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Reeves: No Date For Legislative Session On Medical Marijuana

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday he is working with legislative leaders on details about how the state will pay for a proposed medical marijuana program. The Republican governor said he will call lawmakers to the Capitol for a special session “sooner rather than later,” but he has not decided... Read More.

Sick Deer Reports Rise In Mississippi

Mississippi wildlife officials said Wednesday they’ve received an increasing number of reports of sick or deceased deer over the past few weeks. Biologists with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks suspect the state may be amid an outbreak of Hemorrhagic Disease also known as blue-tongue. Dr. Bronson Strickland,... Read More.

MS Employment Security Agency Gets New Leader

The Mississippi governor has named a new leader for the agency that helps people search for jobs and administers unemployment benefits. Robin Stewart will become interim executive director of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday. He chose Stewart to succeed Jackie Turner, whose last day... Read More.

Ford Planning Memphis Expansion

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says the state has offered $500 million in incentives for the creation of a $5.6 billion campus where Ford Motor Co. plans to build electric F-Series pickup trucks at the Memphis Regional Megasite industrial complex. The Republican governor spoke with reporters after Ford and South... Read More.

Dobbs: Funding For Medical Marijuana Regulation Is A Concern

The Mississippi state health officials said Tuesday that he’s concerned about how the Health Department would receive money for its part in licensing and regulating a proposed medical marijuana program. Dr. Thomas Dobbs said some regulatory programs, such as restaurant inspections, are funded by specific fees, but “there’s no mechanism... Read More.

Gunman Kills 1; Wounds 14 AT Collierville Supermarket

Law enforcement officials say the gunman who killed one person and wounded 14 others at a Tennessee supermarket before killing himself had been asked to leave his job at the grocery store earlier that day. In a Monday news release, Collierville police say UK Thang had moved to the... Read More.