Mississippi lawmakers start their three-month session at noon today, and they face a long agenda. They'll write a budget, seek ways to control prison costs, debate education policy and argue about health care.
A block of four buildings in downtown Meridian is for sale by its owner and bidding starts at $1, plus back taxes that total about $20,000.
A Memphis-based civil rights group and a Mississippi prisoners' advocacy group will lead a rally in Jackson against Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps' decision to end conjugal visits for state inmates.
Mississippi faces a contentious Republican primary battle for the U.S. Senate this year with state lawmaker Chris McDaniel trying to unseat Thad Cochran, the man who's been in Congress almost as long as McDaniel has been alive.
For the second time in three years, a company is promising to build a silicon metal production facility and add hundreds of jobs in Mississippi. Only this time, officials say it will be in Burnsville.
Officials in Mississippi are urging residents to prepare for a blast of freezing weather expected to hit the state beginning Sunday night.
On Facebook and in public forums, opponents have been trying over the past year to build opposition to the Common Core state education standards in Mississippi. As the Legislature begins its 2014 session Tuesday, they're bringing that opposition to the Capitol.
Mississippi lawmakers appear unlikely to do an about-face and vote to expand Medicaid this year.
Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in 2005 for the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers in Mississippi, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to look again at his motion for a new trial.
Representatives and senators in the Golden Triangle will meet with their colleagues in Jackson Tuesday for the 2014 regular legislative session to address budgetary, education and public safety challenges among others over the next three months.
Troy football player Jadarius Garner was found dead on a Mississippi highway Thursday morning, and the state highway patrol is investigating the cause of his death.
State Sen. David Blount, a Democrat from Jackson, is drawing up a bill for the 2014 Legislature to allow online voter registration. The Legislature convenes at noon Tuesday.
Some Southern California attorneys want the Mississippi state flag, the last in the nation to include a Confederate symbol, removed from a display at Santa Ana's civic center.
Republican Phil Bryant is starting his third year as Mississippi governor, and he says he wants to make public safety the top focus of the 2014 legislative session, which begins at noon Tuesday. He wants to train more state troopers and create "strike force" groups to help local law enforcement officers in areas where mayors or county supervisors say there are problems with gangs, drugs or violent crime.
Mississippi Silicon will locate a new silicon metal production facility in Burnsville in Tishomingo County.
The Secret Service says that the man authorities have linked to a three-state bank robbery spree, the killing of one Mississippi police officer, and wounding of another was arrested in 2010 after being accused of making online threats against the president.
Officials from criminal justice programs and religious and civil liberties organizations are working on a program to create a Reentry Council to help former inmates become productive citizens and to reduce prison recidivism.
State Rep. Mack McInnis helped 1994 become one of the worst years for Mississippi inmates. McInnis, who died in April at age 79, wanted inmates to wear stripes. How he said it put him in the national spotlight.
In cotton country a couple miles east of the Mississippi River, just off a road known as the blues highway, fourth graders at Tunica Elementary School are exploring the Delta's homegrown music to learn about rhythm, rhyme and chord progression.
Death row inmate Charles Ray Crawford is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to let him file a new petition that he believes will win him a new trial.
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