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Chris Davis

Chris Davis

News Director for News Mississippi and NewsMS.fm

Posts By Chris Davis

Miss. News Briefs: It’s Guards v. Inmates and Why You Can’t Get That Free House Anymore

July 25, 2014 |

MERIDIAN, Miss.–It was guards versus inmates in yet another match up at East Miss. Correctional Facility. This time there was mace and prison knives involved and, you guessed it, people went to the hospital. Here are some Friday news briefs to get you started with your own house party:

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A Wreck Tuesday Night, Child Dies Thursday

July 25, 2014 |

CRAWFORD, Miss.–It was a wreck on Main St. in Crawford Tuesday night about 8, and the littlest victim, three-year-old Tanyla Allen, died Thursday.

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Your Sales Tax Holiday: Some Want a Change to Help Parents Save More

July 25, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–Today and tomorrow you can save the state’s seven percent sales tax when you shop for back to school items. Right now there’s a cap of $100 per item, but some want to see that changed.

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Your Tax Dollars and How They Are Spent: Lawmakers to Track Every Dollar in New Program

July 25, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–This is about your tax dollars and how they are being spent. It’s a new program called “Building a Better Mississippi”, and the goal, according to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, is to make sure every dollar is being spent wisely and to cut down on waste.

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Trouble in Natchez: School Board Members Ousted, But State Law Says No

July 24, 2014 |

This report is from News Mississippi affiliate WQNZ reporter John Mott Coffey

NATCHEZ, Miss.–Natchez aldermen’s attempt Tuesday to fire school board members has been invalidated by state law.

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Miss. News Briefs: Vandals at a Local High School and the Fireman Turned Firebug

July 24, 2014 |

HARRISON COUNTY, Miss.–It’s nothing you’d want your kids involved in. Vandalism at Harrison High. But, police believe they’ll be able to catch the guys pretty quick. Here are some news briefs to make your Thursday fly pretty quick into Friday:

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Waterspout in Miss.: The Difference Between That and a Tornado

July 24, 2014 |

PHOTO: Tweeted by the National Weather Service

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss.–You probably saw the pictures on TV and on Twitter. It was a waterspout Wednesday that formed over the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Rankin County and people in the area were both snapping pictures and video and running for cover. National Weather Service Meteorologist Alan Campbell tells News Mississippi there is a difference between that and a tornado.

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Your Power Bill Could Be Affected by Federal Government Ruling

July 24, 2014 |

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Every power plant in Mississippi that uses coal to generate power could be forced to shut down under new rules by the Environmental Protection Agency, said Sen. Roger Wicker in Washington in a Senate hearing Wednesday. If that did happen, that would, of course, translate into changes in your power bill that Wicker believes could make your electricity unaffordable.

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Thompson on Border Crisis: Miss. Should Receive Immigrant Children

July 24, 2014 |

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Earlier this week Gov. Bryant wrote a letter to Pres. Obama requesting that his office be informed if the federal government planned to house significant numbers of illegal immigrant children in the state, saying he would resist it on the grounds that Mississippi cannot afford it. Wednesday, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D) wrote Obama a letter that countered that viewpoint.

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Miss. News Briefs: Power Co. Murder Mom Guilty, Drug Dealer’s Truck Gets Stuck

July 23, 2014 |

CLARKE COUNTY, Miss.–IF your child had a breathing problem and needed a machine, how far would you go to keep the power from being cut off. That’s the excuse for a murder that happened two years ago and now a mother may join her husband in Mississippi’s prison system. Here are some middle-of-the-week news briefs:

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