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Mississippi Runoff In-Person Absentee Voting Ends Saturday

Saturday is the deadline for people to cast in-person absentee ballots for Mississippi runoff elections. Circuit clerks' offices are scheduled to be open 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

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JSU Outstanding Airman, Millsaps/MSU Dual-Degree Program and MSU Applied Science Program

The United States Air Force recently named Justin A. Starks, a Jackson native and 2015 graduate of Jackson State University, as one of its "12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year."

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Democrat Hood Wants Three Debates in Mississippi Governor's Race

The Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor says no matter who wins the Republican nomination next week, he wants to debate that person three times before the general election.

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Judge Acquits Mississippi Lawmaker Accused of Punching Wife

A judge on Tuesday acquitted a Mississippi lawmaker of a domestic violence charge in which he was accused of punching his wife in the face because she didn't undress quickly enough when he wanted to have sex.

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Ex-Governor Barbour Backs Reeves in Mississippi GOP Runoff

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday that he is supporting Tate Reeves for the Republican nomination for governor.

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Mississippi Republican Governor Candidates Spar in Debate

Two Republicans running for Mississippi governor were asked during a televised debate Wednesday night to name one disagreement they've had with current Republican Gov. Phil Bryant.

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Man in Mississippi Walmart Shooting Fights Extradition

A man accused of killing two people at a Mississippi Walmart and then setting part of it on fire is fighting extradition to the county where it happened.

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Meet the Runoff Candidates

On Aug. 27, these candidates will compete in the 2019 party primary runoffs. Learn about each candidate for statewide office and in Jackson metro-area legislative races.

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Medicaid Expansion Debate at Center of Waller v. Reeves Runoff

Bill Waller Jr. supports what he calls "Medicaid reform," which would bring affordable health-care options to about 300,000 working Mississippians whose households make too much for traditional Medicaid, but not enough for subsidized private insurance.

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As ICE Raided, Children Cried and Educators Scrambled

At Scott Central High School about 20 minutes from Sebastopol, 
Superintendent McGee started getting calls from the public schools in Morton that ICE had raided the Koch Foods plant there. "Hey, what do we do? Somebody came to pick a child up, but they're not on the sign-out list," McGee recalled a school official saying.

State Campaigns 2018

With two competitive U.S. Senate races on the ballot and four House races, Mississippi hasn’t ...

Governor Phil Bryant's Council McCluer High School Yearbook photos

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant doesn't talk about it much, but he attended a high school ...

The Mayoral Inauguration 2013

Mayor Chokwe Lumumba's inauguration was held at the Jackson Convention Complex with almost 2,000 people ...