The top issue for Mississippi's Legislature when it returns Tuesday is education funding, but Republican leaders' plans remain to be seen.
Mississippi Energy Institute has created a website called "Get on the Grid" to help students and their parents learn about opportunities for well-paying jobs in Mississippi.
Several tragedies hit Mississippi in 2016, including the slaying of two nuns, three cases of children dying in hot cars and a Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agent killed in the line of duty.
Referring to two suspects as the "Grinch couple," a Mississippi sheriff says a man and a woman broke into a home and ate the homeowners' Christmas treats before fleeing.
Mississippi's Republican-led Legislature and GOP Gov. Phil Bryant enacted a substantial package of tax cuts during their 2016 session, with reductions phased in over several years.
A federal judge on Friday rejected a plea from Mississippi's former corrections commissioner to release him from jail until his May 24 sentencing.
Nearly seven years after a massive oil spill sullied the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi lawmakers are faced with a pot of money that could become a great temptation.
A high school band in northeast Mississippi has been invited to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, but it must raise money quickly to pay for it.
This Christmas tree's green branches are tie rods salvaged from junked cars and hung with carburetors, hubcaps, crankshafts, fan blades, license plates and twisted bits of chrome.
The arrest of a black man on a charge of burning a black Mississippi church that was spray-painted with the words "Vote Trump" has sparked bickering online and consternation in the community surrounding the church.
The Mississippi fire marshal says investigators don't see politics as the motivation for the burning of an African-American church that was also spray-painted with the words "Vote Trump" a week before the presidential election.
A federal judge on Wednesday rejected an attempt by former Mississippi lawmaker Cecil McCrory to withdraw his guilty plea in a prison contracting bribery case.
The state of Mississippi and child advocates have reached another set of agreements in a 12-year-old lawsuit over shortfalls in the state's child welfare system.
Lawmakers, county supervisors, mayors, school superintendents and college presidents should hope that the run-up in the stock market that began after Donald Trump's election continues.
In a hut tucked away in the woods of northwestern Pike County, a group of young scientists is studying ways to stop a threat of nationwide proportions -- wild hogs.
Officials say two tornadoes touched down in northern Mississippi.
The U.S. Justice Department and private plaintiffs are spurning the latest desegregation plan from a Mississippi school district.
Thirteen years ago, Chad Clardy dove into recovery, and he hasn't come up for air since.
Four prominent businessmen and a woman long active in Republican politics are among those casting Mississippi's electoral votes for president.
Almost 100,000 Mississippians have signed up for the Mississippi No Call Registry for cellphones in just six months.
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