Sales Tax

Mississippi Is One Of 10 States Most Reliant On Sales Taxes As A Share Of Revenue. This  According To A New Standard & Poor's Report That Says That Such States May Be Particularly Susceptible To An Ever-Widening Income Gap Dragging Down State Tax Revenues. Analysts With The Credit Rating Agency Believe Rising Inequality Is Also Stunting Overall Economic Growth. State Revenue Growth In Mississippi Has Slowed Since 2000, The S&P Report Finds, Dropping From 7.22 Percent Annually In Mississippi's Boom Decade Of The 1990s To About 3.5 Percent A Year Since.

Cold Case

A Cold Case Ends With An Arrest. Laplose Thompson Sits Behind Bars Tonight On A Murder Charge In The 2013 Shooting Death Of Colby Mc-Kline. Mc-Cline, Shot And Killed At The Sunset Village Apartment Complex In The 900 White Street On September Third Of 2013... Sheriff Wililams Says Mc-Kline's Case Was Running Cold Until His Deputies Began Turning Up The Heat With The Help Of Bolivar County Citizens Leading To Thompson's Arrested Early Saturday Morning.

Cleveland Murder

A Cleveland Man Will Be Officially Charged With Murder On Tuesday. Police Chief Buster Bingham Says Lamarcus Wallace Will Go Before A Judge Tomorrow.  Wallace Reportedly Shot And Killed Tony Jones Before Ten O-Clock Sunday Night.  Bingham Says The Two Men Got Into An Altercation Before The Gunfire Rang Out.  Wallace Is Still Being Held At The Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility With No Bond.

 

School Lawsuit

Five More Mississippi School Districts Are Joining A Lawsuit Against The State Over Shortfalls In Education Funding. There Are Now 19 Plaintiffs In The Lawsuit Filed By Former Mississippi  Governor Ronnie Musgrove. Musgrove Spokesman George Shelton Says Monday That The New Plaintiffs Are School Districts In Greene County, Humphreys County, Leland North Bolivar And West Bolivar. Shelton Had Announced The Forest Municipal School District As A New Plaintiff, But Later Said That Was A Miscommunication.

Greenwood Airport

A Proposal To Change How The Greenwood-Leflore Airport Operates Could Meet With Swift Approval This Week By The Greenwood City Council.The Greenwood Commonwealth Reports (The Proposed Agreement, Which Cleared The Leflore County Board Of Supervisors Last Week Would Provide For The Airport Board - Jointly Appointed By The City And The County - To Approve Routine Business, Including The Approval Of Leases, Contracts And Repairs, Without Seeking Approval From The Council And The Supervisors.

River Meeting

Mayors From Various Cities And Towns Along The Mississippi River - Reprenting Ten States - Will Meet In New Orleans This Week. Greenville Mayor John Cox Will Jojn Other Mayors September 14 Through The 16th To Address Issues In The Annual Meeting. The Mississippi River Cities And Towns Initiative Was Created To Provide An Influential Voice For The Mississippi River, Dramatically Increasing Demand For Effective River Protection, Restoration, And Management In Washington, Dc.

Greenville Police Arrested

A Greenville Police Officer Is Arrested On Statutory Rape Charges. Assistant Chief Delando Wilson Says 31-Year-Old La'dale Porter Came In Contact With A Girlwho Was 15 Years Old At The Time.  The Alleged Contact Prompting An Investigation By Greenville Police Leading To Porter's Arrest Today. Wilson Says There Was Enough Evidence To Arrest Porter, Who Was A Two Year Veteran With The Greenville Police Department. Once The Complaint Was Filed Porter Stepped Down. Porter Officially Charged With Statutory Rape And Arraigned Today By Justice Court Judge Lavern Simpson And His Bond.

State Legislators Tour Delta Farms

STATE LEGISLATORS MET TODAY WITH A DELTA FARM DELEGATION TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES.  BUBBA SIMMONS FARM SOUTH OF ARCOLA THE SITE OF TODAY'S FARM TOUR.   FARMING IS THE STATE'S LARGEST INDUSTRY WITH LAWMAKERS GIVING A HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY TO RESEARCH.   SEVERAL LAWMAKERS ALONG WITH MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY SCIENTISTS WERE SEEING FIRST HAND THE STATE'S DOLLARS AT WORK.  MISSISSIPPI STATE EXTENSION SERVICE CONDUCTS SEVERAL RESEARCH PROJECTS FOR THE FARMING INDUSTRY IN HOPES OF KEEPING THE MAGNOLIA STATE IN THE FOREFRONT.

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