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House Proposes Firing Squad as Execution Method

Courtesy: MGN Online

Posted: 03/28/2016 - The Mississippi House wants to allow the state prison system to execute prisoners using a firing squad if officials decide lethal injection is too expensive or unavailable.

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Bill Allows Cellphone Numbers on No-Call List

Updated: 03/25/2016 - The Mississippi House has passed a bill that would protect residents from getting unwanted calls and text messages to their cellphones from telemarketers.

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Mississippi Unemployment Rate Down

Posted: 03/25/2016 - After posting the nation's worst jobless rate in January, Mississippi's unemployment rate declined in February, leaving the state tied for second worst.

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Mississippi Senate Back on Pace, House Still Delayed

Posted: 03/24/2016 - The Mississippi Senate has returned to a normal pace after two Democrats stopped having bills read aloud to delay the chamber's work. But the House is still slowed by a bill-reading filibuster.

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Meridian Main Street Reorganizes

Updated: 03/24/2016 - A new chapter is opening for a local organization that focuses on the development of downtown.

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Two Indicted for Fraud, Money Laundering

Posted: 03/24/2016 - Two men were indicted on federal charges that they inflated bills for urban redevelopment work in Hattiesburg, pocketing $120,000.

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Mississippi Legislative Work Slowed by Delay Tactics

Posted: 03/23/2016 - Some members of the Mississippi House and Senate are using delay tactics to express unhappiness about the legislative process. They were having bills read aloud Wednesday in both chambers.

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Governor Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

Updated: 03/23/2016 - Gov. Phil Bryant has requested President Obama issue a major disaster declaration in Mississippi for severe weather and flooding that started Mar. 9.

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Arguments Submitted in State Flag Lawsuit

Updated: 03/23/2016 - Attorneys submitted arguments over whether a federal court has the power to decide if the Confederate battle emblem should be removed from the Mississippi flag.

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