School officials across Mississippi say they're on high alert and evaluating security policies in the wake of a deadly shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut.
Mississippi farmers grew more soybeans and corn per acre in 2012 than ever before. U.S. Agriculture Department statistics show soybean yields rose to 42 bushels per acre, while corn yields rose to 156 bushels per acre.
Mississippi lawmakers were doing homework Wednesday before the 2013 session. The House and Senate education committees met together at the Capitol to discuss elementary-school reading skills, teacher evaluations and charter schools.
A Lamar County judge has criticized the Department of Human Services related to the custody of a 3-year-old child whose biological father is a registered sex offender.
Bomb threats prompted the evacuation of courthouses across the state Wednesday, including those in Lowndes and Clay counties. No explosives were found and no injuries were reported.
Mississippi has disbursed nearly $227 million in aid to six alternative energy companies since 2010 but so far has fewer than 500 jobs to show for it.
Most parts of Mississippi education, from kindergarten through college, would receive the same amount of state funding next year as this year, under a budget proposal released Tuesday by House and Senate leaders.
Mississippi Power Co.'s contractors have agreed to hire about 1,000 labor union members to build its Kemper County power plant, and a group of unions says it now supports the project.
A freshman lawmaker from the Mississippi Delta switched from Democrat to Republican on Tuesday, saying his beliefs on the budget and social issues are more in line with the GOP.
Richard F. "Dickie" Scruggs, a noted plaintiff's attorney before being snared in a corruption investigation, has been released from prison pending an appeal.
Death row inmate Bobby Batiste has left the Mississippi Supreme Court in a quandary over intent.
A death row inmate convicted of killing two university students in 1992 is continuing his quest to convince a court he deserves a new trial.
To fight Mississippi's highest-in-the-nation teen birth rate, is it best to give young people detailed information about contraception or to just tell them to abstain from sex before marriage?
Organizers say it's just a coincidence that separate conferences about teenage pregnancy in Mississippi are taking place in the same facility on the same day.
Greenwood oncologist Arnold Smith contends Attorney General Jim Hood had no authority to run a police operation that resulted in shootout at a local law office.
The Mississippi Capitol and other historic buildings are decked out for the Old Jackson Christmas by Candlelight Tour.
Buoyed by recent success in changing Mississippi's beer and brewing regulations, the craft beer lobby was set to push next year to change laws to allow the sale of "growlers," large containers of fresh draft beer to go.
A Mississippi school district contends it was justified to suspend a student for recording a rap song that educators believed would disrupt classes and was a threat to teachers.
A fourth man pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charges Tuesday in the death of a black man who was run over by a pickup truck in Mississippi, and another man admitted he was part of a group of young whites involved in racially motivated attacks against African-Americans.
Adams County supervisors have approved a $522,673 to relocate a sewer line on the former Belwood County Club property, the future site of KiOR's Natchez alternative fuel production facility. The Natchez Democrat reports that the contract went to T.L. Wallace Construction.
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4. Time's up: City cancels bus service contract COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Winter blast approaches: Downtown Wassail Fest rescheduled, W event will go on as planned tonight COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY