Medical marijuana has been a non-starter in recent years in the Deep South, where many Republican lawmakers feared it could lead to widespread drug use and social ills. That now appears to be changing, with proposals to allow a form of medical marijuana gaining momentum in a handful of Southern states.
Small armies of utility workers labored to turn the lights -- and the heat -- back on for hundreds of thousands of Southerners as a winter storm that left them without power threatened major cities further up the East Coast.
New figures show 17,350 Mississippi residents have signed up for private health insurance using a website run by the federal government.
Old habits are hard to break when it comes to Mississippi lawmakers' desire to lock up criminals.
Fears about loss of local control and more charter schools led Mississippi House members Wednesday to reject a plan for a separate statewide school district to take over individual failing schools.
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, best remembered for his impassioned pleas for help after the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina, was convicted Wednesday of accepting bribes in exchange for helping businessmen secure millions of dollars in city work, including after the devastating storm.
Carl Reiner remembers Sid Caesar as a great flame who drew comedy writer "moths" including Mel Brooks and Neil Simon to his side.
Icy road conditions are to blame for a single-car accident that claimed the life of a young mother Tuesday morning.
West Point selectmen have appointed Shay King to the city school district's board of trustees. Selectman Gary Dedeaux's motion in support of King passed 2-1 with Jimmy Clark in favor and Linda Hannah opposed.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley received approval from selectmen to review the department's policy on false alarm calls and make a recommendation on possible changes to it in a future meeting.
Two Oktibbeha County representatives say they favor the original language of local school consolidation bills that called upon Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway to lead the county school district in July.
The Mississippi House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that, if approved by the Senate and signed by Gov. Phil Bryant, would honor Donald Zacharias by naming a portion of Hwy. 25 after the long-serving Mississippi State University president.
A major cocaine ring based out of Oktibbeha County has been dismantled, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. The investigation, called Operation Queen Bee, focused on a group of Starkville-based cocaine distributors who provided narcotics to the northern half of the state.
Mississippi is not only last among states in its share of high school students scoring well on Advanced Placement exams. It's also falling further behind.
The IRS on Tuesday lost a federal appeal in a legal battle over its effort to institute competency exams and other new regulations for as many as 700,000 paid tax preparers.
Change is coming quickly to the Boy Scouts of America after years of turmoil and debate over its membership policy, with an openly gay 17-year-old in Maryland achieving the highest rank of Eagle Scout.
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