The Mississippi Department of Education says public comments on the state's Common Core-derived academic standards were overwhelmingly positive.
Mississippi Republican Party leaders are urging people to vote against both of the education funding proposals on the November ballot.
Shannon Lamb's motive for fatally shooting his girlfriend and a university colleague remains largely a mystery.
Supporters of citizen-sponsored Initiative 42 have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to have more information about their proposal placed on the Nov. 3 ballot.
After an intense manhunt, state authorities said a college instructor wanted in the deaths of a woman he lived with and a university professor he worked with died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound as police closed in on him.
State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright wants to move the goalposts on third-grade literacy, requiring students to score significantly higher to advance to fourth grade.
The host of the Sportsman Channel hunting show "The Syndicate" was charged Monday with two felonies related to poaching in northwest Alaska.
Country rockers Steve Earle & The Dukes have released a new song exhorting Mississippi to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag.
A man implicated by federal prosecutors in placing a noose on a statue of a civil rights activist plans to plead guilty.
One proposal to keep the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag is about to die, but a flag supporter said Wednesday that others are being filed.
Public records show the state has paid more than $60,000 to defend Mississippi legislative leaders in a legal dispute over school funding amendments.
Lee McCarty, an award-winning artisan who worked with his wife for decades to turn Mississippi clay into pottery that became collector's pieces, died Monday at his home in the Delta town of Merigold. He was 92.
After spending hours in a well, a 4-year-old boy and his dog were rescued in southern Mississippi as emergency workers cheered.
A California company is recalling its cucumbers after a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 285 people in 27 states and killed a San Diego woman.
A Mississippi state trooper says he voided a $200 speeding ticket because the driver expressed concern for police safety.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol will have all state troopers on duty for the Labor Day weekend.
Three telecommunications companies are getting $51.5 million to expand fast Internet service in rural parts of Mississippi that currently don't have access.
Mississippi businesses are preparing for the state's Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday this weekend.
Authorities won't seek criminal charges against a former Mississippi State University student who sparked a campus lockdown last Thursday.
1. Air Force Base receives best-ever inspection rating in 2017 COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Former Starkville Parks head arrested for embezzling $21K STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Bullet from Walmart shooting passed through bystander's jacket STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY