Jessica Chambers was a former cheerleader and softball player who had started a new job and hoped to begin college next year, friends and relatives say.
A man robbed a Salvation Army bell ringer and ran off with her kettle full of cash just as she was finishing her shift.
Democrats in the Mississippi Legislature are offering their own budget proposal that they say would pump more money into education.
Surveillance video that shows a woman at a convenience store gas station less than two hours before she was set on fire and left to die is part of the puzzle authorities were trying to piece together Wednesday.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is telling business people to "accentuate the positives while accepting reality and working to make things better."
A former Miss America who went on to appear in movies with Elvis Presley and make documentary films around the world has died.
Mississippi authorities have launched a homicide investigation into the death of a 19-year-old woman.
The U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday that Mississippi has missed out on its share of $250 million in federal money.
Top lawmakers are proposing a slightly smaller Mississippi budget for the coming year.
The steady erosion of the state Board of Education's authority was thrown into sharp relief last week, when Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves proposed bypassing the board to rewrite academic standards.
Mississippi Republicans are reuniting after a divisive party primary for the U.S. Senate, a potential 2016 presidential candidate said Monday.
Panola County authorities say a 19-year-old woman died after she was doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire.
For weeks, Rebecca "Becky" Bickett and her longtime partner Andrea Sanders kept a bag packed with wedding clothes.
A judge has ordered another round of psychiatric examinations for a Greenwood doctor.
During the first four months of Mississippi's new welfare drug testing law, 3,656 people have applied for welfare, 38 of them have been tested for drugs and two tested positive.
Three federal appeals court judges will hear arguments next month about Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage.
A dog abandoned in Mississippi has a new home with the vice president's son -- Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden.
Same-sex marriages won't be allowed in Mississippi while the state defends its gay-marriage ban, a federal appeals court said Thursday.
More than 100 years of Rienzi history and an entire downtown block went up in flames Wednesday morning in the edge of southern Alcorn County.
The legal fight over a silicon metal plant being built in northeast Mississippi is expanding.
1. McDill, popular artist and craftsman, dies at 33 COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Downtown shooting injures one COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Columbus child struck by vehicle COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Stansbury looks to jettison lake lease STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Ward 5 candidates outline goals, platforms COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY