Within moments of taking office Tuesday, a new Mississippi transportation commissioner voted with one his colleagues to give embattled agency director Larry "Butch" Brown an ultimatum: Resign by Wednesday or be fired.
An Alabama legislator who told a Republican audience it was time to "empty the clip" when addressing illegal immigration said Tuesday he wasn't advocating violence, but others found his remarks frightening and reckless after a deadly Arizona rampage.
KiOR, a Pasadena, Texas-based company, says it is a step closer to receiving federal loan guarantees to build four biofuel refineries -- two in Mississippi and one each in Georgia and Texas.
The Mississippi Senate has passed a bill that would ban texting while driving.
Golden Triangle rescue workers and police were responding to multiple accidents along Highway 82 and other areas as bridges and roads began to freeze Thursday evening.
The Mississippi Senate has reconsidered and passed a bill that would allow genetically enhanced deer on breeding farms in the state.
Here's a glance at the status of selected bills in the Mississippi Legislature. Tuesday was the deadline for House and Senate committees to act on general bills filed in their own chamber. There is a later deadline for budget and revenue bills.
Authorities are trying to find out who dumped the carcasses of nearly 50 dogs and several cats in a creek in north Mississippi.
Mike Tagert has defeated John Caldwell Sr. in Tuesday's runoff for northern district transportation commissioner.
Alabama authorities say the state has recorded its highest number of deaths from hunters falling from tree stands.
Haley Barbour's folksy style and savvy leadership have made the two-term Mississippi governor a serious contender early in the wide-open contest for the Republican presidential nomination. Yet the 63-year-old has shown a penchant for airbrushing his state's segregationist past.
Downtown Tupelo and The Mall at Barnes Crossing should be partners, not competitors, according to initial recommendations from a consultant.
Regional banker Trustmark Corp. says it nearly doubled its fourth-quarter profit from a year ago as the company recorded declines in bad loans and cut its exposure to Florida real estate problems.
The Senate Judiciary B Committee passed a bill Tuesday that would make animal cruelty a felony in Mississippi.
A bill authorizing the raising of genetically enhanced deer on breeding farms in Mississippi has failed to pass the Senate.
Absentee ballots now are available at circuit clerks' offices for the Feb. 1 Northern District transportation commissioner runoff election.
The state of Mississippi will offer a different license plate each of the next five years to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for parts of north Alabama, with up to four inches of snow forecast for some areas.
Enerkem Corp. has obtained a conditional commitment for an $80 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for construction of its waste-to-biofuels plant in Pontotoc County.
Mississippi's state-licensed casinos won $2.39 billion from players in 2010 - a nearly 3 percent drop from what gamblers lost in 2009.
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