Mississippi's College Board is preparing to offer a two-year contract extension to the University of Mississippi chancellor whom they had previously refused to retain, individuals with knowledge of the negotiations said Thursday.
Members of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus and a black education group are criticizing Republican Gov. Phil Bryant for what they see as lack of diversity in his College Board nominations.
The University of Mississippi finds itself in turmoil after trustees ousted well-liked Chancellor Dan Jones, with more than 2,000 students and faculty rallying to his defense Wednesday on the Oxford campus.
Trial has been delayed until June 8 for a political blogger accused of photographing bedridden Sen. Thad Cochran's wife, without permission, in a nursing home.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed a $2.5 billion budget for elementary and secondary schools, putting in place one of the biggest pieces of an overall state government spending plan for the coming year.
A $20.5 million federal program will match SNAP recipients to workforce training and job opportunities in Mississippi.
Jackson police are trying to find out who damaged a generator and two security cameras at Mississippi's only abortion clinic.
Prosecutors are working to get a trial date for two men involved in a murder-for-hire scheme that targeted a Greenwood attorney.
Some state lawmakers said Tuesday that Mississippi needs separate boards to govern each of its eight public universities, citing a controversial decision by the College Board to dismiss University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones.
Cono Caranna told a crowd of supporters he is seeking election as Biloxi's next mayor and if elected, he will serve without pay.
Authorities say a teenage boy died Sunday apparently as a result of inhaling aerosol computer keyboard duster.
Mississippi has become the 45th state to ban texting while driving.
Members of Mississippi's College Board met Monday and said they aren't backing down from a decision to seek a new chancellor for the University of Mississippi, despite rising criticism of the move.
The FBI is consulting with its behavioral analysis unit as it continues investigating the hanging death of a black man in Mississippi.
The body of a black man found hanging in a tree in Mississippi has been sent from a state crime lab to a funeral home, but the FBI said it will be days before autopsy results are complete.
Dr. Dan Jones said Friday that the state College Board is not renewing his contract as University of Mississippi chancellor, and he will leave the job when his current four-year contract expires in mid-September.
Federal and state authorities are investigating the hanging death of a black man in Mississippi who had been missing for more than two weeks, the FBI said Thursday.
It has been a good year for native Mississippians on American Idol.
House Democrats, in one of their most unified moments of the past four years, may have killed the chance for large tax cuts in Mississippi's current legislative session.
In a legislative rarity, there won't be any late-session negotiations over Mississippi's K-12 education budget.
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