Republican Charles "Chuck" Younger of Columbus is the newest member of the Mississippi Senate.
The former Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics director is set to head the state Department of Corrections, taking over a prison system that has been rocked by bribery charges brought against its ex-leader.
Mississippi's College Board gave final approval Thursday to plans for the state's eight public universities to raise tuition by an average of 3.2 percent this fall.
A north Mississippi resident has been arrested after authorities say she created a fundraising scam by pretending to be related to a 19-year-old woman who was burned to death earlier this month.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is helping raise campaign cash for Mississippi's Republican lieutenant governor, Tate Reeves, who's seeking a second term in 2015.
Officials say a 42-year-old Purvis woman has been arrested for providing alcohol to minors.
A Mississippi man has been cited for allegedly drowning a deer in the Mississippi River in Concordia Parish.
Gulfport police say a Salvation Army bell ringer who reported a man ran off with her kettle of cash just as she was finishing her shift has been arrested for lying about the incident.
The 10-member Community College Board will meet Thursday to interview two finalists seeking to become the next executive director of the board that oversees Mississippi's two-year colleges.
Brandon businessman Cecil McCrory has joined former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps in asking a judge to delay their Jan. 5 trial date.
Mississippi has a love-hate relationship with federal spending.
A group reviewing Mississippi prison contracts could recommend changes requiring more accountability in how all state agencies purchase goods or hire people to provide services, members said after their first meeting Friday.
Rose Clayton Cochran has died. She was 73.
Jessica Chambers was a former cheerleader and softball player who had started a new job and hoped to begin college next year, friends and relatives say.
A man robbed a Salvation Army bell ringer and ran off with her kettle full of cash just as she was finishing her shift.
Democrats in the Mississippi Legislature are offering their own budget proposal that they say would pump more money into education.
Surveillance video that shows a woman at a convenience store gas station less than two hours before she was set on fire and left to die is part of the puzzle authorities were trying to piece together Wednesday.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is telling business people to "accentuate the positives while accepting reality and working to make things better."
A former Miss America who went on to appear in movies with Elvis Presley and make documentary films around the world has died.
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