Mississippi on Tuesday marked its 196th anniversary of statehood, and officials said they're starting to plan a bicentennial celebration for 2017.
CertainTeed Corp. says work is on track for a July reopening of its Meridian ceiling tile plant the company closed in 2009.
A flock of 22 young cranes are getting their first taste of freedom at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge.
A national research group said Monday that 28 percent of Mississippi roads are in poor or mediocre condition and 22 percent of bridges in the state need to be repaired, improved or replaced.
Mississippi's top elections official is launching a publicity blitz to bring attention to the state's voter identification law that's scheduled to be used for the first time in June.
A federal judge has ruled against a former police officer who argued in a lawsuit that Greenville officials violated her free speech rights by firing her over comments posted on a social networking site.
The Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration Commission will unveil its plans for the state's 200th anniversary on Tuesday.
First Lady Deborah Bryant has chosen a 12-foot Leyland cypress donated by the Lazy Acres farm in Chunky for this year's Christmas tree at the Governor's Mansion. It is the tallest tree ever selected for the Mansion, and growers are hopeful that is a good omen that sales will be solid in 2013.
Mississippi authorities are making it a priority to target criminals who are roving Mississippi selling counterfeit goods like fake Louis Vuitton purses, Coach handbags and Nike caps.
Crews were working Sunday to restore power to thousands of customers in north Mississippi after an ice storm.
Former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain was known for his quick wit, sharp analytical mind and willingness to challenge entrenched interests.
When lawmakers mandated that school start later, an unintended result was public school employees perhaps having their August paychecks cut, something the chairmen of the state House and Senate Education Committees say they're trying to avoid.
Friends and political allies on Friday remembered former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain as an intelligent man who challenged the power structure and fought for everyday working people who couldn't afford lobbyists.
Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi will seek a seventh term in 2014, setting up a Republican primary that pits an established incumbent who has brought billions of dollars to his home state against a tea party-backed challenger who says federal spending is out of control.
Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis' trial on charges of embezzlement and false pretense has been rescheduled for a third time.
Parts of north Mississippi are under a winter weather advisory beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday into Sunday as a second wave of freezing rain moves into the region.
Certain gun owners can carry concealed weapons even in areas where a local government has posted signs banning them, the attorney general's office said Thursday in an opinion aimed at clarifying Mississippi's gun laws.
The federal government has granted Mississippi permission for a one-year delay in the use of evaluations to hire and fire teachers.
Authorities say 18-year-old Bennie Lederric Beal has been convicted of fatally shooting a Jackson store owner over $4.74 worth of gas in 2011.
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