Mississippi and the nation would be better served with more racial diversity within the Democratic and Republican parties, former Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday at one of the state's historically black universities.
A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 120 years in prison for trafficking spice online.
More than a dozen people will be compensated by the state of Mississippi this year for being wrongfully convicted of crimes, including one from Lowndes County and two from Noxubee County.
A group is starting a ballot initiative that proposes limiting Mississippi lawmakers and statewide elected officials to two consecutive four-year terms in the same office.
Two Mississippi prisoners condemned to death are challenging the legality of the state's lethal injection procedures.
The race for Mississippi's 1st Congressional District representative has more than $1.6 million being thrown around.
The College Board is naming former Holmes County Community College President Glenn Boyce as permanent higher education commissioner.
Brian and Laura Beth Johnston of Madison learned in December that their 4-year-old son, Fraiser, has autism.
A half-completed Habitat for Humanity house in Natchez has been vandalized.
It has gone from bad to worse for the College Board.
A federal judge has ruled against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood in his effort to keep Google from getting its hands on correspondence between Hood and lobbyists for the movie industry.
Mississippians will not need a state-issued license to carry a concealed gun in a purse, briefcase or other fully enclosed satchel under a bill signed by Gov. Phil Bryant.
In a hearing that lasted more than five hours Thursday, a federal judge sentenced two women to the maximum prison terms for their roles in the 2011 death of James Craig Anderson, the last of a series of white-on-black attacks.
With University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones saying he couldn't reach an agreement with the state College Board to extend his contract, Higher Education Commissioner Jim Borsig said the board will launch a national search for a replacement.
A Florida advocate of legalizing marijuana has entered the Mississippi push for legalization by offering to pay volunteers to collect petition signatures needed to get the measure on the 2016 general election ballot.
Author Greg Iles' book "Natchez Burning" is moving closer to becoming a television series, with Amazon Studios announcing that it's considering production.
A bill that would tighten sanctions for schools that cheat on state tests passed what appeared to be its final hurdles Wednesday in the Mississippi House and Senate, but House members must return Thursday -- after the Senate has already adjourned for the year -- and decide whether to reconsider their vote.
One of Gov. Phil Bryant's top priorities, a plan to divert $50 million in unemployment taxes into a worker training fund, may have died in the shuffle of the closing days of the 2015 legislative session.
A bill to create school vouchers for a small percentage of special-education students is headed to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, who plans to sign it.
Senators want more work on a bill that would force the state Department of Education to relaunch a contract competition to pick state standardized tests with rules that would aid the ACT organization.
1. Affidavits: West Point man allegedly bound male victim, raped female STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Area high school students earn national scholarships COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Weyerhaeuser to sell Columbus mills COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. 'Music 4 U' launching in Miss. this month COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. 12 county, city officials miss financial disclosure deadline STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY