More Mississippi Articles

  • Indoor gun range one step closer in Gulfport

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Businessman David Comstock plans to transform part of the Seaway Marine Center in the Bernard Bayou Industrial Park in Gulfport into a multi-million dollar gun range. The Gulfport City Council on Tuesday amended local zoning rules to allow shooting ranges in the area....

  • SpaceX to test methane rocket engine in Miss.

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Private space exploration firm SpaceX and the Stennis Space Center have cut the ribbon on an improved rocket engine test stand. SpaceX, based in Hawthorne, Calif., is supposed to conduct initial testing this year of its new Raptor engines, which will be powered by...

  • Jackson Co. approves $5M loan for Pascagoula port

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The Jackson County Board of Supervisors came out of executive session with the Port of Pascagoula and approved a loan, not to exceed $5 million, to improve a wharf on Bayou Casotte. Port Director Mark McAndrews tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/RHOzNQ ) the money...

  • Monitors say improvements needed at Mississippi prison

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Court-appointed monitors say a Dec. 31 disturbance at the privately run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility points to the need for further improvements at the prison in Leake County. In U.S. District Court filings, monitors and plaintiffs who sued over conditions at the...

  • Jackson airport addressing life after Southwest

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport is delaying security checkpoint upgrades and improvements to the concourse after a downgrading of its revenue bonds by Fitch Rating Service. Fitch dropped the rating to BBB+ from A- on the heels of Southwest Airlines'...

  • Construction ends at Biloxi's Golden Nugget

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Construction that transformed the Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi over the past 16 months is coming to an end and the party to celebrate its completion is about to begin. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1eCuZwq ) company officials announced Wednesday the official grand...

  • Pipeline owner seeks OK for pipeline abandonment

    Federal regulators have denied a request from American Midstream Partners to speed up consideration of its proposed abandonment of the Midla natural gas pipeline in Louisiana and Mississippi.

  • Ad wars heat up in Mississippi Senate GOP primary

    The contentious battle for the Republican nomination in Mississippi's Senate race is now playing out in earnest on television, with three new ads released Monday hitting both incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran and his opponent, Chris McDaniel. In a year that has produced remarkably few serious...

  • Court restores Mississippi medical kickback convictions

    JACKSON, Miss. — A federal appeals court has ruled against two men challenging verdicts in a bribery and kickbacks case involving a north Mississippi hospital. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled Tuesday in cases against Ray Shoemaker and Lee...

  • Natchez hospital bankruptcy petition filed

    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Natchez Regional Medical Center has filed its Chapter 9 bankruptcy petition, and the hospital's trustees will meet with the Adams County Board of Supervisors. Hospital attorney Walter Brown's office tells The Natchez Democrat (http://bit.ly/1m7MbcB ) the bankruptcy...

  • Harrah's casino announces it will close in Tunica

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The long decline of what was once the nation's third-largest casino market was underlined Wednesday when the largest casino in Mississippi's Tunica County announced it would close. Caesars Entertainment will shutter its Harrah's casino in Tunica on June 2, laying off as...

  • Mississippi Senate challenger heads to Kentucky to push 'freedom' at rally with Matt Bevin

    Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel is heading to Kentucky to lend his support to fellow insurgent GOP primary challenger Matt Bevin -- or so it would appear. McDaniel, a state senator, is hoping to oust Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi's June 3 Republican primary. But on April 5,...

  • Government seeks restitution of $7.7M from Mississippi attorney

    GULFPORT, Miss. — A Biloxi attorney has pleaded guilty covering up evidence connected to a scheme to defraud two banks and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The government says in a news release that it is seeking restitution on behalf of the victims in the amount of $7.7 million. Stephen Richard...

  • Mississippi man gets prison time for oil spill fraud

    GULFPORT, Miss. — A 46-year-old Gautier man has been sentenced to prison for five months and ordered to repay $26,000 for oil spill recovery money he received by fraud. The Sun Herald reports Vester Ray Bassham also was sentenced this week to five months of home confinement with...

  • States looking at $0 community college tuition

    Nothing sparks consumer demand like the word "free," and politicians in some states have proposed the idea of providing that incentive to get young people to attend community college.



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

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