Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame 2014 inductees include Robin Roberts, Deuce McAllister

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame will induct a seven-member class in 2014, including former NFL standouts Deuce McAllister and the late Steve McNair.

The group, which was announced on Monday, also includes women’s basketball standout Ruthie Bolton, Ole Miss and NFL standout Doug Cunningham, award-winning broadcaster Robin Roberts, track star Calvin Smith and former Mississippi State basketball coach Richard Williams… […]


Second Mississippi county agrees to trim voter rolls after lawsuit by conservative group

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A second county in south Mississippi has agreed to clean up its inflated voter rolls after being sued by a conservative group that said the county failed to purge the names of people who had died, moved away or been convicted of disenfranchising felonies.

In a consent decree filed this past Friday in federal court, Jefferson Davis County said that by Jan. 31, it will identify people on the rolls who are no longer eligible to vote.

An Oct. 10 document from the secretary of state’s office shows the county has almost as many registered voters as it has residents of voting age… […]


$100 the max Mississippi can charge for concealed gun permit; $6 photo fee dropped

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Public Safety on Monday dropped the $6 photo fee it tacked onto the charge for a concealed-carry gun permit starting July 1, and it’s working to refund the money to anyone who has already paid it, spokesman Warren Strain said.

Strain told The Associated Press that the photo fee was dropped in response to an attorney general’s legal opinion that says state law sets the price of a concealed-carry permit at $100, plus an amount to be paid by the applicant for a fingerprint and background check. DPS has set the fingerprint and background check fee at $32… […]