Prosecutor Could Decide on Seventh Trial in Mississippi Case

A Mississippi prosecutor has tried and failed six times to send Curtis Flowers to the death chamber, with the latest trial conviction and death sentence overturned on Friday because of racial bias in jury selection. Now, that same prosecutor must decide whether to try Flowers a seventh time. Doug Evans, who’s running... Read More.
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Millions For Infrastructure Projects In Jackson Area

Jackson and surrounding cities now have access to millions of dollars of federal cash for much-needed infrastructure projects. Now it's up to the cities to get to work. The Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization on Wednesday approved a total $32.7 million in funding for metro-area transportation projects aimed at reducing congestion... Read More.
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March 12 Set For Special Elections To Replace 3 House Members

Gov. Phil Bryant has set March 12 for special elections to replace three former House members who were elected judges in November. The 2019 Mississippi Legislature convenes Tuesday with at least three vacancies due to state lawmakers being elected judges and another lawmaker who will join the Court of Appeals in... Read More.
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Cindy Hyde-Smith Elected to Mississippi Senate

Cindy Hyde-Smith defeated Democrat Mike Espy in Tuesday's special run-off election to fulfill the seat left vacant by retired Sen. Thad Cochran’s current term through 2020, after being appointed to replace him earlier this year. Hyde-Smith is the first woman to be elected to represent Mississippi in the Senate. It was an unimpressive... Read More.

Cindy Hyde-Smith Loses Endorsements Over Lynching Comment

Ahead of the midterm elections, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) attended a speaking event and, in thanking a cattle rancher for his support, said: “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” A few weeks later, and after a video depicting the comment was made public, Hyde-Smith’s... Read More.