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.
A new proposal seeks a statewide election on removing the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi flag.
Businesses scouting Mississippi as a potential location have a new tool that state officials hope will give them an edge.
Singer Steve Earle believes it was important to have a Southern voice on his new protest song urging Mississippi to change its state flag to remove the Confederate battle emblem.
Mississippi Power Co. announced Tuesday it will likely have to repay a $234 million federal tax credit because its Kemper County power plant won't be in operation by April 19.
An operator of charter schools in Tennessee and Mississippi is in line to receive $9.6 million in federal funding, with plans to spend the money on expansion.
Jim Barksdale has put his money where his mouth is.
Sanderson Farms, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 551,090 pounds of chicken products produced at its plant in Hazlehurst.
A Warren County judge has denied bond for a man accused of killing his uncle with an ax.
Mississippi lawmakers used budget hearings this week to deliver one central message: Pumping more money into schools could hurt other state services.
Mississippi's public universities and community colleges are seeking more money even as lawmakers warn that the passage of a voter initiative to increase funding for K-12 schools will mean budget cuts.
Two men have been booked with a string of felonies related to the weekend rape of a 72-year-old Vicksburg woman.
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