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University of Southern Miss. stops flying state flag

Posted 10/29/2015 in State

Another public university in Mississippi is stopping the display of the state flag on campus because it contains a Confederate battle emblem many see as divisive.



GOP leaders renew attacks on Initiative 42

Posted 10/28/2015 in State

Mississippi's leading Republicans are continuing attacks on Initiative 42, saying Tuesday that it will pass only if GOP voters are tricked into supporting it.



Mississippi test scores rise on Nation's Report Card

Posted 10/28/2015 in State

Mississippi's fourth grade reading and math scores improved on the latest Nation's Report Card, bucking a national trend of declines.



Ole Miss takes down state flag

Posted 10/27/2015 in State

The University of Mississippi's interim chancellor watched on a rainy morning as three Ole Miss police officers lowered the Mississippi state flag -- which shows the Confederate battle emblem in the upper left-hand corner -- for the last time.



Analysis: School funding lawsuits rarely stop at one judge

Posted 10/26/2015 in State

The claim that one Hinds County judge could ultimately decide the fate of Mississippi's school finance system if voters amend the state constitution appears unlikely.



Police: State trooper dragged by fleeing vehicle

Posted 10/26/2015 in State

Authorities are searching for a suspect who officials say dragged a state trooper on his car in Jackson.



Corrections head: Put Miss. lifers back to work

Posted 10/26/2015 in State

Mississippi's corrections commissioner says, "I want to put inmates back to work."



Oxford police: Pontotoc funeral director killed in his home

Posted 10/26/2015 in State

Oxford police say a funeral director was killed in his home.



Ole Miss: Frat brother, pledges were trying to steal statue

Posted 10/25/2015 in State

A fraternity brother and four pledges charged in an assault on a different fraternity member were trying to steal a donkey statue from a frat house, University of Mississippi officials said Friday.



5 Ole Miss students charged after beating of fellow student

Posted 10/23/2015 in State

Five University of Mississippi students have been arrested following the Oct. 6 beating of another student.



Confederate flag supporters criticize ballot summary

Posted 10/23/2015 in State

Sponsors of three identical initiatives that seek to keep the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag say they're frustrated by ballot titles the attorney general's staff is writing for their proposals.


Ole Miss chancellor candidate points to planning as strength

Posted 10/22/2015 in State

Jeffrey Vitter, named as trustees' top pick to become the next chancellor of the University of Mississippi, says the problem solving of computer science informs his approach as a college administrator.


Southern Miss named top online program in state

Posted 10/22/2015 in State

The University of Southern Mississippi's online education program has been named the best in the state for 2015-2016 by



Mississippi's Renasant to buy Georgia bank for $59M in stock

Posted 10/22/2015 in State

Mississippi-based regional bank Renasant Corp. will acquire Georgia-based KeyWorth Bank for $59 million in stock.



Entire state of Miss. under burn ban

Posted 10/21/2015 in State



Student senate seeks removal of Miss. flag at Ole Miss

Posted 10/21/2015 in State

Student senators at the University of Mississippi voted Tuesday night to ask the school administration to remove the Mississippi flag from campus because it contains a Confederate battle emblem that some say is an offensive reminder of slavery and segregation.



Miss. lawmaker apologizes over 'black judge' comment

Posted 10/20/2015 in State

A white Mississippi lawmaker apologized Monday for saying at a local Republican meeting that "a black judge" would decide how to spend money on public schools if state voters approve an education funding initiative.



Jeffrey Vitter, senator's brother, top pick to lead Ole Miss

Posted 10/20/2015 in State

Mississippi's College Board named University of Kansas provost Jeffrey Vitter as its top choice to lead the University of Mississippi, six months after the ouster of the previous chancellor provoked protests on campus and objections from notable alumni.



Tupelo social worker charged with kidnapping

Posted 10/19/2015 in State

A Tupelo woman is facing multiple felony charges after police say she kidnapped two children from the Gulf Coast.



Making headlines no guarantee of election success

Posted 10/19/2015 in State

Two state senators with proposals that grabbed headlines and divided their colleagues are not returning to the Mississippi Capitol next term.



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