PORT GIBSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi church steeple once again has a golden hand pointing toward heaven. About 100 people watched Wednesday as cranes hoisted a large figure of a hand back to the top of First Presbyterian Church in Port Gibson.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - A daily newspaper in Mississippi has a new editor. The Vicksburg Post reports that Rob Sigler began his job there Tuesday. For the past two years, he has been managing editor of another Mississippi newspaper, The Oxford Eagle.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi prison officials say they have obtained new supplies of execution drugs. That could allow the state to carry out lethal injections after other drugs expired. The state said in court papers Monday that Mississippi's new execution secrecy law should block death row inmates from finding out too much about its death penalty plans. Officials have said they hope to ask the state Supreme Court to set execution dates for two men this year. Mississippi hasn't executed anyone since 2012.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A spokesman says Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant won't call legislators back to the Capitol to consider removing the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. The Legislative Black Caucus says Bryant should set a special session because white supremacists marched with the battle flag last weekend in Virginia.
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