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Politics Nov 04Mississippi approves flag with magnolia, ‘In God We Trust’
It replaces a Confederate-themed flag that state lawmakers retired months ago as part of the national reckoning over racial injustice.
Politics Sep 18Mississippi justices reject broad absentee voting during pandemic
Mississippi law does not allow absentee voting by all people who have health conditions that might make them vulnerable to COVID-19. That's according to a ruling from the state Supreme Court on Friday.
Nation Sep 04No 7th trial for Mississippi man freed from prison in 2019
Flowers was convicted four times in the 1996 killings of four people at a furniture store in the north Mississippi city of Winona: twice for individual slayings and twice for all four killings.
Nation Aug 18Mississippi group narrows new flag design options down to five
A group recommending a new Mississippi state flag has chosen five final designs — three with a magnolia blossom, one with a magnolia tree and one with a shield that has wavy lines representing water.
Nation Jul 22Mississippi civil rights figure Charles Evers dies
Charles Evers, the older brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers and a longtime figure in Mississippi politics, has died in Mississippi.
Nation Jul 14Confederate statue being moved at University of Mississippi
A Confederate monument that’s been a divisive symbol at the University of Mississippi is being removed from a prominent spot on the Oxford campus. It will be taken to a Civil War cemetery in a secluded part of campus.
Health Jul 09Mississippi sees big virus outbreak in state legislature
Mississippi is seeing the biggest outbreak of COVID-19 among legislators in any state. At least 1 in 7 Mississippi legislators has tested positive.
Nation Jul 01Mississippi retires former state flag to museum
Mississippi officials are having a ceremony to relegate the former state flag to history. The gathering Wednesday comes a day after Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a new law removing official status from the last state banner in the U.S.
Politics Jun 30WATCH: Mississippi governor signs bill to remove Confederate emblem from state flag
The Republican governor signed the bill Tuesday afternoon, just two days after legislators passed it. Amid protests over racial injustice, Mississippi was under increasing pressure to lose a symbol that many see as racist.
Nation Jun 28Mississippi lawmakers vote to remove rebel emblem from flag
Mississippi's House and Senate voted in succession Sunday afternoon to retire the flag, with broad bipartisan support.