Rescue crews found the body of one of two men missing in a landslide at a gravel pit in southern Mississippi early Thursday and used their hands to dig through mud and slush to free him from a piece of heavy equipment, a state official said.
The Mississippi State Department of Health has already laid off some workers in recent months because of state spending constraints and will cut more jobs after the new budget year begins July 1, the department's director told lawmakers Wednesday.
The head of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division says there's more work to be done to guarantee the rights of citizens in Mississippi and nationwide.
Attorneys for the Mississippi House speaker say it doesn't matter that bills were read aloud at a superfast pace during a legislative dispute.
State Auditor Stacey Pickering is being called to active duty in the Mississippi Air National Guard.
Officials trying to recover the bodies of two men buried when a gravel pit caved in Friday say they hope heavier pumps will help dig out the men, who were buried under 10 to 12 feet of mud along with their equipment.
Five applications for new charter schools are moving forward in Mississippi after operators initially expressed interest in opening 14 schools.
Mississippi lawmakers this year rejected a proposal to stop making liars of their fellow citizens, at least when it comes to early voting.
A group of people interested in learning more about the mythical creature Bigfoot gathered Saturday for the 10th annual Down South Bigfoot Rally.
A diverse group of gay, straight and transgender people have filed the third federal court challenge seeking to block a Mississippi law that lets clerks cite religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Mississippi cannot be allowed to create new barriers to same-sex marriage now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled gay couples have a constitutional right to wed, an attorney argues in court papers.
Almost 3 million free meals will be served to needy Mississippi children this summer.
Mississippi tax collections picked up in May but are still lagging as the state enters the final month of its budget year.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says the "secular, progressive world" vented at him for signing a bill that would let clerks cite religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Carey Wright wanted to be a superintendent pretty badly, but sometimes you have to wonder if she knew what she was getting into when she took the job leading Mississippi's public schools.
Another Mississippi government agency says that state budget cuts beginning July 1 are likely to cause service reductions.
Rural mothers whose premature babies are in intensive care will be able to get their breast milk delivered to their babies, thanks to a $1.9 million, three-year grant, say authorities in the Mississippi Delta.
A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board into a plane crash that killed four people does not point to a specific cause for the crash and says the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit shortly after taking off.
Mississippi government attorneys are opposing two legal challenges to a new state law that will let circuit clerks cite religious objections to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday that he is planning for Mississippi to join 11 states in suing the Obama administration for telling U.S. public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.
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