The Jackson City Council this month approved the renaming on Jackson Municipal Airport Authority.
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources workers are sampling white shrimp deeper into coastal bays and estuaries than ever before, to see what remains in those nurseries, officials say.
A 52-year-old woman has been found guilty of 11 counts of animal cruelty and ordered to pay $1,100 to the animal shelter where she tied 11 puppies to the fence after hours.
The Mississippi State University Extension Service says timely rains in early September made a smooth harvest for Mississippi peanuts, a crop that is in high demand due to drought in other peanut-growing areas.
The state health department found roughly one in seven Northeast Mississippi water providers in violation of regulations last year, for everything from contamination to monitoring failures.
The state Department of Finance and Administration has asked legislative budget writers for $250,000 in the next fiscal year to maintain two jets used by state officials.
A national effort to put abortion bans into state constitutions is looking for its first victory next month in Mississippi, where voters are being asked to approve an amendment declaring that life begins when a human egg is fertilized.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has asked attorneys for more information as it considers whether the state's limitation on damages in civil cases is constitutional.
JACKSON -- Mississippi voters get a chance Friday night to see the two candidates for governor in a televised debate
Mississippi is the new testing ground for a nationwide initiative that has failed in other states. Initiative No. 26, or the "Personhood Amendment," which aims to change the legal definition of the word "person" in the state constitution, will be on the state election ballot in November.
Over the past year, about 20 people have been indicted on felony charges for not paying court-ordered child children. "We go after the worst of the worst and try to create a deterrent," Attorney General Jim Hood told The Clarion-Ledger.
JACKSON -- The seasonal flu vaccine is now available at public health clinics across Mississippi. The state Health Department says it's recommended for anyone 6 months and older.
JACKSON -- A Mississippi police officer was hit and killed Friday while trying to stop a car carrying two church burglary suspects as the vehicle sped toward a busy intersection.
Releasing 89 terminally ill inmates has saved Mississippi about $5 million over seven years, corrections officials say.
A north Mississippi couple whose son died during football practice at Mississippi will have their case tried in Oxford, where the university is located, a Hinds County judge has ruled.
The U.S. Postal Service will hold a public hearing Tuesday to get local residents' reaction to proposed federal plans to close the Dumas Post Office.
Gov. Haley Barbour is scheduled to tour the Golden Triangle Regional Landfill on Thursday where local officials will be building an operation to capture methane gas to produce electricity.
A new Associated Press-MTV poll of youth in their teens and early 20s finds that most of them -- 56 percent -- have been the target of some type of online taunting, harassment or bullying, a slight increase over just two years ago. A third say they've been involved in "sexting," the sharing of naked photos or videos of sexual activity. Among those in a relationship, 4 out of 10 say their partners have used computers or cellphones to abuse or control them.
New figures show teen births and infant deaths in Mississippi at their lowest levels in decades.
1. Vibrant Church's $14M expansion nearly complete COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Buying a piece of history: Market for antebellum homes changing in Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Christmas Co-op offers second wave of support to needy families STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Council to discuss freeze on travel spending COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY