Economists say growth and employment should increase in Mississippi next year, led by an improved housing market and an increase in home construction.
Dozens of Mississippi school districts are looking for a new supplier for bread and rolls as the shutdown of Hostess impacts lunchrooms.
Mississippi legislators head into the 2013 session knowing they have deficits to address in corrections and Medicaid.
One tool in Mississippi's attack on childhood obesity? The combi-oven.
A federal trial has been pushed back to August for a man who was declared dead in Mississippi in 1994 and surfaced years later as a suspect in the deaths of his Las Vegas girlfriend and her daughter.
The governing board of the state retirement system has increased -- as expected -- the amount employers contribute to the program.
A few months ago, Nicole Harmon was cooking fast food at a Texaco gas station. Now she's learning to sew couch cushions at the Max Home furniture factory.
It's hard to know what workaday people envision when the notion of "charter schools" is floated, usually as an all-purpose cure for whatever ails public education.
The newly hired project manager for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum says she wants the museum to tell stories of everyday people who helped shatter barriers of segregation.
The Mississippi Department of Revenue has found mistakes in 36,000 homestead exemption filings.
Bobby DeLaughter, a former circuit judge caught up in Mississippi's judicial bribery scandal, is no longer on post-prison supervised release.
The state College Board has approved a request from Mississippi's two largest universities to impose a $50-a-semester fee on their students.
The nation's diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued Thursday.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is proposing that most state agencies take a 1.5 percent budget cut during fiscal 2014, which begins next July 1.
Mississippi's two largest universities are likely to win approval to impose a $50-a-semester fee on their students.
Three pilots flying together to a federal safety conference died when their single-engine plane faltered in midair and crashed into a house that went up in flames.
Gov. Phil Bryant and state lawmakers begin their second day of preliminary budget talks today in Jackson.
The Republican speaker of the Mississippi House has shuffled committee assignments in a way that makes it easier to pass charter school legislation he supports.
"Erin's Law" is described as a tool to keep sexual predators away from children. Four states -- Maine, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri -- have enacted it and a dozen more may consider it in 2013.
The Mississippi House and Senate will try to agree on a package of long-term borrowing next year, after failing to authorize one this past spring, a top lawmaker said Thursday.
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