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WAPT – Sales Tax Holiday weekend coming up in Mississippi

This year’s Sales Tax Holiday is set for this weekend.

Shoppers won’t be charged the 7 percent tax on some items beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday through midnight Saturday, the Department of Revenue said.

The exemption applies to the purchase of clothing, shoes and accessories under $100 but does not include school supplies or computers.

Sen. Hyde-Smith supports POTUS Trump’s “strong stance” against Iran


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DAILY JOURNAL – Mississippi employer payrolls hit new all-time high in June

Employer payrolls hit a new all-time high in Mississippi in June, as the unemployment rate held steady.

The payroll survey — economists’ top labor market indicator — rose to 1.17 million in June. That’s slightly above the previous record set in March and is 18,000 jobs above June 2017. Payrolls have shown strong growth at times over the last nine months.

Mississippi’s unemployment rate was flat from May to June at 4.7 percent, as more people entered the labor force and more found jobs. The jobless rate in June 2017 was 5.2 percent.

MSGOP Chair calls on Democrat candidates to state position on SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh


State acquires 18,000 acres in Delta


WTOK – Mississippi lawmaker seeks investigation of escaped inmate

A Mississippi lawmaker is asking the attorney general’s office to investigate how a convicted murderer escaped from prison earlier this month.

Republican Sen. Dennis DeBar of Leakesville says the escape of Michael F. Wilson was “very traumatic” for people who live near South Mississippi Correctional Institution.

Wilson, also known as “Pretty Boy Floyd,” escaped July 5 from the prison in Greene County. He was captured July 7 in Ocean Springs, about 70 miles south of the prison.

DeBar says he thinks the Mississippi Department of Corrections “may not conduct a fair and impartial review.”