Mississippi's top budget writers are recommending spending cuts to schools, universities, community colleges, prisons, Medicaid, and mental health and human services for the coming year.
The Monroe County courthouse in Aberdeen has reopened following its closure Monday after someone threatened to attack the building.
When James Meredith challenged Mississippi's entrenched system of white supremacy in 1962, Gov. Ross Barnett had a plan to stop the black military veteran from integrating the state's flagship university.
A man charged with killing three people and sexually assaulting a witness told a Mississippi judge Thursday it was all "a big mistake" that began when he hit a deer, and got worse when he took drugs and tried to find the road kill.
The head of the Mississippi prison system might halt the commissary program inside Mississippi prisons, saying it causes more problems than it solves.
Nearly seven months after blues legend B.B. King died, his Mississippi gravesite is being turned into a serene spot where blues fans can pay their respects.
A former supervisor at Ingalls Shipbuilding has been sentenced to three years' probation and eight months of house arrest for failing to report the fraudulent charging of time and labor for work on U.S. Coast Guard and Navy vessels at the Pascagoula shipyard.
A new report from a legislative watchdog agency questions how education officials are running a program to fund preschool classes for some Mississippi 4-year-olds, and says students in those classes performed worse in 2014 than students in other prekindergarten classes taught by public school districts.
A junior high school was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after what appeared to be a homemade bomb was found in the library.
The Republican chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee is endorsing Jeb Bush for president.
Four Mississippi universities will play in postseason football bowl games, and tickets are on sale.
The Supreme Court appears ready to impose limits on lawsuits in a Native American court against people who are not members of the Indian tribe.
Associate State Supreme Court Justice David Chandler is stepping down from the bench to take over Mississippi's troubled foster care system.
A plane carrying actor Morgan Freeman and his pilot blew a tire on takeoff from a Mississippi airport and made an emergency landing in which its landing gear collapsed and the plane ran off the side of a runway, authorities said. No one was injured.
Natchez Police Chief Daniel White says an officer has been shot and the officer's wife is accused.
The National Labor Relations Board is charging Nissan Motor Co. and a contract worker agency with violating workers' rights at the company's Mississippi plant.
The sun will rise on residential solar panels in Mississippi, but it's unclear how bright their future will be.
The Tupelo City Council has approved the purchase of 75 body cameras at a total cost of around $60,000.
A medical examiner's autopsy reports that a Tennessee man died of accidental "complications of LSD toxicity" in police custody earlier this year in Mississippi.
Two years after their divorce filing got entangled in Mississippi's efforts to prevent same-sex marriage, a judge Tuesday dissolved the legal union of Lauren Czekala-Chatham and Dana Ann Melancon.
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