The leader of a Senate transportation study committee proposes the state should levy $700 million in new taxes to support road maintenance as well as some other non-transportation related projects.
Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed three members to the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, the board responsible for approving and overseeing public charter schools in Mississippi.
If a girl younger than 16 gives birth and won't name the father, a new Mississippi law -- likely the first of its kind in the country -- says authorities must collect umbilical cord blood and run DNA tests to prove paternity as a step toward prosecuting statutory rape cases.
Mississippi civil-rights activists are preparing to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer in 2014. Some say race relations might've improved, but people must remain vigilant to protect voting rights.
Law enforcement agencies in the Jackson metropolitan area have made dozens of arrests as part of the FBI's roundup of underage prostitutes and human sex traffickers.
1. Suspected shooter's family says lover's quarrel led to incident COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Highway 50 shutting down tonight COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Former CMSD choir director indicted for child exploitation COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Columbus teen charged with statutory rape COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY