Mississippi's attorney general said Wednesday that he will ask lawmakers to approve the firing squad, electrocution or nitrogen gas as alternate methods of execution in case the state is prevented from giving lethal injections.
A Tupelo man seeks to overturn his 2014 conviction that he sent poison-laced letters to President Obama and others.
Jack Reed Sr., a Tupelo businessman who spoke out against Mississippi's segregationist culture and was a longtime advocate for public schools before losing a race for governor in 1987, has died.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant called for "blue-collar" tax cuts, public school choice and more spending on the state's troubled foster care system and crumbling highways during his annual State of the State address on Tuesday.
Former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps and two men who admitted to bribing him won't be sentenced until at least April under delays granted by a judge.
Vicksburg police officers will soon start using body cameras in the line of duty. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen accepted a policy and procedure on the use of body cameras during its meeting Tuesday, the Vicksburg Post reported.
Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is keeping most of his same leadership team in the Mississippi Senate, including chairmen of two powerful money committees.
Pearl River County officials said Monday they're still investigating a shootout over a $25 service charge that left gun shop owner Jason McLemore and his 17-year-old son Jacob dead.
In hearings over two disputed Mississippi legislative races, testimony showed the imperfections of elections. Choosing government officials is a human endeavor, so stumbles are inevitable. The question is: How many stumbles are acceptable before an election should be overturned?
A judge has again delayed sentencing for a former Mississippi corrections commissioner and two men who have admitted to bribing him.
North Mississippi is under a winter storm warning and forecasters say today could bring blizzards, with up to 6 inches of snow and 35 mph winds.
Mississippi's state Board of Education unanimously adopted a series of minor changes to the state's academic standards Thursday, in what could be a quiet end to a controversy over the Common Core-linked guidance over what students should learn.
Republican Gov. Phil Bryant is making 1.5 percent budget cuts for many Mississippi government programs because tax collections are falling short of expectations.
The Greenville City Council has voted to remove the Mississippi state flag from all city properties and buildings.
A federal judge has sentenced a 42-year-old man to 18 months in prison for tampering with a consumer product.
The number of people who have enrolled for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act stands at 97,909 with less than 11 days before the final deadline to get 2016 coverage.
Removing the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi state flag would be akin to communists rewriting history, a former leader of a Southern heritage group said Tuesday during a keep-the-flag rally.
A Democratic National Committee member from Mississippi says he's supporting Bernie Sanders for president.
State Rep. Robert Johnson says all the money Mississippi residents spent on Powerball tickets could have helped Mississippi if it had been spent there instead of Louisiana.
Local officials say they're stunned by news that Walmart is closing stores in their areas.
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3. Mother of downtown shooting suspect jailed for allegedly threatening witness COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. City: Law supports slashing businesses' hours COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY