From the Wire
- Mississippi Governor Candidates Agree on 1 Debate DateSecond-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and fourth-term Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood say they have accepted multiple invitations for televised debates, but have agreed on only one date—Oct. 10 at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.
- Mississippi Officials Find Spiked CBD Sold in the StateConcerned about illegal drugs, Mississippi authorities took an interest in vape shops and gas stations selling products including the cannabis extract CBD.
- Dem Presidential Candidates Call for Kavanaugh's ImpeachmentSeveral Democratic presidential candidates have lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college.
- Auditor Calls to Abolish Blues Commission, Cites MisspendingMississippi's state auditor says accounting and contracting problems at the state's Blues Commission are so severe that the commission should be abolished and its responsibilities handed to the nonprofit Mississippi Blues Foundation.Mississippi's state auditor says accounting and contracting problems at ...
- Mississippi Lottery Corp. Chooses Ad and Marketing FirmThe Mississippi Lottery Corp. has chosen a Jackson-based firm to handle advertising and marketing. Maris West and Baker is receiving a three-year contract that includes creating and buying ads for the lottery, which is on track to start selling tickets ...
- U.S. Civil Rights Advocate Juanita Abernathy Dies at 88Juanita Abernathy, who wrote the business plan for the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and took other influential steps in helping to build the American civil rights movement, died Thursday. She was 88.
- Democrats Outline Impeachment Hearings as Moderates WaryHouse Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler tried to clear up confusion within his caucus about impeachment on Thursday as the committee approved guidelines for impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump.
- Hood: Reeves Improperly Pushed Frontage Road ProjectMississippi Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood released an investigative report Wednesday that says his rival in this year's governor's race, Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, improperly sought to influence a roadbuilding project near Reeves' neighborhood.
- Mississippi Man Gets 11 Years for His Part in Cross BurningA white Mississippi man received an 11-year prison sentence Tuesday for his part in burning a cross near the home of an African American family.
- Mississippi Board OKs 1 New Charter School to Open in 2020A state board in Mississippi has approved a new charter school to open next year in the Delta city of Greenwood. Leflore Legacy Academy is scheduled to open for the 2020-21 school year. For the first year, the school will ...
- Mississippi Gov Signs Extradition Warrant in Walmart KillingMississippi's governor has signed an extradition warrant for the 39-year-old man accused of killing two managers at a Walmart and then setting a fire there.
- All 8 Mississippi GOP Statewide Nominees Campaign TogetherRepublican nominees for all eight statewide offices in Mississippi appeared together at a campaign rally Monday, and the nominee for governor, Tate Reeves, predicted that all eight will win this fall.
- Mississippi: Veggie Burgers Must be Clearly LabeledMississippi is considering new rules that let companies continue to use food-labeling terms such as "veggie burger" and "vegan bacon," as long as the terms are prominently displayed so consumers understand the products are not meat.
- Signatures May Get Medical Pot on Mississippi 2020 BallotA Mississippi group advocating for medical marijuana legalization has turned in more than 105,000 signatures to get the initiative on the ballot next year.
- Mississippi High Court Affirms Charter Schools' FundingThe Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the state's method of using tax money to pay for charter schools, rejecting a challenge that sought to cut off local money to the schools.