JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A U.S. Navy destroyer damaged in a June collision that killed seven sailors is expected to arrive at a Mississippi shipyard Friday. Ingalls Shipbuilding announced the ship's arrival Thursday. The USS Fitzgerald was damaged in a June 17 collision with a container ship off Japan that killed seven sailors. A unit of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Ingalls was chosen by the Navy to repair the ship in August and awarded an initial $63 million contract in December.
BRANDON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi prosecutor says he is running for Congress because he believes in safe communities, limited government and "traditional family values." Michael Guest spoke to more than 200 people Thursday in his hometown of Brandon. The 47-year-old Guest is one of three Republicans who have filed to run in central Mississippi's 3rd District, where Republican incumbent Gregg Harper is not seeking re-election.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi could have to reset the scale used to assign A-to-F grades to public schools once again in 2018. State Department of Education officials said Thursday that rejection of parts of Mississippi's system by the U.S. Department of Education may make the changes necessary. State officials say the federal government demands that Mississippi include a score for students learning English. They say federal officials object to a performance measure of the lowest-scoring quarter of students.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A distant cousin of Elvis Presley who might have been Democrats' strongest contender for U.S. Senate in heavily Republican Mississippi says he won't run this year. Brandon Presley is a public service commissioner in the state and says he wants to focus on issues important to him as a utility regulator.
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