Black students in Mississippi are much more likely to be taught by rookie teachers, and black males are suspended at the second-highest rates in the country.
Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley warned consumers to be on guard against scammers that have been targeting Mississippi utility customers.
Hattiesburg police are investigating an incident in which several shots were fired into the Islamic Center.
DeSoto County has added electronic cigarettes to a local smoking ban in government buildings.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections and attorneys for a death row inmate have agreed to dismiss a lawsuit over release of information on execution drugs and suppliers.
Legislation to make Mississippi's criminal justice system more efficient and less expensive won final approval Thursday from state lawmakers.
Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran is facing his toughest primary challenge in nearly 36 years in the Senate, from a tea party favorite who casts him as an out-of-touch Washington insider. But Cochran is meeting state lawmaker Chris McDaniel's barbs with a potent weapon: the Barbour family's political machine.
Viking Range Corp. has announcement more layoffs in Greenwood.
Four months after she started work, Carey Wright's position as Mississippi's state superintendent of education is official.
Mississippi senators on Tuesday rejected a proposal to give a $1,000 pay raise to all state employees, but a top budget writer said legislators still might consider a raise for lower-paid government workers.
Mississippi corrections officials have added netting, body scanners and monthly prison searches to a growing list of steps to keep illegal cellphones, drugs, tobacco and other contraband out of prisoners' hands.
A bill that supporters say could make Mississippi's criminal justice system more efficient and cut prison costs by hundreds of millions of dollars is one step from going to Gov. Phil Bryant.
Bail for a Vicksburg man accused of shaking his infant son to death has been lowered by more than 97 percent.
Itawamba County now has 261 acres to market to prospective companies.
Heroin, a deadly drug that plagues other areas of the nation, is on the rise in South Mississippi.
Mississippi could borrow $1.8 billion to use for new buildings, highways and economic development incentives over the next five years and rising state revenue probably could support that amount of borrowing, a report by Treasurer Lynn Fitch suggests.
A 78-year-old Mississippi man has died two weeks after he woke up in a body bag at a funeral home after being mistakenly pronounced deceased, a coroner said.
A Monroe County jury Monday convicted a man, a second time, of murder in the death of his wife.
A 12-year-old junior high school student in Moss Point has died from injuries suffered in a fight.
Mississippi is one of only four states receiving additional funds from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for dredging and flood control along its major tributaries, according to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.
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