A white Mississippi lawmaker apologized Monday for saying at a local Republican meeting that "a black judge" would decide how to spend money on public schools if state voters approve an education funding initiative.
Mississippi's College Board named University of Kansas provost Jeffrey Vitter as its top choice to lead the University of Mississippi, six months after the ouster of the previous chancellor provoked protests on campus and objections from notable alumni.
A Tupelo woman is facing multiple felony charges after police say she kidnapped two children from the Gulf Coast.
Two state senators with proposals that grabbed headlines and divided their colleagues are not returning to the Mississippi Capitol next term.
The remains of an American soldier who fought in the Korean War have been identified and will be buried near his parents in his north Mississippi hometown.
After more than two decades of gambling in Natchez, the Isle of Capri Casino is closing its doors at noon Sunday.
An integrated group of at least 200 students and faculty members rallied Friday at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, urging the Ole Miss administration to stop flying the state flag that includes the Confederate battle emblem.
Earlier this month, the Mississippi Secretary of State's office launched a website it hopes businesses considering a move to the state will use.
Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove made a new round of arguments Tuesday in his lawsuit that seeks $240 million that 21 school districts say they have been shortchanged by the state in the past few years.
A man resisting eviction died after he barricaded himself in his apartment for hours and fired shots at police, authorities said, adding one officer was injured in the standoff.
The campaign in the mailbox is beginning for residents of certain Mississippi legislative districts.
Civil-rights leader Myrlie Evers-Williams, Mississippi-born rapper David Banner and a prominent South Carolina lawmaker are calling on Mississippi to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its state flag.
The home where Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers was assassinated in 1963 gets thousands of visitors each year, operates as a college-owned museum and relies on state grants and private donations for maintenance funds.
The Mississippi Department of Human Services and Mississippi State University have been granted more than $1.9 million to help combat waste, fraud and abuse in the federal food benefit program.
The most expensive ballot initiative campaign in Mississippi history got costlier in September, as supporters of the Initiative 42 education funding measure continued to outraise opponents.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's campaign is running its first TV commercials this election season, but a new analysis shows his Democratic challenger, truck driver Robert Gray, hasn't bought any air time.
People pushing a school funding proposal said Tuesday that Mississippi's largest county has taken an already confusing ballot format and made it worse.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has started a new campaign to raise awareness of distracted driving and reduce the number of traffic fatalities, especially among teenage drivers.
Two people have been sentenced to federal prison for using Mississippi inmates' identities to file fraudulent tax returns.
A 13-year-old boy accused of shooting another boy in Tupelo has been charged as an adult.
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