Hundreds of people filled a church in the Mississippi Delta for the funeral Saturday of B.B. King, who rose from sharecropper in the area's flat cotton fields to worldwide fame as a blues singer and guitarist who influenced generations of entertainers.
One letter. That's all it took to knock Dev Jaiswal out in the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
As three men beat and cut a deputy checking on a car at a highway rest stop, his partner -- on all four of legs -- came to the rescue.
Two Greenville men have pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of a World War II veteran who was also known as the Delta region's first "Hot Tamale King."
The contest for Mississippi's Northern District transportation commissioner narrowed to three Wednesday after Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson formally dropped out of the race.
Authorities say a ninth person has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two Mississippi police officers who were killed during a traffic stop.
The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development trip to Central Europe on Aug. 31 through Sept. 4.
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's new marriage to his executive assistant could become part of a blogger's defense against charges related to photos taken of the Mississippi Republican's now-deceased first wife while she was incapacitated with dementia.
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran -- the Mississippi Republican whose 2014 primary campaign drew national attention over an aspiring blogger's photos of his bedridden wife -- has married his longtime aide, his office said Monday.
On Thursday, Katrina Sunivelle, director of Contact Helpline in Columbus, spoke to volunteers and representatives of local organizations at On Common Ground: Building Partnerships through Networking, an event sponsored by Community Outreach.
The College Board has named University of Mississippi Provost Morris Stocks to lead the university on an interim basis beginning June 15.
In Congress' roiling debate over trade, one senator calls his efforts to protect the U.S. catfish industry a matter of averting "the dangers of exposure to foreign agriculture drugs."
University of Mississippi supporters are seeking to raise $1.5 million to honor outgoing Chancellor Dan Jones.
A tip from a Mississippi resident led authorities to one of the FBI's most wanted criminals Saturday in Virginia.
A national report published Tuesday finds that 57,000 of the 400,000 American children in the child welfare system live in group homes.
A Florida advocate of legalizing marijuana says a threat prompted him to withdraw his offer to pay supporters of Mississippi's petition drive to gather signatures on petitions for a statewide election.
Police say a man who was the victim of a robbery has shot and killed one of the robbers.
Club Ebony was once a hopping juke joint, a place where blues masters B.B. King, Little Milton and Howlin' Wolf performed for residents of this humble farming community looking to spice up their Saturday nights with dinner, dancing and maybe some drinks.
Deborah Gilbert will become the interim leader of Mississippi Community College Board.
Mississippi Power Co. filed three proposals Friday with the Public Service Commission seeking higher rates to pay for the $6.2 billion power plant that it's building in Kemper County.
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