The Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering the Trump administration's strongest indication to date of a looming crackdown on the drug, even as a solid majority of Americans believe it should be legal.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday that he wants legislators to make a late-session push to enact a lottery that might generate tens of millions of dollars a year in revenue.
A bill to limit the powers of Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood is "pretty much dead" after a committee voted to set it aside without making a final decision, the chairman said Thursday.
A bill headed to the Mississippi House says cities, counties, state agencies and public colleges can't prevent employees from asking someone's immigration status and can't give legal status to people who have entered the country without permission.
A judge has decided that former Southaven, Mississippi, Mayor Greg Davis will be retried four counties away on felony fraud and embezzlement charges.
Mississippi lawmakers could expand a program enabling students to use state money to attend schools with specialized help for dyslexia.
The race for Ward 4 Columbus councilman now fields four candidates.
The Columbus City Council approved a resolution Tuesday for an agreement with a local company to take care of more than $70,000 in back taxes and late note payments on its property.
A Columbus mayoral candidate faces a lunacy hearing today in Lowndes County Chancery Court.
Columbus' Highway 45 gained a new restaurant on Feb. 1.
Three finalists for the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's upcoming superintendent vacancy will meet district stakeholders and interview with the school board today, Friday and Monday.
A man who lived in a rural home with his romantic partner, her young son, her mother and her sister was arrested on murder charges after all four were found shot to death, authorities said Wednesday.
Mississippi Power Co. says the power plant it's building in Kemper County will be cheaper to run on natural gas than on its planned fuel of lignite coal unless gas prices are high.
In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents.
Federal authorities have raided multiple restaurants in Mississippi as part of an immigration check.
Conservatives are praising the Trump administration's rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying the move corrects a legal overreach by the Obama administration that is best left for states to decide.
The head of the Mississippi Economic Council is retiring in June, and a current staff member has been named interim president and chief executive officer, the organization said Wednesday.
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