Mississippi hasn't had an execution in two years, and state Attorney General Jim Hood says he can't predict when another might occur.
Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran.
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says there's a new state alligator record.
Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is likely to make few campaign appearances in north Mississippi this fall as he recovers from brain surgery and a stroke.
A Shannon woman has been indicted on charges that she attempted to defraud businesses by selling ads in a fictitious publication.
A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman's death.
A Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff, but the losing candidate in the prolonged election fight could still appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court.
Fourteen Mississippi school districts sued the state Thursday, seeking money they say they were illegally shorted by the state's public school funding formula over the last six years.
A Mississippi judge said he will announce today whether he will dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff.
A wreath-laying ceremony at a memorial in a historic New Orleans cemetery is among the memorial activities planned for the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Attorneys for Chris McDaniel have issued subpoenas demanding election records from more than half of Mississippi's counties for a lawsuit that seeks to overturn his Republican primary loss to Sen. Thad Cochran.
Mississippi elections commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a November ballot that lists Republican Thad Cochran, Democrat Travis Childers and the Reform Party's Shawn O'Hara as nominees for U.S. Senate.
Student scores on a key state test fell in Mississippi schools in 2013-2014, a transitional year when school districts shifted teaching emphasis from old state standards to the new Common Core State Standards.
Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn will travel the state in late September to gather ideas for the 2015 legislative session, and he said he'd like to hear possible ways to improve education, health care and job creation.
The book is called "A New History of Mississippi," and a new approach is what Dennis Mitchell wanted when he wrote it.
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's attorneys say a lawsuit that seeks to overturn his Republican primary victory should be dismissed because it was filed too late.
The Adams County Sheriff's Department has a new weapon in its arsenal: pepper spray guns. Sheriff Chuck Mayfield tells The Natchez Democrat six deputies have been trained as instructors on the JPX Jet Protector pepper spray guns.
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Sept. 29 whether to hear an appeal from operators of a northwest Mississippi shooting range in a case involving the death of a Navy SEAL during a training exercise.
Financially struggling fuel maker KiOR missed a key payment to Adams County this week that would have allowed the company to continue holding onto its undeveloped proposed industrial site in Natchez.
Mississippi's public universities are likely to have less money to spend on capital projects in the state's 2016 budget year, under projections the universities agreed to with lawmakers in 2013.
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