A 38-year-old Alabama man is being sought for allegedly hitting a Prentiss police officer with a car in Jefferson Davis County.
Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite. New studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association are calling attention to this "diversity gap" at elementary and secondary schools in the United States. The groups want more to be done to help teachers more accurately mirror the students in their classrooms.
A life-long Columbus advocate, businesswoman and volunteer has died. Vanessa Carter, 52, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday.
Bond has been set at $50,000 each for two men arrested and charged for looting at Lee County residences in the storm aftermath.
Some Mississippi business owners who support equal treatment for gays and lesbians are pushing back against a new law that bans government from limiting the free practice of religion.
Some voters casting ballots in the June 3 primary will have to do so in different place than they've had to in the past due to the temporary relocation of two precincts.
Starkville aldermen are expected to discuss scheduling public hearings on lowering the city's alcohol sales restrictions Tuesday, a move that could allow on-premises sales and consumption to more business parcels.
Starkville aldermen could contract an Oxford-based planning firm, Slaughter and Associates, to begin a preliminary study identifying possible future annexation territory.
Natchez and Adams County officials aren't making public any details about the sale of four acres at the local port.
A Washington-based anti-tax group is criticizing Sen. Thad Cochran for not debating challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's Republican U.S. Senate primary.
Some people in Tupelo are saying that warning sirens failed to sound before a tornado struck the city Monday afternoon.
Rescuers were still looking for people missing after Monday's tornado when Louisville and Winston County officials started thinking about long-term recovery.
kraine launched an offensive against separatist forces for control of a besieged eastern city Friday, while clashes between pro- and anti-government activists in the previously calm southern port of Odessa led to a fire that police said killed 31 people.
Afghan rescuers and volunteers armed with shovels and little more than their bare hands dug through the mud Saturday after a massive landslide swept through a village the day before, turning it into an earthen tomb holding hundreds of bodies, officials said.
A mediator for General Motors has begun negotiations about settling more than 300 claims related to a deadly ignition switch problem in some older model small cars.
A botched lethal injection in Oklahoma this week has renewed a debate on whether doctors should be banned from executions -- or required to participate to make the process more humane.
A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.
A proposed board motion would enter the city into negotiations with Oxford-based planning firm Slaughter and Associates for preliminary assessments.
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