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.
Mississippi's school funding formula has apparently grown so toxic to the Republicans who rule the state that local school superintendents are giving up defending it publicly.
For the first time in a decade, Vicksburg will not have a Martin Luther King Jr. parade.
Six Walmart stores in Mississippi are closing as part of the company's plan to shutter 269 stores worldwide.
The family of a Tennessee man who died in police custody has sued police officers, a doctor and others, alleging the man died because he was hog-tied by police for an extended period and could not breathe properly.
The threat of a swollen Mississippi River was subsiding for some Wednesday, but Vicksburg residents were still feeling the effects of the rare winter flood, even though the river will crest about 4 feet lower than once predicted.
It once seemed Mississippi was close to starting a lottery.
Two of the nine people accused in the May shooting death of two Hattiesburg Police officers have been arraigned.
A choir director at a DeSoto County high school has been charged with two counts of sexual battery.
A grand jury in Mississippi declined to indict a white police officer in the death of a black man, saying the man died of asphyxiation after ingesting too much cocaine and that the officer did not use excessive force.
Oxford officials are considering an ordinance to help manage food carts and trucks to sell on the go.
Mayors along the Mississippi River say their cities are ready for the rare winter flood taking place in the Mississippi valley after recent storms dumped large amounts of rain.
A Meridian hunter has shot and killed a 428-pound wild boar.
An evaluation of school performance finds that Mississippi's academic achievement gains have outstripped gains nationwide from 2003 to 2015, but gives the state's public schools a D overall, ranking them second-to-last.
The Mississippi River was still rising Wednesday, with more than a foot to go before reaching a predicted crest Saturday at Tunica.
Mississippi lawmakers are at the Capitol to start a four-year term, and senators have chosen a longtime colleague as one of their top officers.
Forecasters said Monday that the Mississippi River's crest will come sooner and lower for many locations in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. If that prediction holds, it means the unusual winter flood won't rival the inundation of 2011.
Start thinking of him as Chairman Presley.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol says the new year started with no fatal accidents over the New Year's holiday.
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