An attorney for Southern Poverty Law Center says the group is not trying to close charter schools in Mississippi, but is only trying to have the schools' funding formula declared unconstitutional.
Mississippi delegates to the Republican National Convention are praising Donald Trump's choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate.
The political debate about charter schools has been rumbling for years in the Mississippi Capitol and in the broader forum of public opinion.
The state of Mississippi has spent $158.5 million on a road that does not exist. State and county leaders began planning 22 years ago for a road to connect Interstate 10 and the state Port of Gulfport.
The Rt. Rev. Duncan Montgomery Gray Jr., a civil-rights advocate and retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi, died Friday. He was 89.
An ex-convict who left Mississippi last year as authorities tried to determine who killed a young woman in their small town appeared in court Friday and pleaded not guilty to a capital murder charge.
Willie Seaberry, owner of Po' Monkey's juke joint in Bolivar County, has died. Deputy Coroners Ted Ray and Murry Roark tell The Clarion-Ledger they found Seaberry late Thursday in his back bedroom at the lounge.
Mississippi legislative leaders are appointing groups to study tax policies and examine state spending.
Mississippi's Democratic attorney general said Wednesday that he won't join the Republican governor in appealing a federal judge's ruling that blocked a state law on religious objections to gay marriage.
A new lawsuit seeks to block charter schools in Mississippi, arguing that they violate the state constitution by making school districts share property tax collections with schools they don't supervise or control.
A Mississippi man accused of killing a transgender teen pleaded guilty Tuesday in county court.
Mississippi officials are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to maintain the city of Jackson's control over the state's largest airport.
A Mississippi school board has voted along racial lines to appeal a federal judge's order in a long-running desegregation case.
The Mississippi Department of Education will hold a scholarship lottery for special needs children.
The Mississippi State Department of Health reported three more cases of Zika virus have appeared in the state.
The bond credit rating agency Moody's Investor Service has given Mississippi a negative credit outlook because the state dipped into its rainy day fund to cover budget shortfalls, but the state's bond rating remains unchanged.
"Gloomier and more uncertain." The words don't inspire confidence, but analysts are using them to label the outlook for state budgets across the country.
Prosecutors plan to call a special grand jury to hear evidence in the shooting last month of a black man by a white Tupelo police officer.
Mississippi's governor has asked a judge to let a state law take effect that would let some businesses and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny or delay services to same-sex couples.
Mississippi's budget is a mess because the Republican-led Legislature has been cutting taxes to help potential campaign donors, Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood said Thursday.
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