Student scores on a key state test fell in Mississippi schools in 2013-2014, a transitional year when school districts shifted teaching emphasis from old state standards to the new Common Core State Standards.
Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn will travel the state in late September to gather ideas for the 2015 legislative session, and he said he'd like to hear possible ways to improve education, health care and job creation.
The book is called "A New History of Mississippi," and a new approach is what Dennis Mitchell wanted when he wrote it.
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's attorneys say a lawsuit that seeks to overturn his Republican primary victory should be dismissed because it was filed too late.
The Adams County Sheriff's Department has a new weapon in its arsenal: pepper spray guns. Sheriff Chuck Mayfield tells The Natchez Democrat six deputies have been trained as instructors on the JPX Jet Protector pepper spray guns.
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Sept. 29 whether to hear an appeal from operators of a northwest Mississippi shooting range in a case involving the death of a Navy SEAL during a training exercise.
Financially struggling fuel maker KiOR missed a key payment to Adams County this week that would have allowed the company to continue holding onto its undeveloped proposed industrial site in Natchez.
Mississippi's public universities are likely to have less money to spend on capital projects in the state's 2016 budget year, under projections the universities agreed to with lawmakers in 2013.
State health regulators confirm they're investigating two cases of tuberculosis affecting two casinos in Tunica County.
A judge presiding over a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff says he intends to finish the case before the November general election.
Mississippi children would not lose welfare if a parent's benefits are cut off because of positive tests for illegal drugs, according to rules set by the state Department of Human Services.
Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has said for years that one of his top goals is reducing Mississippi's teenage pregnancy rate, long one of the highest in the nation. Now, he says his administration deserves credit for chipping away at the problem.
What began as a plane crash has turned into a drug investigation after Stone County officials found thousands in cash and numerous bottles of prescription pills in the wreckage.
Having failed to persuade lawmakers to ban smoking in public places, the Mississippi State Medical Association now wants lawmakers to put the question to voters.
A retired chancery judge who is now a Methodist minister will oversee a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff.
A tea party-backed candidate asked a Mississippi court on Thursday to declare him the winner of the June 24 Republican runoff against incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran or order a new election.
State highway workers have blocked off a big sinkhole that developed this week on U.S. 61 near Natchez Regional Medical Center.
A campaign spokesman said tea party-backed Chris McDaniel will file a lawsuit today to challenge his Republican primary loss to six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.
The Elvis Presley-congested rooms of a north Mississippi roadside museum are missing their kinetic buzz since owner Paul MacLeod left the building.
Saying a Sunday lightning strike disabled its lawyers' computers, the state of Mississippi requested and was granted an extra day to ask the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a decision that struck down a law that would have closed Mississippi's only abortion clinic.
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