Debate over the Confederate battle emblem in the Mississippi state's flag is the top state news story of 2015.
Police say a high school band director was arrested on drug charges after he was found in possession of crystal methamphetamine.
The American Humanist Association is calling off a lawsuit against Harrison County over a Nativity scene in the courthouse lobby.
The number of people who have enrolled for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act stands at 90,358 in Mississippi.
State troopers have announced they will beef up their patrols during the Christmas weekend.
Facing a tight budget, the head of Mississippi's prison system said Monday that staff shortages may prompt him to close three more inmate community work centers that provide free labor to counties.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is scheduled to campaign just after the New Year on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The U.S. attorney in Jackson says a Hattiesburg restaurant will pay $3,000 for telling a woman that she and her service dog had to leave, then seating them in a corner.
Jackson State University will become the second of Mississippi's three historically black universities to gain control of an endowment set aside in a desegregation lawsuit.
Mississippi could get smoother roads, lower taxes and a tax system more tilted to favor the rich than it does today.
The United Steelworkers union says workers at the True Temper Sports plant in Amory have ratified a new contract with the sporting goods maker.
Wild animals at a Mississippi zoo continue to fall prey to wilder animals intruding from the outside.
German auto parts supplier Hago Automotive Corp. will open a metal stamping plant in Tishomingo County, investing $10 million and hiring 80 people.
Mississippi education officials are considering minor tweaks to the state's academic standards, nothing like the wholesale rejection sought by opponents of the Common Core-linked standards.
Tuition will be going up at Mississippi's eight public universities in fall 2016, after College Board trustees gave final approval to the increase Thursday.
The University of Mississippi's new chancellor will make $600,000 a year, and Mississippi State University's president is getting a pay raise to match.
Mississippi's top budget writers are recommending spending cuts to schools, universities, community colleges, prisons, Medicaid, and mental health and human services for the coming year.
The Monroe County courthouse in Aberdeen has reopened following its closure Monday after someone threatened to attack the building.
When James Meredith challenged Mississippi's entrenched system of white supremacy in 1962, Gov. Ross Barnett had a plan to stop the black military veteran from integrating the state's flagship university.
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