Several states in the Deep South and Southwest have earned dismal scores on an annual child-welfare index that cited poverty and single-parent house households as worrisome trends that must be turned around for things to improve.
Gov. Phil Bryant says in a new video that some in Washington have compared Mississippi to an old jalopy but he intends to drive full throttle toward economic recovery.
A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in a lawsuit filed by a group seeking Mississippi voter records.
BancorpSouth's acquisitions of a bank in Louisiana and one in Texas are being delayed because of federal inquiries into BancorpSouth's practices.
A Mississippi agency should be cautious in carrying out a new welfare drug-testing law and should not set administrative rules that could penalize an entire household for one person's behavior, advocates for civil liberties and poor people told officials Tuesday.
The Mississippi Department of Human Services is holding a public hearing Tuesday to gather comments about a new welfare drug-testing law.
Mississippi's 2014 U.S. Senate race has been dominated by a bitter Republican primary that never seems to end. One of the state's largest political gatherings, the Neshoba County Fair, could help shift the focus to a Democrat-versus-Republican narrative heading toward the Nov. 4 general election.
The Holly Springs mansion that became a popular Elvis Presley museum will reopen to the public during Elvis Presley week with a memorial for owner Paul MacLeod. MacLeod was found dead Thursday on his front porch. He was 71.
Amite County Sheriff Tim Wroten says a 37-year-old McComb man is accused of posing as a Border Patrol agent to rob three immigrants.
Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel said Friday that other Republicans used "race-baiting" to hurt him in a U.S. Senate primary, and the GOP needs to be "purged" of people who use racially inflammatory campaign techniques against members of their own party.
Jackson police have recovered a handgun stolen several weeks ago from the personal vehicle of Attorney General Jim Hood.
When 13 women were arrested for prostitution in Tupelo in June the Lee County Jail had to act quickly to move temporary bedding into the women's detention area and create new spaces where female inmates could be housed.
A man who converted his antebellum home into a cluttered, quirky Elvis Presley shrine was found dead Thursday on the front porch, two days after police said he fatally shot a man who forced his way into the museum.
A three-year federal investigation into groups of suburban white teens crossing into Mississippi's capital city to attack blacks has grown to 10 indictments and six convictions. The most recent indictments -- two men and two women -- were made public Wednesday.
Authorities say cross country runners training along the Natchez Trace have been threatened with a gun.
The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Thursday that circuit clerks must redact voters' birthdates before poll books are open for public inspection.
Four more people have been indicted in what prosecutors say were a series of racially motivated attacks on blacks in Mississippi.
A Rankin County judge has set bond at $50,000 for a mother arrested about a week ago for hiding meth in her daughter's pants.
State Sen. Chris McDaniel was expected to announce today whether he will file a formal challenge of his loss to six-term U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary runoff.
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