Christopher Epps, Former Mississipi Prisons Chief, Pleads Guilty in Corruption Case

NYT Mississippi - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:00pm
Mr. Epps entered guilty pleas on two charges — money laundering conspiracy and filing a false tax return — as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Mississippi: 3 Sentenced to Prison in Racially Motivated Killing

NYT Mississippi - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 11:00pm
Three young white men who admitted they were out hunting black people to attack when they beat, ran over and killed a 47-year-old car plant worker in 2011 were sentenced Tuesday to federal prison after a hate crimes investigation.

Can We Reverse-Engineer the Environment?

NYT Mississippi - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 11:00pm
Trying to undo the damage of our hubris.

Alan Nunnelee, G.O.P. House Member From Mississippi, Dies at 56

NYT Mississippi - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:00pm
Mr. Nunnelee, a fiscal and social conservative, was first elected to Congress in the Republican wave of 2010.

Barges Sit for Hours Behind Locks That May Take Decades to Replace

NYT Mississippi - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:00pm
More funding will be needed to modernize a decrepit system that was built mainly in the 1930s and is slowing commerce.

Mississippi, a Leader on Vaccination Rates, Stands by Strict Rules

NYT Mississippi - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:00pm
A bill that would have created a new immunization exemption was heavily amended on Tuesday, leaving the state’s rigid requirements effectively intact.

Mississippi: New Tumor Found in Congressman

NYT Mississippi - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:00pm
Doctors have found a new tumor in Representative Alan Nunnelee and told him no further medical treatment is possible, his spokesman said Friday.

Two Mississippi Men Plead Guilty to Hate Crimes

NYT Mississippi - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:00pm
The two were the last of 10 defendants who have pleaded guilty in racially motivated attacks on African-Americans in Jackson in 2011.

Mississippi: Power Restored After Storm

NYT Mississippi - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 11:00pm
The authorities said Thursday that they had restored power to nearly everyone in Columbia after a series of powerful tornadoes that hit the town.

Tornado-Force Storms Kill Four in the South

NYT Mississippi - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 11:00pm
The destructive system damaged communities from Mississippi to Georgia. Flood warnings were issued for several counties in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Louisiana.

Strong Storms Sweep Through Mississippi

NYT Mississippi - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:00pm
Severe weather blowing through the South knocked out power to thousands and damaged several homes and buildings. At least one death was reported.

Google Files Suit Against Mississippi Attorney General

NYT Mississippi - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:00pm
The search giant accused the official, Jim Hood, of violating federal law in his efforts to get it to remove links to some content.

With Three Adults, Two Jobs and One Baby, a Family Is Barely Getting By

NYT Mississippi - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:10am
The house is paid for. The car is paid for. Everything else, we’re barely covering. I can’t find a job for the life of me—and if I do, who will look after the baby?

In Seven States, Atheists Push to End Largely Forgotten Ban

NYT Mississippi - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 11:00pm
It has been 53 years since the Supreme Court ruled that states could not have a “religious test” for public office, but a belief in God remains a requirement in Maryland and other states.

Mississippi Pulls Out of Its Skid and Leaves Mississippi State Adrift

NYT Mississippi - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 11:00pm
The No. 18 Rebels (9-3, 5-3) beat the No. 4 Bulldogs (10-2, 6-2) on the strength of a feisty pass rush, solid play from quarterback Bo Wallace and a career day from tight end Evan Engram.

An Insult Is Now a Name Tag

NYT Mississippi - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 11:00pm
Starkville, the sleepy home of Mississippi State, has embraced its small-town status, and the tongue-in-cheek nickname Stark Vegas, as the Bulldogs’ football team has grown in prominence with several marquee wins.

Arkansas: Another Judge Rejects Marriage Ban

NYT Mississippi - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:00pm
Judge Kristine Baker of Federal District Court struck down Arkansas’ same-sex marriage ban on Tuesday, which could pave the way for county clerks to resume issuing licenses.

A Mississippi Stadium, a Civil Rights Crucible

NYT Mississippi - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:00pm
On Oct. 21, 1967, teams from two historically black colleges, Jackson State and Grambling, desegregated the University of Mississippi’s Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Animals Have Rights, Too

NYT Mississippi - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:00pm
William Crain, the author of “The Emotional Lives of Animals and Children,” writes that it’s time we consider the rights and preferences of other species as well as our own.

Indictment of Ex-Official Raises Questions on Mississippi’s Private Prisons

NYT Mississippi - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 11:00pm
The state’s longest-serving corrections commissioner, Christopher B. Epps, faces charges that he pocketed more than $1 million while clearing the way for the private-sector prisons.
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