Mississippi News

  • Jackson Sales Tax Passes Senate
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 10 Feb 2011 01:54pm | Listen Now

    The Mississippi Senate has approved a bill extending a one-cent local sales tax for the city of Jackson until 2032, if city voters approve it. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that the money is intended to fix the capitol city's crumbling infrastructure.

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  • Road Construction Companies Worry About MDOT Budget Cuts
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 09 Feb 2011 02:07pm | Listen Now

    Workers in the business of constructing roads and bridges across Mississippi warn that state budget cuts could mean fewer jobs in their industry. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that initial budget recommendations call for a 100-million dollar cut in transportation spending.

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  • A Freedom Rider Recounts His Harrowing Tale
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 09 Feb 2011 02:01pm | Listen Now

    50 years ago, a group of civil rights activists were harassed, attacked, and throw into the jail for trying to desegregate the public bus system. Today, one of those freedom riders is sharing his harrowing story. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports.

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  • Gov. Barbour Calls For Civil Rights Museum
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 08 Feb 2011 02:20pm | Listen Now

    Governor Haley Barbour's final State of the State address meets with praise from both political parties. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that the speech also included a call for the construction of a Civil Rights Museum.

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  • 3 Killed in North Miss Bus / Truck Accident
    Published by Lawayne Childrey on 08 Feb 2011 02:09pm | Listen Now

    Nearly a dozen Ackerman High School students are recovering today after yesterdays deadly crash between a school bus and an 18 wheeler in Calhoun County . MPB's Lawayne Childrey reports on the fatal wreck that claimed the lives of 3 people.

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  • Anti-Smoking Advocates Renew Call For Comprehensive Smoking Ban
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 07 Feb 2011 02:16pm | Listen Now

    Anti-smoking advocates have returned to the Capital to call on legislator to pass a comprehensive ban.

    MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that advocates are disappointed with a smoking ban recently approved by a Senate committee.

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  • Mississippi Business Leaders Cautiously Optimistic
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 04 Feb 2011 02:26pm | Listen Now

    The new national unemployment numbers show the nation continuing a slow economic recovery. But business leaders in Mississippi are still wary about the recovery. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that some who run businesses are waiting to see how 2011 plays out.

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  • Wintry Mississippi Weather
    Published by Teresa Collier on 04 Feb 2011 09:43am

    MDOT would like to ask all motorists when traveling over bridges and overpasses to please drive with extreme caution.

    Much of Mississippi was under a winter storm warning through Friday with forecasters expecting up to an inch of snow in northern counties overnight and freezing rain and sleet to the south.

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  • Official Mississippi Census Numbers Released
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 03 Feb 2011 02:37pm | Listen Now

    Mississippi has received its official population numbers from the 20-10 U-S Census. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that these new statistics are vital to the state's redistricting process.

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  • ‘Building Blocks’ Pre-K Program Improves Child Care
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 02 Feb 2011 02:41pm | Listen Now

    First-year results of an early childhood education program show gains in the quality of care for infants and toddlers at some day care centers in Mississippi. As MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports the ultimate goal of the study is to implement a statewide pre-K program.

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  • ‘Free File’ Returns to Mississippi
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 01 Feb 2011 02:44pm | Listen Now

    Thousands of Mississippians are now able to file their taxes for free online. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports on how Free File program works.

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  • Many Mississippi Citizens are Sick Over Environmental Issues
    Published by Lawayne Childrey on 31 Jan 2011 03:10pm | Listen Now

    Community leaders across Mississippi are asking legislators to help rid their neighborhoods of toxic waste. MPB's Lawayne Childrey reports how contamination from abandoned industrial sites have been blamed for a high increase in death rates in many of Mississippi's poorest communities.

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  • Three Sites Lead Choices for Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 31 Jan 2011 02:54pm | Listen Now

    Several locations are being considered for building a Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that the Legislative Black Caucus narrowed the list to three.

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  • Egyptians in Mississippi React to Protests
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 31 Jan 2011 01:58pm | Listen Now

    Egyptians living in Mississippi watch anxiously while protests continue in their home country. MPB's Jeffrey Hess spoke with two Egyptians about their reaction to the street protests.

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  • Mississippi Senate Approves Bath Salt Drug Ban
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 29 Jan 2011 03:17pm | Listen Now

    The Mississippi legislature is close to banning a chemical in some bath salts that some people have been using to get high. The Senate has already approved a bill banning the drug. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that the drug can cause people to hallucinate or even become violent.

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