Mississippi does not register voters by party affiliation, so today's Republican primary runoff for a U.S. Senate seat is open to any voter who did not cast a ballot in the June 3 Democratic primary, state law says.
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is telling supporters he will continue to ensure Mississippi's voice is heard in Washington if he's elected to a seventh term, while his Republican primary challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, says Cochran has been in office too long and it's time for a more conservative advocate on Capitol Hill.
Alcorn County investigators said they have captured two inmates who escaped from the county jail on Sunday.
Forty-four Mississippi school districts -- the largest number in the Southeast -- remain embroiled in lawsuits seeking to end decades of federal oversight.
U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel has changed his statements about federal school funding in the past two weeks, after coming under sharp criticism from former Gov. Haley Barbour and state education leaders.
Enmeshed in the toughest campaign of his career, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran appears a bit frayed as he tries to fend off a challenger who was born the same year Mississippi voters first sent him to Congress.
Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee's staff says the lawmaker's speech is improving but he continues to have difficulty with mobility on the left side of his body nearly two weeks after brain surgery.
A 24-year-old veteran who lost an eye after taking a grenade blast in Afghanistan to save a fellow Marine received the nation's highest military honor Thursday in a somber White House ceremony.
Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre pitches his support for Sen. Thad Cochran in a new TV ad paid for by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The College Board is likely to decide today how large of a budget increase it will seek from Mississippi lawmakers.
Six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is trying to survive an intense tea party challenge in Mississippi by reaching out to union members and black voters -- two groups that traditionally support Democrats.
An investigation shows a county employee let three tea party members into the Hinds County Courthouse after everyone went home election night, according to District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith.
The Mississippi State Department of Health is investigating its first potential case of chikungunya (chik-en-gun-ye) virus, a mosquito-borne illness traditionally found in Africa and Asia.
The fungus that causes a deadly bat disease has been found for the first time in Mississippi, though the disease itself has not been found there.
It takes between 6 million and 11 million gallons of water to frack an oil well in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation of southwest Mississippi and central Louisiana.
Tuition at Mississippi's junior and community colleges will increase by an average of about 4 percent this fall, according to figures from the state Board of Community and Junior Colleges.
KFC Corp. says it's investigating allegations that a restaurant employee in Jackson asked a 3-year-old to leave because her facial injuries disturbed other patrons.
The case against a 20-year-old Memphis man, arrested during an undercover drug bust in Southaven in which another suspect was killed, is going to a DeSoto County grand jury.
Mississippi has sued Experian, the world's largest firm that collects detailed information about consumers to evaluate their financial trustworthiness.
Roy DeBerry learned at an early age what could happen to a black boy who violated Mississippi's Jim Crow-era social code.
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