Local school boards again have control of their own academic calendars after Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed SB 2571, a bill that applies technical amendments to educational law and strikes a 2012 provision requiring the state's public schools to start their year no earlier than the third Monday in August.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has not set execution dates for two inmates, making it increasingly unlikely that either execution would take place this week.
The long decline of what was once the nation's third-largest casino market was underlined Wednesday when the largest casino in Mississippi's Tunica County announced it would close.
The owners of the Mississippi-based Newk's Eatery restaurants have sold a majority of the company to a New York investment firm.
The Mississippi Ethics Commission could gain power to settle disputes over requests for public records.
A new Mississippi law could decrease the amount of money people pay to obtain public records.
A Mississippi Senate panel is endorsing all six members of the state's first charter school governing board.
A federal appeals court in New Orleans will hear arguments April 28 in a lawsuit challenging a 2012 Mississippi law that threatens to close the state's only abortion clinic.
Mississippi legislators expect to be busy this week working out final details of a $6 billion budget for the coming year.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a welfare drug-testing bill on Monday, requiring those who test positive to get treatment in order to get cash.
Two Alcorn County regional jail inmates are being returned to the state penitentiary in Parchman after attempting to smuggle drugs and contraband into the Corinth facility.
The state of Mississippi says Frank Sanders Tipton is due $41,097 for the 300 days he was wrongfully incarcerated in prison.
A man is hospitalized in stable condition after being shot multiple times while fishing with his three sons.
Sean "Diddy" Combs is adding his support those seeking a union at Nissan Motor Co. Combs endorsed the effort by video at a free pro-union concert by rapper Common Friday night at Jackson State University.
Mississippi lawmakers consider hundreds of bills each year. While most votes are straightforward, House and Senate operating rules can make it difficult for spectators -- or even new lawmakers -- to understand what's happening when legislation passes or fails.
A competitor's effort to question an air pollution permit for a planned Tishomingo County silicon metal refinery has spilled into court.
Black students in Mississippi are much more likely to be taught by rookie teachers, and black males are suspended at the second-highest rates in the country.
Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley warned consumers to be on guard against scammers that have been targeting Mississippi utility customers.
Hattiesburg police are investigating an incident in which several shots were fired into the Islamic Center.
DeSoto County has added electronic cigarettes to a local smoking ban in government buildings.
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