Mississippi lawmakers used budget hearings this week to deliver one central message: Pumping more money into schools could hurt other state services.
Mississippi's public universities and community colleges are seeking more money even as lawmakers warn that the passage of a voter initiative to increase funding for K-12 schools will mean budget cuts.
Two men have been booked with a string of felonies related to the weekend rape of a 72-year-old Vicksburg woman.
Authorities say they are looking for two men who allegedly raped a 72-year-old woman and stole cash from her after kicking in the door of her home Saturday.
Mississippi's initiative process was created to be complicated. This year, that's clearer than ever.
A group pushing a school funding amendment has dropped its lawsuit that challenged the way it will appear on Mississippi's ballot.
Mississippi's Community College Board voted unanimously to hire Andrea Mayfield as its next executive director.
A federal jury has awarded more than $370,000 in damages to a white school principal who alleged black administrators racially targeted her and created a hostile work environment that forced her to resign.
A former University of Mississippi student who admitted helping place a noose on a statue of a civil rights activist is going to prison.
The Mississippi Department of Education says public comments on the state's Common Core-derived academic standards were overwhelmingly positive.
Mississippi Republican Party leaders are urging people to vote against both of the education funding proposals on the November ballot.
Shannon Lamb's motive for fatally shooting his girlfriend and a university colleague remains largely a mystery.
Supporters of citizen-sponsored Initiative 42 have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to have more information about their proposal placed on the Nov. 3 ballot.
After an intense manhunt, state authorities said a college instructor wanted in the deaths of a woman he lived with and a university professor he worked with died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound as police closed in on him.
State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright wants to move the goalposts on third-grade literacy, requiring students to score significantly higher to advance to fourth grade.
The host of the Sportsman Channel hunting show "The Syndicate" was charged Monday with two felonies related to poaching in northwest Alaska.
Country rockers Steve Earle & The Dukes have released a new song exhorting Mississippi to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag.
A man implicated by federal prosecutors in placing a noose on a statue of a civil rights activist plans to plead guilty.
One proposal to keep the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag is about to die, but a flag supporter said Wednesday that others are being filed.
Public records show the state has paid more than $60,000 to defend Mississippi legislative leaders in a legal dispute over school funding amendments.
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