Gov. Phil Bryant is creating a five-member task force to review contracts at the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
Former Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps was a success story in Mississippi government until federal officials unveiled a lengthy indictment.
A federal judge will hear arguments next week in a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage.
Federal prosecutors allege that former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps accepted more than $1 million in bribes over more than six years.
Mississippi's corrections commissioner suddenly resigned Wednesday in the face of an apparent federal investigation.
A Mississippi man with a history of trying to enshrine Old South symbols in the state constitution is trying again.
Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran has won a seventh term in the U.S. Senate.
Mississippi voters Tuesday approved a proposal to enshrine hunting and fishing as rights in the state's constitution.
The Official Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame will be in Clarksdale, says founder and CEO LaMont Robinson.
The Mississippi Rural Water Association has sued the state Public Service Commission in federal court.
Mississippi has state elections in 2015, and it's a safe bet that lawmakers will try to endear themselves to voters by debating a tax cut.
Three Louisiana, men have been sentenced for smuggling white-tailed deer into Mississippi.
The Humane Society of South Mississippi is providing shelter in Gulfport to more than 100 dogs rescued from suspected puppy mills in Alcorn County.
A Tupelo man who pleaded guilty to drunken driving resulting in the death of a Tupelo woman.
Shawn O'Hara has a perfect record in Mississippi politics -- a string of more than a dozen losses over the past 25 years.
With stock market gains replacing steep losses in the accounting ledger, Mississippi's main public employee pension fund posted stronger results last year.
Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $496 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County.
State transportation officials are investigating where faulty guardrails have been installed along Mississippi roadways.
Lawyers for a Mississippi death row inmate told state Supreme Court justices Monday that he deserves a new trial.
Mississippians might be forgiven for drawing the wrong conclusions from state Auditor Stacey Pickering's latest broadside against flaws he sees in the state's public school funding formula.
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2. Man arrested after allegedly shooting into murder victim's home COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Local attorney invited to inauguration COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Columbus hires police consultant COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY