A Jackson, Mississippi, pastor has been elected the new president of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., the largest group of black Christians in the United States.
West Virginia and Mississippi have the highest rates of adult obesity in the nation, according to a report released Thursday.
Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $30 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County, pushing the total cost to nearly $5.6 billion.
Mississippi voters deserve to hear U.S. Senate candidates debate issues such as the minimum wage and the availability of health care, the Democratic nominee said Thursday.
Catholic, Methodist and Episcopal leaders are scheduled to meet this morning with Gov. Phil Bryant, asking Mississippi to keep sponsoring a 34-year-old program that resettles children with legal refugee status.
Mississippi doctors want to convince legislators to put a statewide smoking ban on the ballot.
The lawyer for a Mississippi man who was declared dead two decades ago, only to resurface as a murder suspect, does not deny that her client killed his girlfriend and her daughter, but she said Wednesday that he's being tried in the wrong court.
Jackson police on Tuesday found the body of a 17-year-old girl they say was kidnapped and shot during the weekend.
A federal judge has ruled against a Texas-based group and several Mississippi residents who sought access to Mississippi voters' birthdates after a disputed Republican primary for U.S. Senate.
A Mississippi woman convicted of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has been sentenced to life in prison.
Authorities say an improvised explosive device found under a vehicle in Vancleave has been disassembled by the Biloxi bomb squad.
Mississippi hasn't had an execution in two years, and state Attorney General Jim Hood says he can't predict when another might occur.
Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran.
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says there's a new state alligator record.
Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is likely to make few campaign appearances in north Mississippi this fall as he recovers from brain surgery and a stroke.
A Shannon woman has been indicted on charges that she attempted to defraud businesses by selling ads in a fictitious publication.
A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman's death.
A Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff, but the losing candidate in the prolonged election fight could still appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court.
Fourteen Mississippi school districts sued the state Thursday, seeking money they say they were illegally shorted by the state's public school funding formula over the last six years.
A Mississippi judge said he will announce today whether he will dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff.
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