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By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE — One African American defendant was forced by a judge to represent himself at trial. Another was shackled in front of an all-white jury during a sentencing hearing. And a third black defendant facing the death penalty is intellectually disabled. Those are some of the...
By JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press The ground and water in some northern Mississippi communities could become polluted if nearby Memphis pulls out of a decadeslong agreement to treat the area's sewage, the suburban water officials say in a federal lawsuit. In the newly filed suit, the Mississippi sewer district that serves...
By Kimberlee Kruesi and Jonathan Mattise, The Associated Press NASHVILLE – After he surged into office last year wearing his Christian faith on his sleeve, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee found himself running a state with a growing reputation for putting inmates to death. With Lee at the helm, Tennessee has shown...
A company that is proposing a 45-mile crude oil pipeline to run through Shelby, DeSoto and Marshall counties is planning a series of open houses toward the end of January and into February, according to Deidre Malone, a spokesperson for the project. All American Pipeline, LP, has teamed with Valero...
With a commitment to “being a good neighbor,” Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. has teamed with Valero to construct a 45-mile crude oil pipeline system connecting Memphis to Marshall County, Miss. Dubbed the Byhalia Connection, the project this week was pitched as “strengthening the region’s economy and America’s energy independence. No...
The addition of original artwork will create a visual experience that aligns with the museum’s content and blends well with the overall aesthetic of the accompanying galleries. Submitted artwork will be juried by an internal art selection committee with three selected artists being awarded between $50,000 – $70,000 for the creation and installation of their work.
JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Lottery sold nearly $9 million in tickets during its first six days of operation. About $3.8 million of the money was awarded in prizes, and nearly $2 million of it will go into the state budget to help pay for roads and bridges. The Mississippi Lottery...
By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE — Tennessee's largest county probably won't have new voting machines that create a voter-verifiable paper trail in place for the presidential primary election on March 3, an attorney for the state said Tuesday. Janet Kleinfelter of the Tennessee attorney general's office discussed the timeline to...
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By REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court hears arguments Tuesday on the constitutionality of Mississippi laws that permanently bar certain felons from voting unless they can get their rights restored through what advocates say is a difficult process. Six convicted felons are pushing to have their...
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By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democrat Mike Espy says he has a clearer strategy to win a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi in 2020 than he had when he ran for the same seat last year. Espy anticipates another showdown with Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who...