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Senators: Bill would reverse veto of Mississippi Delta pumps

Aug. 1, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Roger Wicker are introducing a bill they say would overturn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2008 veto of a pumping station that could relieve flooding in parts of the Mississippi Delta. The Mississippi Republicans said Wednesday that the...

Engine test for Space Launch System to be in Mississippi

Jul. 25, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — NASA says it will conduct the "Green Run" rocket testing campaign for the new Space Launch System rocket at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith welcomed Thursday's announcement by NASA's administrator, Jim Bridenstine. Officials say when...

Lottery board VP interested in becoming Ole Miss chancellor

Jul. 22, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The vice chairman of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation says he's interested in becoming chancellor of the University of Mississippi. In response to reporters' questions about the Ole Miss job, Gerard Gibert of Ridgeland said Monday, "I was approached by some people that thought I...

$13.4M in federal grants awarded to 8 Mississippi airports

Jul. 10, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — More federal grants have been announced for Mississippi airports. U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith say the Federal Aviation Administration is awarding $13.4 million to eight Mississippi airports. Hawkins Field in Jackson is getting more than $5 million to rehabilitate a...

Senators: 18 Mississippi airports receiving federal money

Jun. 25, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Eighteen airports in Mississippi will receive federal money to make improvements, including rehabilitation of some runways. U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith on Monday announced $4.8 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The single largest grant is...