Mississippi’s unemployment rate in March 2018 was 4.5%, tying the rate last month in February as the lowest level of unemployment ever recorded in Mississippi. The March rate is eight-tenths of a percentage point lower than a year ago in March 2017, when the rate was 5.3%. The number... Read More.
Have you wondered where are all of the bridges that have been closed in Mississippi? Mississippi.org has issued an interactive map showing the 542 bridges in the state that has been closed as of April 1st. In just the past week over 100 have been closed causing problems throughout... Read More.
Backgroundchecks.org announces their ranking of the Top School Districts in Mississippi for 2018. The top five districts are: Madison County School District, Clinton Public School District, Pontotoc City Schools, Enterprise School District, and Lamar County School District. For more information and the full ranking: http://backgroundchecks.org/top-school-districts-in-mississippi-2018.html The following contributed to... Read More.
This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of northeast Louisiana, central Mississippi, northeast Mississippi, south central Mississippi, and southeast Mississippi. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight NON-THUNDERSTORM WINDS THREAT...Limited TIMING...Today SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THREAT...Enhanced TIMING...Tonight FLOODING THREAT...Elevated TIMING...Tonight Sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph with occasional gusts to 30 mph are... Read More.
JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant has set July 10, 2018, as the special election date for House District 77. The seat recently became vacant when Gov. Bryant appointed former Rep. Andy Gipson commissioner of agriculture and commerce. The qualifying deadline is May 21. If no candidate receives a majority... Read More.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today became the first female to represent Mississippians in the United States Senate. Hyde-Smith was sworn into office by Vice President Mike Pence, who also officiated at a ceremonial enactment of the process. Hyde-Smith was accompanied by her husband, Michael,... Read More.
JACKSON – In 2013, a non-permitted high-fenced enclosure was discovered by MDWFP law enforcement southwest of Hattiesburg in Lamar County. An extensive investigation by MDWFP and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service revealed that animals within this enclosure had been transported from Texas facilities that were linked to CWD-positive... Read More.
JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant has set Nov. 6, 2018, as the special election date for United States Senate The need for a special election arose when former Sen. Thad Cochran retired after more than 40 years of service to Mississippi. The qualifying deadline is 5 p.m. on April... Read More.