



Link: Calisolar chairman praises Mississippi farm boys, girls

Posted 9/6/2011 in State



Rainfall from Lee hammers coastal counties

Posted 9/3/2011 in State

JACKSON -- The Mississippi coast braced Saturday as squalls from the eastern edge of Tropical Storm Lee swept in, bringing heavy rain and sparking sporadic tornado warnings. Officials urged motorists to either stay home or take precautions if out in the heavy rainfall associated with Lee, especially along U.S. Highway 90.



State lawmakers approve Calisolar incentives package

Posted 9/2/2011 in State

Columbus Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins was in a celebratory mood Friday night as he paced the stadium bleachers at Heritage Academy in Columbus. The Patriots were winning, and he had just scored a big victory as well -- the Mississippi Legislature's passage of a $175 million incentive plan which will fund three major projects in the state, including one which promises to bring 951 jobs to Lowndes County.


Senator: Solar company on Miss. session agenda

Posted 8/31/2011 in State

Republican Sen. Terry Brown of Columbus told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he has been briefed by local development officials about plans by Calisolar to open a manufacturing plant that would create 900 jobs.


Barbour: No early role with GOP 2012 candidates

Posted 8/29/2011 in State

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Monday that he won't get deeply involved in helping any presidential candidate until Republicans choose their 2012 nominee.



Barbour sets Friday special session for bond issue

Posted 8/29/2011 in State

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and top lawmakers said they'll reveal details later this week about job-creation incentives the Legislature will consider during a special session Friday.



Twin Towers steel headed to USM

Posted 8/29/2011 in State

Two pieces of steel from the World Trade Center that collapsed after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks are on the way to Hattiesburg for a memorial at the University of Southern Mississippi.



Contracts extended for leaders of MSU, Ole Miss

Posted 8/28/2011 in State



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