According to the Mississippi Department of Education, high school graduation rates for the state reached an all time high during the 2015-2016 school year with 80.8 percent of all students graduating within four years.
A federal judge has declined to block a Mississippi gay marriage law in one challenge filed against it. But it's still possible he will block the law after considering three other lawsuits.
One day short of the 52nd anniversary of three civil rights workers' disappearance during Mississippi's "Freedom Summer," state and federal prosecutors said Monday that the investigation into the slayings is over.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says legislative efforts to use one-time cash to plug a budget hole will be at least $128 million short of the amount lawmakers originally thought they would get.
An effort to get a term limits initiative on the Mississippi ballot was doomed because conservative volunteers started gathering signatures but later shifted their time and energy to the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, organizers said Monday.
Same-sex couples in Mississippi should not be left guessing whether any particular clerk will refuse to issue them marriage licenses, a gay rights attorney argued Monday in federal court.
Police in Mississippi say an officer has shot and killed a man who fought and injured the officer and his police dog after being chased and hiding under a house.
It seems almost quaint now, the optimism that Mississippi legislators expressed in 1999 when they created a health care trust fund.
State attorneys say a new Mississippi law that will let clerks recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples is a reasonable accommodation for people who believe marriage should only be between a man and a woman.
The second-ranking leader of the Mississippi Senate has been found innocent of a drunken driving charge.
Mississippi's attorney general says in newly issued opinions that the Legislature cannot legally "sweep" some special funds collected by state agencies -- including his own -- into the state's main account to plug holes in next year's budget.
Tuition and required fees will rise almost 7 percent on average this fall at Mississippi's 15 community and junior colleges.
Planned Parenthood is suing Mississippi over a new state law that will ban Medicaid from spending money with any health care provider that offers abortion.
The state port is trying to land its biggest tenant.
A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Monday over challenges to a Mississippi law that could restrict access to same-sex marriage.
Protesters gathered Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol called the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag a vestige of slavery and urged Congress to erase it.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant was among a group of Republican governors meeting with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
One of the largest American botulism outbreaks in decades is being blamed on inmate-brewed alcohol that sent 17 federal prisoners to hospitals in the past week.
A Mississippi man who has been jailed nearly 11 years without going to trial will be transferred to a state mental health facility, attorneys said Monday.
Rescuers on Saturday recovered the body of a second man who disappeared in a landslide at a gravel pit in southern Mississippi earlier this month.
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