JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Winter weather in northern Mississippi appears to have caused relatively few problems. Meteorologist Marlene Mickelson says less than a quarter-inch of ice stuck in DeSoto and Tunica counties. Another light coating is possible in northernmost Mississippi tonight into tomorrow morning.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Friends and political allies are remembering former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain as an intelligent man who challenged the power structure and fought for people who couldn't afford lobbyists. About 200, including current and former elected officials, gathered in the Capitol rotunda for a memorial service yesterday. Allain will be buried today in Natchez.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily suspended BP oil spill settlement payments to businesses while he reconsiders the company's arguments against compensating those that cannot trace losses directly to the nation's worst offshore oil spill. Judge Carl Barbier (BARB-yay) issued an order Thursday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Democrat Jeramey Anderson of Moss Point has been sworn in as the youngest member of the Mississippi Legislature. Several relatives were at the Capitol yesterday to watch Anderson take his oath as a state representative. The ceremony took place on his 22nd birthday.
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