Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said Friday that opponents are "desperately hoping" Mississippi will be hurt by a law that would let business people and government workers cite religious beliefs to deny some services to same-sex couples.
Mississippi's largest community college has been put on warning by its accrediting body, which cited financial problems and other issues.
A federal appeals court said Thursday that Mississippi can enforce a law that allows merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples, but opponents of the law immediately pledged to appeal.
State education officials said Wednesday that 10 Mississippi high school students were allowed to graduate only because of testing errors in their favor, but the state won't revoke their diplomas.
Mississippi utility regulators want to pull the plug on costly technology at a first-of-its-kind power plant, saying one of the nation's largest utilities should absorb more than $6.5 billion in losses and ratepayers should pay nothing more.
A Mississippi bank teller was killed during an attempted robbery, and authorities say the suspect took her own life after a police chase.
A former Mississippi mayor was found not guilty Tuesday, after being retried on charges that he illegally bought a city-owned SUV and was reimbursed for gasoline from city pumps.
Two state agencies have been approved to move ahead with layoffs as the Mississippi government sheds employees following budget cuts.
As tuition grows more expensive at Mississippi's universities and community colleges, more students are seeking aid to help them pay. But the state's financial aid programs have problems of their own.
Former New York Jets outside linebacker Larry Grantham, a starter and defensive standout on the 1969 Super Bowl team, has died. He was 78.
The Mississippi Department of Education is firing a testing company, saying scoring errors raise questions about the graduation status of nearly 1,000 students statewide.
Mississippi officials will target as many as 158,000 students who have completed some college courses, but no degree, under a new program encouraging them to go back to school.
Mississippi's state Board of Education wants 70 percent of all students to perform proficiently on standardized tests under a new plan to comply with federal education legislation.
Community colleges across Mississippi are eliminating nearly 250 jobs for the upcoming year to close budget gaps, and five are dropping at least one intercollegiate sport.
A Mississippi city with a history of racial strife is the latest local government to stop flying the state flag, which features a Confederate emblem that critics see as racist.
Jackson State University will cut its next budget by nearly 8 percent and borrow $6 million as it tries to cut expenses and rebuild financial reserves.
Tuition and fees at Mississippi's 15 community and junior colleges will rise by 13 percent this fall, with the average annual price exceeding $3,000 for the first time as schools try to offset state budget cuts.
A police chief says the slaying of a barber in front of customers and the discovery of a severed head on the porch of a home the next day have left "gaping wounds in the psyche" of Mississippi's capital city.
The Mississippi State Department of Health is going from nine regional offices to three because of budget cuts.
In 2015, a white Mississippi lawmaker went to the front of the state House chamber and apologized for saying in an interview that black people in his town were getting food stamps and what he called "welfare crazy checks."
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